I work in an office that has 3 WiFi networks, the strength obviously depending on where you are in the building. All 3 networks have been set up on my iPad 3. I often move around in the office, but find that my iPad never switches to the strongest network, but always stays on the network I have manually selected (assuming there is even a slight signal of that network). I have to manually go to the Settings app to switch over to the strongest network, which is a hassle.

Is there a way to get the iPad to switch automatically to the currently strongest network?

  • The only way this would happen is if you completely lost connection to the one you were currently on.
    – Tony
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 20:17
  • So, in other words, I should accept having a very poor connection and slow internet speed when a strong connection in my vicinity is available.
    – Josh
    Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 7:58
  • No go to your settings and switch to a different network. Do you have any device that will switch to a stronger signal? How would it know to switch? What's the threshold? How would it know when not to switch? Etc. I don't think it'd be impossible to do but the amount of time and effort someone would have to put into something like this probably isn't worth the limited application.
    – Tony
    Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 14:33
  • Hi Tony, all good points thanks. However I definitely think there is a need for such an application, seeing though we depend so heavily on a stable and fast internet connection.
    – Josh
    Commented Feb 17, 2013 at 9:33
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    If the office wifi were set up so that they all broadcasted the same SSID (instead of broadcasting different ones) the iPad would automatically use the strongest one. Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 17:36

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Sorry mate, unfortunately no such thing exists.

  • → Can: shouldn't you make a small test to check 😄?
    – dan
    Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 20:19
  • Well that’s a shame. There are apps on android that do exactly what’s requested here. I use SmartWifiSelector, and it works great.
    – Mark Teese
    Commented Feb 16, 2021 at 19:38

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