Connect to a Wi-Fi Network on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Edited by David Mason, Eng, VisiHow, pells
If you've ever had trouble connecting to a WiFi network, you're aware of how frustrating it can be when you're unable to get it right. Sometimes you'll use all of your cell phone balance downloading or uploading files, or listening to music when you thought you were connected to WiFi, but weren't. Other times you simply won't be able to do something you'd like to do, because you don't have any balance. Fortunately connecting to WiFi network with the Samsung Galaxy S7 is relatively easy. In the tutorial below we will show you everything you need to do to connect your Galaxy S7 to any WiFi network you have a password for.
Connect to a Visible WiFi Network
You'll need to access the notifications panel from your unlocked Galaxy S7.
To do this swipe down from the top of the phone with one finger.
This will open the notification panel.
On the notification panel, you are looking for the icon shaped like a little gear wheel. When you find this icon press one time.
After pressing on the settings icon, you will be taken to the settings menu.
Locate the WiFi option and press one time on 'WiFi'.
After pressing on the WiFi option, you will be taken to the WiFi menu.
In order to use WiFi, you will need to enable it. To enable WiFi tap the switch on the right side one time.
Once tapped the button will switch to 'On' and you will receive an indication that your Galaxy S7 is searching for WiFi networks.
Once your phone has detected wireless networks, you will be able to select one.
In our example, we will tap the WiFi network for 'International'.
After selecting a network, you will be required to enter a password.
When you have entered the password, you will need to tap the 'Connect' button.
Once you have tapped connect, you will see that the phone is connecting.
Once the phone shows is connected, you will be able to use the Internet through this WiFi connection.
Connect to a Hidden WiFi Network
In order to connect to hidden WiFi networks, make sure you are in the WiFi menu by following the steps discussed in the section above.
Then you will need to tap on the 'More' button in the top right of the WiFi networks menu.
Once you have tapped on 'MORE', you will see a selection of options.
The option you need to tap on is 'Add Network', which appears at the top of the list.
Once you have tapped on 'Add Network', you will need to enter in the name of the network.
Note that if you do not know the name of the network, you will not be able to connect to it. In our case the network name is 'sp'.
After typing in the network name, we need to tap on the 'Security' drop-down menu.
It is labeled 'None' in its default state. Tap one time on 'None' to access this menu.
After tapping on 'None', you will be taken to a menu where you will be asked which security type you would like to use.
Whichever security type it is, tap the appropriate setting. In our example we will be tapping 'WPA', which is the middle selection.
Once you have entered the network security, you will then be required to enter a password.
After you have entered your password, you will need to tap once on 'Connect' to connect to the network.
Once more you will see a menu indicating that the system is connecting.
After it is connected, you will see the 'Network Connected' message.
The first time that you connect to a WiFi network, Google will ask if it is allowed to check your device for security problems and prevent or warn about any potential harm.
It is recommended that you click 'Accept' in this area, unless you are very familiar with your device in your device security settings. After clicking 'Accept', the pop-up will go away and you will be returned to your WiFi menu.
You have now connected to a hidden WiFi network.
From here, you may press the home button at the bottom of your phone one time.
This will return you to the home screen of your Galaxy S7.
From here you may resume device use as normal.
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