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.


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