If the Wi-Fi icon appears at the top of the screen, you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. iPhone reconnects anytime you return to the same location.

Configure Wi-Fi. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, then turn Wi-Fi on or off. (You can also turn Wi-Fi the Wi-Fi icon on or off in Control Center.)

  • Choose a network: Tap one of the listed networks, then enter the password, if asked.

  • Ask to join networks: Turn on Ask to Join Networks to be notified when a Wi-Fi network is available. Otherwise, you must manually join a network when a previously used network isn’t available.

  • Join a closed Wi-Fi network: Tap Other, then enter the name of the closed network. You need to know the network name, security type, and password.

  • Adjust the settings for a Wi-Fi network: Tap the more info button next to a network. You can set an HTTP proxy, define static network settings, turn on BootP, or renew the settings provided by a DHCP server.

  • Forget a network: Tap the more info button next to a network you’ve joined before, then tap Forget This Network.

Set up your own Wi-Fi network. If you have an unconfigured AirPort base station turned on and within range, you can use iPhone to set it up. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and look for Set up an AirPort base station. Tap your base station and Setup Assistant will do the rest.

Manage an AirPort network. If iPhone is connected to an AirPort base station, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, tap the more info button next to the network name, then tap Manage This Network. If you haven’t yet downloaded AirPort Utility, tap OK to open the App Store, then download it.