Mostly, all iPads connect to any available cellular or Wi-Fi network automatically. However, there are times when things don’t go like it ought to… now, you want to do it yourself. Here is an iPad manual Wi-Fi connection guide you can use to create a connection.
Meanwhile, before you think of using a manual Wi-Fi connection on your iPad, try to figure out why the automatic connection is not working. The following could be the reason;
- The router is out of range.
- Router’s Firmware needs to be updated.
- The password is incorrect.
- iPad requires a software update.
- Custom DNS is not active.
If you have tried to fix the problems listed above and your iPad yet can’t connect to a Wi-Fi network, then continue with the manual connection guide below.
iPad Manual Wi-Fi Connection – Guide
- Open your iPad and tap the “Settings” app.
- Select Wi-Fi from the options listed.
- On the Wi-Fi settings page, enable connection to nearby wireless networks by turning on the Wi-Fi slider to green. A list of available nearby networks will appear.
- Tap on the network you want to connect and provide the password if it is a private network. A public network will not require a password.
- Finally, tap on the button marked “Join” to have your iPad connected to the Wi-Fi network.
If you want to join a closed Wi-Fi network, the option will not appear on the list. Therefore, you will type it in. Follow the steps below;
- Go to “Settings” and tap on “Wi-Fi”.
- Scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Other”.
- Enter the name of the closed network and its password.
- Tap on the “Join” to access the connection.