Connectivity issues may occur even to high-end devices like the Google Pixel 3. Since Wifi is the most preferred method in connecting to the internet, more and more users encounter issues with it. May it be in a form of intermittent or slow connection or no connectivity at all. These problems happen from time to time and you may also have your share of Wifi connection issues with your device.
In this post, I will help you troubleshoot your Pixel 3 that has an issue connecting to a Wifi network. We will tackle this kind of problem here and see if we can fix it and make your device work perfectly again. So, if you’re one of the owners of this device and are currently having similar problems, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another.
Bute before we proceed, if you have other issues with your phone or if you’re looking for a solution to a different problem, make sure you drop by on our Pixel 3 Help Guides as we already solved some of the most common problems with this device. Odds are that we already published articles that could help you with your problem so take time to browse through that page.
Now, going back to our troubleshooting, here are the things you can do if your Google Pixel 3 has some Wifi connection issues…
Reboot your phone first. Before doing anything complicated, make sure to reboot your Pixel 3 first because there’s always a chance that it’s just one of those minor glitches that happens every now and then. Better yet, try doing the forced reboot which is more effective than the normal restart. Just press and hold the power key for 30 seconds or more and wait for your phone to become active before reconnecting to any network using Wifi. If after doing this the problem continues to bug you, then try the next procedure.
Use your phone in safe mode. Just before you go any further, try to find out if the problem is caused by one or some of the apps you installed. Restart your Pixel 3 in safe mode to temporarily disable all third-party applications and if the issues disappear, then it means there’s a downloaded application that’s messing with your phone’s wifi connectivity. Find out which of you apps is the culprit and uninstall it. Here’s how you reboot your phone in safe mode:
- With the device powered on, press and hold the Power button (located on the right-edge) until the Power off prompt appears then release.
- Touch and hold Power off until the “Reboot to safe mode” prompt appears then release.
- Tap OK to confirm.
- The restart process may take up to 45 seconds to complete.
- Upon restart, ‘Safe mode’ appears in the lower-left of the unlock/home screen.
However, if your phone continues to have issues with its Wifi connection even safe mode, then move on to the next procedure.
Reset Network Settings. You need to do this procedure is your Pixel 3 still has some issues with its Wifi even in safe mode. It’s because there’s a possibility that the problem is only with some network settings and since we can’t pinpoint what the problem really is, you need to reset all network settings at once. Doing so will bring the network configuration of your device to factory defaults and it could be the only thing you need to do.
- From a Home screen, touch and swipe up to display all apps.
- Navigate: Settings > System > Advanced.
- Tap Reset options.
- Choose Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth.
- Tap Reset settings. (If prompted, enter the PIN, password or pattern.)
- Tap Reset settings to confirm.
Based on experience, network problems are often fixed by this method but if, for some reason, the problem continues to bug you after doing this, then you have no other choice but to reset your phone.
Backup your files and reset your phone. As long as the problem hasn’t been caused by modifications in the firmware, then a reset can fix this problem. However, make sure to backup your important files and data as they will be deleted during the process. Once you’re ready, follow these steps to reset your phone:
- Make sure your phone is turned off completely. So, press and hold the power key for a few minutes until the device powers down.
- Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power key together for a few seconds.
- When the Fastboot Mode shows on the screen, release both keys.
- Using the Volume keys, highlight Recovery Mode and then press Power key to boot the phone into it.
- If you see the Android on the screen, press and hold the power key for a couple of seconds and then press the volume up key once.
- Once you’re inside the Recovery Mode, use the Volume keys to navigate through the options. Highlight “wipe data/factory reset” and then press the power key to select it.
- You need to confirm that you really need to wipe the data of your phone so highlight Yes and then press the power key to choose it.
- Wait until your phone finished doing the reset, which may take several seconds to a couple of minutes.
- When the reset is complete, highlight and choose ‘Reboot system now’ to complete the process.
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