Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services W-Fi Sense in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services W-Fi Sense in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services W-Fi Sense in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services W-Fi Sense in Windows 10

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    Paid Wi-Fi Services enable you to get online by buying Wi-Fi at the hotspot through Windows Store. Windows will temporarily connect to open hotspots that are not secure to see if paid Wi-Fi services are available.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Paid Wi-Fi Services for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services during Windows Setup on PC
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services in Settings





    Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services W-Fi Sense in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services W-Fi Sense in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services during Windows Setup on PC

    1. During Windows 10 installation and setup, select Customize settings instead of Use express settings.

    2. Turn on or off Automatically connect to hotspots temporarily to see if paid Wi-Fi services are available for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services W-Fi Sense in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services W-Fi Sense in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Paid Wi-Fi Services in Settings

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 15014, Microsoft has combined some of the advanced Wi-Fi settings. Wi-Fi Sense and Paid Wi-Fi Services have been merged into a single section entitled simply “Wi-Fi services”.

    In build 15014, you would click/tap on Wi-Fi on the left side, and turn on or off Find paid plans for suggested open hotspots near me on the right side instead.


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2. Click/tap on Wi-Fi on the left side, and turn on or off Paid Wi-Fi services for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    26 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    And I thought the shared network from contacts nonsense was dumb!
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  2.    26 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Yep, definitely something you would want turned off to be more secure.
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