Android 7.0 Nougat is out and in my opinion, Google really put in some hard work with this one. However, some petty errors are bound to slip through even if Google is delivering constant updates. But they are simple enough for you to solve it yourself. Here’s how to fix Android Nougat WiFi Problem.
Some people have reported that they are facing WiFi connectivity issues on their newly updated Nexus. While some of them complained that their connection has significantly slowed down, some reported that the WiFi is completely broken. Here how you can fix both the issues. Here’s how to fix Android Nougat WiFi Problem.
Solution 1: First we try the oldest and simplest solution – restarting the device. This eliminates most of the underlying problems. After your device has finished booting, turn on the WiFi and it should work. If it doesn’t, keep reading.
Solution 2: Another simple trick includes rebooting your router. Most of the time the culprit is the router and turning it off and on again fixes the problem. Waiting about 5 minutes before turning the router on is recommended.
Solution 3: If you still have the problem, reconnecting to the WiFi might help. Remove the WiFi connection and reenter the password.
Solution 4: Last fix is to change the frequency of the WiFi connection if your device supports it. To do so, tap on the menu button (3 vertical dots) when inside WiFi connection and bring up the advanced menu. If your device supports it, you should see option to change WiFi frequency band along with other options. Set it to automatic if none of the options work.
You should now be able to connect to and use WiFi without any issues on Android 7.0 Nougat. Note that this fix is for Nexus devices as Android N is available for them and other manufacturers tend to tweak their devices and put in their own skin and modifications. So if you have a Samsung device and facing this problem, wait for then to fix it. This fix may however work for all devices.
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None of those solutions worked for me. However, what did work was this.
1. Go to the Settings area.
2. Go to “Backup & Reset” section.
3. Choose the “Network settings Reset”.
4. At the bottom, press Reset Settings. Approve/say yes.
Should be pretty quick. Then go back to your WiFi settings, select the network you want to join, and enter in the password. You should connect fine after that.
Thanks a ton! All those dozens of articles claiming to fix the issue didn’t work for me either, but your tip did it! Thanks so much again!
You’re the Man ( or Woman)! Your fix did the job. THANKS!! Kyle
wow it worked for me too! thank you!
None of those listed are solutions. Neither the reset of the Networks. After one day, the phone doesn’t connect to any networks. It sits there trying to search for available networks unsuccessfully. It drain the battery and the data plan. The only way to get WiFi back is to reboot the phone. Not the greatest solution at all. There is at least three threads circulating in the Google forums mentioning this incredible oversight on Google’s part. This not only affects the 5X but also some 6P’s
Hi, I am facing a similar issue. I own a moto Nexus 6 running Android 7.0 which I updated around 2 weeks back or so. The wifi was working until yesterday. Suddenly, my phone cannot detect any network. I have tried rebooting, resetting the network settings, rebooting the router. I also did a factory reset and yet no solution. I still cannot see any wifi networks. The phone endlessly scans for wifi but cannot see anything. Please guide.
This problem is in wifi advanced setting set wifi region code on Nougat is missing I caming from mashmallow 6.0.1 and it has this menu and I allways fix wifi error connection in this menu
I have the same issue mentioned with SID but I still have no solution, and I didn’t understand your reply
could you elaborate further
Hi,I am also go the same issue on Moto G 4 Plus..
Wi-Fi issues in latest nought 7.0 update..It is so irritating..
Have done he above solutions still problem is not resolved yet..
See my post below. You have to disable the 5.0ghz signal on your home router.
This very same issue happened on my Note 5 when I updated it to Marshmallow.
I tried every solution I could find but failed to resolve it until an update was launched by Samsung and that sorted it immediately. I had to wait 4 months for that update and spent a fortune on data from my carrier and also a huge amount of wasted time trying to solve the issue.
Its really unacceptable that this is happening all over again now on my S7. I would have at least expected that the lessons would have been learned form previous mistakes.
The is happend due to new hardware configuration
If you’re on AT&T, disable AT&T Smart WiFi app. It’s turning the WiFi on and OFF when it thinks it’s needed or not needed. In the case of Android Nougat, AT&T Smart WiFi is not smart at all. It’ll turn off the WiFi whether you need it or not. So disable it immediately.
Thank you GAMacky, after trying a bunch of suggestions in this thread nothing worked. Once I disabled AT&T Smart WiFi app, my connection stays stable. Thanks again
I’m a complete non-tech guy, but there is a very specific problem with this phone, that I fixed once when I got it a year ago, and had to figure out a completely different solution to when they reinstated the problem with the most recent Nougat update. A Moto G4 phone does not come with the hardware to receive a 5.0ghz wifi signal. Yet the software that came with the phone had it searching for a 5.0ghz signal. So, out of the box, it would connect to my home 2.4ghz signal, see the 5.0ghz signal, try to connect to that, be unable to, then drop them both. With the old software, I was able to go into the wifi settings on the phone and have it only use 2.4ghz signal. Problem solved. Then the Nougat update came along, and then option to reset the software on the phone to not use 5.0ghz is gone. So you have to go onto the settings for your home wifi router and disable the 5.0ghz signal. It’s ridiculous that Motorola would design a phone like this, then disable the workaround that was possible under the old software. But it works.
I’m using lenovo zuk z1, i have upgrade it to os 7.1.1 and now when iam trying to connet my wifi it is showing the devices but not connecting only showing device saved.
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