How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S9 Wi-Fi Issues
The list of features and specs that the Galaxy S9 has to offer is super long. While the S9 and S9 Plus smartphones from Samsung have almost everything on the hardware side, the same can’t be said for their software optimization and stability, since the custom version of Android that comes installed in Samsung phones has some issues. Even though there are a lot of small bugs in all smartphones, the S9 has some major problems that can be highly frustrating. One such issue that can be highly problematic is the one with wi-fi. The phone has some bugs and problems in its software that cause interference with your Wi-Fi connectivity. Here, we are going to show you how to fix Samsung Galaxy S9 Wi-Fi issues.
See also: Common Samsung Galaxy S9 problems and how to fix them
Since we are discussing issues related to Wi-Fi networks and connections on the S9, there are only a few scenarios that a user might face and there are a lot of fixes that you can try which will hopefully fix any problem you are facing with your Samsung Galaxy S9. In order to successfully fix your S9’s wireless network problems, you have to merely go through each of the following methods one by one, after which you will not face any Wi-Fi issues on your Galaxy S9.
Method 1: Reboot your Device
In many cases, it is the operating system of your smartphone that is causing an issue. There can be multiple reasons for this, but the solution is comparatively much easier. Since the issue is related to the operating system, rebooting the device can fix a lot of issues, as we are re-loading the Android OS in the RAM again and that can fix your Wi-Fi related bugs.
Method 2: Restart or Reset your Wi-Fi Router
If you’re facing any problems with your wireless network on your Galaxy S9, then you should first test the same Wi-Fi network on a different device. If the same problem exists on your second device as well, then chances are that it is your internet router which is causing all sorts of problems with connectivity, network speeds, etc. In that case, you should first restart your router by turning it off and turning it back on after a few minutes. If that doesn’t seem to work for you, then you should consider resetting the Wi-Fi router, which will change all of its settings back to default. You can easily reset your router by following its respective user manual guide, as all routers have a different method for resetting.
Method 3: Re-connect the Wireless Network
Sometimes the SSID and password of a network that is saved on your smartphone get corrupted. In such a case, your phones will not be able to connect to the network. This same thing can happen with a Samsung Galaxy S9 and to fix it you have to forget the wireless network first and then connect to it by re-entering the required details. For this, you have to follow the given instructions:
- First, go into the Wi-Fi settings on your smartphone and long press on the desired wireless network.
- Now, tap on ‘Forget Network’ which will delete the Wi-Fi network from your phone.
- You have to then scan for available networks and connect to the same network by entering the details again.
Method 4: Reset Network Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S9
If re-adding your Wi-Fi network did not work for you, then chances are that you have accidentally changed the Wi-Fi settings on your Galaxy S9 which is now causing an issue with the Wi-Fi reception. So to fix any issues caused due to this, we can easily reset the network settings that will fix all of the issues related to Wi-Fi that you are facing on your Galaxy S9. You have to follow the given steps to reset the network settings on your Samsung smartphone:
- Open the ‘Settings’ app on your Galaxy S9 and head to the ‘Backup and Reset’ settings.
- You have to find the option called ‘Reset Network Settings’.
- After you tap on this option and confirm, all of the network settings saved on your smartphone will get changed to the defaults which will fix most of the Wi-Fi issues on your Galaxy S9.
Method 5: Update your Samsung Galaxy S9
Whenever Samsung discovers a major bug in one of their smartphones, Samsung will release an OTA patch that will fix the problem. So, if you are also facing any issues with your smartphone, you should check whether any updates are available for your device or not and make sure that your device is updated to the latest OTA update which is available for your smartphone. You can check for any available OTA updates by going to the ‘Software Update’ option in the ‘About Phone’ section of your settings app.
Method 6: Wipe the Cache Partition on your Galaxy S9
Just like rebooting your device can fix many issues related to the operating system, similarly wiping the Cache Partition of your smartphone can also result in fixing many issues on your smartphone. We have to use the Android Recovery for wiping the Cache Partition completely by following the given instructions:
- Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S9.
- After that, press and hold the power button, volume up button, and the Bixby button together until you see the Samsung logo after which you have to leave only the power button.
- Now, you have to select ‘Wipe Cache Partition’ using the volume keys to navigate and power button to confirm your selection.
- Once your Galaxy S9 has wiped its cache partition, you will get an option to reboot your device that you can select using the volume keys and the power button.
- Doing this will wipe the Cache Partition on your device, which will hopefully fix the Wi-Fi problems on your Samsung Galaxy S9.
Method 7: Factory Reset your Device
The final solution to most Android problems is to factory reset your device. This solution can be highly effective as it removes all of the user installed apps, updates, and any changes made to the network settings made by the user. Therefore, factory resetting an Android device can solve a lot of its problems including Wi-Fi issues. Just make sure to backup all of the important files present on your device before following this process since it will delete all of your data. To factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S9, you have to carry out these steps:
- Go to the ‘Settings’ app on your Galaxy S9 and head to the ‘Backup and Reset’ section.
- After this, choose ‘Factory data reset’ and select ‘Erase all.’
- Once you have pressed yes, your phone will be completely wiped fixing its Wi-Fi issues.
Method 8: Contact Samsung Service Center
The Wi-Fi issues on an Android smartphone can be due to both hardware as well as software level issues. While we have discussed all of the software level fixes above, there is a chance that the Wi-Fi problems on your Galaxy S9 are caused due to hardware failure. In this case, the best way to get your Galaxy S9 fixed is to contact the nearest Samsung Service Center as the Samsung trained professional will be able to help you out with hardware problems more easily.