The Instabridge app offers a complete map of open Wi-Fi networks or with known passwords around and allows you to download information for offline viewing. The resource is useful when the user's data package ends or is traveling abroad, as it does not require internet to find the nearest free access point.
Available for iPhone (iOS) and Android, the app allows you to search for locations in the region with an available connection. Then, just walk to the signal range, activate the smartphone's Wi-Fi antenna and connect with a touch. See how to download maps and access Instabridge information even without 3G or 4G.
Instabridge: application has offline map of Wi-Fi networks in the region Photo: Bruno De Blasi / dnetc
How to use mobile phone GPS without internet: meet offline apps
Instabridge's creators ensure that the procedure does not violate any law. They clarify that the application "will not hack or change the password of any Wi-Fi" and also claim that the user "will be legally connected to public and shared passwords".
Step 1. Access Instabridge with an active, Wi-Fi or mobile data connection, and open your profile details at the top. Then go to Settings.
Access the Instabridge settings Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. Tap the Offline Regions option to see a list of map packages available for download, separated by continent. Each item displays the space that will be occupied in the cell phone's memory. To download the map using mobile data, remember to disable the option Only sync networks on Wi-Fi.
Access the list of offline maps of Instabridge Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. Touch the cloud next to the desired region to start downloading. To remove the map and free up space in the storage, just touch Delete.
Download maps to access Wi-Fi networks offline Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Connecting with offline maps
The way of using Instabridge does not change with online or offline maps. The only difference is that when the user has no active internet connection, the app shows only the nearby networks that are present in the downloaded map pack.
Step 1. If you downloaded the map for your region, note that Instabridge shows nearby Wi-Fi networks even with 3G or 4G disabled. Walk to the location that offers the connection and tap the Connect button when it is available on the screen. The application connects automatically, without having to enter the password manually.
Connect to Wi-Fi networks in range with a touch Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. After the successful connection, the app displays the status You are online on the main screen, indicating that Wi-Fi is ready to be used.
Instabridge shows when cell phone is connected to Wi-Fi Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves