The WLAN settings specify whether the iPhone uses local wireless Internet accesses for connecting to the Internet. This manual shows how to set up the connection with a WLAN. Please note: If there are no WLANs available or if you have deactivated the WLAN functionality, the iPhone connects to the Internet via your mobile network.
How do I connect to a WLAN?
- Select "Settings", then "Wi-Fi" and enable the "Wi-Fi" option.
- Wait a moment until the iPhone has detected WLANs in range and choose a network.
- If necessary, enter the WLAN key and tap "Join". You will either have created the WLAN key for your WLAN yourself or will have received it from Swisscom in a letter together with your DSL modem. If you use DSL from another provider, please contact the provider concerned.
Once you have connected manually to a WLAN, the iPhone activates this connection automatically whenever you are in range of this WLAN. If a number of networks which have been used previously are in range, the iPhone connects the network used last.
How do I prevent my iPhone connecting to an unwanted network?
Choose "Wi-Fi" and tap beside the network which you wish to ignore. Tap "Forget this network".
What do I do to connect to a closed WLAN?
Preliminary note: You must know the network name, WLAN key and security standard in order to access a closed network. If you wish to connect to a WLAN which does not appear in the list of detected networks, choose "Wi-Fi", the "Other" and type the name of the network. If you require a WLAN key in order to access the network, tap "Security". Choose the security standard which the network uses and enter the WLAN key.
Can I also use Swisscom hotspots with my data subscription?
Does the iPhone also support VPN connections?
Yes, the iPhone also supports VPN connections. To add a new VPN connection, choose "Settings", then "General" > "Network" > "VPN" and "Add VPN Configuration".
Ask your network administrator which settings you have to use. Once you have configured a VPN on your computer, the same settings can generally also be used for the iPhone. This means that a VPN can be used both via WLAN and via wireless connections.