There are many people who run into problems with Wi-Fi when they get a new phone and we must admit the fact that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is no exception. This issue is definitely plaguing these handsets as well. To be more precise, latest reports claim that the smartphone is experiencing severe Wi-Fi stability issues, similar to those that people complained about iOS 8 at release.
Users describe how they are unable to connect to Wi-Fi, how they cannot maintain a connection or that speeds are terribly slow. The official Sprint community is full of statements such as: „My S6 is constantly turning Wi-Fi off and back on. Every time it does this, the phone locks up until Wi-Fi is in its new state (i.e. off or on)”, so the problem needs to be fixed.
Samsung has no official statement regarding these recently-uncovered issues, but don’t you imagine that we are here to tell you that there is nothing that you can do about them. On the contrary, there are a few things that you must do in order to change the situation and we hope that we won’t hear so many people complaining about problems with their Wi-Fi connections.
How to Fix Galaxy S6 Wi-Fi Problems:
- The first thing that we advise you to do is to restart your Samsung Galaxy S6. In order to do that, just hold the Power button on the right side of the phone until prompted. Hold it down once again to turn the Galaxy S6 back on. It’s a simple process and we must admit that it often works, but only for a short period of time;
- Also try rebooting the local router if you haven’t done that for a long while. To be more precise, turn your router off, and then turn it on again. This isn’t though a permanent fix;
- Do the same for the modem;
- You can also try to update the routers firmware. This process will be different from one model to another, so in case of not knowing how to do it, find a specific guide for the version that you currently use or simply check with your ISP or manufacturer about updates;
- Try to go to Settings > Wi-Fi and long press on your troublesome router; after that, simply tap Forget network, and set it up from scratch;
- Take advantage of those free apps like Wifi Analyzer to make sure that your channels aren’t too crowded. If you find that you’re using a busy channel, try switching it;
- If you’re connecting to 5GHz, but you also have a 2.4GHz option, don’t hesitate to make the switch and you might be lucky;
- We have one more solution for you: you must head into Wi-Fi, tap More in the top right corner and from there simply select Advanced. Make sure that Always allow scanning is turned on. And as long as we are here, also verify that Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep is indeed set to Always.
Complaints about smartphone Wi-Fi are very common these days, but we really hope that these tricks will make a difference. Let us know if your problems are solved or if they still persist.
Also read: Enable WiFi Tethering on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 from here.