How to connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi in 2 different ways, to either a visible or hidden network

Whether you're a new iPhone user setting up your phone for the first time, or you need to connect to a new network, knowing how to find an connect to a specific Wi-Fi network is an essential step. Wi-Fi allows users to connect to the internet via a router or network without using cellular data.

All generations of iPhones have the ability to connect to Wi-Fi. Doing so is simple and can be done in just a few steps, whether you are trying to connect to a public, private, or hidden Wi-Fi network. Here's how to do it.

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How to connect your iPhone to a visible Wi-Fi network

1. Launch Settings, shown here using an iPhone X.

2. Scroll to find Wi-Fi in the Settings menu, and tap.

Find Wi-Fi in your Settings.

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3. Make sure the Wi-Fi button is enabled first (if it is, the slider will appear green).

Make sure your Wi-Fi is on.

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4. Select the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to by tapping on the name.

5. Enter the password for the selected Wi-Fi network.

Enter the password

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6. Tap Join in the upper right-hand corner.

How to connect your iPhone to a hidden Wi-Fi network

1. Launch Settings from your iPhone's home screen.

2. Tap Wi-Fi.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the listed networks and then tap "Other…"

Scroll to the bottom of the listed networks and tap "Other…"

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4. Type in the name of the network (this is case sensitive, so make sure to type it out exactly).

Type in the network name.

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5. Next, select the security type of the network you've typed.

Select the network's security type.

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6. After selecting the security type, tap "Other Network" to return to the previous screen.

7. Type in the password.

Type the password then tap Join.

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8. Tap "Join" in the upper right-hand corner.

To know if you're connected, make sure there is a blue check mark next to the network name.

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