How to Enable Detect Suspicious Networks on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 | Intelligent Wi-Fi

This post demonstrates the process of enabling an advanced Wi-Fi feature on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20, which allows the device to detect suspicious requests and redirections from a potentially detrimental network. Read on to learn how to enable detect suspicious networks feature on your Galaxy Note 20.

Intelligent Wi-Fi Feature: Detect Suspicious Networks

New Samsung Galaxy devices with One UI including the recently rolled out Note 20 handset do sport a number of advanced Wi-Fi features like the one that notifies users about suspicious wireless local area networks. When these devices detect any suspicious requests or redirections, a notification will show up.

To make your device work in this manner, you will need to enable a certain feature called Detect suspicious networks. 

And here’s how it’s done on the Galaxy Note 20.

Easy Steps to Enable Detect Suspicious Networks on the Galaxy Note 20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps are not only applicable to the Galaxy Note 20 but also to other Samsung devices like the Galaxy S10, Note 10 and later models. Actual screens and menu items however may vary between device models and service providers.

  1. When ready, go to your Home screen then swipe up to access the Apps viewer and launch the Settings app. 
    Alternatively, access the notification panel by swiping down from the upper center of the screen.
    From the notification panel, locate and then tap the Gear or Settings icon.

    Doing so will route  you straight to the main settings menu of your device.
    On the settings menu, you will see a list of all the basic and advanced features you can manage and utilize.

    detect suspicious networks galaxy note20-settings

  2. Tap Connections to proceed.

    On the Connections menu, you will see the network connectivity features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode and the like.

    detect suspicious networks galaxy note20-connections

  3. To access the advanced Wi-Fi settings, tap Wi-Fi.

    Another screen opens with the current network your device is connected to and other available networks beneath it.

    detect suspicious networks galaxy note20-wifi

  4. On the upper-rightmost corner of the Wi-Fi screen, tap the triple-dot icon to view more items. Then, tap Advanced.

    Advanced internet features will populate the next display.


    detect suspicious networks galaxy note20-tripledot

  5. Toggle to turn on the switch next to Detect suspicious networks.

    With this switch enabled, your device is all set to detect any potential requests and redirects to a suspicious network or access point.

    detect suspicious networks galaxy note20-enable

Tools
  • Android 10
  • One UI 2.0
Materials
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20

How does Detect Suspicious Network feature work on your Phone?

Detect Suspicious Network is a client-based solution that is primarily designed to safeguard smartphone users from common forms of Wi-Fi attacks through suspicious hotspots. Suspicious hotspots often have network names or SSIDs that are similar to other legitimate access points that appear on the network scan list. Such networks or hotspots will capture all transmitted packets and attempt to manipulate these packets to their advantage.

Thankfully, Samsung’s new Galaxy flagship devices from the Galaxy S10 and later models are already equipped with the technology that allows them to detect potentially suspicious hotspots through traffic pattern analysis on a given network. 

When enabled, the device will show up an instant warning message upon connecting to potentially suspicious access points. As a result, the users will get a Wi-Fi security alert, telling something about the suspicious network being detected on the current Wi-Fi network and recommends disconnection from this network unless the user would opt to add the network as an exception. Hotspots that change name continuously can also be spotted through this technology.

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