How to protect your phone when connecting to public Wi-Fi?

Protect your phone when connecting to public Wi-Fi Protect your phone when connecting to public Wi-Fi
When it comes to public Wi-Fi in security issues matter. Connecting to public Wi-Fi is not completely safe because you do not know who made the setup.
It is better not to use public Wi-Fi at all, instead you can use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. If you have to use the public Wi-Fi network, you can reduce the potential damage by following some simple steps.

Know who you trust?
Connect to Wi-Fi networks in well known places. A public Wi-Fi network is not completely secure, but known networks are safer than the public Wi-Fi networks. You can use a Wi-Fi network for a known store or café that you have previously contacted.

Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Google Chrome allows you to know whether the site you are visiting uses secure, encrypted or unencrypted Secure Text Transfer Protocol by showing an "Not secure" tag.

Do not share a lot of information
Be careful when connecting to a public Wi-Fi network, especially if you are asked to provide your personal information, such as your email address or phone number. If you need to connect to a public Wi-Fi network, consider using an alternate email address rather than the original one.

Use Virtual private network
Setup a virtual private network connection is a more effective method to stay safe when connected to a public Wi-Fi network. It encrypts data that is transferred to and from your laptop or phone, and connects your device to a secure server, making it difficult for others connected to the same network or anyone using the same network to know what you are doing or see your details.