How to reset network settings on Android

If you’re having trouble connecting to a Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device on your Android smartphone or tablet, it may be time to reset your network settings. This can resolve any conflicts. To do this, you need to follow these steps.

Before we begin, a warning. Android fragmentation issues are known and documented, and even the settings menu can vary from device to device. Fortunately, many Android manufacturers are now choosing to use the “standard” Android interface (or something similar) for their devices rather than personalizing them with a custom interface.

If you’re not sure which steps to take, follow the steps for “standard” Android as they will likely match (or very closely match) what you see on your device to get the same end result .

Reset network settings on standard Android devices

If you’re using a device that is running ‘Standard’ Android (8.1 Oreo or later), it means you should likely be using the Android UI provided by Google (or something very similar) and following the steps below to get your Network reset the settings.

However, Samsung device owners must follow the steps in the next section.


To begin resetting your network settings, open the Settings menu. You can do this by tapping the “Settings” app icon in your app drawer. Alternatively, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notification bar, then tap the gear icon in the top-right corner.

In the Settings menu, tap the System option.

In the Settings menu, tap System.

Next, select “Reset Options” to see the options available to reset your device. Depending on your device, you may need to tap Advanced> Reset Options instead.

In the System menu, tap Reset Options.

You can reset various system settings in the “Reset Options” menu. To reset all of your network settings, depending on the Android version, tap on the option “Reset WLAN, mobile phone & Bluetooth” or “Reset network settings”.

From the Reset Options menu, tap the Reset Wi-Fi, Mobile & Bluetooth option.

You’ll need to confirm that you want to continue. Tap on “Reset Settings” to start the process.

To start the network reset process, press the

Enter your lock screen PIN, password, fingerprint, or some other form of authentication, then tap Reset Settings again to confirm.

Tap Reset Settings to begin the network reset process.


Once this is done, your Android device’s network settings will be reset to the default settings and you should restart your device to complete the changes. You will then need to reconnect to your WiFi or cellular network or restore all previous connections to your Bluetooth devices.

Reset network settings on Samsung devices

While most manufacturers are switching to Android uniformity with the “Stock” interface, Samsung is one of the few manufacturers that continues to use its own interface (most recently called “One UI”) for Android smartphones and tablets.

What are Android skins?

If you are trying to reset your network settings on a Samsung Android device, first tap on the “Settings” app in your app drawer. Alternatively, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notification bar, then tap the gear icon.

From the Settings menu, tap General Management.

From the Settings menu, tap the General Administration option.

From the General Management menu, choose Reset to view the options available to reset your device.

On the General Administration menu, tap Reset.

From the Reset menu, tap the Network Settings Reset option to go to the next step.

Tap on the

Resetting your network settings on Android will erase all previous settings for your Wi-Fi and mobile data connections, as well as any previously connected Bluetooth devices.

If you want to continue, tap on the “Reset Settings” option.

Tap Reset Settings to begin the network reset process.


You may need to verify your identity with a PIN, password, fingerprint, or some other form of authentication. Provide this, then tap Reset to begin the process.

Tap

After resetting your network settings, restart your Samsung phone or tablet. Once that’s done, you’ll need to reconnect to your devices and WiFi or cellular network connections.

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