How to Manually Connect to a Hidden WiFi Network on Android 8 Oreo or Higher


  • to connect to a network with a hidden SSID
  • to manually connect to a WiFi network


  • Android 8.0 Oreo or higher
  • Hidden WiFi


  1. Tap Settings 
  2. Network & Internet
  3. Tap Wi-Fi
  4. Ensure that the WiFi switch (upper-right) is turned on
  5. Tap Add network
  6. From the Network SSID field, enter the appropriate network name
  7. From the Security field, tap the Dropdown menu
  8. Tap the applicable security option:
    • None - If using an Open network (None), skip to step 11
    • WEP
    • WPA/WPA2 PSK
    • 802.1x EAP
  9. If prompted, enter a User name in the Identity field
  10. Enter the password into the Password field
    • Note: To view the password as it is being entered, tap Show password 
  11. Tap Advanced options and then ensure all additional settings (e.g. Proxy, IP Settings, etc.) are configured appropriately (if applicable)
  12. Tap on the arrow under Hidden network to change the selection to Yes
  13. Tap SAVE