A lot of businesses offer free WiFi these days. Throw in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and even some cities, and you have a lot of options for surfing if you don't want to use your data. When you're traveling, or need to get out of your house for a while, but still need to work or check in on Facebook and Twitter, you do have options if you know where to look. Here's our list of the best WiFi apps for the iPhone.
The best apps for finding free WiFi for iPhone
25 Jan 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
The SpeedSpot WiFi Finder with Offline Maps will help you find fast WiFi wherever you are. Download the map so you can use it later without Internet, and find all of the places that have a free signal. The app gets its data from a crowdsourced database of hundreds of thousands of hotspots around the world. As of right now, it's the only database that rates WiFi by Hotspot Speed so you can choose where you want to go. The app allows you to look for hotspots in your vicinity, filter by venue, and you can decide where to go based on which location offers the fastest free WiFi.
- Huge database of free WiFi
- Rates free WiFi hotspots by speed
- Search for free WiFi in your area
- Hundreds of thousands of hotspots listed
- Free iPhone app for finding free WiFi
Wiffinity tells you where to find free WiFi locations all over the world. You can access more than 300,000 hotspots worldwide, search for spots around your location using GPS, and even find the spots offline with the map. You do not need to register or sign up for anything. The app is easy to use, offers the capacity to use it offline, and is made up of a growing community of places, wireless hotspots, and public access. The app lists hotspots in countries like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Paris, and more.
- Use while traveling
- Curated database of Internet passwords worldwide
- Community grows daily
- Use the map offline
- Free app for finding free WiFi
WiFi Map boasts as being the largest WiFi community in the App Store. The app shows WiFi hotspots worldwide, passwords and tips, and will show you close hotspots according to your location. You can share spots on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, smart search by the cafe, and use the map to find all the hotspots. Cities in the U.S. that are covered include San Francisco, Orlando, New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, and Chicago. Other cities include London, Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Mexico City, Dubai, and Istanbul, plus others.
- Shows hotspots worldwide
- Share to social media
- Cities all over the world
- Use the map to find locations
- Find free WiFi near you
Here’s a fantastic concept where it requires users to find and share Wi-Fi passwords for public Wi-Fi networks. For example, if you are going to a hotel or Starbucks and need to ask for a password to access the free public network, now you don’t have to anymore because this app will have that password available. However, it must be stated, this app is only for public Wi-Fi networks and not private networks. If you are traveling throughout America or the world, check this app to see if other users have uploaded a password. This app is truly magical!
- A community that shares public Wi-Fi passwords
- This is not for private Wi-Fi networks
- Get Wi-Fi passwords from around the world
- Also helps to identify locations with public Wi-Fi networks
- In-app purchase to remove ads
Wifi Spots Pro + WiFi passwords will help you stay connected even when you don't want to pay for your data. Even remote cities in Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, and South America have locations with free WiFi and this app will help you. The app offers free unlimited offline maps, caching so you can access maps and access points offline, and you will see the passwords and comments to WiFi access points. Find the nearest WiFi spot using your current location. The app is user friendly and well-designed.
- Stay connected even when you're traveling to remote places
- Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East, and more
- Free unlimited offline maps in Pro version
- Find the nearest hotspot
- Free with in-app subscription
Avast Wi-Fi Finder helps you find free, fast, secure WiFi wherever you are. If you're out and about and don't want to use your data plan, or are over your max bandwidth, use this app to help you find places to connect to free public hotspots. All spots in the app have been verified and proofed by real people to make sure they are real and reliable. Just launch the app, look at the map, and head to the nearest spot. You can see how fast each network is and check the security rating too, before you choose. The app also scans the WiFi network you connect to and will warn you about privacy and security issues.
- Find local free hotspots
- Check the security ratings of each network
- Get speed and privacy
- All hotspots are verified by real people
- Free app for finding WiFi hotspots
HotSpot Finder will show you WiFi hotspots and also shows Yelp! business info and reviews for each hotspot. When you plan your next business trip or holiday, the app will help you find hotspots on a map and get all the information you need to access them. It will also show you locations where you will have to pay to use the WiFi. You can look at the search results on a map or in list view. You also have the ability to save your favorite hotspots for your convenience. You can also look up phone numbers and business addresses for the WiFi hotspots.
- Quickly and easily find free or paid WiFi hotspots
- View search results on a map or in list view
- Save your favorites for convenience
- Look up numbers and addresses for WiFi hotspots
- Free app to show you WiFi hotspots
WiFi Map Pro gets you the passwords for free Internet access all over the world. It gives you free, unlimited offline maps, WiFi spots from around the world, map navigation, and smart search options. You'll get tips and passwords for WiFi hotspots and the app will tell you the closest hotspot using your current location. You get real-time customer support, too, in the event you run into problems. Stay connected even when you're traveling. Some of the cities included are Houston, Chicago, LA, Orlando, New York City, and San Francisco. Other countries listed include UK, Turkey, Mexico, Germany, France, Brazil, and Thailand.
- Easy to use
- Free unlimited offline maps
- Shows WiFi spots around the world
- Hotspots with tips and passwords
- Smart search function