How to Easily Manage Wi-Fi and Mobile Data on Android 12

If you’ve recently updated your Android device to Android 12 and find yourself asking, “Where are the Wi-Fi and mobile data toggles?”, you’re not alone. Google has made changes to the internet options in both the regular settings and Quick settings menu. In this article, we will guide you on how to turn off mobile data or Wi-Fi on Android 12.

The New Internet Button in Android 12

Before Android 12, you could easily toggle Wi-Fi and mobile data on and off in the Quick settings menu. However, in Android 12, Google has integrated these options into a single Internet tile. This change might feel inconvenient at first, but Google claims that it is more intuitive because it brings both mobile data and Wi-Fi under the same umbrella.

The Internet tile also displays the currently connected network (mobile data or Wi-Fi), making it easier to determine which internet connection your phone is using.

How to Turn off Wi-Fi on Android 12

From Settings

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Tap on Network & Internet and then Internet.
  3. Turn off the toggle next to Wi-Fi to disconnect from Wi-Fi. You can also tap on a network to connect to it.

From Quick Settings

  1. Open the notification panel by swiping down.
  2. Tap on the Internet tile. The Internet pop-up screen will appear.
  3. Turn off the toggle next to Wi-Fi to disable it or tap on a different Wi-Fi network or mobile data to connect to it.

How to Turn off Mobile Data on Android 12

From Internet Settings

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Network & Internet and tap on Internet.
  3. Tap on the Settings icon next to the mobile network. Make sure to tap on the cog icon and not the network’s name.
  4. Turn off the toggle for Mobile data.

From SIM Settings

  1. Go to Settings > Network & Internet.
  2. Tap on the SIMs text.
  3. Turn off the toggle next to Mobile data. You can also adjust other settings such as roaming, data warning, VoLTE, preferred network type, and Wi-Fi calling.

From Quick Settings

Open the notification panel and tap on the Internet tile. Turn off the toggle next to the network provider’s name to disable data.

How to Turn off Data Completely on Android 12

To turn off both mobile data and Wi-Fi, tap on the Internet tile in Quick settings. Then turn off the toggles next to Wi-Fi and your cellular service provider’s name.

How to Fix the Internet Tile Missing in Quick Settings

If you can’t find the Internet tile in Quick settings, it’s probably because it’s hidden. Here’s how you can enable it:

  1. Open the notification panel.
  2. Swipe down on Quick settings to view more tiles. Tap on the Edit (pencil) icon.
  3. Scroll down and find the Internet tile. Hold and drag it to the desired section. Go back, and you will now see the Internet tile in Quick settings.

Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips to enhance your Android 12 experience:

  • Tip 1: How to Turn off Wi-Fi Calling on Android 12: Open Settings > Network & Internet > Internet. Tap on the cog icon for your mobile network and disable Wi-Fi calling.
  • Tip 2: How to Turn Data Saver On or Off: Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Data saver. Enable or disable data saver mode and manage apps with unrestricted data usage.
  • Tip 3: How to Change SIM Name and Color: Open Settings > Network & Internet. Tap on the SIMs text and edit the SIM name and color.

Conclusion

Managing Wi-Fi and mobile data on Android 12 may seem different from previous versions, but once you become familiar with the new Internet tile, it becomes a seamless process. Remember to customize your Quick settings and explore other features offered by Android 12 to make the most out of your device.

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