Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2013

To connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network, follow the steps below.

Turn on Wi-Fi:

  • Choose Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi on.

Join a Wi-Fi network:

  • Choose Settings > Wi-Fi, wait a moment as iPhone detects networks in range, then select a network (fees may apply to join some Wi-Fi networks). If necessary, enter a password and tap Join (networks that require a password appear with a lock icon).
  • Once you join a Wi-Fi network manually, iPhone automatically connects to it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, iPhone joins the one last used.
  • When iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar at the top of the screen shows the connection strength. The more bars you see, the stronger the connection.

When you leave the Wi-Fi hotspot area, your voice calls are not impacted. The data session will pause and automatically reinitiate on the Sprint 3G Network.

  • Example: Talking to a friend while Google searching for 'Restaurants' on Wi-Fi. Leave the hotspot area. The phone call will continue. The Google search results will remain simply re-launch the browser.

Wi-Fi is secure when using a secure (password protected) hotspot, but there is no data security when using an open, unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot unless you are running VPN software, which encrypts the data.

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