How to Connect to Wifi on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Connecting to WiFi on your iPhone is a straightforward process that allows you to access the internet and enjoy a seamless browsing experience. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to connect your iPhone to a WiFi network.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, locate the Settings icon on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it. The Settings app is represented by a gear-shaped icon and is usually found on the first page of your home screen.

Step 2: Enabling WiFi

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find WiFi. Tap on it to access the WiFi settings.

On this screen, you will see a toggle switch at the top that allows you to enable or disable WiFi connectivity. Make sure the toggle switch is in the On position.

Step 3: Choosing a Network

Once you have enabled WiFi, your iPhone will start scanning for available networks in range. A list of available networks will appear under the Choose a Network.. section. This list may include both secured (password-protected) and open networks.

If you are connecting to an open network, simply tap on its name from the list, and your iPhone will automatically connect to it.

If you are connecting to a secured network, tap on its name from the list, and a prompt will appear asking for the password. Type in the password using the keyboard that appears on your screen, then tap Join.


If you don’t see the network you want to connect to in the list, make sure that you are within range of its signal or try moving closer to the router. You can also try restarting your iPhone or the WiFi router.

Step 4: Connecting to a Hidden Network

Sometimes, you may need to connect to a network that does not broadcast its name (SSID). In such cases, follow these additional steps:

  • Tap on Other. from the list of available networks.
  • Type in the exact name of the hidden network in the Name field.
  • Select the appropriate security type (e.g., WPA, WPA2) from the Security dropdown menu.
  • Enter the password for the hidden network in the Password field.
  • Tap on Join.

Step 5: Verifying Connection

After you have selected and entered the necessary information for your network, your iPhone will attempt to connect. Once connected, you will see a checkmark next to the network name in the list of available networks.

You can now open any app or browser on your iPhone that requires an internet connection, and it will use WiFi by default if available.

Congratulations! You have successfully connected your iPhone to WiFi. Enjoy browsing, streaming, and staying connected with ease!


If you are experiencing connectivity issues or unable to connect to a specific network after following these steps, try restarting your iPhone or resetting your WiFi router. Additionally, make sure that you have entered the correct password for secured networks.

Work Cited: “How to Connect Your iPhone or iPod Touch to Wi-Fi”. Apple Support.

Apple. Accessed August 15, 2022.

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