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An Extensive Guide on How To Reset Network Settings of Your Android [2021]

reset network settings on android

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).

stock android settings

Step 2: Tap “System” here.

stock android system

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.

stock android reset options

Step 4: Here you may find various reset options. Tap “Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth” or “Reset Network Settings”, depending on your device.

reset wifi

Step 5: Confirm and tap “Reset Settings”.

stock android reset settings

Step 6: Input your screen lock, PIN password, biometric or your active form of authentication and tap  “Reset Settings” again to confirm.

stock android reset settings 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.

Summary

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.

samsung settings

Step 2: Tap “General Management” in the settings.

samsung general management

Step 3: Here, tap on the “Reset” option to view the reset options.

samsung reset

Step 4: Tap “Reset Network Settings” in the reset menu.

samsung reset network settings

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”.

samsung reset network settings confirm

Step 6: Input your screen lock, PIN password, biometric or your active form of authentication and tap  “Reset” again to confirm.

samsung reset 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.

Summary

Settings> General Management> Reset> Reset Network Settings> Reset Settings> Reset

Conclusion

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.

Just to let you know, Efani cares about your mobile security and privacy concerns and you can always get yourself boosted up with our privacy and security tips.

Cheers!