How to Connect to Wi-Fi Without Opening Your iPhone’s Settings

Selecting another Wi-Fi network from the pop-up window in the Control Center on iPhone on iOS 13Khamosh Pathak

If you move from one room to another in your office or home, you may need to manually switch between Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices. Here's how to speed up the network selection process by using the Control center on the iPhone and the iPad.

This is a new feature introduced in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Like many other small features of this update, it solves a small inconvenience in the daily lives of iPhone and iPad users. With it, you no longer need to go into the Settings application to select Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth devices.

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To access this new feature, we need to open the Control Center. If you are using an iPhone X type device with a notch at the top or an iPad, slide your finger from the top right edge of the screen. If you are using an iPhone with a Home button, swipe down to display the Control Center.

Slide your finger from the top right corner to access the Control Center on iPhone

Now, press and hold on the "Toggle" section (the one at the top left).

Press and hold on the toggle panel in the Control Center

This will expand the panel. Here you will see the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons. You can press the buttons to quickly turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Tap the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth switches to expand the panel.

Press and hold the "Wi-Fi" button to display a new quick settings panel.

Tap a Wi-Fi network available in the list to access it.

It will list all available Wi-Fi networks and indicate the network to which you are connected. You can tap any network in this list for quick access.

If you select a network to which you have not yet logged in, you will be directed to the Settings application where you can enter the password.

The same goes for Bluetooth. Press and hold the "Bluetooth" button to expand the panel. You will be able to see all Bluetooth devices available here. If a device is already paired, simply click on the option to connect to it.

Tap a Bluetooth device from the panel to select it.

This is one of the many awesome new features in iOS 13. Take a look at our compilation of best iOS 13 features find out more.

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