A lot of the time, we forget how to configure our phones to work on the Wifi network.
We don’t know how to change the default Wifi settings on our phones or what we should do when we get a call from our carrier.
And it’s often the case that we don’t even know that our phones are on the network at all, so we can’t even connect to them.
So, in order to make sure that your smartphone isn’t being monitored by the network, here are some steps that we’ve found work to prevent this from happening.
Here’s how you can configure your phone to work in Wifi mode.
Open the Settings app on your phone.
You can do this by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
Select “WiFi” from the menu.
Select your network name.
If you’re on a mobile network that uses WPA-2, you’ll see the option to set a “shared password” and enter it in the “Wireless Network” section of the WPS.
If you’re not on a network with WPA2, just select “None” to make your phone unlinkable.
Check the “Use a password” box.
If it says “Use the shared password”, check it.
Make sure the WLAN password field is checked.
Select the “Choose network” button.
Make the network name (you’ll see it in blue) and the password (you will see it on a red circle).
Make a note of the network password (in blue).
When prompted, enter it into the “WLAN password” field.
You should now see the password field change to “None”.
If you see “Network password” or “Network not found” instead, make sure you entered the password correctly.
Check your WLAN settings.
If they’re good, you can now use your phone as a WLAN-enabled device.
If they’re not good, don’t worry, it’s still possible to connect to your phone in WLAN mode by following the steps outlined in this article.
This article is updated from an article originally published in the TechRadar forums on December 13, 2016.