How To Fix A Google Pixel 7 With Slow Internet Connection

Connection problems can often be due to some issues with the network device or the network itself. In most cases, it’s not a problem with your phone as it often relies on the stability of the network it’s connected with.

For issues like slow internet connection, it can be temporary and you may be able to fix it on your own by simply doing the most basic troubleshooting procedures, especially if you’re dealing with the Wi-Fi connection problem. 

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However, for problems with cellular data connection, you still have to do a few procedures and if you can’t fix it, then you will have to call your service provider as they can provide you with the answer as well as information about your account and the network as well. 

So if you’re one of the owners of the Pixel 7 and are currently having some issues, here’s what you should do: 

  1. First solution: Restart your network device. 


    It is possible that the problem is with your network devices especially if you’re having an issue with your Wi-Fi connection. Thus the first thing you have to do is to restart your device, which will refresh its memory as well as the network itself. 

    1. Just unplug the power cord from the wall outlet or disconnect it from the main unit. 
    2. Leave your modem or router without power for a minute or two. 
    3. After that, plug the device back in and wait until it starts to broadcast the signal. 

    Have your phone reconnect to it to see if the problem is fixed. If still not, then move on to the next solution. 

  2. Second solution: Reboot your phone. 


    After restarting your network device and the problem continues, what you need to do next is to reboot your phone itself. This will also refresh your phone’s memory as well as reload all the core services. 

    In most cases wherein the problem is minor, a reboot will be enough to make the device work normally again. So follow these steps to reboot your Pixel 7: 

    1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification panel. 
    2. Swipe down again from the notification panel to pull down the quick settings panel. 
    3. Tap the Power icon and select Restart. Now wait until your device finishes the reboot. 

    After the reboot, have your phone reconnect to the network and then do a speed test to know if the connection has improved. If it’s still slow, then try the next solution. 

  3. Third solution: Disable wireless services temporarily. 


    Another thing you can do is to temporarily disable all the wireless services in your device for just a few seconds. Once re-enabled, your phone will re-establish the connection to your router or to the tower and in some cases, it will help fix slow connection issues. 

    It’s easy to disable all the wireless services at once.

    1. You just need to enable the Airplane mode on by swiping down from the top of the screen with two fingers and tapping its icon. 
    2. After a couple of seconds, tap the icon again to disable it again. 

    Allow your phone a few more seconds to reconnect to the network and then try to see if your phone now has a fast and stable connection. 

  4. Fourth solution: Forget Wi-Fi connection and reconnect. 


    One way to have a more stable Wi-Fi connection is to delete the current connection that your phone is using and have it reconnect to the same network. It’s necessary to do this procedure because there are times when the connection settings get corrupted and result in intermittent or unstable connection. 

    1. To do that, swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the Notification panel down. 
    2. Tap and hold the Wi-Fi icon until you’re brought to its settings page. 
    3. Look for the network you’re having problems with and tap the gear icon to the right. 
    4. On the next screen, tap Forget. 
    5. Doing so will immediately delete the selected network and bring you back to the previous page. 
    5. Look for the network again, tap on it and then enter the password to reconnect. 

    Once your Pixel 7 has reconnected to the network, perform a speed test to know if the connection speed has improved. If not, then try the next solution. 

  5. Fifth solution: Reset the wireless services. 


    Regardless of whether you’re using Wi-Fi or mobile data to connect to the Internet, this procedure will help you fix any connection issues you might have. 

    What this procedure does is reset all the wireless configuration in your device which covers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile data. As long as the problem isn’t with your account or the network itself, you will be able to fix the slow connection issue you have with your device. Here’s how it’s done: 

    1. Swipe down from the top of the screen twice and then tap the gear icon. 
    2. Scroll down and tap System. 
    3. Scroll down again to find Reset options and once found, tap on it. 
    4. Tap Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth. 
    5. On the next screen, you may read the information on the screen about the procedure. Once ready, tap Reset settings. You will then be prompted to enter your security lock so try doing that. 
    6. After entering your security lock, tap Reset settings. 
    7. It will take just a few seconds and the reset will be complete. 

    Once the network reset is complete, have your phone reconnect to the Wi-Fi network. If you’re on mobile data, your phone will automatically reconnect to the tower. 

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  • Android 13
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  • Google Pixel 7

However, if the problem continues, then you will have to call your service provider and inquire about the status of your account as well as that of the network. 

We hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you.

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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