how to turn off automatic wifi on iphone


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How to Turn Off Automatic WiFi on iPhone

Automatic WiFi connections are a default setting on many devices including iPhone but this setting can not always be helpful in every situation. Perhaps you do not want your phone to automatically connect to any available WiFi network, or maybe you want to stop automatic connection to a specific network that you do not trust. Fortunately, you can easily turn off the automatic WiFi feature on your iPhone. Here are a few simple steps to do so:

Step 1: Open Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon on your iPhone home screen to access the Settings page.

Settings App Icon

Step 2: Select WiFi from the List

Scroll down the Settings page, and you will find the WiFi tab. Tap it once to access the WiFi Settings menu.

WiFi Settings tab

Step 3: Turn off Auto-Join Feature

Find the desired network in the list of available networks and tap its respective information or ‘i’ symbol. This will give you a detailed view of the specific network. Then turn off the Auto-Join feature. This will ensure that the network is not joined automatically when it is within range of your iPhone.

Auto-Join Feature

Step 4: Disable WiFi Completely

If you want to turn off the automatic WiFi feature for all networks, or if you prefer not to use WiFi altogether, you can disable WiFi in the iPhone Settings menu. Go back to the WiFi tab on the Settings page and toggle the switch next to WiFi Off.

Disable WiFi toggle switch

By following these simple steps, you can turn off automatic WiFi on your iPhone, for all networks or specific ones. This will give you more control over when and where your iPhone connects to a WiFi network. It also allows you to save your mobile data usage when you are in an area with slow or unreliable WiFi.

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