How To Fix LG G6 Wi-Fi Issues


The LG G6 has been meticulously designed to please smartphones lovers. It has a sleek design which can give other smartphones such as Huawei or Samsung some stiff competition. However, there can be minor problems such as LG G6 won’t connect to Wi-Fi. There are three major problems that LG G6 users complained about. These include slow Wi-Fi, automatic switch between data and Wi-Fi, and the storage of saved network. These LG Wi-Fi problems can be corrected by following simple steps. You don’t have to take it to a technician when you can simple do it yourself and save a couple dollars. The article will give you descriptive solutions on how to fix LG G6 Wi-Fi issues.

See also: Top best features of LG G6

Guide: How to fix LG G6 Wi-Fi issues

Wi-Fi is too slow

Many users complained that the Wi-Fi is too slow. Loading a website takes a long time. It can be grievous when you have a slow Wi-Fi. This could be due to other applications that are open on your phone. This can be rectified by performing a clean-up and remove applications that are disrupting the internet connection.

  1. From the Home screen, press the power volume up button simultaneously.
  2. Wait a few seconds until the LG is in the recovery mode.
  3. Select “Wipe cache partition” and then start the process.
  4. After the process is complete, select “reboot system now”.


Phone not connecting to the Wi-Fi

The solution that is relatively common among all devices is to restart your modem and router. You can also switch off the Wi-Fi connection on your mobile and see if the issues resolve. Usually, this helps to solve connection issues.

  1. Restart your modem by pressing the power button.
  2. Go to settings
  3. You will see the option to turn off your Wi-Fi
  4. Once your modem restarts, turn on the Wi-Fi


Automatically switch between data and Wi-Fi

If your phone automatically switch to data when you are using your Wi-Fi then you can turn off the “smart switch network.” The smart switch network is a manufactured solution for poor connection. The LG G6 will automatically switch Wi-Fi connection when the internet is not performing at its optimal potential. This poses a problem to users because it can incur charges. Most people use Wi-Fi because it is free. Data is only used when it is absolutely necessary. To prevent your phone from doing a smart switch you can disable this feature manually.

  1. Turn on your mobile data connection
  2. Select ” Apps menu” then “settings apps” and select “Wireless”
  3. Select “Smart network switch”
  4. Disable “Smart network switch”
How to fix LG G6 Wi-Fi issues

Delete a saved network

You have saved some Wi-Fi network but you need to delete them then you can do this following some simple steps. Go to the settings app and click to the Wi-Fi section. You will see a list containing the networks that are saved on the phone. You can select the network that you want to delete and then press the Forget button. This method can be used if you need to change the password of a network that you are connected to.

  1. From the display screen select settings.
  2. Find ”Network connections” and then tap Wi-Fi.
  3. Click on the ON/OFF switch.
  4. You should see a list off all the networks saved.
  5. Click on the network you want to delete and tap the “Forget” button.
  6. The network that you choose will be forgotten.


Other solutions

In addition to the solutions mentioned above, there are a couple of things that are quite simple that you can try as well.

  1. Navigate to Settings, and enable the Airplane mode by tapping the switch next to it. Leave the mode on for a minute and then turn it off. See if the Wi-Fi is working.
  2. The next thing to try is to toggle Wi-Fi. Simply go to Settings, turn the Wi-Fi on, wait for a couple of seconds and turn it back on. You may repeat this for a couple of times.
  3. If you haven’t restarted your device for a while, do it now.
  4. Still experiencing LG G6 Wi-Fi issues? Go and reset network settings. To do that, navigate to Settings, tap General, tap Backup & Reset, select Network Settings Reset and tap Reset. Don’t worry as your data won’t be affected by this action. However, you will have to connect to the Wi-Fi network from scratch.
  5. You can reset all settings on your device. Here is how. Go to Settings > General > Backup & Reset, tap Reset settings, enter your PIN if needed, and tap Reset settings.


Wrapping up

If you have tried all of our solutions and the problem still persists you may leave a comment below and we will give you further instructions pertaining to the issue.




  1. My LG6 does not maintain the saved network password. I have rebooted the phone after re-entering it and it worked only once or twice. If I leave the house after I return it will bring up a password required notification. I have tried clearing the cache and all the other recommended fixes and none work.

  2. Hi. My lg g6 will connect to my wifi network no problem. But it then continues and constantly searching for other networks when.I am already connected rapidly draining my battery. I have turned off all location and search function yet it will not stop searching. How can i stop it from doing this? Thank you

  3. LG G6 wifi connection is gets slow specially when playing games. i have Fibre internet and still my games will have 1000 ping or so. tried everything.. even factory reset still none worked.

  4. My fone doesnt connect to wifi (LG G6 Thin Q)

    I have tried all the above instructions and none has worked ..
    Kindly assist on the way forward because the Phone is relatively new but I cant use wifi..

  5. I have done everything addressed above. I have not been able to turn on my wifi and keep it on. It automatically turns off and won’t let me adjust any settings pertaining to connecting, maually adding a network, or even share the wifi hotspot. Ive even done a factory reset and nothing has changed. Ive only had this phone for approximately 4 months. Please help. Im open to any suggestions.

  6. Hola que tal, mi lg g6 se reinicia tan pronto prendo el wifi y este se conecta, no tenia ese problema hasta que lo reinicie a valores de fabrica.



    LG G6

  8. Hi Guys, I have the same problem with Q6 device.

    Here is the issue that I encounter:
    When connecting with WIFI with Gateway Authentication like what most Malls and Hotels WIFI authentication for their guest, as observed at first it will connect may be for less than a minute then after that you will no longer be able to browse any network sites.
    But, if the Wifi connection does not have Gateway Authentication or just a regular WAP password it works properly.

  9. My g6 will not give me popup to sign in at hotels. It connects to hotel but no internet connection. I had problem at Marriot, holiday inn and now westin. Dis connected wifi, restarted phone, etc and it won’t give me popup sign in. I even went to verizon who checked all my settings and no luck. Weird thing is was in Europe for a month and no issues connecting to wifi?. Any help. Oh and my laptop always gives me popup…

  10. I tried all of your suggestions, and my phone is still constantly searching for wifi even though it is connected to a network. It’s wearing down my battery… fast!

  11. Hey ive just did the network reset and it didnt fix it my wifi will connect but for only a couple seconds then automatically turns off why?

  12. When connected to public wifi, I receive a message that the internet doesn’t work with Wi-Fi. Wait. What? Soooo u n impressed with this “flagship” phone. Have issues with severe lagging and extremely slow response time as well.

  13. The wifi swipe button in settings and quick select will not stay on at all, or it will greyed out so it wont move at all. Have tried a lot of simple fixes but all failed. Can you please help?

  14. i basically have the same problem as John. the log-in pop-up does not come on when i am trying to connect to a public wifi. fortunately for him he has to option to disconnect and re-connect. my options are “forget and cancel”. if i tap on forget it drops the connection but when i go back to choose the wifi network, the wifi that i just “forgot” is still there because it is discoverable, then you go through the same thing. is there a fix for this otherwise i am going to return the phone since i just got it a few days ago. my old lg g3 works flawlessly.

  15. i basically have the same problem as John. the log-in pop-up does not come on when i am trying to connect to a public wifi. fortiunately for him he has to option to disconnect and re-connect. my options are “forget and cancel”. if i tap on forget it drops the connection but when i go back to choose the wifi network, the wifi that i just “forgot” is still there because it is discoverable, then you go through the same thing. is there a fix for this otherwise i am going to return the phone since i just got it a few days ago. my old lg g3 works flawlessly.

  16. My LG G6 connects for a few seconds to home wifi, then disconnects and says disabled. I went to Verizon store, they reset network settings, and was able to connect wifi there. Come home, still no go. Our laptops and other cells are working fine, just mine saying Disabled on our home network.

  17. The major wifi problem with the G6 is that it doesn’t connect to public wifi that requires a browser pop-up to enter a password or agree to terms. It never opens the pop-up automatically, so I always go in and disconnect and reconnect and then it prompts to open browser. I have to do this several times per day which is completely annoying. Are there any apps that help manage these kinds of connections? My old Nexus 6P did this flawlessly – you still needed to input the password of course but the browser would always pop up automatically.

  18. My att LG G6 will connect to my WiFi but will need not connect to other WiFi systems. Like my mom’s. It says connected but no internet available. I have tried resetting phone and router. Please help.

    1. Mine will do this constantly at work. It will connect to the wifi router but will say no internet available. It’s super annoying and sometimes I miss notifications that are important. I never had these issues with my LG G4 and iPhone 6 plus that I previously had.

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