How to Stop Joining Automatic WiFi on Your Smartphone

Stop Automatically Connecting to WiFi on Android and iOS

The ability to automatically join WiFi networks was designed to be a convenience. But, over the past decade has WiFi and mobile use has exploded, this feature has become an annoyance and a security threat. Read below and see how to fix this and make your smartphone stop automatically joining WiFi networks.

Issues With Automatic WiFi Joining

Automatic joining of WiFi networks presents three major issues for users of mobile devices:

  1. Stronger networks can be abandoned for weaker ones
  2. The user experience is interrupted with alerts about switching WiFi networks
  3. Devices may be connecting to unsafe networks that compromise user data and privacy

The operating systems of most mobile devices are not able to make sure a network is safe before joining and, despite the efforts of developers, the Android and iOS systems are not good at detecting the signal strength and stability of the network. This leads to annoying alerts, loss of Internet connectivity, and makes mobile devices vulnerable to even crude man-in-the-middle cyber attacks.

Stop Joining Automatic WiFi on iOS

iOS requires that you turn off “Auto-Join” with each individual WiFi connection profile. You will need to go into your settings and select each of the WiFi profiles you have saved there and toggle the Auto-Join setting to disable. You may also want to select the option to forget the WiFi network if it is not when you recognize or use frequently.

Stop Joining Automatic WiFi on Android

The issues with joining automatic WiFi on Android is that often carriers install their own WiFi connection apps. The process will be a little different for each app. You can go to settings and look for something like Connections Optimizer. If your Android device has one, it will be under Settings -> More -> Mobile Networks. From there you can disable auto joining for WiFi networks.

If your Android device does not have a Connections Optimizer, you will need to look at the options in the carrier installed app that monitors WiFi.

The Speedify Solution for Speed, Security and Reliability with WiFi Networks

Android and iOS devices both lack a native ability to properly handle WiFi connections in way that maximizes security, maintains your Internet connectivity, and that is not annoying. There is a better way.

The Speedify app is available for both Android and iOS devices. It works to keep you connected safely to the Internet and to make sure you have the fastest possible connection. This state-of-the-art app works in the background managing your connections. It can allow you to stay connected to the web as you change WiFi networks by using your cell network as a temporary bridge. Speedify takes care of all of the connection switching and monitoring without bothering you with countless alerts. It is smart enough to never switch you to a weaker network or an unsafe network.

Speedify also encrypts all of your Internet traffic so that you are always protected from compromised WiFi networks.

Speedify allows you to stop joining automatic WiFi. But, it also gives you a faster, more stable, and safer Internet connection no matter where you are. It’s time to stop wasting time and effort on your phone’s WiFi issues. Download Speedify today and experience the internet on your own terms.

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