How To Fix Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi Issue

The #Samsung #Galaxy #TabA (10.1) is an Android tablet with several variants the latest one released just this year. This tablet has an Aluminum body that has a 10.1 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels on the front. Under the hood is an Exynos 7904 processor which when paired with 2GB of RAM should be good enough to run multiple apps smoothly. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 won’t connect to Wi-Fi issue.

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How To Fix Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi Issue

Whenever you are having issues with any Android device you will need to make sure that it is running on the latest software version before performing any troubleshooting steps. The reason behind this is to minimize the possibility of the issue being caused by a software bug which might have been resolved by a new update. If an update is available then I suggest that you download and install it first. You can check for any available updates by connecting the tablet to a computer with Smart Switch installed.

Check if the problem is caused by the router

The first thing you will need to do in this case is to verify if the problem is caused by your router. Can other devices connect to it successfully? Does the router have a setting activated (Mac Filtering) that is blocking the tablet from connecting to it? One quick way to check if this is a router related issue is to try connecting your device to a different Wi-Fi network then check if the issue still occurs.

Perform a soft reset

One you have made sure that the problem is not caused by the router it’s time to troubleshoot the tablet. The first thing you will want to do is to refresh the its software which can be done easily by simply restarting the device.

  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down key for up to 45 seconds.
  • Wait as the device restarts.

Check if the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 won’t connect to Wi-Fi issue still occurs.

Reset the network settings

This step is usually done whenever the device is having a problem connecting to a data network.  The following changes will occur on the tablet.

  • Stored Wi-Fi networks will be deleted.
  • Paired Bluetooth devices will be deleted.
  • Background data sync settings will be turned on.
  • Data restrictive settings in applications that were manually turned on/off by the customer will be reset to the default setting.

To reset the network settings of your device:

  • Open the Settings on your phone.
  • Now, scroll down and tap on General Management.
  • Under this menu, tap on Reset.
  • Then, tap on Reset Network Settings.
  • On the next screen, tap on RESET SETTINGS and confirm it once again.

Check if the issue still occurs.

Start the device in Safe Mode

There are cases when an app you downloaded will cause the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 won’t connect to Wi-Fi issue when it is installed. To check if an app you downloaded is causing the problem you will have to start the device in Safe Mode as only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • Turn the device off.
  • Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen appearing on the screen.
  • When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  • Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  • When Safe mode appears in the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume down key.

In case the issue does not occur in this mode then it is most likely caused by an app you installed. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Wipe the cache partition

There are cases when the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the device can become corrupted. When this happens this this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • Turn off the tablet.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key, then press and hold the Power key.
  • When the Android logo displays, release all three keys.
  • An ‘Installing system update’ message will show for 30 – 60 seconds before the Android system recovery menu options appear.
  • Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
  • Press Power key to select.
  • Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  • When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  • Press the Power key to restart the device.

Check if the issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 won’t connect to Wi-Fi issue then chances are this is caused by a software glitch. The best way to deal with this right now is to perform a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

  • Turn off the tablet.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key, then press and hold the Power key.
  • When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
  • Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
  • Press Power button to select.
  • Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted.
  • Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  • When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  • Press the Power key to restart the device.

If the issue still persists even after performing the steps listed above then this might already be caused by a faulty hardware component. The best thing to do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

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