New technology like the Google Pixel always end up with problems upon release. One of those particularly bothersome problems for Pixel users has been Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Here’s a few things you can do to try to resolve it.
NOTE: These steps assume that you have already troubleshot your router and that it isn’t blocking your Pixel from connecting.
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Often times unclosed apps will cause glitches amongst other OS problems as your phone is used. If you are having a hard time with ANY feature, oftentimes a quick restart of the phone could resolve the issue. Simply hold down the power button and click restart when the menu allows you to. Upon the phone recovering, check the wi-fi connection again.
– Go to the Settings
– Click wi-fi on the menu
– Turn the wi-fi off and then back on
If the phone still isn’t able to connect, try turning the Airplane mode on, wait for 30 seconds, and then turn it back off again.
Many users have had issues with their battery life and have decided to use the Power Saving mode to assist them. This could also affect the wi-fi connectivity. Try the following if you are having problems.
– Go to Settings
– Click on the Battery
– Click on Power Saving Mode
– Find Data Restrictions and switch it off
Sometimes reconnecting to the network from the beginning is the way to go. To use this method, you’ll need to have the password to the network before you try this trick
– Go to Settings
– Tap on Wi-Fi
– Find the name of the network you want to connect to and press and hold the network name
– A new selection for Forget Network should then show. Press it.
– Switch the Wi-Fi off for 5 seconds and then switch it back on.
– Tap on the network name you want to connect to.
– Enter the password and then see if the connection is re-established.
Each of the apps on your phone store information on the phone including username, passwords, and other temp data. As the app is used more and more, the data can grow and cause issues that could affect the Wi-Fi performance. Clearing this data could help the Wi-Fi reconnect. Try the following:
– Click on Settings
– Go to the Storage Option
– Tap on the Cached Data and then delete for all apps
Clearing the system cache can also do the trick. Use the following steps.
– Turn off the phone
– Press and hold the Volume up, Power, and Home buttons
– When the phone starts vibrating, only release the Power button
– The system recovery screen should now show. When it does, release all buttons.
– Use the Volume Down button to highlight ‘Wipe Cache Partition’ select by pressing the Power button.
– Next, reboot the system.
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