It is almost universal for Android devices to show no internet connectivity, even when connected to a wireless router, even though other devices work fine otherwise. Internet use is especially important in situations such as these.
These six ways to fix an internet problem can help you resolve the issue right now if you’re experiencing a similar issue.
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Check Date and Time
When the date and time settings are misaligned or incorrectly configured, electrical devices, especially smart devices such as smartphones and tablets, can experience a great deal of malfunction. It is not only the internet access that is affected by inaccurate time setting but also the overall function of the phone as well.
There are cases where the Android operating system is unable to synchronize settings or experiences trouble connecting to the network and retrieving fresh information even though it has been preconfigured to do this. There are also times when date and time are set manually.
We will be checking your Android device’s date and time settings to verify that the settings are configured correctly and are according to the date and time settings in your region. Alternatively, we can also make sure if the settings are set to auto-update.
- On your Android, go to “Settings”.
- Either search for time to quickly access the settings or go to the “General Management” section.
- Find and tap on the “Date and time” option.
- Tap on the “Automatic date and time” radio button to disable and then enable the automatic setting.
Your device will be forced to resync with the latest time and date. Alternatively, you can enter the current date and time, as well as your time zone manually if the data is still out of sync.
Try using the internet after you’re done. Move on to the next method if it doesn’t work.
Restart Your Android Device
Even if you have already attempted this, chances are too low, so we always suggest our readers reboot their devices when troubleshooting to make sure no app or setting is stuck that could possibly be interfering with internet connectivity.
Our mobile devices are often used for days and even weeks without being restarted. Despite the fact that smartphones run highly optimized operating systems, so they require fewer restarts for optimal performance; however, restarting it each week will have a positive impact on performance and keep your device free from many issues.
Our recommendation would be to perform this technique on your device in order to attempt to fix the WiFi connection but no internet issue on Android.
By pressing and holding the power button until shut down or power off appears on the screen, you will turn off your computer. Tap it to activate. Give it about 2 to 3 minutes. The same power button can be used to turn the device on once it’s completely powered off.
Once restarted, open the web browser and see if the internet is working.
Turn On/Off Airplane Mode
Any device with a built-in antenna comes equipped with an airplane mode or flight mode, which is designed to cut off all your wireless transmissions while letting your other smartphone functions function normally. In the status bar, the airplane icon shows up when the feature has been activated.
Using airplane mode is the best way to quickly reset your settings when an internet issue occurs. For about 15-30 seconds, you can enable it, then disable it. The preconfigured WiFi and cellular networks on your device will then automatically connect.
Flight mode comes with the advantage of not requiring a restart, and has been shown to resolve network and signal-related issues.
Forget WiFi Network and Reconnect
You might find that using the forget network option will be a good way to resolve the internet connectivity issue with your local WiFi network if restarting your device and switching airplane mode on/off didn’t work for you.
In short, reconnecting will require a password again, and a new local IP address is usually assigned to your device when re-connecting.
Here is how you can perform these steps:
- On your Android device, open “Settings”
- Tap on “Connections”
- Go to “Wi-Fi”
- There will be two lists, current networks, and available networks. Your WiFi SSID will be displayed under the current network. Tap the “Forget network” button after you have long-pressed on it
- You should now see your WiFi network listed under the list of “available networks”, you simply need to tap on the name of the network, enter the password, and hit the “connect” button.
With this you will be able to not only refresh your device’s connection to the wireless router but give you a new DNS and IP address as well.
Turn Off Mobile Data Connection
Make sure all mobile data connections are turned off because there are instances when WiFi and mobile data connections are both active at the same time so the Android device tries to connect to both and is unable to do so, resulting in no internet access.
During a troubleshooting procedure, you will be asked to scan and check to see if you have enabled mobile data on your Android phone as a part of the troubleshooting process. There is a possibility that it can be enabled. If so, I would advise to turn it off and only allow the WiFi-enabled function to make sure your phone will try to connect to the wireless network only and not to your data/LTE connection.
Reset Network Settings
In the event that the methods mentioned above have not resolved your internet connectivity issue, it’s time to reset your Android’s network settings, which will reset all settings related to WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile data, and much more to its default state.
The good thing is that it only takes a tap of a button and none of the other Android settings need to be altered. As a result, everything else functions as usual.
Here is how this can be done on your Android device:
- Open “Settings”
- Find and look for “General management”
- Tap on the “Reset” option
- There will be several reset buttons for different settings. Tap on “Reset network settings”
- After you tap on the button “Reset settings” you will be presented with a confirmation window. Tap on it to proceed.
It is now time for you to try connecting again to the wireless network to see if it works for you now.
Were you able to solve the connectivity issue on your Android phone, but there was no internet connection? Have you tried any of the following methods? In the end, what results did we get?
If I forget the WiFi network option, my internet connection usually resumes working on its own after I have forgotten the WiFi network option.