Without Wi-Fi, your Samsung Galaxy smartphone isn’t nearly as capable as it could be. Even though it’s usually easy to link your Samsung Galaxy phone to a wireless network, there might be instances when it refuses to activate the Wi-Fi, no matter how many times you try. But don’t let that convince you to depend only on your mobile data, since it can quickly run out. You should be able to activate and connect to Wi-Fi networks quickly by following these tips.
Note – You won’t be able to make Wi-Fi calls, cast your screen, or share files with nearby devices if your Samsung Galaxy phone doesn’t turn on Wi-Fi. I hope you’ve found a solution to your problem and are now able to turn on Wi-Fi on your Samsung Galaxy phone without any issues.
Best Fix for Samsung Phone Wi-Fi Not Working
Restart Your Phone
From time to time, your Samsung Galaxy phone may experience temporary issues with One UI that make it unable to turn on Wi-Fi. Restarting your phone usually fixes these kinds of problems. Thus, you ought to give that a go initially.
- Press and hold the Power button
- and tap the Power off option.
- Wait for your phone to turn off completely,
- and then press and hold the power button to turn it back on.
Turn Off power-saving Mode
Power-saving mode limits background processes on Samsung phones in order to prolong battery life. But occasionally this feature will make the Settings app or the Quick Settings panel not work, and you won’t be able to activate Wi-Fi.
You can try disabling the power-saving mode on your phone to see if that solves the problem. To do so,
- open the Settings app
- head to Battery.
- Then, turn off the toggle next to power saving.
Use the Samsung Members App to Test Wi-Fi
You can perform a battery of diagnostic checks on your phone with the aid of the Samsung Members app. A Wi-Fi diagnostic is one of these tests that you can use to ensure that your phone’s Wi-Fi connection is functioning correctly.
- Open the Samsung Members app on your phone. If you can’t find it, download the app from the Galaxy Store or Play Store.
- Navigate to the Support tab and tap on Phone Diagnostics.
- Tap on Wi-Fi and wait for the app to test your phone’s Wi-Fi.
Reset Wi-Fi Settings
If your Samsung phone’s Wi-Fi still won’t turn on after that, you might want to try restoring it to factory settings. Please be aware that this will remove any saved Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth devices from your device.
- Open the Settings app,
- scroll down to tap on General Management.
- and select Reset.
- Tap on Reset Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings
- Tap the Reset settings button to confirm.
Update One UI
It could be due to a flawed One UI update if your Samsung Galaxy phone still won’t enable Wi-Fi even in Safe Mode. Companies such as Samsung are typically fast to identify and address these issues through software updates. So, it’s smart to see if your phone has any available updates.
- Open the Settings app
- head to Software Update
- Download and install.
- Once you update your phone to the latest One UI version, you should be able to turn on Wi-Fi.
Try Safe Mode
Your Samsung phone might not be able to turn on Wi-Fi because of an issue with a third-party app or service. You can put your phone into safe mode and see if it happens that way:
- Press and hold the Power button until you see the power menu.
- Long press on the Power off icon
- then tap on the Safe mode (green checkmark).
Put your phone back into safe mode and see if turning on Wi-Fi helps. If everything is running smoothly for you, it’s probable that a third-party app is to blame. In that instance, to identify the offending app, you should uninstall any apps that you have installed recently.
Wipe Cache Partition
If your Samsung phone has built up any troublesome cached data over time, clearing the cache partition can help get rid of it.
- Press and hold the Power button
- then tap the Power off option to turn off your phone.
- Connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable.
- Once connected, press and hold the Power button and Volume Up button simultaneously until the Samsung logo appears.
- Note: In Recovery Mode, your phone’s touch screen will stop responding. So, you’ll have to use the volume keys and the power button to navigate through the menu.
- Use the Volume Down key to highlight the Wipe cache partition option. Then, press the Power button to select it.
- Next, use the Volume Down key to select Yes and press the Power button to confirm.
- Once cleared, you’ll be taken to the recovery menu. Highlight the Reboot system now option and press the Power button to confirm.
- Once your phone reboots, see if you can enable and use Wi-Fi.
- Galaxy S22 Now Has Stable Android 14 One UI 6.0 In More Regions.
- One UI November 2023 Update List of devices
- One UI 6.0 New Update Adds Internal Storage To My Files App.
- Galaxy Z Flip 5 One UI 6.0 Beta 5 Is Now Available In US
- Samsung Gauss, a generative AI model, debuts.