How to turn on Wi-Fi automatically when you reach Home, Office or any other regular place

Since the first public release of Android, Google has done more than its fair share to make the operating system as user-friendly as possible. From little visual tweaks and assistant features to nifty usability enhancements that actually make a difference, we have pretty much seen it all.

Google knows just how important Wi-Fi is to us, and offers a pretty great feature that makes switching to our favorite networks completely hassle-free. Introduced first in Android Oreo, this neat feature enables your Wi-Fi automatically when you’re close to a trusted network/place where you use Wi-Fi frequently.


How to turn on Wi-Fi automatically

The Turn on Wi-Fi automatically feature makes use of another feature called Wi-Fi scanning, which is generally found inside Location Services. It searches for Wi-Fi networks in the background and matches them against your list of saved/trusted networks. If the Wi-Fi network is adjudged to be trusted and of high quality, then the system toggles on Wi-Fi and connects to the network.

On Pixel/stock UI phones

To connect to Wi-Fi automatically on Pixel/near-stock Android smartphones, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi preferences > Toggle on Turn on Wi-Fi automatically.

On Samsung Galaxy phones

On Samsung Galaxy devices, go to Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi > tap on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner > Advanced > Toggle on Turn on Wi-Fi automatically.

On any other Android phones

Well, it should be under the Wi-Fi settings somewhere. If you can’t find it, simply tap the search bar at the top after you open the Settings app, and look for Wi-Fi automatically. The option will show up, tap to reach the Settings screen. And then toggle it on.


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