How to connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi in 2 different ways, to either a visible or hidden network

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  • You can connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi in a few simple steps, whether you're connecting to a visible, listed network or a hidden network.
  • Connecting to a Wi-Fi network can be done either in an iPhone's Settings app or in its Control Center, but you'll have to go through your Settings to connect to a network for the first time.
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Whether you're a new iPhone user setting up your phone for the first time, or you need to connect to a new network, knowing how to find an connect to a specific Wi-Fi network is an essential step. Wi-Fi allows users to connect to the internet via a router or network without using cellular data.

All generations of iPhones have the ability to connect to Wi-Fi. Doing so is simple and can be done in just a few steps, whether you are trying to connect to a public, private, or hidden Wi-Fi network. Here's how to do it.

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How to connect your iPhone to a visible Wi-Fi network

1. Launch Settings, shown here using an iPhone X.

2. Scroll to find Wi-Fi in the Settings menu, and tap.

connect iphone to wifiFind Wi-Fi in your Settings.Meira Gebel/Business Insider

3. Make sure the Wi-Fi button is enabled first (if it is, the slider will appear green).

WiFi2Make sure your Wi-Fi is on.Meira Gebel/Business Insider

4. Select the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to by tapping on the name.

5. Enter the password for the selected Wi-Fi network.

connect iphone to wifiEnter the passwordMeira Gebel/Business Insider

6. Tap Join in the upper right-hand corner.

How to connect your iPhone to a hidden Wi-Fi network

1. Launch Settings from your iPhone's home screen.

2. Tap Wi-Fi.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the listed networks and then tap "Other…"

connect iphone to wifiScroll to the bottom of the listed networks and tap &quotOther..."Meira Gebel/Business Insider

4. Type in the name of the network (this is case sensitive, so make sure to type it out exactly).

Connect iphone to wifiType in the network name.Meira Gebel/Business Insider

5. Next, select the security type of the network you've typed.

connect iphone to wifiSelect the network's security type.Meira Gebel/Business Insider

6. After selecting the security type, tap "Other Network" to return to the previous screen.

7. Type in the password.

connect wifi to iphoneType the password then tap Join.Meira Gebel/Business Insider

8. Tap "Join" in the upper right-hand corner.

To know if you're connected, make sure there is a blue check mark next to the network name.

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