How to Automatically Connect Wi-Fi on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Samsung has a nice feature in One UI that automatically turns on Wi-Fi when you are in the place where you are using the wireless internet. For other areas, it turns off the WiFi and helps you save some battery.

Samsung calls it intelligent WiFi. The feature remembers the WiFi router you use often and enables WiFi when you are near the WiFi router.

Bixby Routines allow you to create automated tasks that allow you to automatically connect to WiFi and perform other tasks based on location. We’ll show you how to set it up in the Bixby app.

Use smart wifi on your Samsung phone

First, let’s take a look at how to use smart Wi-Fi on your Galaxy phone. And then we check the adaptive wi-fi which will switch from wi-fi to mobile data when the connected wi-fiSignal becomes weak or unreliable.

By enabling the adaptive Wi-Fi feature, your network can automatically switch between Wi-Fi and mobile data to maintain a stable network connection. How to enable smart wifi on your Samsung phone.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Galaxy phone.

Step 2: Go to Connections.

Step 3: Select WiFi.

Select WLAN

Step 4: At the top, tap the three-dot menu.

Step 5: Tap on Advanced.

Select more menu

Select advanced option

Step 6: In the Smart Wi-Fi menu, tap Turn on Wi-Fi automatically.

Step 7: In the following menu you can see the saved Wi-Fi connections on the phone.

Go to turn on Wi-Fi automatically

Turn on WiFi automatically

Your phone already detects these Wi-Fi connections and automatically turns on Wi-Fi when it approaches the wireless router.

In the same menu, enable the Switch to cellular data option. It’s a part of adaptive Wi-Fi that uses mobile data when your Wi-Fi internet connection is slow or unreliable.

Switch to mobile data

How does intelligent WiFi work

The smart WiFi works even when the location switch on your phone is turned off. However, if the device is in airplane mode or does not have a SIM card, it will not work.

It takes two to three days for the device to remember a particular wireless router as a frequently used wireless router.

If the user manually turns off Wi-Fi near a frequently used wireless router, the Wi-Fi won’t turn back on until they leave the area and come back close to this wireless router.

Use Bixby routines

Bixby routines are very helpful for automating things on your Galaxy phone. In addition to integrating apps, you get system-level automation and much more. For this tutorial, we’ll create an automation that automatically connects Wi-Fi based on location. How to set it up.

Step 1: Open the Bixby Routines app on your Galaxy phone.

Step 2: Go to the Add Routine tab. The Add Routine menu prompts you to create an automation.

Open Bixby Routines

Go to the tab

Step 3: On the If tab, add what triggers this routine. Tap the + symbol.

If add condition

Step 4: Choose location and add your home, work, current location or manually select a location.

Select location

Choose a place

Step 5: Select When I arrive from the menu below.

When I arrive automation

Step 6: On the Then tab, add what you want this routine to do.

Add what routine will do

Step 7: Select Connections> WiFi.

Select connections

Choose WiFi for the routine

Step 8: Leave the WiFi status on and click Done at the bottom.

Step 9: Tap Next, give the routine a relevant name, icon, select a topic and click the Done button at the bottom.

Leave WLAN switched on

Add Bixby Rotuine name and subject

Your routine is now set. When you arrive at the selected location, Bixby will run the routine and turn on the WiFi.

Bixby routine created

Using reverse actions, Bixby turns off WiFi when you leave the location. You can check the added routine on the My Routines tab in the app.

Keep your Galaxy device connected

Apple relies on the standard Shortcuts app to perform automation tasks on the iPhone. While Google added something called rules, the overall implementation leaves something to be desired. Meanwhile, Samsung’s smart Wi-Fi and Bixby routines come into play and become better than Google’s rules. To the example, you can automatically connect your Galaxy phones to known WiFi spots and switch them off when not in use.

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