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

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.

Warning 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 and 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, tapping OK activates this feature and the device will automatically switch 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).
  2. From the Apps tab, tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (located in the lower-left).
  5. Tap Advanced.
  6. Tap Auto 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 increase data usage" prompt, tap OK to continue.

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Related Topic: Manage Data Usage

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