WiFi assistant on Google Pixel devices automatically connects the two flagships to the open Wi-Fi Internet hotspots and creates a protected VPN on the phones. The Wi-Fi assistant on Pixel devices is so reliable that it virtually creates a firewall to secure your device from possible threats. Note that Wi-Fi assistant is an exclusive feature of Pixel and Nexus devices; it is not available in other leading Android phones like Samsung, LG, or OnePlus devices. If you own Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, Pixel/Pixel XL, Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X, you can turn on Wi-Fi assistant provided your device is running Android Oreo. Without further delay, here’s how to enable Google Pixel WiFi assistant on Android Oreo.
To activate Pixel WiFi assistant, you need to enable ‘connect to open networks.’ Check this quick guide to enable Google Pixel Wifi assistant on Android Oreo 8.0.
How to Turn ON Google Pixel Wi-Fi Assistant on Android Oreo
Apart from turning on/off Wi-Fi assistant in Android 8.0 Oreo, this tutorial also tells you how you can turn on Wi-Fi automatically on Android Oreo 8.0.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your Pixel or Nexus Oreo device running Android Oreo.
Step #2. Now tap on Network & Internet.
On this screen, you will find options like Wi-Fi, Mobile Network, Wi-Fi and Mobile Data usage, Hotspot & tethering, VPN, and Aeroplane mode.
Step #3. Next, you need to tap on VPN.
Step #4. Then tap on Wi-Fi assistant cogwheel from the top right corner of your phone screen.
Step #5. Here, you will see two essential options. Always-on VPN and Block connections without VPN; the second is disabled.
Toggle the switch next to Always-on VPN to stay connected with VPN always.
Finally, go back to Google Pixel Wi-fi assistant on your Android Oreo 8.0 device. If you wish, you can edit VPN profile on your device by using VPN settings. Type in your name, type, server address, username, and password to create VPN.
How to Delete VPN from Android Oreo
Launch Settings → Network & Internet → VPN → Wi-Fi Assistant gear icon → Forget VPN.
How to Turn ON Wi-Fi Automatically on Google Pixel devices running Android Oreo
The method is pretty much simple.
Go to Settings → Network & Internet → Wi-Fi → Wi-Fi Preference → toggle ‘Connect to Open Network’.
From now on, your Android device will search public Wi-Fi network and turn on Wi-Fi automatically on Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel/Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, 5X and other Oreo devices.
That’s all friends!
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