Manage your S7's network settings easily.

Whether you want to add a new Wi-Fi network or keep your battery usage to a minimum by turning Wi-Fi off while your phone is in sleep mode, managing your networks is a good idea. Let's take a look at some of the network settings on Samsung's latest Galaxy offering.

How to add a Wi-Fi network on the Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the Notification Shade.
  2. Tap the Settings button in the top right corner of your screen. It looks like a gear.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.

    swipe down from top of screen to pull down notification shade, then tap settings button, then tap wi-fi

  4. Tap More in the upper right corner of your screen.
  5. Tap Add network.

    Tap more, tap add network

  6. Type the name of the network you wish to add.
  7. Tap on the security type for your network to select it.

    • None
    • WEP
    • WPA/WPA2/FT PSK
    • 802.1x EAP

      Type network name then choose network security type

  8. Type your Wi-Fi password in the password field.
  9. Tap connect.

    Type network password then tap connect

How to turn Smart network switch on or off on the Samsung Galaxy S7

Smart network switch lets you stay connected by switching to available cellular data sources whenever your Wi-Fi connection becomes unstable.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the Notification Shade.
  2. Tap the Settings button in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.

    swipe down from top of screen to pull down notification shade, then tap settings button, then tap wi-fi

  4. Tap More in the upper right corner of your screen
  5. Tap Smart network switch.
  6. Tap on or off in the pop-up message box.

    tap more, then tap smart network switch, then tap on or off

How to turn Network notification on or off on the Samsung Galaxy S7

Network notification is an alert the Galaxy S7 sends when it detects open Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity. This is useful if you want to connect to Wi-Fi when it is available in order to conserve your cellular data usage.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the Notification Shade.
  2. Tap the Settings button in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.

    swipe down from top of screen to pull down notification shade, then tap settings button, then tap wi-fi

  4. Tap More in the upper right corner of your screen.
  5. Tap Advanced.
  6. Toggle Network notification on or off.

    Tap more, then tap advanced, then toggle network notification on or off

How to manage the settings for Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep on the Galaxy S7

You can conserve your battery by choosing whether or not Wi-Fi is on while the S7 is in sleep mode.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the Notification Shade.
  2. Tap the Settings button in the top right corner of your screen. It looks like a gear.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.

    swipe down from top of screen to pull down notification shade, then tap settings button, then tap wi-fi

  4. Tap More in the upper right corner of your screen.
  5. Tap Advanced.

    Tap more, then tap advanced

  6. Tap Keep Wi-Fi on During Sleep.
  7. Tap the option of your choice:

    • Always: Wi-Fi is always on when the S7 is in sleep mode.
    • While charging: Wi-Fi is only on during sleep mode while the S7 is charging.
    • Never: Wi-Fi is never on while the S7 is in sleep mode

      Tap keep-wi-fi on during sleep then tap option of choice

While using this setting may save you a little bit of battery over the course of the day, you may find that totally worth it in order to save on mobile data usage if you know your phone will be able to connect to a reliable Wi-Fi network.