As Wi-Fi or a public network is a must for almost all the apps in all the new smartphones, smartphone system remain in search of public network if you are not connected to a public network. And if you are not sure; whether a public network is available or not, it is a good idea to activate a feature in the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop which will notify you whenever it will detect a public network in surrounding area.

It is easy to enable this feature to notify you about the Wi-Fi network around you but if you do feel some problem, see the instructions.


1: Tap the icon of ‘Settings’, given at the bottom right corner of the Home screen of your Android 5.0.2 Lollipop device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.Lollipop-WiFi-Notification-12: At the ‘Settings’ screen, tap the ‘Wi-Fi’ in the ‘Wireless & networks’ section. Lollipop-WiFi-Notification-23: At the ‘Wi-Fi’ screen, ensure that the ‘Wi-Fi’ is connected – this is indicated by the status of ‘Wi-Fi’ which is ‘Connected’ and the ‘On’ status of the switch which is Green.

4: Tap the ‘Settings’ button, placed at the top right corner of the ‘Wi-Fi’ screen, immediately below the status bar. It will open up a popup menu.Lollipop-WiFi-Notification-35: Tap the ‘Advanced’ in the popup menu.Lollipop-WiFi-Notification-46: At the ‘Advanced Wi-Fi’ screen, see the ‘Network notification’ (Notify whenever a public network is available) is switched off which is indicated by the Grey color of the switch. Lollipop-WiFi-Notification-57: Tap the switch and drag it to the right to turn it on. The color of the switch will change to Green, indicating that the ‘Network notification’ is turned on.Lollipop-WiFi-Notification-6From now onward, whenever your Android 5.0.2 Lollipop will detect any public network around you, it will notify you and a notification will appear in the status bar of your Android device – depending upon your device.

That’s all!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *