If your Android phone is having trouble detecting your usual Wi-Fi network, you may need to manually select it from a list of connections you’ve previously accessed. If you have a long list of networks saved on your device, it can lead to frequent interruptions in your internet connection. Maintain your phone’s Wi-Fi page maintenance and remove outdated or no longer used networks by tapping the “i” icon next to the network name and choosing “Delete this network”. You can also do this for the network you’re trying to connect to, as long as you know the password so you can add it again.
Another way to fix Wi-Fi connection issues on your Android phone is to reset its network settings. Launch your device’s Settings app and follow these steps:
- Go to “System Settings”.
- Scroll down and tap “Backup & reset”.
- Tap “Reset Phone”, then choose “Reset Network Settings”.
This will essentially erase all previously saved Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile network settings on your Android phone, so you can start fresh. You may be asked to enter your PIN or provide your preferred identity verification to confirm the action.
If you are in a location where you have access and permission to play with the Wi-Fi router, you can try restarting it by unplugging the power cord from the back of the device and plugging it back in after about one minute. This should resolve any issues affecting your router’s functionality. Once all the appropriate lights are flashing on the device, that’s a sign that the internet is back, and you can try reconnecting your Android phone one more time.
If none of these solutions work, contact your internet service provider or mobile operator for further advice.