Wi-Fi is a wireless network that enables you to receive information from the Internet. With a Wi-Fi connection to your tablet, you can access weather, real-time traffic, and fuel prices data directly on your navigation device.
To establish a Wi-Fi network in your vehicle, you can use your cellular phone or a dedicated mobile hotspot device. Most (but not all) iPhone® and Android™ smartphones with accompanying data plans have the capability to create a hotspot or access point. Typically, flip phones and prepaid phones do not have this capability. Your wireless carrier may charge additional fees to enable this feature and may regulate your data transfer capacity. Contact your carrier for more information about your phone and data plan.
Note: The user is responsible for all third-party data charges. Please contact your wireless service provider to make sure you do not exceed the limits of your data plan.
Creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Consult the owner's manual for your smartphone for information on creating a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Connecting Your Device to Wi-Fi
Tap the Settings (gear) icon on the launch screen.
Tap the Android Settings icon.
Tap Network & Internet.
Toggle Wi-Fi on.
Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network to which you want to connect.
If prompted, enter the Wi-Fi network’s password.
Passwords are generally case sensitive. You may need to tap the ?123 or ABC keys in the bottom-left corner of your keyboard to switch between numbers, symbols and letters.
The message “Connected” will appear under the network name when you have an active connection.
Toggle Wi-Fi off to turn Wi-Fi connectivity off. Note: Disable to save battery power when not plugged in to power.
Turning the device off disables Wi-Fi. Repeat these steps when you turn the device back on to reestablish Wi-Fi. The device will save passwords to allow you to connect faster.
If the Wi-Fi connection is lost, your hotspot may have simply timed out. Try disabling and then re-enabling Wi-Fi on your smartphone or hotspot device.