Weâ€™ve all been walking down the street flicking from webpage-to-webpage when all of a sudden they stop loading. The cause? Our smartphone has automatically connected to a Wi-Fi network thatâ€™s requesting our mobile number so that we can enjoy a 30-minute free browsing session. Pretty annoying, huh? Yeah, we think so, too. Fortunately, Samsung has bundled a nifty feature on its latest smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which enables users to prevent their handsets from automatically connecting to shady Wi-Fi hotspots and, instead, stickÂ to trusted ones that have been used and approved in the past.
Hereâ€™s how you activate it:
- Open upÂ Settings.
- Tap onÂ Data Usage.
- HitÂ More.
- SelectÂ Restrict Networks.
- You will be presented with a list of all recognised Wi-Fi networks that youâ€™ve used in the past. Select the ones youâ€™d like to automatically connect to in the future. All others will be disregarded.
Thatâ€™s all there is to it. Now you should notice that your phone isnâ€™t connecting to just about any unlocked Wi-Fi network itâ€™s in proximity of.Â If you happen to run into any issues along the way, do be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and weâ€™ll do our very best to get you back on track.