Learn how to connect to the internet using a Wi-Fi connection.

About Wi-Fi connections

About Wi-Fi connections

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Connectivity > Wi-Fi.

Tip: You can also manage your connections in the status menu. Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi is not shown, select Wi-Fi off icon.

Tip: You can add a Wi-Fi widget to the home screen. To quickly switch the Wi-Fi feature on or off, select the switch in the widget. To open the Wi-Fi app, select Wi-Fi icon in the widget. The Wi-Fi feature needs to be switched on.

The Wi-Fi app shows a list of available networks and helps you connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Important: Use encryption to increase the security of your Wi-Fi connection. Using encryption reduces the risk of others accessing your data.

Note: Using Wi-Fi may be restricted in some countries. For example, in France, you are only allowed to use Wi-Fi indoors. After 1 July 2012, the restriction on outdoor usage of Wi-Fi in France is withdrawn by the EU. For more information, contact your local authorities.

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Connect to a Wi-Fi network at home

Wi-Fi at home

To help save data costs, connect to your home Wi-Fi network when you are at home and want to browse the web on your phone.

  1. To open the status menu, swipe down from the top of the screen. If Wi-Fi is not shown, select Wi-Fi deactivated icon.

  2. Select Wi-Fi and your home Wi-Fi network. If your home Wi-Fi is secured, type in the passcode. If your home Wi-Fi is hidden, select Other (hidden network), then write the network name (service set identifier, SSID).

Close the Wi-Fi connection

Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select Wi-Fi activated icon.

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Connect to a Wi-Fi network on the move

Wi-Fi on the move

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is a handy way of accessing the internet when not at home. Connect to public Wi-Fi networks in public places, such as a library or internet café.

  1. To open the status menu, swipe down from the top of the screen. If Wi-Fi is not shown, select Wi-Fi deactivated icon.

  2. Select Wi-Fi and the connection you want to use.

Close the Wi-Fi connection

Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select Wi-Fi activated icon.

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