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[Other] [Hot Fixes 2] How To Fix An Android That Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi!

2019-09-30 02:20:57
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Greetings Mi Fans,

Android phones are impressive. Their features and design have astounded many users; but have you come across Wi-Fi connectivity issues on your Android phone or tablet? If you did, you are not the only one because android Wi-Fi problems are pretty common. For this reason, we have created a list of solutions that will help you resolve Wi-Fi problems on your android devices!

Why my android phone/tablet won’t connect to the internet?

While there isn’t a single reason why you are encountering Wi-Fi issues with your android phone, it can be categorized into 4 circumstances.

4 Possible reasons :

  • Network configurations such as IP address and  DHCP
  • Software and firmware glitch
  • Passwords and misinformation
  • Radio wave distribution :(WiFi are radio waves that travel in straight line, it can be interpreted if you are at a remote location from the modem or behind discrete walls)

Solution 1: Toggle your Wi-Fi

Whether you cannot connect at all or your Wi-Fi connection keeps dropping, toggling the Wi-Fi connection is known to be effective in many cases. Pull down the notifications area of your phone and look for the Wi-Fi icon, tap on it to switch it Off, wait for five seconds and turn it On again. Allow the phone to look for the available Wi-Fi connections and check if your problem is fixed.


Solution 2: Toggle the Airplane Mode

This is a fix that has worked for many users, so try toggling the Airplane. You can look for Airplane Mode in the notifications area of your phone, for those who do not find it, you can tap on the icon which allows you to check all the icons of the notification area and look for Airplane Mode. Switch it Off, wait for five seconds and Switch it On again.


Solution 3: Is Your Phone’s Bluetooth On?

The Bluetooth can create a conflict for the Wi-Fi because some users have noticed that on certain phones when the Bluetooth is switched On, the Wi-Fi does not work. If your Android Smartphone Bluetooth is On then switch it Off from the Settings and then try to use your Wi-Fi again to check if the problem is fixed.


Solution 4: Forget All Wi-Fi Networks and Start Again

A useful method in solving Wi-Fi problems, especially when you are unable to connect to a network is to delete all networks so that your phone’s Wi-Fi gets a fresh start. But before you decide to proceed, make sure you have all the details you need to reconnect to your Wi-Fi network. This will include the network name and the password needed to connect to the network.
  • Go to the Settings menu of your phone
  • Look for Wi-Fi and tap on it
  • All Wi-Fi networks that you have added to your phone will be listed here. Tap on each of the network names and tap on Forget.


Now that the networks are deleted, you must add the network you want to connect to by going into the Settings and tapping on Wi-Fi and then Wi-Fi network. Here you will find the network you want to connect to, tap on it, enter the password and you should be able to connect.

Solution 5: Reboot your phone


Rebooting your phone can help you solve some of your phone’s Wi-Fi problems. Press and hold the Power button till you see the Power menu and then tap on Restart. In a few seconds, your phone should be back on. Allow the Wi-Fi to connect and check if it is working as expected.


Solution 6: OS Update

Operating systems must be updated regularly. Your android phone will work better when the software of your phone is updated in a timely manner. Your phone’s Wi-Fi may not be working because of a bug in the software. When a company is aware of a bug, they release fixes in the updates.
  • To check if your phone is using the latest software, go to Settings
  • Tap on About Device
  • Tap on system Update or Download Updates manually. Depending on the phone you are using you may find different options, but you must look for the option that allows you to check for updates on your phone to ensure that your phone is using the latest software.


Solution 7: Restart Your Modem

If all the devices connected to the modem are not working, then it is advisable to restart your modem. To do this, you must follow the manual that came along with the modem. Depending on the model and type of modem you are using, you may have to follow different steps. Restarting the modem helps solve Wi-Fi connection issues arising from problems in the modem.


If you notice that restarting the modem – (Read how to restart modem at WikiHow.com) did not fix the problem, check if you can connect to the network and use Wi-Fi from another device using the same modem. If all other devices are able to connect and use the connection without problems then you can continue troubleshooting your phone.

On the other hand, if none of the devices are able to connect, you will be required to troubleshoot your modem. For this, you can either call the modem manufacturers or follow the instructions mentioned in the manual that came along with the modem.

Solution 8: Date and Time

Those who travel frequently especially between time zones may notice problems with their Wi-Fi because the date and time of your android smartphone  plays an important role. It must match the date and time on the router that you are trying to connect to or else you may not be able to establish a connection.


Make sure that your phone’s date and time reflect the date and time of the location you are at. You can change the details by navigating to your phone’s Settings menu and then click on additional settings then tapping on Date and Time. Next, you must change the date and time to your current location and then try to connect to the Wi-Fi.

Solution 9: Reset your Android Device to Factory Settings

This is the last but most effective solution for Android won’t connect to Wi-Fi problem. When you reset a device to factory settings, you are putting it back into the original state. This means all data including the applications you had downloaded will be lost. This is why it is necessary to create a back-up for the data before you proceed with a factory reset. All Samsung Galaxy phones will give you the choice to backup data before a reset in the phone’s Settings menu. You can either use the inbuilt back-up option or you can choose to back up the data manually to a computer or use an app.

Once the back-up has been created follow these steps:
  • Go to the Settings menu of your android phone.
  • Then go to additional settings
  • Tap on Backup and Reset, Depending on the version of Android you are using, you may see a similar option
  • Now tap on Factory Data Reset
  • Tap Reset phone


Your phone will take some time to reset to factory settings and it will restart. Once this is done, try to check if your problem is fixed after the factory reset.

hope that these solutions help to solve Wi-Fi problems. Do you have any other possible fixes for Wi-Fi issues? Let us know in the comments!


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Amazing tips, Thanks for sharing
2019-09-30 02:28:16

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BeingBishal | from MI 9 SE

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Helpful Thread!
2019-09-30 02:54:25

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Helpful
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Thanks for sharing
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Thanks for sharing
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useful info, thanks
2019-09-30 06:33:36

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Thanks for these tips!
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Helpful thread
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Thanks for information
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有用的知訊
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