in ,

Apple iPhone 8 Starters Guide: How to use and manage iOS 11 network and connectivity settings [Tutorials]

Apple has just made an official announcement of its newest flagship smartphones — the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Aside from being crafted with fresh, sophisticated designs, both these iPhones entrenched a number of new specs and more advanced functions fuelled by Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor.

The new iPhones would go up for a pre-order on the 15th of September, a week before the final release date. If you ever yearned to be among the first few people to get a hold of these new iPhones, this post highlights some basic guidelines that will walk you through the basics of the iPhone 8 network and connectivity features. Read on to learn the basic requisites of using and configuring each of the following connectivity features on the iPhone 8 and make the most of your new iOS 11 device.

How to use and manage Bluetooth on iPhone 8?

The implementation of iOS 11 has brought a revamped to the Control Center among iOS devices. The modified Control Center interface will no longer sport the three-pane view, making it even more convenient and work better for your needs.  

The new Control Center can also be customized according to your preference as it now offers a green + or red – controls to you to add the options you want or remove the ones you don’t want to be in there. Among the available controls and options you can use and manage through the iOS 11 control center are Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, to name a few. Highlighted below is a step-by-step guide on how to turn Bluetooth on or off and how to pair your iPhone 8 with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.

Steps on how to turn Bluetooth on or off:

Just like other iOS features, you will need to turn Bluetooth on in order to use the feature or pair your new iPhone to other Bluetooth devices. The following steps will teach you how to turn this feature on or off using the iOS 11 control center. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen or any screen.
  2. Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen. Doing so will open the Control Center. If you see a small arrow, slide your finger up again.
  3. When the control center launches, tap the Bluetooth icon. Doing so will turn on or enable Bluetooth on your iPhone.

Once enabled, your iPhone 8 is now ready for pairing with other compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices nearby.

Steps on how to pair your iPhone 8 to other Bluetooth devices:

You now have enabled Bluetooth on your iPhone 8 so it’s all set to be paired with other Bluetooth devices. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Bluetooth.

Considering that Bluetooth is already enabled, your iPhone will automatically scan for available devices.

  1. Once it’s done scanning, tap to select the device you want to pair.
  2. If prompted, tap Pair. Otherwise, enter the correct PIN and then tap OK to proceed.
  3. Go to the other device you want to pair with your iPhone 8. Tap the given option to accept the pairing.

Wait until both devices are successfully paired and  you should be all set.

How to use and manage GPS on your iPhone 8

When you enable Location Services on your device, you can individually control which apps and system services can have access to Location Services data. When enabled, apps and websites like Maps, Weather, and Camera can use information from Wi-Fi, Cellular, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System (GPS) to determine your approximate location.

You will know if Location Services is active if you see a black or white icon in the status bar on your iPhone. Usually, you will be asked to allow the app to access your location the first time the app attempts to access your location.

On the other hand, turning Location Services off will deny relevant apps from using your location in the foreground or background, thus limiting performance of various Apple and third-party  applications.

Should you need help connecting to GPS on your iPhone 8, refer to these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select Privacy.
  4. Tap Location Services.
  5. Toggle the switch next to Location Services to turn the feature on or off.
  6. To manage permission for individual apps to use location services on your iPhone, tap the desired app and select from the given options including Never, While Using the App, or Always.

How to use and manage iPhone 8 Tethering feature

While it is not common for most people to use mobile phones as modem or router, there are times when you just got no other options to connect to the Internet but with your smartphone. Smartphones these days are just powerful enough to serve several purposes including Internet sharing. In case you’re wondering how to get this done with your iPhone 8, the following steps will help you get started. Here’s how to share internet connection from your iPhone 8 with a computer:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Personal Hotspot.
  4. Toggle the switch next to Personal Hotspot to turn the feature on.
  5. Next, connect your iPhone 8 to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  6. Wait until syncing is complete and then your iPhone will automatically start tethering.

In the case where you don’t see any option for Personal Hotspot, contact your carrier to ensure that Personal Hotspot is included in your plan.

How to use Mobile Hotspot with your iPhone 8

Aside from tethering, you can also share your mobile internet with other devices using your iPhone 8 Mobile Hotspot. Again, you will need to enable Personal Hotspot on your iPhone 8 to make this possible. To help you get started, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select Personal Hotspot.
  4. Toggle the switch next to Personal Hotspot to turn the feature ON.
  5. If necessary, tap Wi-Fi Password to change the Wi-Fi password. The Wi-Fi Network name is similar to that of your device’s name. You can find this information by going to Settings-> General-> About section.

How to use and manage Wi-Fi Settings on your iPhone 8

It is important to know even at least the basics on Wi-Fi settings management with your new iPhone especially when dealing with different types of network connectivity issues in the future. The following steps highlights the process in enabling/disabling Wi-Fi, deleting or forgetting Wi-Fi network, as well as scanning and connecting to a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone 8.

Follow these steps to enable or disable Wi-Fi network on your iPhone 8:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen or any screen you want.
  2. Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen. Doing so will open the Control Center. If you see a small arrow on the screen, slide your finger up again.
  3. Tap the Wi-Fi icon on the Control Center to turn the Wi-Fi on or off.

When Wi-Fi is enabled, you can start scanning and connecting to your preferred wireless network.

How to scan and connect to a wireless network on your iPhone 8

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.
  4. If necessary, tap the Wi-Fi slider to turn Wi-Fi on.

Your iPhone will then automatically scan for Wi-Fi networks.

  1. Scroll to and tap to select the wireless network you want to connect to.
  2. If prompted, enter the correct password to continue. This is usually the case when attempting to connect to a private network.
  3. Tap Join.

Wait until the your device successfully connects to the selected wireless network.

How to delete or forget network on your iPhone

Forgetting or deleting the network is sometimes needed when things go wrong with your iPhone’s wireless functions like when it’s unable to connect to an active wireless network. Relevant information such as Wi-Fi password, and server settings will then be deleted in the process. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap .Wi-Fi
  4. Tap the blue “i” or information icon located next to the Wi-Fi network you want to delete.
  5. Tap the option to Forget this Network.

The selected Wi-Fi network will then be removed from the current list of available networks on your iPhone. If you wish to use that same network, you will need to add that network again.

How to use and manage network and VoLTE settings on your iPhone 8

The following highlights the basic steps in configuring network settings on your iPhone 8 including APN and VoLTE settings management.

Here are the steps on how to enable/disable VoLTE on your iPhone 8:

  1. Navigate to any Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Cellular.
  4. Tap Cellular Data Options.
  5. Select the option to Enable LTE.
  6. Tap Voice & Data (for VoLTE). Or select any from other given options. You may opt to select Data Only or turn Cellular data OFF.

How to perform a network reset on your iPhone 8

In case you will have some trouble using Wi-Fi or encounter an error when using Wi-Fi with your new iPhone, performing a network reset will likely resolve the problem. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Tap Reset.
  5. Select the option to Reset Network Settings.
  6. If prompted, type in the correct password for your device.
  7. Confirm action.

Resetting network settings on your iPhone will reset all data connections back to the original or factory defaults. Wi-Fi profiles and networks, tethered connections, paired Bluetooth devices, network selections, and other relevant information will be deleted in the process.

So there you have it, the basics of iOS 11 network connectivity settings management with your new iPhone 8. A more detailed and dedicated content for each of these topics will be covered in our next set of iPhone 8 tutorials, so please keep posted.

Connect with Us

If you need more help with the use of certain functions and features of the new Apple iPhone 8 smartphone, feel free to visit our Tutorial Page. There you can find a list of how-to contents, step-by-step tutorials, as well as answers to FAQs regarding iPhone 8. If you have other concerns or encountered some troubles while using the phone, you can reach us through this form. Just be sure to tell us more details of the problem or device issue(s) you may have and we will be more than happy to assist you further.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

iPhone 6 won’t turn on after user interrupted update via iTunes, loses sound randomly

How to fix my Apple iPhone 7 that won’t connect to Bluetooth [Troubleshooting Guide]