Majority of smartphone users prefer WiFi over mobile data because it’s not only cheap, it is also more stable than the previous, especially if you are within 15 feet from your router. However, some owners of the Samsung Galaxy A70 have been complaining because WiFi is not working properly on their devices. The problem might be due to some minor software-related issues or there are some issues with the network device.
Based on experience though, this problem isn’t really that serious. In fact, you may be able to make WiFi work perfectly again just be doing one or a couple of procedures. That is the purpose of this post. We will try to help you fix WiFi that’s not working properly on your phone. So if you’re one of the owners of this device and are currently being bugged by a similar issue, continue reading as we may be able to help you one way or another.
Fixing Galaxy A70 when it’s WiFi is not working
In order to accurately fix this problem, we need to consider all possibilities and then rule them out one by one until we can determine the reason why WiFi is not working on your phone. Knowing the cause is key to fixing the problem. With that being said, here’s what you need to do about it…
First solution: Perform the Forced restart on your phone
The first thing that you have to do if your phone’s WiFi is not working and you don’t know the reason why is the forced restart. It’s a simulated battery removal the will refresh your phone’s memory as well as reload its apps and services. If the problem started out of the blue without any apparent reason at all, then this procedure might be able to help you. This is how you do it:
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- Press and hold the Volume Down button and don’t release it yet.
- While holding down the volume button, press and hold the Power key as well.
- Keep both keys held down together for 15 seconds or until the Galaxy A70 logo shows on the screen.
When your phone has finished rebooting, try to see if its WiFi is still not working because if so, then move on to the next solution.
Second solution: Power-cycle your network device
Sometimes a problem like this is caused by a failing network device, specifically the router, especially if it has been up for quite some time already. So if the forced restart didn’t fix the problem, the next thing that you have to do is to restart the network device. This will, of course, refresh the connection from the router as well as its memory. Follow these steps to restart your network device:
- Unplug your modem or router from the wall outlet or simply disconnect the power cord from the main unit.
- Leave it without power for a minute or two.
- After that, plug it back into the wall outlet or reconnect the cord.
- Wait for the device to become online and then let your phone reconnect to it.
After restarting your router, try to see if your phone’s WiFi is not working or if you still can’t connect to the Internet using the service. If the problem remained, then try the next solution.
Third solution: Reset the Network Settings of your phone
If the problem remained after the second procedure or after rebooting the network device, then the next thing you need to do is to reset the network settings of your phone. This will delete all wireless connections on your device as well as refresh all the services. More often than not, this will fix any network-related problems so it’s worth doing it. Here’s how:
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down.
- Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner.
- Scroll to and tap General management.
- Touch Reset.
- Tap Reset network settings.
- Tap Reset settings.
- If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern.
- Finally, tap Reset.
When the network reset is done, try to see if WiFi is not working on your Galaxy A70 even after this procedure. If the issue remained, then move on to the next solution.
Fourth solution: Master reset your phone
As long as the problem is not with the network device or a hardware issue, a master reset should be able to fix this problem. That’s what you need to do next if the first three procedures failed to fix it. However, before you do that, make sure to backup all your files and data because they will all be deleted and you may not be able to retrieve them after the reset. After the backup, remove your Google account so that you won’t be locked out of your device. When ready, follow these steps to reset your Galaxy A70 and fix WiFi that’s not working anymore…
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
- When the Galaxy A70 logo shows, release the keys.
- Your Galaxy A70 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step.
- Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
- Press Power button to select.
- Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes’ is highlighted.
- Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
- When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
- Press the Power key to restart the device.
Once the reset is finished, set up your phone as a new device. I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your Galaxy A70 when it’s WiFi is not working as it should be.
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