Turn on Wi-Fi for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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Have you ever been trying to connect to the Internet with your Samsung Galaxy S7 and then realized that your WiFi is not turned on? While the Android system will sometimes pop up a message informing you that you need to turn WiFi on, sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't give you the option to just press a button on a pop-up to enable WiFi, you may find that remembering where your WiFi icon was can be a bit tricky. There are actually two ways to turn on your WiFi with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The first method is by swiping down to access the notifications panel and tapping the WiFi icon. The other method is by accessing the settings panel and enabling WiFi from there. In the tutorial below we are going to discuss how to use both of these methods to enable WiFi for your Samsung Galaxy S7.

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Turn on WiFi from the Notifications Panel

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    Swipe down from the top of your phone with one finger.
    This will open the notification panel. You should see the WiFi icon here.
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    If you do not see the WiFi icon, simply swipe down again.
    Or swipe down with two fingers at the beginning, rather than one. You should find the WiFi icon in the list.
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    When you find the WiFi icon, simply tap it one time to turn on WiFi.
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    You will receive a quick pop-up menu indicating that your phone has connected to a WiFi network, and you will see that the WiFi icon turns blue.
    When you see this you will know that your phone has connected to WiFi.
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    If your phone does not automatically connect to a WiFi network, please view our tutorial on how to connect to a WiFi network for the Samsung Galaxy S7.
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Turn on WiFi from the Settings Menu

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    To turn on WiFi from the settings menu, you will need to access the settings panel.
    This can be done by tapping once on the 'Apps' menu at the bottom right side of your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
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    After tapping on the application menu, you will see a blue settings icon.
    It has a white gear in the center of it. Tap once on settings now.
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    After you have tapped on settings, you will be taken to the settings menu.
    In the settings menu, you will see WiFi at the very top of the list. Tap once on 'WiFi'.
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    When you have tapped on the WiFi icon, you will be taken to the WiFi menu.
    Here you will see an on-and-off switch on the right side at the top of the screen.
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    Tap one time on the 'On' switch to enable WiFi.
    You will receive a message that your Galaxy S7 is connecting. Once it has connected, you will get a pop-up message that disappears; and the WiFi network you are connected to will turn blue and read 'Connected'.
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    You have now successfully connected to a WiFi network using the settings menu.
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    Another method of accessing the settings menu is simply swiping down from the top of your phone to access the notification panel.
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    Once on the notification panel, you will want to tap the gear-shaped icon.
    This is the settings icon, and it will take you to the settings panel.
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    All of these methods will allow you to turn on your WiFi.
    If you need help setting up your WiFi, then please reference the tutorial, linked earlier in this guide too, where we will show you how to connect to a WiFi network.
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Questions and Answers

How do I know if I am connected to WiFi on Samsung S7?

WiFi icon appears when I pull down from the top, but I don't see the WiFi at the top normally. Shouldn't I see it when I am connected to WiFi?

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