Samsung Galaxy J5/J5 Prime – Wifi Not Working – What to Do
To get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy J5/J5 Prime smartphone, you need a steady internet access. Sometimes, however, you may experience Wifi connectivity issues that can limit the functionality of your phone and cause a lot of frustration as a result. Thankfully, this problem is easily solvable in most cases.
Here we’ll look into some of the most common causes of Wifi connectivity issues on the Samsung Galaxy J5/J5 Prime and offer simple tips to help you fix them.
Tip 1 – Check Your Router
Before you go any further, make sure that your phone is within the range of your router and that the router is plugged in and working. If possible, try accessing the internet from another device that uses the same connection to rule out problems with your Wifi.
Sometimes a simple reset of the router can fix all your Wifi connectivity issues. To do this, you have to unplug the router from the power outlet, wait a minute or two, and then plug it back in.
If this doesn’t do the trick and other devices can connect to the router after you’ve reset it, you will have to take a closer look at your phone to find the cause of your problem.
Tip 2 – Check the Flight Mode Settings
When Flight Mode is on, your smartphone stops accepting all incoming Wifi or Bluetooth connections. To make sure you haven’t turned this feature on by accident, here’s what you need to do:
1. Accessing Flight Mode on Android 5.1
If you’re running Android 5.1 Lollipop, long-press the Power button until a pop-up menu appears on the screen. There you’ll see Flight Mode listed among the options. Tap on it to make sure that the toggle is switched to Disabled and then exit the menu.
2. Accessing Flight Mode on Android 6.0
If you’re on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, swipe down from the top of your screen to access the Quick Settings menu. If the Flight Mode icon is blue, that means that the feature is turned on. After you tap on it, the icon should turn gray, confirming that you’ve successfully disabled it.
Tip 3 – Check Your Wifi Connection
From the Home screen, tap on Apps and then Settings. After that, tap on “Wi-Fi” to check if you have accidentally switched the connection off. If so, switch the toggle on to see the list of available Wifi networks and tap on your home network to connect to it.
If your Wifi connection is on but you can’t access the internet, try turning it off and then back on to see if it will fix the problem. Also, make sure that your phone is connected to your home network and not some slow open network that happens to be within reach.
Finally, if everything in the Wifi Settings menu looks okay but you’re still not getting any signal, try forgetting your default home network. Simply tap on it and then tap on Forget in the pop-up window. After this, let your phone detect your home Wifi and then connect to it.
Tip 4 – Reset Network Settings
In case the problems with the connection persist, you can reset your phone’s network settings to factory default. Go back to the Settings menu (Home screen > Apps > Settings), scroll down the page, and tap on Backup and Reset. On the next page, scroll down to the Reset section and tap on Reset Network Settings. Now tap on the Reset Settings button to confirm. Your Wifi should be working properly after this.
The Final Word
If none of the methods described above helped you fix the issue, you may have to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy J5/J5 Prime. Keep in mind that this process erases all the data from your phone, so make sure to try everything else before resorting to it.