If your Android phone is having issues 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 saved networks on your device, it may cause frequent interruptions with your internet connection. Maintain the upkeep of your phone’s Wi-Fi page and remove networks that are outdated or no longer being used by tapping the “i” icon next to the network name and choosing “Remove this network.” You can also do this to the network you’re trying to connect to, provided that you know the password to it so you can add it again.
Another way to fix Wi-Fi connection problems on your Android phone is to reset its network settings. Launch your device’s Settings app and do the following:
- Go to “System settings.”
- Scroll down and tap “Back up and reset.”
- Hit “Reset phone,” then choose “Reset network settings.”
This will essentially wipe out all previously saved Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile network settings on your Android phone, so you can start from scratch. You may be asked to key in 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 fiddle with the Wi-Fi router, you can try rebooting it by disconnecting the power cord from the back of the device and plugging it back in after a minute or so. Doing this should clear any issues affecting your router’s functionality. Once all the appropriate lights are blinking on the device, that’s a sign that the internet’s back, and you can try reconnecting your Android phone once more.
If none of these solutions work, contact your internet service provider or mobile phone carrier for additional guidance.