Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a big screen and an S Pen that can bring for you the best experience of Note series. But every smartphones would be considered useless without the internet connection for performing tasks such as GPS tracking, playing online games and more. However, a disrupted connection could hamper what you are doing on your phone. There are different reasons your Note 8 does not connect to the Wi-Fi. Here a list of possible solutions you can try to fix Galaxy Note 8 Wi-Fi issues.
Basic Fixes For Wi-Fi Issue of Galaxy Note 8
- Restart your Note 8 to see if the problem has been fixed
- Check if that Wi-Fi hotspot works with other devices and if the problem is the same for other devices too. If yes, it comes from router.
- Restart your Wi-Fi router to check if the issue has been solved.
- Smart Wi-Fi Switch can also be the cause. Once you enable this option, it can automatically switch to other networks to get the best alternative. So, it can cause disruption in the network. You can disable it from Settings >Wi-Fi > Advanced > Switch to Disable.
Safe Mode Detects
Sometimes, a faulty app is a source for several issues on your Note 8. All third-party apps may include the different viruses that could be harmful to your device. So, Safe mode is the best solution as it allows you test all functions of any third-party app. Here is how to reboot into Safe Mode.
- Switch off your Galaxy Note 8
- Press and hold the Power button until you see SAMSUNG logo appearing on the screen. That time, go of the Power button
- Instantly hold the Volume button and keep holding it until your phone has rebooted.
- You will see the Safe Mode text on the left-hand side corner of the screen at the bottom.
After your Note 8 has booted in Safe Mode, try to re-connect it to the Wi-Fi. If the problem has disappeared, then the problem comes from the third-party apps.
Uninstall the Apps
If clearing the app’s data has not worked, you should uninstall the app to check which one is causing the Wi-Fi problem.
- Launch Settings and then head to Apps
- Tap on the app that you think it’s causing the problem or click on the dotted icon and choose Show System Apps.
- Here you will see the list of pre-installed apps
- Tap on Uninstall and confirm your choice
Keep connecting to your Wi-Fi hotspot to check if the problem has been solved. If you find the Wi-Fi running fine after uninstalling a specific app then don’t install it again, instead use a similar feature one.
Also see: How To Get Free Wi-Fi Anywhere On Your Android
Rest Network Settings
You can try resetting the network settings of your Galaxy Note 8.
- Launch Settings app on your phone
- Next, tap on General Management
- Tap on Reset > Reset Network Settings
- If you set a security PIN set, you will be prompted to enter the code to move ahead with the process.
- Tap Reset Settings and then wait for the process to complete
There are some certain changes that would happen:
- All saved Wi-Fi networks would be deleted
- Bluetooth devices previously paired with your Note 8 will also be removed.
- All data restrictive settings will return to their original settings
- Background data sync settings will enable
Once your network settings are reset, try to connect to the Wi-Fi again. We hope these small tips can help you fix the Wi-Fi issue on your Galaxy Note 8.