Reset Network Settings on Android To Fix Network Problems
Network problems on Android are quite common, whether it’s a WiFi problem or cellular data. Many problems can be fixed right from the Android’s network settings. However, what will you do if a specific problem is not fixed after following all the possible solutions?
Slow network or cellular data not working are usually the problems that many people get stuck on and are unable to solve. If you are unable to solve a network problem on your Android phone, then it might be time to reset all the network settings.
A network reset solves most of the network problems similar to how a phone reset solves most software problems. The reset will roll back network settings to the original ones, so if the problem is occurring due to any changes to the network, then it will be solved.
If you are ready to reset your phone’s network settings, then keep reading and I’ll show you how to do it.
What changes after the reset?
Before I tell you how to reset network settings, it’s important to know what will be changed in the process so you may not lose important data or change back preferences once they reset. Below you’ll find some of the important changes:
- Saved WiFi networks will be deleted.
- WiFi and cellular data will turn on.
- Hotspot, Airplane mode, data roaming, and Bluetooth will turn off.
- Network related preferences for apps will reset.
- The mobile data limit will be removed.
- Background sync will turn on.
- Previously connected Bluetooth devices will be removed.
If you are fine with the above-mentioned changes, then you may follow the below instructions to reset the network.
Reset network settings on Android
You can reset network settings from the main Android settings. However, the steps can be different depending on your phone manufacturer, but they should be identical once you find the reset settings.
Go to phone “Settings” and tap on the “Connection and sharing” option. On some phones, you might have to tap on the “System” or “Advanced” option in the settings instead.
Here scroll down and tap on the “Reset Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and Bluetooth” option.
Now tap on the “Reset settings” button at the bottom and provide the lock screen password to reset the settings.
If you have more than one SIM card, then you’ll have to select a SIM card too that you want to reset in the process.
That’s it, the network settings will reset and hopefully, your problem is fixed.
Resetting network settings is definitely an easy way to fix most network-related problems. Unlike phone reset, network reset is much easier to do and you also don’t lose too much data. If you have WiFi passwords backed up with Google Drive, then you won’t lose anything at all.
Do let us know in the comments if resetting the network fixed your problem.