Android Travel Tutorial: Using Wi-Fi


Having a telephone that works abroad is awesome what not. Yet, it additionally can be a twofold edged sword. With wandering charges costing an arm, a leg and maybe your firstborn, you truly would prefer not to utilize your household telephone abroad that much for calls or information unless you’re the pharaoh of Egypt or have Warren Buffet’s pockets.

To keep away from unintentional wandering charges, a few people select to simply kill their telephone or handicap every single remote element.

Be that as it may, consider the possibility that you need to just utilize your cell phone’s Wi-Fi highlight to peruse the Web, check email or utilize maps abroad without the brow smacking expense of accepting unintended telephone calls or information wandering charges. For Android clients, the arrangement is easier than you may might suspect.

Here is a speedy method to kill your 3G or 4G association while keeping Wi-Fi on, which I tried on a Samsung Galaxy telephone with Android 6.0.1, otherwise called Marshmallow. No stresses, for people utilizing a more seasoned Android telephone. I likewise tried how to do a similar thing on an Android 4.3 and 2.1.

Killing a cell 4G or 3G association while turning on Wi-Fi can’t be any less demanding with new Android working frameworks, for example, Marshmallow. You should simply open the Settings application by either heading off to your applications or swiping down from the highest point of the home screen. It’s spoken to by the picture of an apparatus.

Under Wireless and systems, simply tap on Airplane mode to deactivate every one of your associations.

At that point tap on Wi-Fi and simply turn it on. Voila, you’re ready. Shouldn’t something be said about more seasoned forms of the Android OS? Hello, we;ve got you secured, as well.

For Android 4.3:

Dispatch the Settings application on your telephone. The one resembles a rigging. When it’s propelled, ensure you’re either in the Network Connections or just Connections area. It’s where you can modify the remote settings for stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

You should see a possibility for More Networks. Tap it like you would not joke about this.

You will see a possibility for Airplane Mode. Ensure that is checked and it will kill your 3G or 4G association, contingent upon your transporter benefit.

From here, you can complete two things. One is to backpedal to the past menu and flip Wi-Fi to the on position. On the off chance that you wind up in the home screen for reasons unknown before doing that, some Android telephones likewise let you swipe down from the best to raise a fast menu. From that point, you ought to have the capacity to turn Wi-Fi on too.

For people with a more seasoned Android cell phone running 2.1, this is what you do:

To begin with, tap on your Settings application (or symbol in the event that you have an easy route on one of your home screens). The one resembles a machine gear-piece or apparatus. This will raise the Settings menu.

On your Settings menu, tap on Wireless and system.

You should now observe a rundown of remote related menus. Tap on the Flight mode — likewise by and large known as Airplane mode — to debilitate every single remote association. You’ll know it’s working since you get a plane symbol on your warnings bar.

Incredible, now you won’t get any approaching calls. However, pause! Presently your Wi-Fi association isn’t working, either. Pleasant going, Jason, you standard Einstein. Hang on your steeds, however, on the grounds that we’re not done yet. On that same remote submenu, tap on Wi-Fi settings.

Tap the alternative to Turn on Wi-Fi.

Take a gander at your notice bar on your home screen once more. Despite everything you’ll have the plane symbol on, showing that you won’t get any calls. Be that as it may, you will likewise begin seeing a Wi-Fi flag symbol. Voila! Presently you can associate with a Wi-Fi empowered switch or problem area without agonizing over getting meandering charges.

Clearly, there’s in excess of one approach to actuate Wi-Fi while handicapping approaching calls. You may even discover some applications that guarantee to do a similar thing. However, by and by, this is about the least demanding, straightforward way that I’ve found. As usual, don’t hesitate to send an email in the event that you have any inquiries, proposals or remarks.

Jason Hidalgo is About.com’s Portable Electronics master. Indeed, he is effortlessly entertained. Tail him on Twitter @jasonhidalgo and be diverted, as well. For more portable articles, look at the Smartphone and Tablets center.