Google Pixel 3 is a great phone with a set of awesome features. However, it may not work properly at times, just like every other phone out there. If you are having any kind of Wi-Fi related problem, keep reading. Here, we are going to show you how to fix Google Pixel 3 Wi-Fi issues.
Checking router and Wi-Fi settings
First, check your router and the settings. Though it is rare, it can also be a connection issue. You can restart the router and your phone to see whether the problem persists or not. You can also try to connect your device to a different Wi-Fi network with your phone. If you do not face any problem, then maybe the problem is with the settings of the previous router.
You can delete the Wi-Fi network settings and establish it again:
- First, go to the list of all apps.
- Go to ‘Settings’ and look for ‘Network & Internet- Wi-Fi’.
- Find your network there
- Click on the ‘Forget network’.
- Restart your device
- Select ‘Network & internet’ and go to ‘Wi-Fi’.
- Switch on ‘Wi-Fi’.
- Find the available network and establish the connection.
Sometimes, we can connect to the network but still, there is no internet service.
You can try this:
- You can unplug the modem.
- Wait for a few seconds (30 sec or more).
- Again, plug the modem by connecting the power adapter.
- Let the modem boot fully. It may take a maximum of 5 minutes.
- Then try to use Wi-Fi again.
Check the phone network
- First, go to the Settings option.
- Then, go to System > Advanced’.
- Find the ‘Reset’ options and click on it. There should be a reset option for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile.
- After clicking on the Reset option, use PIN, pattern or password.
- Then, continue the task by selecting Reset settings.
Safe Mode – check if Wi-Fi works on it
Sometimes, after downloading or installing a new app, the connection problem between the Wi-Fi network and the phone may arise. So, if the phone starts in Safe Mode, only the pre-installed apps will run. So, if the Wi-Fi connection does not show any problem that means a newly downloaded app is creating an issue. So, look for the recently installed app and uninstall it.
- First, press the Power key and hold it.
- After that, hold the ‘Power off’.
- You will be able to see “Safe mode” on the screen (at the bottom of it)
It’s not enough to boot the phone into a safe mode. You must monitor the app that may cause the problem, and it’s best to check the latest one that’s installed. Once you uninstall the problematic app, reboot the phone to normal mode.
Going through a factory reset
The final step for troubleshooting is to perform a factory reset. But before doing that, make sure to back up all your files and data. It is because factory reset deletes all the files stored on the phone (the ones stored on the SD card will not be deleted). It also sets the phone’s settings to factory defaults.
- Hold the Power Button to turn off the device.
- Then, again hold the Power Button and also the Volume Down Button for a couple of seconds.
- After a few seconds, ‘Fastboot Mode’ will appear on the screen.
- Release both buttons.
- You will get an option of ‘Recovery Mode’. Select it.
- An image with Android Robot will appear.
- Then, press both the Power Button and Volume up Button. Hold it.
- You will get an option ‘Wipe Data/Factory Reset’. Select it.
- Click on ‘Yes’.
- Then, complete the action by clicking on ‘Reboot System Now’.