Written by Keith Meyers
There are several third-party applications available that will automatically enable WiFi when your Android phone is near a wireless access point. You can find all types of auto connect WiFi applications on Android Market's website that you can use for free or pay a small fee. When you're searching for an auto connect WiFi application, be sure to choose one that is able to save power on the battery by automatically disabling WiFi on your Android phone whenever the connection lost.
Sign in to your Gmail account. If you don't have an Google Gmail account set up on your Android phone you won't be able to download applications from the Android Market. Open the Web browser on your phone and type â€śMarket.android.comâ€ť in the search field. Then click the â€śSearchâ€ť button. After the Web page loads in your browser, look for the hyperlink â€śCreate An Accountâ€ť and click on it.
Type your first and last name in the appropriate fields. Provide a user name and enter it into the â€śDesired Login Nameâ€ť field. Create a password for your Gmail account and enter your information in the â€śPasswordâ€ť field. Keep in mind that your password should be at least eight characters. It'sÂ also a good idea to use symbols, numbers and upper case letters to make your Gmail password more secure. Continue entering the required information and accept the Terms of Service agreement. Press the â€śI accept. Create my accountâ€ť button when you are finished.
Go to the Home screen on your Android phone. Click on the â€śAndroid Marketâ€ť icon to open the application. Click the â€śSearchâ€ť icon and type â€śAuto Connect WiFiâ€ť in the search field. Look for a free auto connect WiFi application from the list that's shown on the displayed screen. WiFi Auto Connect, WeFi, and WiFi Auto On are several free applications that you can use on your Android phone. Â
Select the auto connect WiFi application that you want to use. Press â€śInstallâ€ť and then press â€śOKâ€ť to download the application on your phone. After the application has finished downloading its files on your phone, you will see a pop up message on the display screen indicating that the installation is complete. Look for the application icon in your phone's app launcher.
Click on the auto connect WiFi icon to launch the application on your phone. Follow the onscreen instructions for running the application.