Recently my Google Pixel device is getting officially OTA update and upgraded 7.1.2 to android 8.0 Oreo. This android Oreo includes Wi-Fi preferences, Wi-Fi assistant and other important network & internet settings. Let see how to enable Google Pixel wifi assistant on android Oreo 8.0.
In latest android 8.0, you can turn on Wi-Fi automatically on Google Pixel/Pixel XL, Nexus 6P/5x and other android Oreo devices using Wi-Fi preferences settings. This Google Pixel Wi-Fi assistant in android 8.0 Oreo is automatically connects your device to high quality Wi-Fi hotspot. To protect your device from unknown network, your phone data transmitted through a secure VPN which is managed by Google.
To use this Android 8.0 Wi-Fi assistant, enable connect to open networks in your android Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P/6 etc. Follow below given complete guide to enable Google Pixel wifi assistant on android Oreo 8.0.
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How to enable Google Pixel wifi assistant on android Oreo
Here I will show you two tips, one is Turn on / Turn off WiFi assistant in android 8.0 Oreo. And another is turn on WiFi automatically on android 8.0 Oreo.
Enable Wi-Fi assistant on Google Pixel in android Oreo 8.0:
Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo devices
Step 2: Tap Network & Internet
Here you can see various options including Wi-Fi, Mobile network, Wi-Fi and mobile Data usage, Hotspot & tethering, VPN and Aeroplane mode.
Step 3: Tap VPN
Step 4: Tap Wi-Fi assistant settings gear icon
You will see always-on VPN and block connection without VPN (This option is disable) options.
Step 5: Enable always-on VPN to stay connected to VPN at all times
Now enable Google Pixel wifi assistant on android Oreo 8.0. You can edit VPN profile in your android Oreo device using VPN settings. Enter name, type, server address, Username and password and create VPN in your android device.
Delete VPN from android 8.0 Oreo
Settings > Network & Internet > VPN > Tap Wi-Fi assistant settings gear icon > Forget VPN (Show step 5 screenshot)
Other added new Wi-Fi feature in your Google Pixel 8.0 Oreo devices is automatically turn on Wi-Fi in Pixel.
Turn on WiFi automatically on Google Pixel in android Oreo 8.0
Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi preference > Enable connect to open network
Now your device search nearby public Wi-Fi and Turn on WiFi automatically on Nexus 6P/5X, Google Pixel/Pixel XL and other supported Oreo devices.
In Advanced Wi-Fi in Oreo, you can see keep Wi-Fi on during sleep, Network rating provider, Wi-Fi direct, MAC address, IP address etc.
And that’s it. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial to enable Google Pixel wifi assistant on android Oreo and Turn on WiFi automatically on Google Pixel 8.0. If you have any trouble, let us know in below comment box.