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Change Wi-Fi to WLAN

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

To meet regulatory requirements and/or meet mobile operator requirements for some markets, partners can replace the string Wi-Fi with the generic term WLAN. Enabling this customization changes all Wi-Fi strings to WLAN.

Constraints: ImageTimeOnly


  1. Create a customization answer file using the contents shown in the following code sample.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>  
    <ImageCustomizations xmlns=""  
                         Description="Use To replace the 'Wi-Fi' strings in the phone UI to 'WLAN' to meet mobile operator or regulatory requirements."  
        <Settings Path="WiFi/FirstBoot">  
          <Setting Name="WiFiToWLAN" Value="" />    
  2. Specify an Owner.

  3. Set the value of WiFiToWLAN to one of the following:


    1 or 'Enabled'

    Use to enable or replace all "Wi-Fi" strings with "WLAN".

    0 or 'Disabled'

    Use to disable the customization. This is the default behavior.

Testing steps:

  1. Flash a build containing this customization to a phone.

  2. Go to the Settings screen and verify that WLAN now shows up instead of Wi-Fi.

  3. Tap WLAN, and verify that “Wi-Fi” does not appear in the WLAN setting screen.

    All other “Wi-Fi” strings on the phone should now show “WLAN”.

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