Your iPhone 5 has a lot of features that require you to be connected to the Internet. Whether you want to check email, download a new app or browse the Web ion Safari, you need a means to get online. The default way to do this is with the data connection on your cellular network, but this can be expensive if you use all of the data that is allotted to you for the month. Additionally, depending upon your location, the Internet speed might not be very good. Fortunately the iPhone 5 can also connect to Wi-Fi networks, which can provide faster speeds, while also preventing you from using your data allotment while you are connected to the Wi-Fi network (see how to find your IP address on that Wi-Fi network here). You can follow the steps below to learn how to connect to a Wi-Fi network in iOS 7.
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Connect to Wi-Fi in iOS 7 from the iPhone 5
Note that this tutorial will assume that you have the security passphrase for your wireless network. If you do not have it, then you will need to contact the administrator of your network to find it. Once you have the wireless network password and are within range of the wireless network, then you can follow the steps below to connect to it.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Touch the Wi-Fi button at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the name of the wireless network to which you want to connect.
Step 4: Type the security passphrase for the network, then touch the Join button. You will know that you are connected to the network when you see a check mark to the left of the network name.
If you have a wireless network and a Netflix account, then you can purchase a device called a Roku to start streaming Netflix videos to your TV. Click here to learn more and find out the pricing for the Roku 1.
If you keep connecting to the wrong Wi-Fi network, then you can read this article to learn how to forget that network on your iPhone 5.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
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