There is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the best smartphones available today, but a lot of users encounter WiFi problems which could be really irritating.
If you are facing WiFi problem in your Galaxy S7, you can refer to following things that can be quite helpful in this regard. • Switch Wi-Fi off/on • Reset your router • Forget and read the network • Update your software • Try different network • Get closer • Check your router settings • Make sure Wi-Fi is always on • Deactivate Power saving mode • Change the encryption settings on your router • Buy a new router • Use Range extenders/repeaters
Have you attempted switching it off and on again?
Try switching off WiFi, then turn off the phone. Now switch it back on and turn on WiFi again.
Reset your router
Many times your router lacks efficiency and needs a reset. Disconnect it and switch it off for at least 30 seconds, then switch it on again.
Forget and re-read
According to experts, your Wi-Fi problem could due to the way your Galaxy S7 connects to your network. Try forgetting the network, then reconnect to it. Let’s see how: 1. Launch Settings from your home screen, the Notification Shade, or the app drawer. 2. Tap Wi-Fi. 3. Choose the network you’re connected to. 4. Click Forget. 5. Choose the network again to reconnect to it. 6. Enter the password if any. 7. Tap Connect.
Update the software
It is necessary to update your device with latest updates. Make sure you update your Galaxy S7 with the latest firmware. After this, try reconnecting. Let’s know how can you update software on your Galaxy S7:
1. Go to Settings from your home screen, the Notification Shade, or the app drawer. 2. Navigate to About device. 3. Choose Download updates manually. Your phone will start checking for and download any available updates. 4. Choose Later, install overnight, or Install now to choose when you want the update to be installed on your device.
Try different network
Sometimes the network you’re connected may provide bad coverage. Try connecting to another network over WiFi and check if it makes any difference.
As WiFI rests on wireless mode, you can try this option. If you are facing connectivity problems, try moving closer to the router itself. This really works if you are connected on the 5Ghz frequency, as it travels shorter distances than the more universal 2.4Ghz frequency.
Revisit your router settings
Sometimes this could be an issue of switching to the other band on your dual band router. Switch to 2.4GHz in your router’s software settings. It is known to have a broder range and may connect better to your Galaxy S7.
Make sure Wi-Fi is always on
In the Wi-Fi settings on your Galaxy S7, you get three options that manage when Wi-Fi is on. If your connection is blotchy, you may need to make sure that that Wi-Fi is properly connected, even when your phone is asleep. Go to Settings from your home screen, the Notification Shade, or the app drawer. • Tap Wi-Fi. • Tap More in the top right corner of your screen. • Tap Advanced. • Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep. • Tap Always.
This actually prevents your Galaxy S7 from disconnecting from your Wi-Fi network every time the screen goes off.
Turn off Power Saving Mode
Power Saving Mode generally hinders your Galaxy S7’s performance in a bid to save battery, which eventually affects the Wi-Fi connectivity.
Turn it off using the Notification Shade. If you did it intentionally, make sure you charge your phone optimally and think about Wi-Fi later! Change the encryption settings on your router This is a bit technical process and it is suggested to one of the last things you should try. Remove the encryption from your router (use your router’s instruction manual, since every brand has its own specifications).