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Resolving Common Wifi Issues with Android Smartphones

The internet experience becomes a nuisance when your connection breaks suddenly for no reason. You might be on an important meeting, call, or playing your favorite multiplayer game. But suddenly your internet disconnects out of nowhere. That is indeed the most annoying feeling of all.

One might be wondering how to stop wifi from turning off automatically. We will now be discussing ways to solve this problem.

  • Try Different Devices & Check If they Connect Properly

One thing to check first is if other devices connected to that same network/internet are also facing the same problem. If so, then restart your modem or look for your modem settings online. If only you are facing this issue then restart your device.

  • Check If You Need to Update Your Smartphone

This issue also occurs when a new Android update is released. Some people come across this problem more often that you think. Restarting your devices can be helpful. If the issue persists then you should consider resetting your Wi-Fi network. The steps to do so are as follows.

  • Go to the settings of your Android phone. Then in System, navigate to Reset options. 
  • Here look for the ‘Reset Network Settings and press it. 
  • On pressing you will be prompted to a screen that will show all the networks you have connected to so far. 
  • Press the Reset Network Settings at the bottom of the screen. This will remove all the passwords of internet devices you have connected to so enter the password again and you are good to go.
  • Unwanted Apps On Your Phone?

Sometimes some malicious apps also slow down your internet. For stopping such apps go to settings -> Apps/Application Manager. Here look for the apps that you do not recognize downloading. Uninstall those apps. Hopefully, the issue will be resolved.

  • Check The Bandwidth On Your Device

In older versions of Android, the Wi-Fi bandwidth that you could connect to was 2.4 GHz. Whereas, for present versions of Android (including Android 10 and above) the bandwidth has been changed to be 5 GHz. This is a new addition but it causes problems for some users so you can also change the bandwidth to 2.4 GHz, even if you are on a newer version of Android.

Step 6 (The Final Step):

If the above steps do not help stop this problem then there is one last step you can try out. This is not going to be a good one, I’m sorry. That is Factory resetting your phone. You heard me right! This will help remove the malware or other things that might be causing problems. Do keep this step as a last resort.

Other Solutions You Could Try Out

Until now we have looked more into the physical ways to solve the connection problems on Android. But now the steps we are going to talk about require a little bit of tech knowledge to understand better. So if the above solutions didn’t work for you then before resorting to the Factory Reset, do look into these solutions. Our friends at AndroidLair had some things to say & it might be worth looking into before losing all your settings at once.

  • Check Your Wifi Adapter Settings:

One of the steps that you need to look for is if the Android wireless adapter is ON or not. For checking that pull down the notification bar; there you should find a wi-fi sign. Hold that button for 1-2 seconds this should take you to the wifi page. Here check if on the top right the slider is ON. If OFF turn it ON and check for the internet connection if not let us move to the next step.

  • Configure Your Android Wifi Settings:

Maybe your wifi connection is not configured. To configure it on the Wifi connection page, press the wifi settings. Search for your network name and then choose it. Otherwise, press the add network button and manually write your wifi name. Then press connect. If it asks for a password enter the password and wait for it to connect. Once connected you will see it under your network name. If not, then move to the next step.

  • Try Pinging Your IP:

In the advanced network settings of your wifi panel, you will be able to find your IP address. Enter this address in a Ping app on your phone. Then go to your web browser and search for something. If the webpage loads you are done. If not then try opening your wireless AP. If it does not open then try troubleshooting with other ping apps from Google Play Store or connect a wired or wireless LAN for checking. If these all fail then move to the next method and give it a try.

  • Forget Your Wifi Network & Reconnect:

At this stage choose your network name in the wifi panel and press Forget. Enter the security information needed and try connecting again. Hopefully, the issue is resolved, else continue reading.

  • Adjust the Radius Server

One more thing you need to check is whether your 802.1X-capable RADIUS server is ON or OFF. For that, check if your server requires EAP-TTLS or EAP-TLS. Select the one needed. Fill in the 2-step security field and from the drop-down menu. Then select the certificate for the verification of the server. Now go to settings and then find the Security panel. Here select the Install button and find the certificate in your storage. Then press Enter. Now it shall show as an option on your screen. You have successfully added and verified the RADIUS server.

  • Get on the Phone with your ISP:

This all should help resolve the issue. If not then you might be facing problems with your connection that are beyond your control. Contact your ISP and discuss your issue with the Support service. They will diagnose the situation and guide you better.

We hope these tips have helped you resolve your issues while connecting through wifi on an Android device. Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below & let us know which of the solutions did the trick for you.