Is your Android device having issues connecting to Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth device, or even your cellular data? Then without a doubt, you are experiencing network problems.
Normally, a simple reset of the network settings on your Android device does the trick. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the steps to take to rectify the problem.
An Android device’s network settings manages what other devices you can connect to and how. No matter how expensive your device is, systems like this are not perfect –– they can sometimes be corrupted.
This leaves you with a device that doesn’t and won’t connect to anything no matter what you try. Good thing, there are simple ways to remedy this!
Also, these tips for how to reset network settings on Android are proven to be very effective. I can assure you that your device will be back to normal in no time!
Steps to Reset Network Settings On Android
But before you do anything, remember: not all Android phones are made the same.
Unlike an iPhone which is manufactured by Apple only, there are many manufacturers at play with Android. Big OEMs such as Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi create Android phones according to their company’s branding with self-developed features –– making it their flagship phones.
NOTE: The steps listed in this article may not be applicable to you. Your Android device might need different measures to reset network settings.
But in my experience, regardless of the make, there usually are only a couple of steps missing or added. It’s no big deal!
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Step 1: Go to your Android phone’s Settings app
Step 2: Scroll down and click on the System menu
Step 3: Select Reset
Step 4: Select Reset network settings
Of all the options shown after clicking Reset, select ‘Reset network settings.” But in case you are wondering, here is what the other settings are for:
Reset all settings: All the settings you have set on your phone like ringtones, themes, wallpapers, face ID, passcode, and more will reset to default.
Reset phone: Resets your device to factory default. Meaning, all the data, and content on your device will be deleted and all the settings will be back to default. It’s like your phone is brand-new again, right out of the box!
Step 5: Confirm the command
Finally, seal the deal by clicking on Reset Network Settings button. As you can see, a warning will display saying that it will reset your network settings.
After clicking the button, all the Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices you were connected to before will be disconnected. You will have to manually connect your device.
Bonus & Tips
But before doing anything drastic, check the following items first. This saves you the time of having to go through the process of resetting your network settings.
You never know, maybe it’s not your device that’s having issues but the network or Bluetooth device you’re trying to connect to.
1. Check the Wi-Fi connection
Every time we experience issues involving network connections, we almost always think our phones are at fault. Well sometimes there just isn’t a network connection.
Check to make sure your router is plugged in. If it is, but you still can’t get any signal, then restart the router. If there is no progress, call your local network provider, they may have routine maintenance or technical issues that you are not aware of.
2. See if the Bluetooth device is still working
As I said, you can’t blame it all on your device. Maybe it’s your Bluetooth device that is faulty?
Normally, Bluetooth devices have an LED light that indicates the Bluetooth is turned on. If it’s not turned on, that means your phone can’t see the device you’re trying to connect to.
Restart your Bluetooth device then connect it again to your phone.
3. Go to a local service shop near you
Is your Android device still not connecting to Wi-Fi, data connection, or Bluetooth device even after doing the steps above? Then, it’s time to see the phone doctor and have your phone checked.
If your device is under one year, it’s still covered by the warranty, and you can bring it straight to the manufacturer’s service center. But if not, phone repair shops are everywhere –– you can be sure to find one near you!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will my device’s data be deleted after resetting network settings?
No. All your device content such as photos, videos, messages, contact, and the like will still be intact.
What happens when you reset network settings?
Resetting network settings will bring your device to its original state (factory default). It’s like a brand-new device, fresh out of the box. However, only your Wi-Fi networks, cellular connections, Bluetooth devices, and VPN will be affected. None of the other settings will be affected.
How to connect to Wi-Fi after resetting network settings?
Connect back to Wi-Fi the same way you would the first time you connect to a network.
Minor or major technical issues are pretty normal –– it can happen to anyone. No matter the reasons behind the problem, there will always be a solution. So, if you experience this problem the steps I have listed above will help you get through it all with less trouble!
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