How to fix Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect

Wifi troubles are some of the most common problems for smartphones. If your Oppo A9 (2020) can’t connect to wifi and you have no idea how to troubleshoot it, you’ve come to the right website. Check out the potential solutions that you can do to fix any wifi issue you’re experiencing.

How to fix Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect

There are a number of possible solutions that you can do to try and fix an Oppo A9 (2020) that won’t connect to wifi. Follow the suggestions below on what to do.

 Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect fix #1: Verify router is working

Whenever you encounter any trouble regarding wifi, one of the first things to check is the status of the wifi network itself. If you are at home and trying to work with your wifi, do a quick check on the router to see if the lights are on. If all lights are off, the router may be broken or likely disconnected from the power source. Check the cables to see if there’s any sign that one of them has been damaged. If everything appears to be normal, then make sure that your Oppo device is within range of the router.  Be as close as you can be to router and see if that will improve the situation. Routers usually have a 30-foot radius so if you can bring the phone within that, it’s a good step.

Another way to check if the wifi network you’re having an issue with is working is by connecting other wireless devices to it.  If a second or third device connects to the network and internet fine, then the issue must be coming from your Oppo device. Continue with the rest of the troubleshooting below.

If you think that there’s a problem with the router as other wireless devices can’t connect to it too, get help from your Internet Service Provider or ISP. If you’re dealing with your own router, consult the documentation that came with it and get help from its manufacturer.

Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect fix #2: Check for errors

If you’re getting an error message or code whenever wifi disappears, run a quick Google search about the code and see if there’s an available online solution for it. Some wifi errors may be specific to the equipment or device so this way of eliminating a possible router-side issue is important.

Some wifi errors may be generic error codes or messages from Android. Try to search a solution online and see if there’s something that you can find. If there’s none, restart your Oppo A9 (2020).

Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect fix #3: Restart device

Restarting your Oppo A9 (2020) is one of the effective solutions if wifi won’t connect. When you restart a device, all applications are shut down and RAM usage is refreshed. Sometimes, these two are enough to fix temporary minor bugs. To restart your Oppo device:

  1. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.
  2. When the Power menu shows up, release the Power button.
  3. Then, slide down the white circle to turn off.
  4. Wait for a few seconds.
  5. Turn the phone again by pressing and holding the Power button.

If your Oppo A9 (2020) is having difficulty loading or if it’s not responding, try to do a forced reboot instead. Here’s how:

  1. Disconnect the charging cable if it’s connected to your phone.
  2. If you’re using a third party protective case, make sure to remove it to avoid phone buttons being stuck.
  3. Press and hold both the Power and Volume Up buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the OPPO logo.

Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect fix #4: Disconnect from wifi

Another simple solution that you can try in this case is to disconnect and forget wifi. Disconnecting from a problem wifi network is often an effective way to fix Oppo wifi woes. Simply tap the wifi icon and disconnect the device from the network. After that, restart the phone and see if that fixes the problem. If not, proceed to the next steps.

Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect fix #5: Reset System Settings

In some other cases, Oppo wifi issues were fixed by returning system settings to their defaults. Be sure that you do this at this point. Here’s how:

  1. Unlock the screen.
  2. Find and open Settings app.
  3. Select Additional Settings.
  4. Tap Backup and Reset.
  5. Tap Reset to Factory Settings.
  6. Tap Reset System Settings only.
  7. Enter your Password or PIN.
  8. Tap Reset System Settings only to confirm action.

Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect fix #6: Clear app data

If your Oppo A9 (2020) wifi still won’t connect at this time, your next move is to try the clearing or app data. This can be an effective solution if you recently used apps that can modify network settings like a VPN app.

  1. Unlock the screen.
  2. Find and open Settings app.
  3. Select Additional Settings.
  4. Tap Backup and Reset.
  5. Tap Reset to Factory Settings.
  6. Tap Clear Downloaded apps and App Data.
  7. Enter your Password or PIN.
  8. Tap Clear Data to confirm.

Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect fix #7: Check for bad third party app

Unlike Samsung and other Android devices, we are unable to boot your Oppo A9 (2020) to safe mode so there’s no easy way to tell if a bad third party app is causing a wifi issue. If you noticed that your Oppo A9 (2020) started having wifi issues after a new app has been installed, consider deleting that app from the system to see if it’s the cause of the problem.

Oppo A9 (2020) wifi won’t connect fix #8: Factory reset

The final troubleshooting that you can attempt in this case is factory reset, also known as hard reset. This can be an excellent fix if there’s a software glitch that won’t go away after doing all the suggestions above.

Before you perform a hard reset, make sure that all irreplaceable data such as photos, videos, or documents are saved to another device or cloud. Any personal data that are deleted via factory reset can no longer be recovered so be sure to back them up ahead of time. Items that can be synced to a cloud service can be re-downloaded after formatting the device.

Below are the two methods on how to hard reset your Oppo A9 (2020).

Method 1: Hard reset or factory reset on Oppo A9 (2020) via Settings Menu

Wiping your Oppo A9 via Settings menu is simpler and faster so we recommend that you use this method first. This, of course, depends whether or not the Settings menu itself is accessible. Just follow the steps below on what to do.

  1. Unlock the screen.
  2. Find and open Settings app.
  3. Select Additional Settings.
  4. Tap Backup and Reset.
  5. Tap Reset to Factory Settings.
  6. In the next step, agree to Permissions Statement by tapping on OK.
  7. Select Clear All Data.
  8. Enter your PIN or password, or draw your pattern.
  9. Tap Clear Data to confirm action.

Method 2: Hard reset or factory reset on Oppo A9 (2020) via Recovery Mode

Some Android problems may sometimes prevent a user from using the phone normally or navigating to Settings. If that’s your case, consider booting your Oppo A9 (2020) to Recovery Mode first and perform a hard reset from there. Recovery Mode offers other options to modify the system. Unless you know what you’re doing, be sure to only follow the steps we supply below to avoid other issues.

  1. Turn off the phone by pressing and holding the Power button (left side button) for a few seconds then pulling the middle button to the bottom.
  2. Once the phone has been powered down, press and hold Power and Volume Down buttons.
  3. Release both buttons once the Oppo logo appears.
  4. Select English using the Power button. You can also tap on it.
  5. Navigate to Wipe data using Volume Down button.
  6. Select Wipe data with Power button. You can also tap on it.
  7. Enter the lockscreen password or draw your pattern.
  8. Select Format data.
  9. Tap OK to confirm action.

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