How To Fix WiFi Connection Problem On Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Having Internet issues on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus? Other users have complained of weak WiFi connections, annoying automatic switching between data and WiFi as well as the phone hooking on to low signal WiFi spots.
Below we go over some solutions that could help improve connectivity on your Galaxy S8 Plus.
Disable smart network switching
- Ensure your device is on.
- Turn mobile data on.
- Open Menu.
- Then Settings.
- And then open Wireless.
- Find the option; “Smart network switch”.
- Toggle the box next to this option.
This will stop your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus from stitch between data and WiFi on its own.
Close high traffic apps
High traffic apps can be a problem for internet speeds. Popular sites like Facebook or Instagram will ted to slow down your phone and create lag on Galaxy S8 Plus. Sometimes images can fail to load or take a long time doing it.
Follow the next steps if you frequently encounter slow internet speeds, even though your WiFi signal appear high or normal.
- Turn off your phone.
- Hold the Power button, Volume up and Home button all at once together.
- Recovery mode will start.
- Find and select “wipe cache partition”.
- After some buffering you will be able to restart the device with the “reboot system now” option.
Forget slow Wi-Fi networks
- Ensure your phone is on.
- Swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap Settings.
- Go to the Network connections section.
- Find and enter Wi-Fi.
- Find the network that you want to remove and then select Forget.
- Once this is done the network will be gone and you can reconnect to a stronger network.
Stop the phone from switching from WiFi to Data on its own
This switching from WiFi to Data happens due to a certain set of WLAN connection settings that are activated in the Android settings menu on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. In can be found under “Smart network switch”. Its purpose is to keep switching between networks in order to maintain a steady and consistent Internet connection for the user. Once you find this setting and turn it off, it should no longer make the switch uncontrolled, and will cease to be a bother.
If none of the above ideas helped you, you may be best placed to take your phone to a repair expert. If the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is broken in some way, they might be able to offer a repair. If it can’t be fixed, it might be possible to have a replacement provided to you.