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Fix Android Wi-Fi Connection Problems

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Are you facing Android Wi-Fi Connection Problems? Does it seem like the end of the world? Don’t worry in this guide we will talk about various tips & tricks which can help you resolve the Wi-Fi connectivity issue on Android devices.

Wi-Fi Connection creating a problem can really be disastrous. These invisible radio waves have become an integral part of our lives and even follow us to our offices, schools, and homes. It seems like “Wi-Fi is in the air” more than LOVE (Or, it’s probably Coronavirus). Smartphones can be really fragile and cannot be relied upon in case of a WiFi Hardware. Especially, if we talk about Android 10, users are facing a lot of issues regarding the Wi-Fi connection.

Fix Android WiFi Connection Problems

The problem can be either with passwords or even disruptive distribution of radio waves. Along with that, the software and firmware updates can have a glitch and be the cause of the problem. At times, even if the Wi-Fi is connected to the phone, it cannot load the web pages and sites which can be quite annoying, to be honest.

Fix Android Wi-Fi Connection Problems

But hey, we’re in this together. We have listed down a few amazing hacks than can solve these Wi-Fi issues, just like that.

Method 1: Forget the Network and try connecting again

If you’re not able to connect to the WiFi network on your phone then forgetting that network and connecting again can help. This kind of problem is caused when there is a conflict with the IP. Along with that, try to reboot your device and router. This will definitely solve your problem.

Here are a few steps to forget and reconnect to your Wireless Network:

1. Turn ON your Wi-Fi from the Quick Access bar.

Turn ON your Wi-Fi from the Quick Access bar

2. Now, go to Settings and tap on Wi-Fi Settings.

Now, go to Settings and tap on Wi-Fi Settings

3. Navigate to Wi-Fi, and then click on the SSID with an issue.

4. Click on Forget Network and Restart your device.

Go to Settings and Open Wi-Fi or Network Settings

5. Try connecting to the SSID again and enter your password.

Method 2: Switch Off the Power Saving Mode

Just as the name suggests, power-saving mode reduces battery consumption by turning off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, etc to minimize power consumption. Now as you see when the power saving mode is ON, the Wi-Fi is not accessible, so you need to make sure power saving mode is disabled if you’re facing the Android Wi-Fi connection problems.

Steps to Turn Off Power Saving Mode:

1. Go to Settings and then tap on ‘Battery & Performance’.

Go to Settings and then tap on ‘Battery & Performance’

2. Turn off the toggle next to Battery Saver.

Disable Battery Saver

3. Or you can locate the Power Saving Mode icon in your Quick Access Bar and turn it Off.

Disable Power Saving Mode from Quick Access Bar

Method 3: Restart your Router

If you’re not able to connect your device to the router then, in that case, it is advisable to restart your router. And once the router restart, only connect your device instead of all the other devices. Restarting the modem seems to fix various issues with Wi-Fi connection on Android phones but if this step didn’t help then move to the next method.

Modem or Router issues

Also, instead of using WPA + WPA2 security, just stick with WPA security. Similarly, you can also try to disable the passwords entirely for your SSID just to give it a try. But it is not recommended to use your router without a password because of security reasons.

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Method 4: Disable Bluetooth Temporarily

This might sound a little off but trust me this method does work. Sometimes, certain bugs on Android can conflict with Wi-Fi causing the connection problem. Now to verify this is not the case here, simply disable the Bluetooth and try connecting your network. If your device supports NFC, then it is recommended to disable it too.

Navigate your Quick Access Bar and turn OFF Bluetooth. This weird hack can work wonders.

Turn on Bluetooth of your Phone

Method 5: Make sure your Wi-Fi Password is Correct

If you’re facing Android WiFi Connection Problems then the first thing you should do is check if you’re using the correct password to connect to the WiFi. Passwords are imminent features of Wi-Fi because it’s the only way you can secure your WiFi from unauthorized access.

Wi-Fi states the first and foremost law of putting in the right password

And if you are accidentally using the wrong password then you won’t be able to connect to Wi-Fi. So first, you need to forget your WiFi network using the above method and then again connect using the correct password. One more thing that you should do is to avoid mistakes that can lead to using incorrect passwords. Try to use numbers and alphabets in sequence with proper capitalization. Also, while connecting to the WiFi make sure you are entering the numbers or letters correctly and whether the Caps lock is On or Off.

Method 6: Disable Airplane Mode

This simple fix has worked for many users, so without wasting any time let’s see how to disable the Airplane mode on your Android device:

1. Bring down your Quick Access Bar and tap on Airplane Mode to enable it.

Bring down your Quick Access Bar and tap on Airplane Mode to enable it

2. Once you enable the Airplane mode, it will disconnect your Mobile network, Wi-Fi Connections, Bluetooth, etc.

3. Wait for few seconds then again tap on it to turn off the Airplane mode. This may be able to resolve WiFi connection problems you are facing.

Wait for few seconds then again tap on it to turn off the Airplane mode.

Method 7: Reset Network Settings to Default

If all the above methods were not able to help you in fixing Android WiFi connection problems then probably resetting the Network Settings to default will. But remember that resetting network settings to default will delete all your saved WiFi networks (SSID’s), passwords, paired devices, etc. This will reset the network settings to factory default.

Follow the steps below to reset your Network Settings to Default:

1. Open Settings on your Android Device.

2. Now tap on the search bar and type Reset.

3. From the search result click on Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth.

Now tap on the search bar and type Reset

4. Next, click on the “Reset settings” at the bottom.

Next, click on the Reset settings at the bottom

Your network settings will now be set to Default.

Method 8: Switch to 2.4GHz frequency from 5GHz

A bug in the latest version of Android OS seems to cause conflict with Wi-Fi connections and until the users switch to their router to 2.4GHz frequency instead of the 5GHz, they won’t be able to resolve the issue.

Also, make sure to connect to correct SSID while connecting as sometimes other Wi-Fi networks can have the same name as your Wi-Fi connection.  Sometimes people simply get confused between several networks having the same names.

Also Read: Fix Phone Not Receiving Texts on Android

Method 9: Turn Off Smart Network Switch

When the Wi-Fi signal is weak or if there are some issues with the current Wi-Fi connection then the Smart Network Switch feature will enable the phone to automatically switch to the mobile data instead of the Wi-Fi network. While this makes things easy for you, but if you don’t want to utilize your mobile data then you need to turn off the Smart Network Switch feature.

Steps to turn off the Smart Network Switch feature are:

1. Go to the Quick Access Bar and long press on the Wi-Fi icon.

2. Under Wi-Fi, tap on Additional settings.

Under Wi-Fi, tap on Additional settings

3. Here, you will find Smart Network Switch or in this case, a Wi-Fi assistant.

Here, you will find Smart Network Switch or in this case, a Wi-Fi assistant

4. Make sure to turn off the toggle next to the Wi-Fi assistant or Smart Network Switch.

Turn off the toggle next to the Wi-Fi assistant or Smart Network Switch

5. Once done, you are good to go!

Method 10: Update Android OS

If your operating system is not up to date then it might the cause of the Android WiFi Connection Problems. Your phone will work properly if it is updated in a timely manner. Sometimes a bug can cause conflict with the Wi-Fi and in order to fix the issue, you need to check for the latest update on your Android phone.

At times, your phone is connected to the Wi-Fi but still shows the ‘No Internet’ sign. This is a very common problem among Android users. There is a possibility that your Wi-Fi is not working because of a reported bug in the software. When this bug catches the eye of the company, it releases an update to fix the underlying problem. So updating the device has worked wonders for most users, why don’t you give it a try?

Operating System Update

To check whether your phone has the updated version of the software, follow these steps:

1. Open Settings on your phone and then tap on About Device.

Open Settings on your phone and then tap on About Device

2. Tap on System Update under About phone.

Tap on System Update under About phone

3. Next, tap on ‘Check for Updates’ or ‘Download Updates’ option.

Next, tap on ‘Check for Updates’ or ‘Download Updates’ option

4. When the updates are being downloaded make sure you are connected to the Internet either using some other Wi-Fi network or Mobile Data.

5. Wait for the installation to complete and restart your device.

Method 11: Keep Wi-Fi On During Sleep

If your Wi-Fi is still causing a problem, the next best thing you can do is, navigate to your Wi-Fi settings and disable the ‘keep Wi-Fi ON during sleep’ option.

1. Pull down the Quick Access Bar and tap on the Settings icon.

2. Under Settings tap on the Wi-Fi option.

3. On the extreme top right you will see three-dots or ‘More’ option, it may differ from phone to phone.

4. Now tap on the ‘Advanced’ from the menu.

5. Next, scroll down to the Advanced Settings and you will find the ‘keep Wi-Fi on During Sleep’ option.

6. You will find the three options Always, Only when plugged in, and Never.

7. Select Always from the list of options and restart your Phone.

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Method 12: Third-Party App causing Interruption

Sometimes third-party apps can cause a conflict with the Wi-Fi connection. And in order to resolve problems with Wi-Fi connection, you can uninstall recently installed apps or any unwanted third-party apps. But before you go uninstalling every third-party app on your phone, you need to verify if this problem is actually caused by third-party apps. The best way to do so is to boot your phone in Safe Mode and see if the problem resolves. If the problem resolves then the issue is caused by third-party apps and you can troubleshoot it. If not, then continue to the next method.

To boot your phone in Safe Mode, follow the below steps:

1. Press & hold the Power button of your Android.

2. Next, tap and hold Power Off. 

Press & hold the Power button of your Android

3. A screen asking you if you want to reboot to safe mode will pop up, tap on OK.

4. Your phone will now boot into the Safe Mode.

phone will now boot to the Safe Mode

5. You should see the words ‘Safe Mode’ written on your home screen at the extreme bottom left.

Method 13: Check Date & Time on your Phone

Sometimes, the date & time of your phone is incorrect and it doesn’t match with the date & time on the Router which will cause a conflict and you won’t be able to connect to the Wi-Fi. So, you need to make sure your phone’s date and time is correct. You can adjust the date & time of your Phone by following the below steps:

1. Open Settings on your phone and search for ‘Date & Time’ from the top search bar.

Open Settings on your phone and search for ‘Date & Time’ 

2. From the search result tap on Date & time. 

3. Now turn ON the toggle next to the Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone.

Now turn ON the toggle next to the Automatic Time & Date

4. If it is already enabled, then turn it off and again turn it ON.

5. You will have to reboot your phone to save the changes.

Method 14: Reset your Device to Factory Settings

This step should only be used as a last resort in order to fix the Android Wi-Fi connection problems. Although we are discussing this method at last but it is one of the most effective ones. But remember that you will lose all the data on your phone if you reset the device to factory settings. So before moving forward, it is recommended that you create a backup of your device.

If you’ve really made up your mind about this, follow these steps to reset your device to factory settings:

1. Backup your data from the internal storage to external storage such as PC or external drive. You can sync photos to Google photos or Mi Cloud.

2. Open Settings then tap on About Phone then tap on Backup & reset.  

Open Settings then tap on About Phone then tap on Backup & reset

3. Under Reset, you will find the ‘Erase all data (factory reset)‘ option.

Under Reset, you will find the 'Erase all data (factory reset)' option

Note: You can also directly search for Factory reset from the search bar.

You can also directly search for Factory reset from the search bar

4. Next, tap on “Reset phone” at the bottom.

Tap on Reset phone at the bottom

5. Follow on-screen instructions to reset your device to factory default.

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I hope the above steps were able to Fix Android Wi-Fi Connection Problems and you were able to resolve any issues regarding the Wi-Fi connectivity problems. Let us know what you think about our tips and tricks. Now, off you go!

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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