Fix: WiFi connection doesn’t work on my Android device

We tend to use the internet more on our smartphones than we do on our computers, that’s a fact. We use our phones for browsing the web, watching YouTube videos, chatting, updating our social profiles, and more.

However, one of the most common problems every Android user faces is the problem with the WiFi connection. There’s nothing more annoying than your WiFi stopping working when you need it, but unfortunately, that happens from time to time.

So in this article, we’re going to explore what can cause the WiFi connection to stop working on your Android device, and what are the possible ways to solve this serious issue.

How to solve WiFi connection problems on Android

Solution 1 – Reconnect to a WiFi network

As banal as it might sound, simply reconnecting to your current WiFi network can get the problem solved. There are various factors that can break the connection between your phone and the WiFi network, and the solution in most cases is to simply re-establish the connection.

So, go to WiFi settings on your Android phone, disconnect from the network you’re currently connected to, and connect again. If our theory was correct, everything should work fine this time, if not, try some of the solutions listed below.

Solution 2 – Check your router settings

In some occasions, the problem can occur because of your Wi-Fi router. If multiple devices are connected to the same wireless network, that can cause conflict and lead on to unstable connection. Additionally, you can tweak router settings.

Firstly, hook up your PC and router with LAN cable. Every internet provider has a specific way of entering router settings so you can inform before you start. Once you are logged in, take a good look at WLAN tab and make sure that it is enabled.

Solution 3 – Make sure you’re using a 2.4 GHz band

There are 2 main frequency bands used on Android Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz or 5Ghz. The one you want to setup is 2.4 GHz because it has slower but longer range and will suit you better. To do so, follow the instructions:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap three dots icon.
  4. Choose Advanced.
  5. Tap Wi-Fi Frequency Band.
  6. Select 2.4 GHz.

This should repair broken connection and eventually secure stable one.

Solution 4 – Turn off Data Connection and Bluetooth

Data Connection or Bluetooth can interfere with the wireless. While they are useful at specified occasions, you should turn them off while using wireless. This goes in both directions, so if you are transferring data via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi should be disabled.

By disabling them, your device should connect with ease to the desired network.

Solution 5 – Turn off WiFi optimization

Wi-Fi Optimization is an option implemented in Android device with the task to optimize Wi-Fi usage in order to prolong battery life. Hefty usage of Wi-Fi will work against battery life but this option can suppress connection or make it unstable with certain apps. Our advice is to disable it. To do so, follow the instructions:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap three dots icon.
  4. Choose Advanced.
  5. In the bottom, you ‘ll find Wi-Fi optimization
  6. Disable it.

Maybe it will hit your battery for few percentages, but the connection will work better.

Solution 6 – Make sure WiFi module is working

The question that always rests at the end is the possible hardware malfunction. The Wi-Fi module may be a defect and the reason why you are unable to connect to a network. Try out different routers and restore the phone to factory settings. If the problem persists, be sure to take your phone for a diagnose and repair in trusted hands.

We wouldn’t advise you to try repairing it by yourself since you can lose your warranty and make it worse.

We hope that this was helpful and that you ‘ll manage to use your Wi-Fi again in no time. If you are heaving any other solutions for the problem, be sure to tell us about it in the comment section.


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2 thoughts on “Fix: WiFi connection doesn’t work on my Android device”

  1. Hello,
    I followed your instructions in solution 3 to a point then, their was no 2.4 band with button to find.
    Solution 5 followed your instructions to find their was no wi fi optimization spot.
    Why is this?
    Thank you


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