Avast Wi-Fi Finder for iOS: FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
This article answers questions related to the features, settings and general use of Avast Wi-Fi Finder for iOS.
Download and Installation
Features and Settings
What is Wi-Fi Finder?
Wi-Fi Finder is a free mobile app that provides you with access to a database of public Wi-Fi networks. From the app, you can view information about the quality and security rating of a Wi-Fi network before you connect. You can also download packs of Wi-Fi networks for a variety of countries so that you can access them even when you are not connected to the internet.
What are the system requirements for Wi-Fi Finder?
You can install and run Wi-Fi Finder on any Apple iPhone or Apple iPod Touch running iOS 9 and higher.
How can I download and install Wi-Fi Finder?
Wi-Fi Finder for iOS is available from the App Store.
- Open App Store from the apps screen of your device.
- Search for Avast Wi-Fi Finder.
- Open the Avast Wi-Fi Finder page, tap Get, and if asked for permissions, select Accept.
- Tap Open when the download is complete.
- Tap Continue to confirm that you have read and accept the terms of the AVAST End User License Agreement.
Wi-Fi Finder is ready to use on your device. The app is only available in a free version so you do not need a license to activate and use the app.
How can I uninstall Wi-Fi Finder?
To remove Wi-Fi Finder from your iOS device, follow these steps:
- Press and hold the Avast Wi-Fi Finder icon on the main screen of your device for a few seconds.
- Tap the small X which appears in the upper-left corner of the icon.
- Confirm that you want to remove the app from your device.
Wi-Fi Finder is no longer installed on your device.
What is the Available Wi-Fi feature?
Each time that you open Wi-Fi Finder on your device, the app displays a list of Available Wi-Fi networks, including the Wi-Fi network that you are connected to, if applicable, and the Wi-Fi networks that are within range or walking distance from your location.
You can tap the name of a Wi-Fi network to see the security, speed, rating, and estimated walking distance from your location. You can also see whether a password is needed to connect to the network, and whether the password is available or not.
What is the Map feature?
When you tap the Map icon in Wi-Fi Finder, a map of Wi-Fi networks opens where you can see the location and proximity of a Wi-Fi connection in relation to your current location.
Tap a Wi-Fi network on the map to open more information about the connection, including the security, speed, rating, and estimated walking distance. You can also go directly to your Apple Maps from the app for directions to the network.
How can I connect to a Wi-Fi network shown in Wi-Fi Finder?
To connect to a Wi-Fi network that is part of the Wi-Fi Finder database, go to the Wi-Fi section of your device Settings. Wi-Fi networks that are part of the Wi-Fi Finder database are labelled with the sub-text Avast Wi-Fi Finder. You can connect to closed Wi-Fi networks without providing the password if Wi-Fi Finder already knows the password.
What is Offline Mode?
Offline Mode gives you access to pre-downloaded Wi-Fi network packs when you are not connected to the internet.
When you tap the Offline Mode icon in the Wi-Fi Finder interface, a list of downloadable Wi-Fi network packs opens. Each of these network packs contains public Wi-Fi networks for a select country or region. After you have downloaded a Wi-Fi network pack, you can access the Wi-Fi networks included in the pack from the Available Wi-Fi or Map sections of the app even when you are offline.
For each downloaded network pack, you can see the number of Wi-Fi networks that are in the pack and the amount of space the pack consumes. If new Wi-Fi networks become available for a downloaded network pack, you can see the number of new networks and have the option to update the pack directly.
When should I use Offline Mode?
Offline Mode enables you to connect to public Wi-Fi networks even when you are not connected to the internet. For example, if you're travelling to a foreign country, download the Wi-Fi network pack for that country in advance. Once there, find and connect to Wi-Fi networks while offline. Additionally, if you’re interested in saving as much mobile data as possible, turn on the Activate on mobile data option which you can access by tapping the More icon in the app. When this setting is turned on, Wi-Fi Finder uses Offline Mode even when you’re using your mobile data plan.
What do each the Wi-Fi network connection requirements mean?
Wi-Fi Finder displays the connection requirements of each Wi-Fi network so that you know what information you need to connect. The possible connection requirements are:
- Open network: you do not need a password.
- Password required: you need a password but the password is not known by Wi-Fi Finder.
- Login needed: you need to fulfill additional authentication in your browser.
- Internet verified: you can connect without knowing the password even if a password is required. Wi-Fi Finder has confirmed the availability, and knows the password (if applicable) of Internet verified connections.
How can I rate a Wi-Fi network on Avast Wi-Fi Finder?
You can rate Wi-Fi connections that you are connected to. On the information page of the connected Wi-Fi network, tap the Rating icon, then tap the Thumbs up or Thumbs down icon.
What does it mean if a Wi-Fi network does not have a rating on Avast Wi-Fi Finder?
The Wi-Fi network ratings on Wi-Fi Finder are provided by our customers. If not enough ratings exist for a Wi-Fi network, no rating is given.
How can I provide feedback about Avast Wi-Fi Finder?
We are very open to feedback from all of our customers. You can provide your comments or support for Avast mobile products in the following ways:
- Write a review on the App Store.
- Tell your friends about our software via Facebook or Twitter.
- Post reviews in iOS related forums.
- Contact our Support team from the app by tapping Menu icon, then Contact Support.