Connect to Wi-Fi on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, including open, secure, and hidden networks.

     

Connect to a Wi-Fi network

  1. From your Home screen, go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. Turn on Wi-Fi.
    Your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network that you want to join.

After you join the network, you'll see  Checkmarknext to the network and Wi-Fi connected in the upper-left corner of your display.

     

Connect to a secure Wi-Fi network

Secure Wi-Fi networks are password-protected and have  Lock by their names.

  1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.
  2. Tap the name of the secure Wi-Fi network you want to join.
  3. Enter the password for the secure Wi-Fi network, then tap Join. If you can't tap Join, the password you've entered is incorrect.

After you join the network, you'll see  Checkmarknext to the network and Wi-Fi connected in the upper-left side of your display. If you don't know the password to the Wi-Fi network, contact your network administrator.

Connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network

Hidden networks won’t appear in your list of available networks, so you’ll need to know the exact name of the network to join it.

  1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. Then tap Other.
  2. Enter the exact name of the network, then tap Security.
  3. Choose the security type. Not all hidden networks are secure. If you're not sure, check with your network administrator.
  4. Tap Other Network to return to the previous screen.
  5. Enter the network password in the Password field, then tap Join.

After you join the network, you'll see  Checkmarknext to the network and Wi-Fi connected in the upper-left side of your display. 
 

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