How to fix WiFi issues on Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched on 23 August. It packs in a powerful spec-sheet such as 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 processor, dual rear cameras and an enticing S-Pen.

There is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an outstanding phone, but as is the case with any new smartphone, the latest Galaxy Note series phone is not without its issues. A large number of people tend to face Wi-Fi issues when they purchase a new device. What to do if you experience Wi-Fi issues on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8? In this post, we suggest some ways that can possibly fix some of the common WiFi issues.

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Basic Samsung Galaxy Note 8 WiFi Fixes

  • Restart your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and then try to connect again.
  • Reboot your router and see if the issue is fixed.
  • Try connecting to your Wi-Fi network on some other device. If the problem persists, the issue is with your router.
  • Check your Wi-Fi signal strength. If it is weak, then get close to the WiFi router and try again.
  • Do you have correct password? If it’s an authentication problem, then make sure you have the correct password for the WiFi network.

Other Fixes

Forget Wi-Fi network

To resolve Wi-Fi issue on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, forget the Wi-Fi network and then connect again.

To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Open device Settings on your Note 8 and tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Touch & hold (long touch) the network you’re trying to connect to and select Forget network from the options.
  3. Then search for Wi-Fi network again and reconnect using correct password.

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Disable Smart Wi-Fi Switch on the Galaxy Note 8

Most of the Android phones have a setting known as Smart Wi-Fi Switch that makes your device look for better alternatives to your current network. You have guessed it right, it could be the reason for Wi-Fi issue on your Note 8.

To turn off this feature, follow the steps:

  1. Turn on mobile data connection. (Yes, this step is very important)
  2. Go to device Settings and tap Wi-Fi.
  3. On Wi-Fi screen, tap Advanced followed by Wi-Fi History and disable “Smart Switch” option.

Make sure Wi-Fi is always on

Android devices have a way to conserve battery by turning Wi-Fi off when your phone is asleep, (i.e. the screen is off). This affects the Wi-Fi connectivity on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Hence, we should keep this setting on “always on” mode.

To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Open device Settings, then tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap More in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap Advanced.
  4. Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep and select Always from the popup menu.

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Check your router settings

Many times the Wi-Fi problem could be due to incompatible router settings. To resolve it, switch to 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz/auto in your router’s software settings.

While you are in router settings, you can try editing the broadcast channel of your router too. Sometimes changing the broadcast channel also fixes Wi-Fi issues on mobile devices.

Software update

Software issues from Samsung could also be the reason behind Wi-Fi issues on your device. If an update is available for your device, you should update it to the latest version. You can check for the updates manually by going into device Settings – About – Check for updates.