It happens so often that when you badly needed to use the Internet, that’s when your phone acts up and won’t connect to the WiFi network. That seems to be one of the problems some Samsung Galaxy A70 owners have been complaining. According to them, the problem started out of the blue without apparent reason or cause. But there were those who said that the issue may have been triggered by the most recent update their phones received.
Most of the time, this is just a pretty minor problem. You may be able to fix it on your own, especially if it’s just an issue with your network device or even if it’s a problem with some of the network services in your phone. In this post, I will guide you in troubleshooting your Galaxy A70 that won’t connect to a WiFi network. We will try to consider all possibilities and then rule them out one by one until we can determine what the issue really is and hopefully be able to fix it. If you’re an owner with a problem like this, continue reading this article as you may find it helpful.
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Troubleshooting a Galaxy A70 that won’t connect to a WiFi network
In this guide, we will try to first rule out the possibility that it’s just an issue with your network device. So assuming that you’re trying to connect to your own WiFi hotspot, there’s always something you can do about this issue. That said, here’s what needs to be done if your Galaxy A70 won’t connect to a WiFi network…
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First solution: Power-cycle your network device
The first thing that you have to do if you’re trying to connect to your own network is to restart your network device. These devices need to have their memories refreshed every now and then. It’s easy to do and pretty effective, especially if you were able to connect to the same network just fine prior to the problem. Now, here’s what you need to do:
- 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.
If your Galaxy A70 still won’t connect to the network, then move on to the next solution.
Second solution: Reset the network settings of your phone
The next thing you have to do if your phone still won’t connect to the network after the first solution is to reset all the network settings of your phone. This will refresh all network services including Bluetooth, WiFi and Cellular data. This procedure has been proven effective against all network-related problems and this might be what you need. Here’s how it’s done:
- 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 finished, let your phone reconnect to the network and make sure you have all the correct credentials. Most of the time, this kind of problem will be fixed by this issue but if for some reason the issue continues, then you have to do the next solution.
Third solution: Master reset your phone that won’t connect
If the first and second solutions failed to fix the problem, then a reset will do the job, provided that you’ve made sure your other devices can connect to the same network properly and actually be able to browse the Internet. Prior to the reset though, make sure to create a backup of your important files and data and when you’re ready, follow these steps to reset your phone:
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
- When the Galaxy A70 logo shows, release all three 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 that won’t connect to your WiFi network. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!
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