How to Connect Galaxy S20 to Wi-Fi Network (Easy Steps with Screenshots)

Most, if not all mobile apps and services require an internet connection to serve their purpose. Hence, getting your new phone connected to Wi-Fi is one of the first things you should do. In this walk-through, I will elaborate the basic process of setting up a wireless internet connection on the new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone. Here’s a quick guide on how to connect galaxy s20 to Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi setup in smartphones are straightforward. All you have to do is get your modem or wireless router turned on. To avoid bumping into signal issues due to proximity, I recommend you consider moving closer to the network equipment (router or modem). 

In the case wherein the Wi-Fi network is already setup and that you’d like to connect to it, just get the Wi-Fi password ready then follow the steps I outlined below.

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Easy Steps to Connect Galaxy S20 to Wi-Fi Network

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Below are the standard steps to access the Wi-Fi settings and set up a Wi-Fi network to connect to your Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone. Visual representations in the form of individual screenshots are also provided for easier screen navigation. 

  1. To get started, swipe down from the top of the Home screen until the notification panel opens.

    The notification panel holds various shortcut icons and controls to launch key features of your phone.

    connect galaxy s20 to wifi network - open notification panel

  2. Tap on the Wi-Fi icon located beneath the date section on the notification panel.

    Doing so will launch the Wi-Fi menu where you can activate the feature and view available Wi-Fi networks.

    The Wi-Fi icon can be used to instantly turn the Wi-Fi feature on or off, if you’ve already set up a Wi-Fi connection.

    connect galaxy s20 to wifi network - wifi shortcut icon

  3. Tap the Wi-Fi switch to the on position.

    Doing so enables wireless features of your phone.

    connect galaxy s20 to wifi network - toggle wifi switch

  4. Scroll down to the Available networks section.

    In this section you will see a list of available Wi-Fi networks to connect to.

    If you don’t see your Wi-Fi network, it’s likely not set up yet. In this case, you will need to add the network first. 

    Simply tap the Add network option then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to activate and make the network ready for use on your device.

    connect galaxy s20 to wifi network - available networks

  5. If prompted, enter the correct Wi-Fi password to continue.

    Be sure to enter the correct password to ensure a successful connection.

    connect galaxy s20 to wifi network - enter wifi password to connect

  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
  • Galaxy S20

After successfully connecting to the network, you will see the Connected label under the Current network section.

The Settings icon (wheel-like figure) next to the name of the current Wi-Fi network contains quick menu options you can configure to manage your network connection.

To test if your internet connection is working, open any browser applications on your phone then try to navigate through different websites and pages. If the sites are loading up successfully, it means that everything is working as intended. If it’s not, then you will need to do some basic internet troubleshooting to identify the cause and resolve the issue.

And that’s it! Your galaxy s20 is now connected to Wi-Fi and is all set for online service requests. 

If you encounter some errors when attempting to set up or connect to the Wi-Fi network, try to power cycle the modem/router then restart your phone. This can help eliminate random system flaws that might have caused minor issues with the network connection.

Also ensure that your modem/router is turned on and within range. The farther the modem/router is from your phone, the weaker the signal your phone gets. This likely results in weak signal and intermittent connection.

And that covers everything in this guide. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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