How to get Wi-Fi wherever you go
Most new phone owners quickly learn that Wi-Fi is preferable when it comes to conserving your data, but did you know that you can access the internet via Wi-Fi practically anywhere you go? In fact, we may be approaching a future in which universal Wi-Fi connects all mobile device users from around the world.
In the meantime, how can you get Wi-Fi access on the go? This guide will provide information on the various ways and tools you can use to access the internet, no matter where your travels take you.
Turn your smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Most smartphones can be turned into an internet access point that your other devices, such as tablets or other phones, can connect to. These are called Wi-Fi hotspots, and they can be indispensable when you need to access the internet with other devices.
The process to set up a personal hotspot depends on the type of phone you have:
On iOS devices, go to Settings, then toggle "Personal Hotspot" on. Once you do, you'll be given a Wi-Fi password. Other devices will be able to connect to your phone via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth under the name of the phone, and they'll need this password to access the hotspot.
On Android devices, the process can differ a little depending on your phone's model. Go to Settings, then look for a menu for networks or connections. On Samsung devices, for example, you'll need to navigate to "Connections," then "Mobile Hotspot and Tethering." On Google Pixels, you must go to "Network & Internet," then "Hotspot & Tethering." After turning the hotspot on, you'll be given a Wi-Fi password. Other devices will be able to connect to the hotspot by selecting your device name and entering this password.