How to Activate and Deactivate Your Android Tablet Wi-Fi - dummies

How to Activate and Deactivate Your Android Tablet Wi-Fi

Android tablets use the same Wi-Fi networking standards as other wireless Internet devices, such as a laptop computer. So, as long as Wi-Fi networking is set up in your home or office or in the lobby at your proctologist, it’s the same.

To make Wi-Fi work on an Android tablet requires two steps. First, you must activate Wi-Fi, by turning on the tablet’s wireless radio. The second step is connecting to a specific wireless network. That network gives the tablet access to the Internet.

  • When your tablet is connected to a Wi-Fi network, it uses that network rather than the digital cellular network.

  • Wi-Fi stands for wireless fidelity. It’s brought to you by the numbers 802.11 and the letter B, N, and G.

Follow these steps to activate Wi-Fi on your Android tablet:

  1. At the Home screen, touch the Apps icon.

  2. Open the Settings app.

  3. Ensure that the Wi-Fi Master Control icon is on.

    On some Samsung tablets, touch the Connections tab to locate the Wi-Fi Master Control icon.

If you’ve already configured the tablet to connect to an available wireless network, it’s connected automatically. Otherwise, you have to connect to an available network.

To turn off Wi-Fi, repeat these steps, but in Step 3 slide the master control switch to the left, turning if off.

Turning off Wi-Fi disconnects the tablet from any wireless networks.

  • You can quickly activate or deactivate the tablet’s Wi-Fi radio by choosing the Wi-Fi Quick Action.

  • It’s perfectly okay to keep the tablet’s Wi-Fi radio on all the time. It does drain the battery, but you really need that Internet access to get the most from your Android tablet.

  • Using Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet doesn’t incur data usage charges.