How to Find a Free Wifi Connection With Android
In order to fully utilize your smart-phone you need to have internet connectivity. Most phones today, especially Androids, require data services for built-in features. Your Android is more than capable of organizing and managing your online world. Whether you need your social networking (Facebook, Twitter etc) fix, have to get an urgent e-mail out, access your work servers online, transfer important documents from or to your cloud service or need to consume media, you can do everything with your Android and internet access. Unfortunately, cellular data services sell expensive bandwidth and the most feasible way is to use Wi-Fi networks. Most people today have Wi-Fi networks set up at home, work, schools and universities; however, not all Wi-Fi networks are free, while most personal ones are password protected to keep free loaders away. If you are looking for free Wi-Fi coverage around you, you will need to download an app called ‘Free Zone WiFi’ from the Google Play Store.
Ensure your device is connected to the internet and run the Google Play Store app from the app drawer.
Using the app’s search function, look for ‘Free Zone WiFi’. The search results should show the app, which is available for free.
Select the app, tap the ‘Install’ button and on the next page review permissions the app needs. Then tap the ‘Accept & download’ option.
Once the app is downloaded and installed. Run it from the notification panel or the app drawer to proceed.
When you run the app, it will scan for WiFi networks around you. If you are connected to a network, the app will give you the option to save the network in the cloud, which then enables others to see it as well.
The main app will have two tabs. The location icon will take you to a map of your surroundings, pointing out your location. On the map, you can look for other networks which are freely accessible. The map will give you directions to the free network as well (Google Maps).
Another way you can use to take advantage of free WiFi networks is to manually scan for open networks.
Usually public places, such as restaurants, hotels, airports and libraries etc have open and free WiFi networks. If you are at such a place, you can go to your Android’s settings using the menu key.
On the settings page, look for Wireless and networks, under this heading, you will find the Wi-Fi option. Tap it drag the slider to enable Wi-Fi. Your device will now automatically scan for open connections and notify you when it finds one. You can then choose the connect option to enjoy free internet.