Apple® iPhone® - Add a Wi-Fi Network

Caution When re-adding a Wi-Fi network or if a network setting is in need of correction, it's recommended to remove the Wi-Fi network first. Refer to Remove Wi-Fi Connection for assistance.

Note The steps below apply to the following models:

  • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
  • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
  • iPhone 4 / 4s


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Wi-Fi.
  2. Ensure the Wi-Fi switch is on Switch On.
  3. From the CHOOSE A NETWORK section, tap the preferred network.
    Note If the preferred network isn't listed, it can be added manually.
  4. If prompted, enter the appropriate password then tap Join (upper-right).
    Note To automatically join the network once added:
    1. Tap the info icon info icon (right of network name).
    2. Tap Auto-Join switch on Switch On.


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