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Fix: Slow internet speeds on Android 11

Android 11 is slowly coming to more and more devices, but with it, besides a few nifty features, comes a couple of issues, as well. Namely, users reported slow internet speeds on Android 11. Based on reports, it seems that Wi-Fi is noticeably slower on the latest Android iteration.

No worries because we have a few solutions you can use to resolve the issue at hand.

Table of contents:

  1. Inspect your Wi-Fi network
  2. Disable Bluetooth
  3. Update the firmware
  4. Reset Network settings
  5. Switch between 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  6. Reset your device to factory settings

Why is my phone’s WiFi so slow?

1. Inspect your Wi-Fi network

From the get-go, let’s start by inspecting your Wi-Fi network. For starters, reboot your router/modem and your handset. Now, connect your PC or any alternative device and check the network speeds there.

If the discrepancy is too high, and (for example) your notebook reaches 300MBs while your Android is hitting only 100MBs, we can conclude that there’s an evident issue with your phone.

Additionally, you can access your router settings and check for possible limitations. Don’t forget to update your router to the latest firmware version.

2. Disable Bluetooth

There are reports about conflicts between Bluetooth with the Wi-Fi antenna that lead to either connectivity issues or substantial drops in Wi-Fi speeds.

So, run the network speed diagnostics and compare results with Bluetooth off and on. If this doesn’t solve the issues, make sure to move to the next step.

3. Update the firmware

Based on reports, Android 11 users with slow Wi-Fi resolved the problem by updating the firmware on their devices. It seems that the issues were on the software side, however, we can’t say with certainty that this applies to every problematic device out there.

In order to update the firmware on your Android, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Tap System Update and check for updates.Slow Internet Speeds on Android

4. Reset Network settings

The next thing you can try is resetting your network settings. By doing so, you’ll lose all saved passwords, saved Bluetooth devices, and APN configurations. However, this is one of the most common solutions for a variety of network-related issues so it’s worth giving it a go.

Follow these steps to reset Network Settings on your Android 11 device:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Choose Reset options.
  5. Choose Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth.
  6. Tap Reset settings.

5. Switch between 2.4GHz and 5GHz

If there’s a chance to switch between 2.4GHz to 5GHz wireless frequency, we highly recommend it. Especially if you are in a crowded area. However, the vice-versa approach is also applicable if your router is not in your vicinity.

You can modify frequency on your router. Of course, if it supports 5GHz frequency to start with.

6. Reset your device to factory settings

Finally, if none of the aforementioned solutions worked for you, we can only suggest contacting your phone’s OEM and sending a bug report concerning the slow Wi-Fi speed on Android 11. Alternatively, you can reset your device to factory settings and start from scratch. Just don’t forget to back up your data to Google Drive or to your PC before doing so.

Follow these steps to reset your Android 11 device to factory settings:

  1. Navigate again to Settings > System > Advanced and select Reset options.
  2. Choose Erase all data (factory reset).
  3. Tap Erase all data.

And, on that note, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to tell us about your experience with slow Wi-Fi on Android 11 or share alternative solutions so we can add them to the list. The comments section is right below.

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