- Tap "Menu"
- Tap "Settings"
- Tap "Wireless & networks"
- Turn on "Airplane mode"; which turns off "Wi-Fi"
- Turn "Wi-Fi" on and leave "Airplane mode" on
- Browse the Internet without wasting battery power searching for cell phone towers
It is advantageous to disable your phone's wireless connections when you do not have access to cell phone service because your phone wastes battery power searching for cell phone towers; especially when it can't find any. In most situations, you turn off your phone. However, you may want to browse the Internet using your phone's Wi-Fi capabilities. For example, you are in a rural town with no cell service but are sitting in a cafe with free Wi-Fi. Or, you are in another country where your phone doesn't work but you would like to use your phone's Wi-Fi capabilities.