Many Google Pixel phone users prefer connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi for better stability and to limit data usage so they don't get charged for over-usage. However, what happens when your Google Pixel phone won't connect to Wi-Fi? Although there are several ways to remedy this problem, we've outlined some helpful troubleshooting steps below.
Double Check Your Wi-Fi Settings
To start, make sure your Wi-Fi connection is still on and active. From your home screen, head over to your Settings panel and pull down on your phone’s notifications area. Look for the Wi-Fi icon and tap it to turn it off. Wait a few seconds and tap it again to enable it. Your Google Pixel phone will begin scanning for an open network connection and should start reconnecting momentarily.
While you're there, make sure your Airplane Mode is disabled. If it's turned on, Airplane Mode blocks your device from connecting to all nearby networks and Bluetooth.
Forget Your Network
Google Pixel phone Wi-Fi issues often signal a problem with your home Wi-Fi network rather than your Google Pixel phone. From your settings menu, open up your Wi-Fi network settings and scan through the available network names until you find yours. Press and hold on the network name and tap "Forget Network." Once it's disabled for a couple of minutes, try reconnecting. You'll be prompted to enter your Wi-Fi password for authentication purposes.
Reset Your Modem or Wi-Fi Router
If you're still left with no connection after trying the previous step, you may need to check your modem or wireless router. You'll know for sure if this is the problem if other devices are also having connection problems. Because each brand is a little different, you'll have to read the box instructions or contact your local internet service provider for resetting steps if you're unsure.
Try Updating Your Operating System
Just like iPhones, all Google Pixel devices run on an operating system, Android. Google or Android will often roll out a new update to fix bug issues, so it's important to routinely check and stay on top of new software updates to keep your device and Wi-Fi running smoothly. To look for a new update, navigate to your settings menu, tap on the "System" section, and tap on "Software Update." Depending on the type of Google Pixel model you have, these steps may slightly vary.
Check Your Third-Party Apps
In many scenarios, third-party apps have been known to cause Wi-Fi connectivity issues for Google Pixel phones. To see if this is the case, start by updating any Android apps you've recently installed. If this doesn't fix the problem, try checking your Wi-Fi connection in Safe Mode. To enter Safe Mode, press and hold the power button until prompted to reboot into Safe Mode. Tap "OK." Once your smartphone displays "Safe Mode" somewhere on the screen, try reconnecting to Wi-Fi. If you get a Wi-Fi signal, then it's highly probable that a third-party app is causing the interference. You may need to delete the app from your phone and try re-installing it at a later time if there are no new updates available.
If WiFi connectivity issues persist after using the steps above, we recommend you to book a complimentary meeting for a free diagnosis with one of our CaseMogul phone repair specialists in any of our Google Pixel phone repair Burnaby, Google Pixel phone repair Surrey, or Google Pixel phone repair Calgary shops.