If you have a cap on how much mobile data you can use, you should know how to connect your Android phone to a Wi-Fi network. Using Wi-Fi won't cost you anything, won't count towards your data cap, and will often give you faster internet speeds.
Connecting your Android phone or tablet to Wi-Fi is a quick and easy process. And once your Android knows a network, it will store that network's password and automatically reconnect whenever you're in range.
Here's how to connect.
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How to connect to Wi-Fi on an Android device
1. Open your Android's Settings app by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and selecting it.
2. Tap the word “Connections.”
3. In the new menu, tap “Wi-Fi” and then look under the “Available Networks” heading.
4. Select the Wi-Fi network that you want by tapping it. If it's locked, enter its password, and then tap “Connect.”
If you're trying to connect to the Wi-Fi at certain public locations — this includes sports arenas, airports, libraries, and more — you may need to also agree to the network's terms and conditions. You can usually do this by opening your internet browser and trying to load a new page, where you'll be automatically redirected to the Wi-Fi network's login page.
To disconnect from a Wi-Fi network, tap the name of the network you're currently connected to from the screen depicted above and tap “Forget.”