How to Fix a Google Pixel 6 Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi Issue

There are several factors that can cause the Google Pixel 6 to not connect to a Wi-Fi network. This can be due to a software glitch, setting issue, or a network problem. To fix this you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps on the phone.

The Google Pixel 6 is one of the latest Pixel models that is available in the market today. It is one of the first devices to use the in-house Tensor chip which greatly enhances the AI functionality of the phone. Some of its best features include a 6.4 inch AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, Google Tensor chipset, and a 4614 mAh battery just to name a few.

Why won’t my Google pixel connect to my Wi-Fi?

Why won't my Google pixel connect to my Wi-Fi?

One of the issues that you might experience with your Pixel phone is when it does not connect to a Wi-Fi network. The following solutions will help you fix this particular problem.

Solution 1: Restart the modem your Google Pixel 6 is connected to

A common cause of this problem is a an issue with the modem. Restarting this networking equipment will not only refresh its operating system but also refresh its connection to your internet service provider.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Reboot modem

  1. Turn off the modem/wireless router.

    You can do this by pressing the Power key for a few seconds until the device shuts down.Turn off the modem/wireless router

  2. Unplug its AC adapter from the power source and keep it unplugged for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

    This ensures that the modem is not receiving any power at all.Unplug its AC adapter from the power source

  3. After the elapsed time, plug it back in then turn it back on.

    The modem/router should then be refreshed.turn on modem

  4. Just wait for all the modem light indicators to become stable.

    This means that it has established an internet connection to your ISP.modem

Your phone should connect to the Wi-Fi network once it is detected.

Solution 2: Restart the Google Pixel 6

Restart the Google Pixel 6

One of the best ways to fix this issue is to restart your Pixel phone. This will not only refresh the operating system but also clear the corrupted data that could be causing the wifi network issues on your phone.

Soft reset

Push the Power button for a couple of seconds

When the power menu appears, tap on Power off option.

Wait for a few seconds then turn on your smartphone by pressing the Power key.

Once the soft reset is done try to check if the phone can connect to the wifi network.

Solution 3: Remove the Wifi connection from your Google Pixel 6 then connect to it again

If the problem is caused by a corrupted Wi-Fi network setting then removing and adding back the network will fix this problem.

Remove Wi-Fi network

From a Home screen, swipe up to display all apps.

Navigate to Settings then Network & internet then Internet .

Touch and hold the Wi-Fi network.

If unavailable, ensure Wi-Fi is turned on Switch on (upper-right).

Tap Forget.

Add Wi-Fi network

From a Home screen, swipe up to display all apps.

Navigate to Settings then Network & internet then Internet.

Ensure the Use Wi-Fi switch (upper-right) is turned on.

From the Wi-Fi networks section, tap the preferred network.

If prompted, enter the appropriate password then tap Connect.

Try checking if the connectivity issues on your phone have been fixed.

Solution 4: Reset the network settings on your Google Pixel 6

One of the reasons why your Pixel 6 can’t connect to a Wi-Fi network is because its network settings have been changed or is corrupted. Resetting this setting to its default values might fix this problem.

Take note that this will happen when you perform the reset.

  • Stored Wi-Fi networks are deleted.
  • Stored tethered connections are deleted.
  • Paired Bluetooth devices are deleted.
  • Background data sync settings are turned on.
  • Data restrictive settings in applications that were manually turned on/off are reset to the default setting.
  • Network selection mode is set to automatic.
  • Preferred mobile network type is set to best.

Reset network settings

From the Home screen, swipe up to view your apps.

Tap Settings > System > Reset Options > Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth > Reset settings.

If prompted, enter your PIN or Password. Then tap the Next arrow.

Tap Reset settings again to confirm.

After performing this procedure try to check if the issue has been fixed.

Solution 5: Perform a factory reset on your Google Pixel 6

As a last resort you should consider doing a factory reset. This procedure will erase your phone data and bring it back to its original condition.

Before proceeding it is highly recommended that you backup your phone data.

Factory reset from settings

From the Home screen, swipe up to view your apps.

Tap Settings > System > Reset options > Erase all data (factory reset) > Erase all data.

If prompted, enter your PIN or Password.

Tap Erase all data. The device will reboot and begin resetting to factory settings.

After the reset has completed try checking if the connectivity issues still occur.

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