Knowing how people value Wi-Fi connections, the LG Company has configured the LG G8 with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac version. This is one of the best Wi-Fi versions currently available for Android phones so the company definitely wanted their customers to have the best Wi-Fi experience. Still, there have been reports that the LG G8 Wi-Fi connectivity may be faulty. To be fair, we have to accept that most Wi-Fi connection problems result not because the phone has a problem but may result due to other external factors.
Here are some things you can try out in case you’ve been having trouble connecting your LG G8 to a Wi-Fi network.
See also: How to fix LG G8 GPS Issues
How to fix LG G8 Wi-Fi issues
Check your Wi-Fi Password
Many at times we are unable to connect our phones to a Wi-Fi network simply because we are using the wrong password. Wi-Fi passwords are key sensitive so any small mistake can stop you from enjoying the experience when using Wi-Fi on your phone.
If you have been having problems connecting your LG G8 to a particular Wi-Fi network, the first thing you should do is to ensure you are typing in the right password. Ensure the password is in its original form with all lower case, upper case, numbers and symbols well typed before you try connecting your phone to the available Wi-Fi network.
Turn ON Airplane mode, then OFF
This is another simple way you can also use to fix your Wi-Fi problem. Turning ON airplane mode then turning it OFF immediately will reset all radio transmissions on your phone. So if you are having trouble connecting to a particular Wi-Fi network due to a simple radio malfunction this can help you fix the problem. You can also reset the radio transmissions by turning your Wi-Fi OFF then ON again.
Check your Wi-Fi Signal
Like we mentioned earlier, at times your phone may fail to connect to a particular Wi-Fi network not because the phone has a problem but because the Wi-Fi network you are trying to connect to may be having a problem. If the Wi-Fi network you are trying to connect to is weak in terms of signal strength your phone may fail to connect. And if the phone eventually connects, the connection will not work because data will not be flowing to and from your phone.
Forget Wi-Fi Connection
If you have tried connecting your LG G8 to a Wi-Fi network several times and it fails, try forgetting that network. After you forget the network restart a new connection and add the network again. To forget a Wi-Fi network go to Settings > Wi-Fi, tap the Wi-Fi network you are trying to connect to, and then tap” Forget network”.
Reboot your phone
A simple reboot can act as a remedy to most simple problems that we experience when using our phones. The same can be applied in fixing Wi-Fi related problems. Rebooting your phone will reset all wireless connections and may eliminate some connection errors that may be limiting your phone from connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
To reboot your phone long press on the power button until you see a small pop-up window, on the pop-up window click “Restart”. After the rebooting try connecting your phone to the Wi-Fi again and check if the connection is working.
Reset your Wi-Fi Router
The router you are using to connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network may also be the reason why your LG G8 may fail to connect. This is because some routers have configuration errors that may limit how devices connect. For a home router, you can reset it by pressing the button at the back of the router. After the reset wait a few minutes for it to reconfigure then try connecting your phone once again.
Reset network settings
Here is another thing to try. By doing this, all the network settings will reset, meaning not just the Wi-Fi but also mobile data, Bluetooth, etc. However, this can do miracles, so it is worth a shot. Here is how to reset network settings on your LG G8:
- Navigate to Settings
- Choose System
- Now Restart & reset
- Next, tap Network settings reset
- Tap Reset settings and tap again to confirm.