Whenever you do anything on your phone that requires a network connection, such as send and receive email, get social networking feeds, visit websites, or download apps, your phone automatically connects to a cellular data
network to transmit the information. If you're connected to a Wi-Fi network
, the Wi-Fi network connection
is used instead.
If your mobile operator offers Wi-Fi hotspots, then your phone may be set up to automatically connect to them, so you'll use Wi-Fi instead of cellular data when you're in range of one (at some coffee shops, for instance). Not all mobile operators offer Wi-Fi hotspots.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to have your Windows Phone 8
automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots
when you're in range of one.
If turned off, you would have to manually connect
to the Wi-Fi hotspot.