Hidden Wi-Fi networks are, by nature, more difficult to connect to. But connecting is still easy enough once you know how.
Hidden Wi-Fi networks can be tricky to connect to since the typical connection procedure just doesn’t cut it. A hidden network will not appear in the network settings under Wi-Fi, but that doesn’t mean you can’t connect your iPhone to such networks.
In this article, we’ll show you how to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a hidden network.
What’s a Hidden Wi-Fi Network?
A hidden Wi-Fi network is a wireless network that doesn’t broadcast its SSID (Service Set Identifier) or network name. Because of this, you won’t see these types of networks when you enable Wi-Fi.
How to Connect to a Hidden Wi-Fi Network
You need to meet some prerequisites in order to connect to a hidden network on iPhone.
Due to their nature, hidden networks require you to have more than just the Wi-Fi password. Besides the password, you’ll also need to have the network’s name and the security type (there are various different Wi-Fi security types).
Normally, these details have to be obtained from the network administrator. If it’s your home Wi-Fi network, you can check these through the router’s backend if you have forgotten them.
With all the required details available, here’s how you can connect your iPhone to a hidden network:
- Open the Settings.
- Tap Wi-Fi.
- Enable your Wi-Fi by tapping the slider—if not yet enabled.
- Hit Other under Networks.
- Enter the hidden Wi-Fi network’s name, select the security type and enter the password.
- Once done, tap Join in the upper right to connect. Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch should connect immediately without any issues.
If you run into connectivity issues, re-enter the details, paying extra close attention. That should clear connectivity issues.
To ensure your iPhone automatically connects to the hidden network next time, tap the i button adjacent to the hidden network and ensure Auto-Join is enabled.
Connecting to Hidden Wi-Fi Networks on iOS Is Easy
Connecting your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a hidden network isn’t rocket science. As long as you know the hidden network’s name, security type, and password, you can jump in with just a few steps.
Now that you know how to connect to hidden networks on iOS, you can boost your iPhone’s Wi-Fi performance issues if you’re noticing some lags.
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