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Apple's iPhone is a multimedia connectivity tool.
As such, the iPhone employs a sophisticated system to keep
you connected to the web via WiFi signals so that you can stay up to date with
email, mapping and media.
To use the iPhone's WiFi feature just follow these steps.
Tap a network.
If you have not yet used your iPhone's WiFi or if you're in
a new WiFi area, the iPhone will show you a list of available networks.
Tap the network that you want to connect to in order to
If there is a password required a little lock icon appears.
Enter the password to connect to locked networks and
continue to surf the web.
Monitor your signal.
As you use your iPhone, especially if you're moving around,
you should take a look at the signal strength of the connection.
The strength is indicated by a small, black broadcast symbol
that stacks arches, or rounded bars, on top of one another.
The more bars there are the better the signal.
Make connecting to WiFi automatic or manual.
The iPhone is equipped to automatically search for available
networks and connect you to one.
If you do not want the phone to search for networks, select
the "WiFi" option on the phone's menu.
Then select either the on or off option of the "Ask To
Turning this option off requires that you find networks
Forget a network.
Once you connect to a WiFi network once the iPhone
automatically remembers the network and connects you to it at a later
To forget a network so you don't get automatically connected
choose the "WiFi" option on the menu.
Then tap the right arrow button next to one of the networks
that the iPhone already remembers. Then tap "Forget This Network" to
erase the phone's memory of the network.
Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Connection Problems on an iPhone
If you experience Wi-Fi connectivity issues on your iPhone,
you may need to reset the Wi-Fi connection.
Your connectivity issues could be caused by the wrong
password if you are having trouble logging into the Wi-Fi network or from a
problem in your iPhone's settings.
By resetting the Wi-Fi connection, you are clearing out the
previous settings created when you first connected to the network.
Tap the Settings icon on the iPhone's home screen, and tap the Wi-Fi tab.
Swipe the switch on the Wi-Fi tab to ensure Wi-Fi is enabled
on your iPhone.
Tap the blue arrow button on the network tab you are
connected to in the network list, and tap "Forget this Network."
Tap the "Forget Network" button that appears on
the pop-up menu to confirm the action.
Tap the Wi-Fi
Networks tab in the upper-left corner to return to the previous screen, and tap
the network's tab in the network list to re-join it.
Press the Home button on the iPhone, and tap the Safari icon
on the home screen to test the Wi-Fi connection.
Tap the blue arrow icon on the network's tab if the
connectivity problem persists, and tap the "Renew Lease" button at
the bottom of the network's window.
Tap the "Renew Lease" button on the pop-up box
to confirm the action.
Tap the Home button on the iPhone, and tap the Safari icon
on the home screen to test the network connection.
Nov 11, 2013 |
Computers & Internet