Connect to Wi-Fi on your iPad

To browse the internet, send messages, or download apps the iPad must be connected to a Wi-Fi network. In order to join a Wi- Fi network, you must have the Wi- Fi network name and password. If you travel to a different location, such as a family member’s home you can join their network by asking for the name of the Wi- Fi network and the password.

How to connect to Wi-Fi

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Awesome stuff, Agent! If you would like to review the steps to connect to Wi-Fi, they are listed below.

Step 1: Locate and tap on the Settings app icon on the home screen.

iPad home screen with the Settings app circled in red to show how to open the Settings app

Step 2: On the menu on the left-side of the screen, find the option that is titled Wi-Fi.

Settings app menu with WiFi highlighted on left-side of the screen

Step 3: Choose and tap the network that you would like to join. To join a Network you will need to have the Network Name and Password available. The ones shown in the picture below will not be the same ones that you see since each Network has its own unique ID and password. Once you find the network you want to join, type in the password, tap on Join. Once you type in the password, tap on Join.

List of WiFi networks highlighted to show where to find nearby networks to join

Helpful Hint

  • If you join a network once, the device will automatically join when you enter that location.
  • Wi-Fi networks are unique. The ones you see in your home will be different from the ones you see in the mall or your family’s home.