Does your phone keep disconnecting from WIFI? Here’s why how to fix it.
Is your phone facing problems staying connected to your home or office network? Is the issue peculiar to a single Wi-Fi network or all other networks as well? You don’t have to worry. We have some solutions for you. Does your phone abruptly get disconnected from a Wi-Fi network minutes after initiating a connection? Does this happen every time or occasionally? Whatever the situation is, this article will help you get it fixed. Let’s get right into it.
1. RECONNECT TO THE NETWORK
Sometimes, simply reinitiating connection to the Wi-Fi network that keeps disconnecting could help fix the issue. Here’s how to get it done on your Android device.
Step 1: Open your phone’s Settings menu.
Step 2: Select ‘Network & Internet’ option.
2. FORGET PREVIOUSLY CONNECTED NETWORK
Usually, when there are multiple available networks in the range of your phone, the Android OS tries to connect to the network with the best signal strength. This is a brilliant feature. One downside is that in the process of finding and switching to the best network, your device’s Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting.
3. DISABLE INTERFERING APPS
Some apps help you get the best out of Wi-Fi networks on your Android device but sometimes affects its functionality. Some examples of these apps are VPNs and Wi-Fi Prioritizing apps. If any of such apps that could cause network interference on your device, temporarily disabling or turning it/them off could help.
If you have an antivirus app installed and active on your device, you should disable it or turn it off and see if it fixes the Wi-Fi disconnection and reconnection issues. This worked for some Android users.
4. RESET NETWORK SETTINGS
Resetting your Android smartphone’s network settings could also help fix this issue. What a network reset does is to refresh your phone’s Wi-Fi settings, cellular network settings, Bluetooth settings, and VPN configurations. This helps to fix network and connectivity issues on your device.
5. RESTART YOUR PHONE
It is common knowledge that restarting your phone (or any device at all) helps fix some issues it could be facing. This age-long troubleshooting technique could also fix issues with Android Wi-Fi that keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. Simply tap and hold your phone Power button and select Restart.
6. CHECK ROUTER SETTINGS
You also want to ensure that your phone isn’t blocked from accessing the network. Because if it is, that could be the major reason why your device can’t stay hooked to the network. If you have access to the router’s admin panel/dashboard, unblock your device if it has been blacklisted or blocked. If you do not have access to the router’s admin panel, contact someone who does.
7. RESTART THE WI-FI ROUTER
If your device isn’t blocked or blacklisted from the router, check that it (read: the router) is functioning properly. Typically, restarting a router fixes some connectivity issues; you might want to try that. Upon restart, reconnect your phone to the network and see if it disconnects.