Some Galaxy S10 owners may experience an odd problem from time to time with their wifi connection. In this troubleshooting article, we’ll show you how to deal with the problem about a Galaxy S10 that shows wifi connected but no internet.
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What to do if Galaxy S10 shows wifi connected but no internet
This issue can sometimes be a bit complicated to resolve. Here are the steps to figure out where the bug lies:
Confirm wifi is working
When troubleshooting whatever wifi issue, the first thing that you can do is to ensure that wifi works. You don’t want to be doing troubleshooting on your S10 without first verifying if it’s a wifi issue. If you have other wireless devices using the same wifi, try to check if the same problem occur on them. If these other devices experience the same wifi trouble, you can bet it’s a problem with the router or with your Internet Service Provider (ISP). To troubleshoot the problem, you need to contact your ISP.
Another way to determine if it’s a wifi issue is by connecting your S10 to other wifi networks. If it works on other wifi, that should tell you that you own wifi has issues. Again, you want to get support from your ISP to identify where the problem is coming from.
Powercycle networking equipment
Another important troubleshooting step to do when faced with a wifi problem is to restart all network devices, a process called network powercycle. What you want to do exactly is to simply shut down the (modem, if you’re using one), router, and other devices in the network for a few moments. Once the devices have been turned off, wait for at least 10 seconds before booting them back. Make sure to turn on the devices sequentially. So, if you have a modem in the setup, turn it on first, followed by the router.
Once you’ve sequentially rebooted your network equipment, make sure to also restart your Galaxy S10. This has been an effective way to fix wifi issue that show wifi is connected by there’s no internet.
To force restart your device:
- Press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons for approximately 12 seconds or until the device power cycles. Note: Allow several seconds for the Maintenance Boot Mode screen to appear.
- From the Maintenance Boot Mode screen, select Normal Boot. Note: Utilize the volume buttons to cycle through the available options and the lower left button (below the volume buttons) to select. Allow up to 90 seconds for the reset to complete.
- If Maintenance Boot Mode screen won’t show, then your device does not have it. Simply wait for the device to power down completely.
Another basic troubleshooting step that you can do in this case is to forget your wifi. This has proven effective in fixing troubles with wifi. What it does is refresh the wifi credentials saved on your phone. By disconnecting your wifi, you are forcing the device to save updated wifi username, password, and configuration.
In order to forget your wifi network:
- Pull down the notification bar from the top of the screen.
- Tap and hold the wifi icon.
- Tap the name of your wifi network (the one you’re having a problem with).
- Tap FORGET button.
- Restart your phone.
- Reconnect to your wifi and see it it’s working now.
If your Galaxy S10 still shows wifi connected but no internet still, then the next step for you is to ensure that the software and all apps are running their latest versions. Some bugs can only be fixed by changing some codes, either in the software or app. By default, your Galaxy S10 should download and install updates on its own. If you change this or if you think there’s update for Android, you can check it manually under Settings > Software update.
Reset network settings
Another important troubleshooting step that you want to do in this case is to reset all network settings. This troubleshooting step will clear all non-default network settings and hopefully clear potential bugs. If you haven’t tried this yet at this stage, here’s how:
- Open Settings app.
- Tap General management.
- Tap Reset.
- Tap Reset network settings.
- Tap Reset settings to confirm.
Check for rogue apps
Sometimes, a poorly coded app or malware may interfere with Android and cause problems. To check if you have a third party app problem, restart the phone to safe mode. On safe mode, all third party apps, the ones you downloaded that did not come with the original software, will be suspended. So, if the problem comes from one of them, the problem you’re experiencing right now will not be available on safe mode. To boot the phone to safe mode:
- Turn the device off.
- Press and hold the Power key past the screen with the device name.
- When ‘SAMSUNG’ appears on the screen, release the Power key.
- Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
- Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
- Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Release the Volume down key when you see ‘Safe Mode’.
If your Galaxy S10 wifi works normally on safe mode and you think that you have an app problem, you should investigate further. To identify the culprit, you can use the method of elimination. Here’s how:
- Boot to safe mode.
- Check for the problem.
- Once you’ve confirmed that a third party app is to blame, you can start uninstalling apps individually. We suggest that you begin with the most recent ones you added.
- After you uninstall an app, restart the phone to normal mode and check for the problem.
- If your S10 is still problematic, repeat steps 1-4.
You should not hesitate to wipe your device by doing a factory reset if your S10 still shows wifi connected but no internet. Factory reset will return all settings of software to their defaults as well as delete all personal data and apps. Make sure to create a backup of your personal data ahead of time to avoid losing them.
To factory reset your Galaxy S10:
Method 1: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy S10 via Settings Menu
This is the easiest way to wipe your Galaxy S10. all you have to do is to go under Settings menu and follow the steps below. We recommend this method if you have no trouble going under Settings.
- Create a backup of your personal data and remove your Google account.
- Open Settings app.
- Scroll to and tap General management.
- Tap Reset.
- Select Factory data reset from the given options.
- Read the information then tap Reset to continue.
- Tap Delete All to confirm action.
Method 2: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy S10 using hardware buttons
If your case is that the phone is not booting up, or it boots but Settings menu is inaccessible, this method can be helpful. First, you need to boot the device to Recovery Mode. Once you successfully access Recovery, that’s the time that you begin proper master reset procedure. It may take some tries for you before you can access Recovery so be patient and simply try again.
- If possible, create a backup of your personal data ahead of time. If your problem prevents you from doing that, then simply skip this step.
- Also, you want to make sure that you remove your Google account. If your problem prevents you from doing that, then simply skip this step.
- Turn off the device. This is important. If you can’t turn it off, you’ll never be able to boot to Recovery Mode. If you are not able to shut the device off regularly via the Power button, wait until the phone’s battery is drained. Then, charge the phone for 30 minutes before booting to Recovery Mode.
- Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Bixby button at the same time.
- While still holding the Volume Up and Bixby keys, press and hold the Power button.
- The Recovery screen menu will now appear. When you see this, release the buttons.
- Use the Volume Down button until you are highlighting ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’
- Press the Power button to select ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’
- Use Volume Down to highlight Yes.
- Press the Power button to confirm factory reset.
Get support from Samsung
If none of the solutions above help, you can assume that the issue is beyond your ability to fix. Contact Samsung support for help.
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