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Manage Wi-Fi on your mobile device

Connecting to public Wi-Fi with your mobile device just takes seconds. Learn tips to manage your mobile Wi-Fi connections.


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Mobile devices and Wi-Fi

Connect to public Wi-Fi

Connecting to any public Wi-Fi is easy by following a few simple steps on your device. If you connected successfully once, you can automatically connect every time you're in range of that network.

It is easy to manage Wi-Fi from your mobile device. Refer to the instructions below:
  1. To manage Wi-Fi for your device, visit Device Support and select your device, brand and model.
  2. Go to Device instructions > Connectivity or Connectivity options > Wi-Fi to find out how to connect to or turn Wi-Fi on and off.
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Disable auto connect on your device

You can disable your device from connecting to Wi-Fi by turning off Wi-Fi in your device settings, or you can disable the auto connect feature in your device.

Disable Auto-Connect in iOS
  1. Go to settings on your iOS device.
  2. Select Wi-Fi to enter list of SSID's.
  3. Select desired Wi-Fi network from the list.
  4. Disable Auto-Join.

Disable Auto Connect in Android
  1. Go to settings on your Android device.
  2. Select Wi-Fi to enter list of SSID's.
  3. Select options to access 'Advanced' menu.
  4. Disable Auto-connect to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot.

Disable Auto Connect in Windows Phone
  1. Go to settings on your Windows device.
  2. Select Wi-Fi to enter list of SSID's.
  3. Select desired Wi-Fi network from the list
  4. Uncheck Connect automatically.
  5. Select OK to save settings.
  6. Disable Auto-connect.

Disable Auto Connect in BlackBerry
  1. Go to settings on your blackberry device.
  2. Select Network and Connections.
  3. Select Wi-Fi.
  4. Select desired Wi-Fi network from the list.
  5. Set enable connection to OFF.
  6. Save settings.
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Protect yourself when using public Wi-Fi service

The AT&T Wi-Fi network supports secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) access. If you have VPN, AT&T recommends that you connect through it for optimum security. AT&T also encourages its users to observe standard security practices, such as ensuring that computer hard drives are not shared and that laptops have firewall protection.

As a member of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA), AT&T supports ongoing security efforts for wireless public networks.

For additional protection tips visit Protect yourself when using public Wi-Fi.
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