How to Get Free WiFi Anywhere on an iPod Touch

By Susan Miskelly

When the iPod touch was introduced in 2007, it quickly became one of the best-selling portable music players on the market. What separated the iPod touch from its competitors was its ability to access the Internet through Wi-Fi networks. If you're ready to surf the web and send e-mail with your new iPod touch, it's easy to get connected. Just a few taps, and you'll be on your way.

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" icon on your iPod touch's home screen.

Step 2

Tap the arrow on the far right of the "Wi-Fi" bar on the "Settings" screen.

Step 3

Move the slider on the "Wi-Fi" bar to the "On" position.

Step 4

Move the slider on the "Ask to Join Networks" bar to the "On" position if you wish to be notified before your iPod touch connects to a new network. Moving the slider to the "Off" position means you must select a Wi-Fi network manually before your iPod touch will connect.

Step 5

Press the "Home" button to return to your iPod touch's home screen. You will see the Wi-Fi icon appear in the top left corner of your screen with up to four bars illuminated to indicate that Wi-Fi is available and to show its signal strength.

Tips & Warnings

  • Not all Wi-Fi is free. Some networks may prompt you to set up an account in order to access the service.
  • Wi-Fi access may be limited in rural areas. Hotspots are more common in populated areas.

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