Almost every store and restaurant offers free Wi-Fi to its customers so that they can stay connected while out and about. Unfortunately, those connected to open networks are also vulnerable to attackers. Thankfully, Google not only allows users to automatically connect to open networks but also encrypts the data and transmits everything through its own VPN…

How to automatically connect to open network

  1. Go to your device’s Settings menu
  2. Locate and select Network & Internet
  3. Tap into Wi-Fi
  4. Scroll down and enter into Wi-Fi preferences
  5. Toggle on Connect to open networks

When this is turned on, and your device is connected to a public Wi-Fi network, a key icon will appear at the top of the display.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ANDROID OREO


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author