January 11, 2013

How To: Connect to Wifi Using Your Android Phone Steps

Android is one of the most popular operating system on smartphones and tablets today, from Android version 1.0 up to 4.2 with the corresponding codename released in alphabetical order : Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), and Jelly Bean. In this post will get to know a little basic for beginners on how to connect your Android phone to a Wi-Fi network or Hotspot. You may continue reading the steps on how to connect your Android phone to a WiFi network after the jump break.

Connect to Wifi Using Your Android Phone
  

Steps on How to Connect your Android Phone to a Wi-Fi network


 These steps are for Android 2.X devices.
  1. On your Android phone Menu , Go to Settings
  2. On Settings, select Wireless & networks
  3. On Wireless & network settings, select Wi-Fi settings
  4. On Wi-Fi settings, if the gray button is not checked it means that your Wi-Fi is turned off. Tap the button to mark check and it will turn your Wi-Fi on.
  5. Once your Wi-Fi is turned on, all available Wi-Fi networks will display below.
  6. Select a Wi-Fi network you want to connect, type the password if it is password protected. If it is open network once you tap it you will be prompted to confirm upon connecting.
  7. To know that you are already connected, you will get a status under Wi-Fi fields like “ Connected to “

That’s it, you can browse to the internet once you’re connected.

To connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network:
  1. Just follow the above steps 1-4
  2. Under Wi-Fi settings, scroll down or look for Add Wi-Fi network on Wi-Fi networks option.
  3. Type the Wi-Fi SSID or the network name.
  4. Select Security and type the password.
  5. Click Save.

That’s it, you can browse to the internet once you’re connected.


How to Forget a Wi-Fi network:
You can forget a Wi-Fi networks if you don’t want to connect to that network automatically or if you want to connect to other network.

  1. Just follow above steps 1-4.
  2. Unde Wi-Fi settings, touch and hold the Wi-Fi network name you want to forget.
  3. A dialog menu will open, select Forget network.

That’s it.

How to connect to Wi-Fi steps for Android 4.X (ICS) devices.

  1. On your Android phone Menu , Go to Settings
  2. On Settings, select Wireless & networks
  3. Under Wi-Fi switch it to “On”.
  4. Tap the word “Wi-Fi” not the “on &off” button
  5. It will scan and display all available Wi-Fi networks.
  6. Select a Wi-Fi network you want to connect, type the password if it is password protected. If it is open network once you tap it you will be prompted to confirm upon connecting.


That’s it, you can browse to the internet once you’re connected.

How to Forget a Wi-Fi network:

  1. Just go to Wi-Fi settings screen, then look for Add Network
  2. Type the Wi-Fi SSID or the network name.
  3. Select Security and type the password.
  4. Click Save.
That’s it, you can browse to the internet once you’re connected.

Tips:

Based on my personal experience connecting to Wi-Fi consumes less battery power than connect to a mobile network. Do note that when you are not connected to Wi-Fi or mobile network you can turn its functions off to save battery power.

Note:
This post is created to help beginners. 

3 comments:

  1. Nice! Thanks for sharing this information. This is very helpful those who are new in android device.

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  2. Hi! I have a problem with my Star mobile energy. It can't scan wifi even I turn on the wifi button. What will I do? Pls help. Thanks.

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  3. hindi po ako maka internet sa starmobile jump na cellphone ko.. yung kahit po walang wifi. tapos di ko po maopen data connection nitong cp ko. thanks

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