How To Fix Google Pixel 6 Slow Internet Connection Issue

The Google Pixel 6 slow internet issue can be caused by several factors. It can be caused by a software glitch, a setting issue, or bandwidth problems. You will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps on your phone to fix this.

Why does Google Pixel have slow internet connection?

Why does Google Pixel have slow internet connection?

One of issue that you might encounter with your Google Pixel 6 is when the internet connection appears to be slow. This can happen when the phone is using a Wi-Fi connection or if using a mobile data subscription.

We have divided this troubleshooting guide into two sections. The first is when the Pixel 6 is connected to a Wi-Fi network and the second is when it is using your mobile network. Both conditions are the same problem yet on different connections.

Google Pixel 6 internet speed is slow when connected to Wi-Fi network

Google Pixel 6 internet speed is slow when connected to Wi-Fi network

Your phone will usually use a Wi-Fi network when connecting to the internet indoors. This is a much faster and reliable connection method at the same time uses up little of your phone battery life.


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If you are experiencing slow connection issues on a Wi-Fi network then always make sure to check if other devices connected to the network are also experiencing a slow connection. This will indicate that there is an ongoing problem with your Internet Service Provider or a device in the network is downloading a huge amount of data. If this is the case then you should contact your ISP regarding this matter or try to restart the router.

Solution 1: Toggle the Wi-Fi switch of your Google Pixel 6

If your phone is the only device that’s experiencing connectivity issues on a particular network then you should try toggling its Wi-Fi switch. This disconnects your device from the network and connects it again.

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

Go to Settings then Network & internet .

Tap the Internet switch to turn off then wait a a few seconds before turning it on again.

Solution 2: Restart the Google Pixel 6 and the Wi-Fi router

Restarting both your phone and the router will refresh the operating system of both devices and get rid of any software related glitches that could be causing the issue.

Unplug power cord of the router from the outlet.

Push the Power button of your phone for a couple of seconds.

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

Plug back the power cord of the router to turn it on.

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

Wait for the router to broadcast its signal then let the Google Pixel 6 reconnect to the network.

You can run an internet speed test to check if the internet speed has improved.

Solution 3: Reset network settings on your Google Pixel 6

One of the reasons why your Pixel 6 is getting a slow internet speed 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.

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

Tap the phone’s Settings app> 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 you the internet speed has improved.

Solution 4: 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. Any photos, files, contact lists, or notes just to name a few that you have saved in your phone will be deleted so make sure to make a backup copy of these.

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

Tap the phone’s Settings app > 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.

Once the reset is complete try checking if the issue still occurs.

Google Pixel 6 internet speed is slow when using mobile data

If your phone is not within range of a WiFi network then you will need to use your mobile data subscription to connect to the internet.

If your mobile data speeds are slow then here’s what you need to do.

Solution 1: Make sure to choose the 5G network mode

Make sure the 5G network mode switch of your phone is enabled to enjoy faster internet speeds. Take note that this will depend on the 5G signal in your area and if your carrier is offering a 5G connection.

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

Tap Settings then Network & internet then SIMs.

Tap Preferred network type and choose 5G (Recommended).

If the Pixel 6 is getting a 5G signal then try to check if the internet speed has improved.

Solution 2: Toggle Airplane Mode on your Pixel 6

Toggling the airplane mode on your Pixel 6 will reset its connection to your carrier and usually fix mobile data related problems.

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

Navigate to the phone’s Settings app then Network & internet .

Tap the Airplane mode switch to turn it on then wait for a few seconds and turn it off.

After the Pixel 6 has established a connection to the cellular network try to check if the internet speed has improved.

Solution 3: Reset the network settings

For the steps on how to do this just follow solution 3 on the Wi-Fi section above.

Solution 4: Perform a factory reset

For the steps on how to do this just follow solution 4 on the Wi-Fi section above.

Other troubleshooting steps you should consider for slow internet on WiFi and mobile data connections

There are other factors that can contribute to the slow internet connection issue you are experiencing with your phone.

  • Make sure your phone is running on the latest software update.
  • Try to check if the issue occurs when the phone is running in Safe Mode. If it doesn’t then the problem is most likely caused by a third party app which you need to uninstall.
  • Network issues on your ISP or carrier can also Wi-Fi connectivity problems or slow mobile data speeds. Try contacting your ISP or carrier for further assistance.

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