Turn Off Wi-Fi on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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Many of us struggle to turn off WiFi once it has been turned on. While having WiFi always on doesn't usually hurt anything, it can cause problems from time to time. This is especially true for people who fly on airplanes, take underground trains to work, or find themselves in places with no WiFi signals. If this sounds like you, then you'll want to learn how to turn off WiFi. That's because having WiFi turned on when there is no possibility of connecting will quickly drain the battery of your Galaxy S7 Edge. Turning off WiFi conserves battery power.

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Disabling WiFi also stops your phone from broadcasting itself, which is something you may want for entirely different reasons, such as stopping those high-tech hackers you sometimes read about. In the tutorial below, we will discuss how to turn off, or disable, WiFi on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Remember: if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, we are here to answer them in the questions-and-answers section provided below this article. Read on to learn how you can shut down WiFi on your phone.

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Disable WiFi from Notifications

The quickest and easiest way to disable WiFi is to use the notification panel. This is a simple thing to do, and it allows you to easily turn it back on. The only catch to this is that if there are multiple WiFi networks that you might otherwise connect to, you may have to select the network manually.

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    To disable WiFi by using notifications, you will need to swipe down from the top of your phone to open the notification panel.
    After swiping down, the notification panel will appear.
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    On the left side of the notification panel, you will see a WiFi signal icon.
    This is the button you will use to turn on and turn off WiFi. Tap one time to turn off WiFi.
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    You will now see that the WiFi icon is no longer blue.
    This indicates that WiFi has been turned off.
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    Congratulations!
    You have turned off WiFi on your Galaxy S7 Edge. To learn how to turn off WiFi through the settings panel, please proceed to the next section.
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Turn off WiFi from Settings

A slightly more complicated method of turning off WiFi is to go through the settings panel. However, the advantage of using the settings panel to turn off or disable WiFi is that you will later have no trouble finding your WiFi option on the settings panel again. That means you will more easily be able to connect to or select from multiple WiFi networks when turning it back on.

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    Tap one time on the 'Apps' menu in the bottom right-hand side of your phone.
    This will open the apps menu.
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    In the application menu, locate the gear-shaped icon.
    This icon is labeled 'Settings'. It is also in a blue box. When you find it, tap on it one time.
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    After tapping on 'Settings', you will be taken to the settings panel.
    'WiFi' should appear at the very top of the settings menu. Tap one time on 'WiFi'.
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    Once you have tapped on 'WiFi', you will be taken to the WiFi menu.
    To turn off, or disable, WiFi, simply tap one time on the blue switch in the upper-right corner of the screen. This will turn the blue button from 'On' to 'Off'.
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    Once WiFi has been turned off, you will see that the button is now gray and 'WiFi' is labeled as 'Off'.
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    Congratulations!
    You have successfully turned off, or disabled, WiFi on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
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