How to Connect Android cellphone to Wi-Fi?
Note: The steps here are specific using a Motorola Cellphone with Android 7.0. Other Android versions may work somewhat differently.
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- Before you can connect to a Wi-Fi network, you need the name of the network (the SSID) you want to connect to and the password that secures it, if there is one. If you are setting up or connecting to your home network, you can usually find the default SSID and password or network key printed on the bottom of the wireless router. Sometimes at the time of the installation, the technician asks you to think about a name and password that you will be using to join all your wireless devices to your home network.
If you are not using your network, you will need to ask for the network name and password.
Access Wi-Fi settings, using one of these methods:
- Swipe down from the top-right of your screen to view a menu bar of basic settings, choose the down arrow to open additional settings, and tap on the Wi-Fi network icon (resembling a wedge like a piece of pie), or
- Tap on the Settings icon (resembling a gear) on your home page, and select Wi-Fi from the Wireless & Networks section.
Either of these methods launches the Wi-Fi Settings dialog. Note that this dialog may be called “WLAN” on some devices instead of “Wi-Fi.”
Turn Wi-Fi on if it is off, using the toggle switch to the right. Once on, the device automatically scans for available Wi-Fi networks within range and displays them as a list.
Estimated network signal strength is also displayed, as part of the Wi-Fi pie-wedge icon: the more dark color the icon has (i.e., the more the wedge is filled with color), the stronger the network signal.
Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network you want.
- If you have never connected to this network, a dialog opens in which you enter the password, then click Connect.
- If you have connected to this network in the past, a pop-up dialog will displays in which you choose either Forget, Cancel, or Connect. If you choose “Forget,” Android discards your login information from a previous session.
If you entered the password correctly, the dialog closes and the SSID you chose displays “Obtaining IP Address” and then “Connected.”
Once connected, a small Wi-Fi icon appears in the status bar at the top right of the screen.