Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge – Internet is Slow – What to Do
You do more than just call your friends and family from your phone these days. You do online shopping, capture exciting moments, post on social media, and even watch your favorite shows. But you can’t enjoy the full potential of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones if your internet connection is not working properly.
Here are a couple of things that could fix your connectivity issues.
Turn Off Your Bluetooth
Whenever running both your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth simultaneously, there is a chance that your Wi-Fi connection might work poorly. This can happen whether you’re using your Bluetooth for data transfer or simply for the headset.
Here’s how you can turn the feature off:
- Go to Apps
- Tap Settings
- Locate Connections
- Tap Bluetooth
- Toggle the switch to OFF
Restart the Router
If your Wi-Fi seems slow only when you’re at home or only at the office, maybe the phone is not the problem. A network restart can often fix slow browsing speed.
To restart a network connection you have to restart the router. Most routers have a reset button either on the back panel or on the bottom of the unit.
However, to ensure that you’re doing a proper restart, it’s best if you simply power off the router and unplug the data cable. Wait for at least one minute and then power it back on. Most of the time, this should make the problem go away.
Make Sure You’re Not in Airplane Mode
If you’re not getting a Wi-Fi connection, it may be because your phone’s went into Airplane Mode or Flight Mode. This can be an easy mistake to make, so it doesn’t hurt to double check the settings.
- Go to Apps
- Tap Settings
- Look under Connections
- Select Flight Mode
- Toggle it to Off
Alternatively, you can also set Flight Mode on or off by dragging down the notification bar on your home screen. Swipe right to bring up more options, including Flight Mode.
Wipe Your Phone Data
A factory reset is a last resort fix for a wide range of problems on any smartphone. If you have a backup or you’re sure you won’t lose too much important data, consider a full phone wipe:
- Turn off your phone
- Press the Power, Volume Down, and Home buttons
- Wait for the Android logo to appear and release
- Select the “wipe data/factory reset” option
- Wait for the phone to finish the wipe and reset
This gives you a clean copy of the original OS that your S6 came with. Using a factory reset to fix the internet speed may be the only option if the connection started acting up after a massive OS update.
A Final Word
If you’re using your mobile data and not a free wireless network, consider contacting your carrier if your internet connection is slow. The problem could be on their end, in which case you don’t have to resort to drastic measures like performing a factory reset.