The BT Wi-fi app lets you log in to over 5 million wi-fi hotspots around the UK, providing fast browsing speeds without eating into your mobile data allowance. And best of all, it's free for BT Broadband and BT Mobile customers.
So whether you want to browse the internet, send emails, catch up on social media or stream music, movies or games, the BT Wi-fi app can help.
Step 1: Install the BT Wi-fi app and log in
The BT Wi-fi app is available for smartphones and tablets that run iOS and Android operating systems. Download the app from the relevant app store, and you’ll be prompted to enter your username and password.
If you can’t remember your username and password, click here for advice on how to reset it.
You only need to enter your username and password once. From then on the app will remember them so you can connect to the internet without delay.
Step 2: Find a BT Wi-fi hotspot
Once set up, the app will use your location to show a list of nearby premium hotspots. Chooes one from the list, and it’ll show you where it is on a map, along with how far away it is, and driving and walking directions.
Hotspots can be in shops, bars, banks and hotels so you never know where you’ll find one!
Step 3: Connect to the hotspot
Android: Once it’s set up, as soon you walk into the vicinity of the hotspot you’ll be logged in automatically.
iOS: Once you’ve gone to the hotspot, the first time you use the app you’ll need to connect. Open the Wi-fi settings, find the hotspot and click it. It should connect within seconds.
You should only have to do this once. From then on, your phone will automatically connect as soon as it comes into range.
Step 4: Find more hotspots and use filters
Tap the hotspot icon on Android or ‘Find a hotspot’ on iOS and you’ll see a map view of hotspots in your vicinity. You can scroll around and pinch to zoom in and out. The background colour will also give you an indication of how many hotspots are nearby – the warmer the tone, the more hotspots are nearby. It also tells you exactly how many are in the vicinity.
If you’re going somewhere and want to see if it has a hotspot, just enter the place name or postcode into the search bar, and the map will transport you there.
Filter hotspots by place, such as: cafes and coffee shops, pubs and bars and transport.
Step 5: Hotspot alert settings
Head to the Settings menu and you can set the app to notify you when you connect to a BT Wi-fi hotspot, either with a sound, by making your phone vibrate, or with a notification.
You can also update your login details and install a connection profile to help you log in automatically next time.