How to Turn on DHCP on My iPhone

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How to Turn on DHCP on My iPhone
Turn on DHCP service when connecting to a Wi-Fi network. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

When you connect to the Internet on your iPhone using a Wi-Fi network instead of the 3G connection, you save battery life and experience faster network speeds. If you are having trouble getting online using a Wi-Fi network, check and adjust the network's advanced settings. Most Wi-Fi networks use the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which can be enabled through the Settings app.

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  1. 1

    Tap "Settings" on the iPhone home screen.

  2. 2

    Tap "Wi-Fi."

  3. 3

    Move the slider at the top of the screen to the "ON" position if Wi-Fi is not already enabled. A list of nearby Wi-Fi networks appear on the screen beneath "Choose a network."

  4. 4

    Tap on the blue arrow icon next to the name of the Wi-Fi network you want to use to connect to the Internet and enter a password if prompted.

  5. 5

    Tap the "DHCP" button underneath IP Address to enable the DHCP service.

  6. 6

    Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap "Renew Lease" to automatically obtain a new IP address and use it to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

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