Google phones are the first smartphones to be benefitting the Android Oreo. Among their recent launches is the Pixel 2 which happens to be a high-end phone with many useful features. While the feedback for the phone is good there are some general problems that users are facing while using its Wi-Fi. Learn how to fix Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi issues.
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Potential Solutions to fix Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi issues
- Ensure all that the software of your Pixel 2 and other applications are up to date.
- The firmware of the router also plays an important role and if it is not up to date you may face problems while connecting.
- Simply toggle your Wi-Fi. Many users have said that their Wi-Fi worked perfectly when they followed this simple step.
- To fix Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi issues you can also try turning off your Pixel 2 smartphone and the router for about 20 seconds and then turn them on again and then connect the Wi-Fi to see if the problem is solved.
- Check the MAC address of your phone and then check to see if it has been permitted in the Mac filter of your router. To check the MAC address of your phone go to Wi-Fi > Settings > Advanced and note down the MAC address of your device.
- Check in Settings if you have enabled the Power Saving mode. If it is on toggle it off because your Wi-Fi will not work in this mode.
- Another solution could be to forget your Wi-Fi connection and then re-entering the details from the beginning. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and long press the connection which you want to forget and then select “Forget”. After this enter your details and try using the Wi-Fi.
- Sometimes the channel is quite crowded and this is why your Wi-Fi may be giving you trouble. You can download the Wi-Fi Analyzer app from Google Play Store and check the channel you are using. There are chances that your channel is over-crowded which is why your Wi-Fi isn’t working as it should. Try switching to a different channel.
If none of the above fixes works then you could try clearing the App Cache and System Cache as final solutions.
Clear App Cache
Username, passwords along with other temporary data is stored in the app. In this case, you need to clear the app cache if you want to fix the Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi issues. Follow the instructions to clear app cache:
- Settings > Storage > Select Cached Data and clear all the app cache in one go.
Clear System Cache
If the problem with Wi-Fi still persists you can try clearing the system cache.
- Turn off your phone
- Hold and press Power button and Volume Down button together till the phone vibrates
- You will be able to see the Android recovery screen
- Using the Volume Down button go down till you come to Recovery Mode
- Press Power Button to select the option and the phone will start in Recovery Mode.
- Use the Volume up and Down buttons to scroll and locate Wipe Cache Partition and use the Power button to select the option.
- The system will prompt you a confirmation message which you need to select as Yes using the Power button.
- The process of clearing the system cache would take about 5 minutes.
- Once again use the Volume buttons to navigate to Reboot System Now and select with Power button.
The above solutions will help you fix Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi issues.
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