How to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Android Marshmallow


When Android Marshmallow was first released, there were a few issues found with the update. Two popular issues were the failure to connect to Wi-Fi or where the Wi-Fi was intermittently dropping the connection. Fortunately, most of them have been ironed out but a few users still have problems with wireless. If you’re one of them, here’s how to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Android Marshmallow.

First things first
It’s always good to get the basics out of the way first. There’s no point going troubleshooting if a simple reboot fixes the issue, so try these first even if you don’t think it will fix anything.

1. Reboot your router and try reconnecting to Wi-Fi from your phone.
2. Reboot your phone and try reconnecting to Wi-Fi.
3. Verify Wi-Fi by connecting with another device.

If all is good with the Wi-Fi, let’s try a few more tricks.
1. Select Wi-Fi from the Quick Settings drop down on the home page.
2. Select Forget and then reconnect.

If that doesn’t work, try manually setting the frequency.
1. Access the Wi-Fi menu from Settings then select the three dots in the top right.
2. Select Advanced, then Wi-Fi frequency band. It should be set to Automatic.
3. Manually select the frequency used by your router.
4. Try to reconnect to Wi-Fi.

If none of those steps work, our step of last resort is to reset all connection from the phone. This will also reset your cell connection and Bluetooth settings so use at your own risk.

1. Navigate to Settings then Backup and reset.
2. Select Network settings reset and then Reset settings.
3. Once the reset is complete, attempt to reconnect to Wi-Fi.

If your Wi-Fi network and your Android phone is working properly, one of those steps is sure to work!

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