If you have the headlight/rain sensor, when the wiper stalk is placed in the intermittent position, the wipers will come on automatically. That is one detent down on the wiper stalk. Push the stalk down to intermittent and then inward and that will activate the rear wiper which will also wipe intermittently.
For auto lights, place the headlight stalk in the "Auto" position.
I turn my auto wipers off as that tends to increase the parasitic drain on the battery, since I do not drive my smart equipped with this feature everyday.