Facing problems connecting to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth? It might be time to reset network settings on your Android. This will remove the errors that are causing this to happen.
Before starting, let me tell you a little bit about the Android Interface. Android fragmentation is well-known and well-documented, with settings menus varying from device to device.
Thankfully, many Android device manufacturers are increasingly opting for the “stock” Android experience rather than customizing their devices with a proprietary UI.
So without more wait, let Efani guide you with the “stock” android first. Then we will take Samsung as a model to reset network settings.
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Stock Android: Reset Network Settings
If you are running an Android device with “stock” interface, 8.1 Oreo or newer, these steps to reset network settings will be helpful.
But don’t worry, next section is for other models taking Samsung as an example.
Let’s start then…
Step 1: Go to “Settings” to reset network settings. You can either go by tapping the app from drawer or through your notification panel (top right corner).
Step 2: Tap “System” here.
Step 3: Now, tap “Reset options” to view reset options of your device. Else, you might need to tap Advanced> Reset Options, depending on your device.
Step 4: Here you may find various reset options. Tap “Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth” or “Reset Network Settings”, depending on your device.
Step 5: Confirm and tap “Reset Settings”.
Step 6: Input your screen lock, PIN password, biometric or your active form of authentication and tap “Reset Settings” again to confirm.
Once this is done, your Android device’s network settings will be returned to factory defaults, and you’ll need to restart it to apply the changes. You’ll need to reconnect to your Wi-Fi or mobile network, as well as restore any previous Bluetooth connections.
Settings> System> Reset Options> Reset Network Settings> Reset Settings> Confirm
Samsung Device: Reset Network Settings
While other manufacturers may use “stock” android, Samsung is among those that use their own OneUI interface.
Let’s guide you to reset network settings on your Samsung device.
Step 1: Go to “Settings” to reset network settings. You can either go by tapping the app from drawer or through your notification panel (top right corner). Just like in “stock” android.
Step 2: Tap “General Management” in the settings.
Step 3: Here, tap on the “Reset” option to view the reset options.
Step 4: Tap “Reset Network Settings” in the reset menu.
Step 5: This will remove all the network settings meaning that all the connected devices and data connections will be removed along with the Wi-Fi connections.
If you are willing, tap “Reset Settings”.
Step 6: Input your screen lock, PIN password, biometric or your active form of authentication and tap “Reset” again to confirm.
Restart your Samsung phone or tablet once you’ve reset your network settings. Once this is done, you’ll need to reconnect to your devices and Wi-Fi or mobile network connections.
Settings> General Management> Reset> Reset Network Settings> Reset Settings> Reset
We understand this might be frustrating that your network connections are being problematic. But you can always reset network settings and your connection problems will be stored.