Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the present scenario.
Recent statistics by Google suggest an estimated 2 billion different devices running a version of Android at the present moment. However, the Android OS is infamous for its bunch of issues.
One of the most commonly occurring problems people come across in the age of the internet is trouble connecting to Wi-Fi. This can be a complete nightmare if you have to send an important report via your phone or to conduct an important meeting via Skype.
In this article, we list down the possible solutions to some of the most common problems faced by Android users worldwide regarding connecting to a wireless network.
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Make sure your phone is not set up to Airplane Mode or Flight Mode.
This causes the phone to not receive any kind of external signals including your mobile network and wireless internet.
Some users, especially those using a Samsung smartphone have reported that switching off their mobile data helps them connect to the Wi-Fi network instantly.
Go to your phone’s network settings to switch off mobile data, wait for a couple of seconds and restart it again.
Some users have reported that they are not able to connect to their wireless network when they have Bluetooth switched on.
This could be a result of conflicting networks between the smartphone’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals. Turn off your phone’s Bluetooth connectivity and see if it can connect to a Wi-Fi network afterward.
If you are unable to connect your smartphone to your home’s wireless network, try to restart your router by simply switching off the plug and turning it back on.
Wait for a few seconds for your router to start functioning again and check if you can connect to your network now.
Restart your phone by holding the power button and then tap on ‘Power Off’. Restart your phone thereafter by holding down the power button for a few seconds.
See if your network is visible now and if you can connect to it.
Sometimes Wi-Fi connectivity issues come from a change in the properties of your network.
To forget your network, go to the Wi-Fi settings on your phone and tap on the desired network. Tap forget after that to remove the network from your phone’s list of saved networks.
If the network does not appear as an available network, restart your Wi-Fi connectivity. Connect to the network again by entering your password or by pressing the WPS button on your router and your cell phone.
The power saving mode is supposed to extend your phone’s battery life by decreasing the performance, disabling background apps and disconnecting from internet services.
This includes switching off the Wi-Fi and mobile data on some smartph