How To Connect iPhone To Wi-Ffi
Your iPhone will automatically connect to any Edge or 3G networks in your vicinity, but do you know how to connect the iPhone to wi-fi? Connecting your iPhone to a wi-fi network can be extremely handy for larger downloads—such as entire albums through the iTunes Store or large apps like 3D games and navigational software—as well as situations wherein an Edge or 3G signal is nominal or completely inaccessible. Additionally, when you connect to the internet through a solid wi-fi router at a coffee shop or in the home, you will notice a drastic increase in the speed of your Safari browser and any other internet-enabled applications.
You will need:
- An iPhone
- Access to a wi-fi network (including a password if necessary)
- Access the "Settings" app on your iPhone. This app is indicated by a grey icon filled with a picture of industrial gears and labeled "Settings." It can not be deleted from your iPhone, so scroll through your app pages until you find the icon.
- Select the "Wi-Fi" config menu. This menu is hard to miss at the top of the "Settings" menu and indicated by a symbol representing a wireless signal.
- Flip the "Wi-Fi" switch to the "ON" position. Your iPhone will now begin scanning the vicinity for available wireless networks. After a few seconds, if there are any wireless networks in the area, they should be displayed under the "Choose a Network..." menu.
- Select your preferred wi-fi network. If the network displays a padlock icon, it means that you will need a password to access the network. Most public networks at libraries, restaurants, etc. will publicly display a password for access to their network, or you can always ask an employee for the password. Once you have selected a wi-fi network, the iPhone will automatically connect to this network whenever you try to access an internet-enabled application while in range of the network. You can always return to this menu, however, in order to access other networks in the same area.