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, hidden networks, public networks, and networks that you’ve connected with in the past.

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.

With iOS 13 and iPadOS, you might see these network options:

  • My Networks: Wi-Fi networks that you’ve connected with before.
  • Public Networks: Available Wi-Fi networks that you’ve never connected with before.

After you join a network, you’ll see  next to the network and Wi-Fi connected in the upper-left corner of your display or the upper-right corner on an iPhone X and later.

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  next to the network and Wi-Fi connected in the upper-left side of your display or the upper-right corner on an iPhone X and later. 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.

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