Connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
A simple guide on how to to connect to a Wi-Fi network from your iPhone.
iPhone for beginners is a new mini series I want to get started where I will go over very simple things about iPhones that many people may not know. I was actually asked to do this post by a friend of mine and I thought to just write it here to show her my idea.
So when you want to connect to a Wi-Fi network make sure you know what it is and that you do indeed have a Wi-Fi network available to connect to. You should be able to tell this by launching your setting app, which on my home-screen is the bottom right icon. It is the one that looks like a bunch of cute little gears.
Below you will see my Wi-Fi is named twc.
In the settings app, you will see that the first two things on top are 'Airplane Mode' and 'Wi-Fi', here we will be tapping on 'Wi-Fi'.
In the Wi-Fi setting pane, you will see your network under where it says 'Wi-Fi' and has a green switch. Make sure this switch is turned on. Since I am connected to my network with no problems a little check mark appears next to the Wi-Fi network name. If it wasn't connected it would be prompting me for my password to my network, which for the purposes of this article I will leave out.
I will go over why you should have a password on your Wi-Fi at all times in a different post. Even a simple one can help thwart would-be attackers.