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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Network Connectivity: Using Mobile Data, Wi-Fi, Passpoint and Smart Network Switch

By: Gra | Tuesday, October 28, 2014


In this guide, we'll help you learn the basics of Samsung Galaxy Alpha's network connectivity, particularly on Mobile Data and Wi-Fi network management.

Read on to learn how to use mobile data, and use and manage wireless networks on your new Galaxy device.

Using Mobile Data on Galaxy Alpha

You can connect your Galaxy Alpha to a mobile network for Internet use, or media file sharing with other devices. Follow these steps to activate Mobile Data on your device:

  1. Tap on Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  1. Select Data Usage
  1. Tap Mobile Data, to enable and use the feature.

Alternately, you can activate mobile data by opening the quick setting panel, and then tapping on Mobile data from the given options.

Note: Charges may apply when using mobile data on your device. Please contact your carrier for more information on mobile data charges.

Using Wi-Fi on Galaxy Alpha

You can connect your Galaxy Alpha to a Wi-Fi network to use the Internet or share media files with other devices. To use Wi-Fi for Internet on your new Samsung device, you need to enable the feature first.

Here's how to  enable and use Wi-Fi on your Alpha handset:

  1. Tap Apps from the Home screen.
  1. Tap on Settings.
  1. Select Wi-Fi.
  1. Tap the Wi-Fi switch to enable or turn the feature ON.
  2. Select a wireless network to use from the available Wi-Fi networks list.
  1. When prompted, enter a network password.
  1. Tap on Connect.

When the device connects to a wireless network, it will reconnect to that same network each time it’s available without requiring a password anymore.

You can prevent the device from connecting to a wireless network automatically by selecting it from the list of networks and then tap on Forget, to forget the network.

Manage Wi-Fi networks on Galaxy Alpha

If your preferred network does not show in the Wi-Fi networks list, then please follow these steps:

  1. Tap Add Wi-Fi network at the bottom of the list.
  1. Enter the network name in the Network SSID.
  1. Select the security type.
  1. Enter the Password (if it’s not an open network).
  2. Tap Connect.

Please contact your Internet service provider for information on your Network SSID, security type, etc. 

Enable Wi-Fi Passpoint Feature on Galaxy Alpha

You can use Wi-Fi Passpoint to enable the device to search for and connect to a certified Wi-Fi network. With the Passpoint feature, you can connect to public Wi-Fi networks that support automated authentication. It will also allow your phone to search for and connect to another certified Wi-Fi network when you move to a new location.

To enable Wi-Fi Passpoint feature on your Galaxy Alpha, tap on Advanced, then select Passpoint.

Note: Wi-Fi Passpoint may not be available in all regions.Please contact your carrier and verify if you can avail this service.

Enable Smart Network Switch on Galaxy Alpha

Smart Network switch is a feature used to maintain a stable network connection on your Galaxy Alpha, when you browse webpages, download contents and the like.

To enable Smart Network switch on your Galaxy Alpha, tap Apps, select Settings from the Apps screen, tap Wi-Fi and then select Smart network switch. Doing so will let your phone switch from a Wi-Fi network to a mobile network automatically when the current wireless network is weak or unstable. 

When the wireless network becomes strong, the phone automatically switches back to the original wireless network used.

And that covers everything for this guide. Please keep posted for more on Samsung Galaxy Alpha network connectivity guide to populate soon in this site.

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