How to Reset Network Settings in Android Phone

Many people face issues related to network connectivity in their Android phone and tablet. The problem can be either in the Wi-Fi connectivity or bluetooth connection. Wi-Fi connectivity is a bigger problem as it can be caused by multiple problems. There is even a chance that it’s because of your router and not your phone. Everyone wants a single button to reset network settings which seems to be pretty easy for people. You can reset network settings in Android phone easily but the option seems to given in one of the version only. We can reset network settings in Android Marshmallow version. It will fix both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity issue.

The rest of the Android versions don’t have a direct way of resetting the network settings. However we are going to suggest you few common fixes to troubleshoot your network connectivity issues in your Android phone and tablet. One of the most common problem of the people is that their Wi-Fi won’t connect to the given network or it won’t turn on or it will get stuck while turning on. All of this can be easily fixed with simple solutions. If they don’t help then you can try advanced method of fixing Wi-Fi connectivity issues. The same method can work for Android tablets too. 

Here are simple steps to reset network settings in Android Marshmallow version:

  1. Go to “Settings” app in your Android phone or tablet. 
  2. Go to “Backup and Reset” option. 
  3. Tap on “Network Settings Reset” option. 
  4. Click on “Reset Settings” button.
  5. You will be given a warning. Ignore and choose Reset Settings option. 
  6. Now you will receive a message saying your network settings has been reset. 
  7. It’s done.

Many people will not find network settings reset option in Backup and Reset option. It’s because it’s not available in other versions of Android. Only Marshmallow has this option. To reset network settings in other Android versions, you can perform a Factory Data Reset which can be found under Backup and Reset option. However Factory Data Reset will erase all data on your Android phone or tablet. All the apps, documents, music, videos, contacts and messages will be deleted if you do factory data reset. 

If you don’t have anything important and you are more into browsing the internet via Wi-Fi connectivity then simply save your photos and videos on your laptop or transfer them to SD card and then perform a factory data reset on your Android phone.

Follow the below steps to perform Factory Data Reset (Save All Data on PC) which will reset every settings including network settings- 

  • Go to “Settings” app in your Android. 
  • Go to “Backup and Reset” option. 
  • Go to “Factory Data Reset” option. 
  • Click on “All Files on the phone“. The option may differ from version to version. The last thing you need to do is reset the phone which will erase everything on your phone. 
  • That’s it. It will make the phone same as when you purchased it. Perform Backup and you will get everything. 
  • The Factory Data Reset will also reset network settings of Android phone or tablet. 

Factory data reset can be performed on all phone models such as Samsung, Redmi, MI, HTC, Micromax, Karbonn, Sony, Panasonic, Lava, T3, Oppo, Vivo etc…

If there is a problem with your Bluetooth then you should check the below points to find out the exact problem. Check all points below and Bluetooth connectivity will work fine on Android. 

  • Find about the compatibility of the Bluetooth device that you are trying to connect.
  • Bluetooth devices should be closer. There is a limited distance for your device.
  • Bluetooth must be turned on in both devices and device should be charged enough.
  • Remove any other device which can cause interference. 
  • Turn off both devices and turn on them again and see it bluetooth started working again.

Most of the time the above things will fix the bluetooth connectivity issue and you don’t have to perform a reset network settings on Android phone and tablet. 

Before you perform a factory data reset on your phone, you can perform some of the simple solutions below to fix and reset connectivity issues related to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If you are unable to connect to the Wi-Fi network or your wifi isn’t working properly then perform the below given options:

  1. Toggle Wi-Fi option from Settings option or notifications area.
  2. Toggle Airplane Mode from notifications area. 
  3. Try Rebooting your phone. 
  4. Turn off power saving mode on your Android phone. 
  5. Turn off Bluetooth. (Few Samsung sets cause Wi-Fi problem due to this.)
  6. Restart the Wi-Fi network or Hotspot that you are trying to connect.
  7. Enter the correct password in the right network.
  8. Forget all networks in the Wi-Fi settings and search again. Now choose desired network and choose connect option. 

These are some of the basic fixes to be applied before you perform a hard reset on your Android phone. Most of the time the above solutions fixes the Wi-Fi Won’t connect issues. Your Wi-Fi will start working again. If you follow the above methods then you will surely fix your bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity without needing any other help. You don’t have to reset network settings of Android in these cases. 

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