How To Fix Huawei Nova 4 Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi

The #Huawei #Nova4 is one of the premium mid range Android smartphone models that has several great features. This model uses a 6.4 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2310 pixels making it a good device to use for viewing various multimedia content. Under the hood is the powerful HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor paired with 8GB of RAM which allows for multiple apps to run 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 Nova 4 won’t connect to Wi-Fi issue.

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How To Fix Huawei Nova 4 Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi

Before performing any troubleshooting steps on this phone you should first make sure that it is running on the latest software version.  If an update is available then I suggest that you download and install it first.

Check if the problem is caused by the router

The first thing you will need to do is to eliminate the router as a possible cause of the problem. If other devices cannot connect to the router as well then chances are this is not a phone related problem. You should also check if the  router has a setting activated that is blocking your phone from connecting to it.

One quick way to check if this is a router related issue is to try connecting your phone to another Wi-Fi network.

Turn on the Wi-Fi Switch

There are cases when the Wi-Fi switch of the phone is turned off which is why it won’t connect to the network. Check if this is off and if it is just turn it on.

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Wi-Fi.
  • If Wi-Fi is off, touch the Wi-Fi slider to turn it on.
  • Touch the Wi-Fi network you want to use.
  • Enter the network password.
  • Tap Connect.
  • The phone is connected to the Wi-Fi network.

Perform a soft reset

One you have made sure that the problem is not caused by the router it’s time to troubleshoot the phone.The first thing you will want to do is to refresh the phone 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 issue still occurs.

Reset the phone network settings

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

  • 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.
  • Network selection mode will be set to automatic.

To reset the network settings of your device:

  • Turn on the mobile by pressing the Power key for a few moments
  • Choose Settings and System.
  • Tap Reset.
  • Open Network Settings Reset.
  • Select Network Settings Reset and tap Network Settings Reset one more time.

Check if the issue still occurs.

Start the phone in Safe Mode

There are cases when an app you downloaded will cause issues on the phone when they are installed. To check if an app you downloaded is causing the problem you will have to start the phone in Safe Mode as only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • Power off the phone by holding down the power button for a few seconds.
  • Press and hold the power button and release it when you see the Huawei logo on screen.
  • After releasing the Power key, immediately press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Keep holding the Volume key till the phone completely boots up.
  • Once the phone boots up,  “Safe mode” should be appeared on the bottom of the screen

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 of the phone

There are cases when the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone 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 device.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up button.
  • While holding the Volume Up button, connect USB charger to the phone.
  • Within a few seconds, your phone will boot into the recovery mode.
  • Now, remove the USB charger.
  • Use volume buttons to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’ and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

Check if the issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem 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 device.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up button.
  • While holding the Volume Up button, connect USB charger to the phone.
  • Within a few seconds, your phone will boot into the recovery mode.
  • Now, remove the USB charger.
  • Use volume buttons to highlight  select wipe cache/factory reset and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

Setup the phone then check if the issue still persists. If it does 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.