Auto Switch Between Wi-Fi & Mobile Data Networks - Samsung Galaxy J1™

To automatically switch from a weak or unstable Wi-Fi network to the Verizon Wireless cellular network to preserve a consistent data connection, view this info.

Note Notes:

  • When enabled, this advanced setting allows the device to switch from a weak or unstable Wi-Fi network to the Verizon Wireless cellular network to preserve consistent data throughput.
  • This function is not enabled by default; the device prompts the user to enable the feature the first time they experience poor Wi-Fi connectivity Wifi weak.

Caution When connected to the Verizon Wireless cellular network, data overage charges may apply (depending upon data plan). For data usage information, refer to the My Verizon website.

Prompted to Switch Networks
Enable or Disable the Auto Network Switch Setting

Prompted to Switch Networks

  1. Slide down the Notification Bar then tap Your Internet connection is unstable.
  2. If presented with a "The Internet connection via this Wi-Fi network is unstable" pop-up, tap OK.
    Note When the Wi-Fi connection is unstable, taping OK activates this feature and the device automatically switches to the mobile network.
    Note If preferred, tap Do not show again before tapping OK to prevent the unstable Wi-Fi connection prompt.
    Connection unstable popup

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Enable or Disable the Auto Network Switch Setting

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps (located in the lower right).
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. From the Wireless and networks section, tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap Menu Menu icon (located in the upper right).
  5. Tap Advanced.
  6. Tap Smart network switch to enable or disable.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
  7. If presented with the "Mobile data may be used to maintain a stable Internet connection. This may result in additional charges depending on your payment plan" prompt, tap OK to continue.

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Related Topic: Manage Data Usage

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