How to Turn on Internet on Android Phone

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to turn on the internet on your Android phone. Whether you are using a new Android device or have recently reset your phone, enabling internet connectivity is essential to access various online services and stay connected with the world.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings Menu

To begin, unlock your Android phone and navigate to the home screen. Locate and tap on the “Settings” app. This app is typically represented by a gear icon and can be found either on the home screen or in the app drawer.

Step 2: Finding the Network & Internet Settings

Once you are in the “Settings” menu, scroll down until you find an option named “Network & Internet.” Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Enabling Mobile Data

In the “Network & Internet” settings menu, you will find multiple options related to network connectivity. Look for an option called “Mobile data” or “Data usage.” Tap on it to access further settings.

If your Android phone has a toggle switch next to “Mobile data,” make sure it is turned on by tapping on it once. The switch should change its color or position indicating that mobile data is now enabled.

If there is no toggle switch, look for an option labeled “Mobile data” with a checkbox next to it. Tap on the checkbox to mark it as checked. This action will enable mobile data on your Android phone.

Step 4: Connecting to Wi-Fi (Optional)

If you prefer using Wi-Fi instead of mobile data, go back to the main “Network & Internet” settings menu by tapping on the back arrow at the top-left corner of your screen. From there, locate and tap on the “Wi-Fi” option.

In the “Wi-Fi” settings menu, turn on the toggle switch next to “Wi-Fi” if it is not already enabled. Your Android phone will automatically scan for available Wi-Fi networks.

Tap on your desired Wi-Fi network from the list, enter the password (if required), and tap on “Connect. “

Once connected to a Wi-Fi network, your Android phone will prioritize it over mobile data for internet connectivity.

Step 5: Verifying Internet Connectivity

To ensure that you have successfully turned on the internet on your Android phone, open any web browser or launch an app that requires an internet connection. If you can access websites or use online services without any issues, congratulations! Your Android phone is now connected to the internet.


Enabling internet connectivity on your Android phone is a straightforward process. By following these steps, you can easily turn on mobile data or connect to a Wi-Fi network, allowing you to enjoy seamless internet access and stay connected wherever you go.

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