Wi-Fi login page does not open on Android or iPhone: how to do it

Public Wi-Fi login page won’t open or is unavailable? Let’s see how to fix it on iPhone and Android smartphones

Login Wi-Fi

When we connect to a public Wi-Fi network (hotspot) we will be shown, in most cases, a web login page to be able to access the service, displayed directly in the phone browser. In some cases this page is not displayed or the notification associated with it is closed by mistake, thus rendering impossible to access free public Wi-Fi.

In the following guide we will show you how to view wifi login page on iphone and smartphone so that when we connect to a hotspot, we can connect to the Internet without using mobile data network traffic. The proposed recommendations are valid for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

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1) Reconnect the Wi-Fi network

The first thing to do is try reconnecting to the same Wi-Fi network, forgetting your current connection and trying to log in again via the same network.

To proceed on the iPhone we open the app Settingswe press on the menu Wi-Fiwe press on the icon in the shape of “i” present next to the public network on which we are trying to access and finally we press on Forget this network.

On Android we can proceed by opening the app Settingstaking us to the menu Wi-Fipressing on the arrowhead icon (next to the connected network) and finally pressing on Delete network, Forget network e Clear Wi-Fi.

Once the disconnection has taken place, press again on the name of the free Wi-Fi network, press on the notification that will appear and log in as requested by the network.

2) Disable Wi-Fi auto connect

If your public Wi-Fi network is within a chain or in a public park it might be wise to turn it off automatic reconnectionso that we can choose from time to time when to connect to the network and avoid using old login credentials.

To disable the Wi-Fi auto connection on the iPhone let’s go to the path Settings -> Wifi seen previously, press the “i” icon next to the network to which we are automatically connected and deactivate the switch next to the item Automatic login.

On Android we can disable the Wi-Fi auto connect by opening the app Settingstaking us to the menu Wi-Fiby clicking on the name of the network to which we are connected and deactivating the switch next to the item Connect automatically.

3) Choose the Wi-Fi network with the best coverage

Even public Wi-Fi networks increasingly feature dual band, so as to offer maximum speed when we are connected near the modem or router. But if we are far from the access point always connect to the 2.4 GHz networkwhich offers greater coverage (especially outdoors) at the expense of maximum speed.

To check the type of network we are currently using, open the Wi-Fi network information (as already seen in the previous two chapters) and choose a network that explicitly uses 2.4 GHz for the connection; on Android this verification is much easier than on the iPhone, given that in the summary sheet of the Wi-Fi network there is an indication of the network technology in use (in this specific case we will have to exploit the networks Wi-Fi 4 o IEEE 802.11n).

For more information, read our guide to differences between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks.

4) Reset your default browser

When we connect to a public Wi-Fi network, a warning notification will always appear and the default browser will be opened to log in; if we have changed the default browser the login window may not appear or may be empty (a white web page). To solve this problem is enough reset your default browser (Google Chrome per Android e Safari per iPhone).

To reset the default browser on iPhone we open the app Settingswe press down on the third-party browser app installed on the phone (for example Google Chrome), we press on the item Default browser app and make sure it is selected Safari.

To reset the default browser on Android phones just open the app Settingstake us to the menu App o App managementselect the browser used up to that moment and press on Delete the presets. Now just open any web link from emails or messages to see the browser choice window appear, so you can restore Google Chrome (and remember your choice for future links).

To learn more, we can read our guide on how to change default apps on android.

5) Turn off VPN connections

VPN connections can interfere with the access window of Wi-Fi networks, thus preventing the use of free wireless service. Though VPN is highly recommended when we are connected to a public hotspot, it is convenient activate it only after having logged insince the VPN tunnel can interfere in this delicate phase.

To temporarily disable VPN connections on the iPhone, open the app Settings and turn off the switch next to the entry VPN. If the VPN connection is provided by a third-party app, it is advisable to open the app in question and turn off the VPN from there, in order to avoid any unwanted VPN reconnections.

To turn off VPN connections on Android, all we have to do is open the app Settingspress on the menu VPN and turn off the switch next to the entry VPN. Also in this case it is advisable to deactivate the VPN connection directly from third-party apps (if we have any installed and active).

Still on the subject of VPN on the phone, we can read our guide to best VPNs for Android, iPhone free and unlimited.


Following the proposed methods we should be able to always log in on public Wi-Fi networks (hotspots), showing notification and login web page without any problem. In the event that the page does not show or it is impossible to connect, we restart the phone and, as a last resort, restore the network connections, as also seen in our guide on how to do it reset network settings on android and iphone.

To learn more, we can read our guides to Hotspot app, for better internet connection management (Android and iPhone) and about how use the phone to navigate from the PC (hotspot).


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