Auto Switch Between Wi-Fi & Mobile Data Networks - Samsung Galaxy S® 4

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 will prompt 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 the Your Internet connection is unstable notification.
    Connection unstable
  2. If presented with the "The Internet connection via this Wi-Fi network is unstable" pop-up, tap OK.
    Note When the Wi-Fi connection is unstable, selecting OK will activate this feature and the device will automatically switch to the mobile network.
    Note If preferred, tap Do not show again before selecting OK to prevent the unstable Wi-Fi connection prompt.

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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. Tap Wi-Fi.
    Note If unavailable, tap the Menu icon Menu (located at the bottom-left) then tap Switch to list view.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (located on the bottom-left).
  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 "Smart network switch" prompt, tap OK.

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Related Topic: Manage Data Usage

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