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Why Is Wi-Fi Disabled on My iPod?

    About the iPod Touch

    • Apple's iPod touch has a 3.5-inch diagonal multitouch screen, which you touch, tap and swipe to run applications and change settings. When you need to type something, such as an email message or a search term while surfing the Internet, a virtual keyboard appears. You can listen to free streaming audio podcasts or watch free streaming video podcasts from Apple's iTunes Store via Wi-Fi, and listen to the audio through the included headphones or the built-in speaker.

    Wi-Fi and the Internet

    • The iPod touch comes with a variety of free apps already installed that you can use with the Internet via Wi-Fi. For example, the Safari Web browser lets you surf the net, and you use the Mail app for exchanging email messages. The FaceTime app enables you to make free video calls over the Internet, and you use the YouTube app to watch streaming videos.

    iPod Wi-Fi Settings

    • If Wi-Fi is disabled on your iPod touch, you need to change the settings options. Press the "Home" button, located below the device's touch-sensitive display. Tap the "Settings" icon on the home screen. Tap "Wi-Fi," and then tap the "Wi-Fi" option setting to "On." Tap the "Ask to Join Networks" setting to "On." The iPod touch automatically looks for Wi-Fi networks. Tap the name of a Wi-Fi network to join it. Some Wi-Fi networks are open to the public, while others require you to type a password before gaining access.

    Airplane Mode

    • Airplane personnel often require passengers to disable portable devices that emit electromagnetic signals, such as cellphones and portable devices like the iPod touch. If you have Wi-Fi activated on your iPod touch, you still might not get access to the Internet if Airplane Mode is enabled. An icon of an airplane appears at the top left of the device's screen when it is in Airplane Mode. Tap the "Settings" icon on the home screen, and then tap the "Airplane Mode" option to "Off" to disable it. The airplane icon turns into the curved bars that indicate the Wi-Fi signal strength.



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