Google Pixel 2 XL is one of the most excellent Android smartphones of the year 2017. However, issues like OLED display burn-in, FingerPrint Scanner, and battery drain were found common after a few weeks of the device launch. While some Pixel 2 XL users have reported wireless connectivity issue and facing problems of slow browsing, cannot connect to wireless network or irregular Wi-Fi connectivity.
None of the gadgets come with no issue, and hence it happened with this smartphone. We tried to play around with the problems to find ideal solutions to resolve them. Over here five different working methods to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issue on Google Pixel 2 XL.
- Restart Phone
- Reboot Modem or Wireless Router
- Turn Wi-Fi off and Turn it on
- Forgot Wireless Network
- Reset Network Settings
How to Fix Google Pixel 2 XL Wi-Fi Issues
#1. Restart Phone:
The device can be restarted with two methods. 1) Soft Reboot and 2) Hard Reboot. Restarting doesn’t affect the data and it will remain the same as you left. The only thing you need to consider is fixing the software problems on the phone and to solve the Wi-Fi connectivity issue. Let’s find out how to apply these methods.
Step #1. Press and hold the power button for 3-5 seconds. A pop-up will appear.
Step #2. Tap on Power Off.
Step #3. Once a phone is turned off, press the power button to turn it ON.
Step #4. Once the phone is functioning, connect to Wi-Fi Network.
For hard reboot: Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds or until the phone’s screen turn black or an Android logo appears.
#2. Reboot Modem or Wireless Router:
Internet modem or wireless router may be the reason why a phone may not connect to the Wi-Fi. If multiple devices are connected to the same wireless router, it may create the issue of improper connection or no wireless connectivity for a few devices. Restarting a router can help to solve the problem.
Step #1. Turn off the device.
Step #2. Unplugged it for 1 minute.
Step #3. Plug it back and turn it on.
Step #4. Restart Google Pixel 2 XL.
Step #5. Connect to Wi-Fi Network.
#3. Turn Wi-Fi off and Turn it on:
This is a handy trick to solve the issue. Many Pixel 2 XL users like me use this hack to solve wireless connectivity problem. There is no need to reboot device or modem or wireless router. This simple trick of turning Wi-Fi off and then turning it back on can solve the problem.
Step #1. Navigate to Menu.
Step #2. Tap on Settings → Network and Settings.
Step #4. Tap Wi-Fi.
Step #5. Toggle a Wi-Fi switch off and then On.
#4. Forgot Wireless Network:
Another working method to fix the Wi-Fi connectivity issue on Google Pixel 2 XL is to forget wireless network and reconnect it. Do not worry, you will not lose any data. The only downside is that you will require re-entering the network key at a time of reconnecting to the wireless network.
Step #1. Navigate to Menu → Settings → Network and Settings.
Step #4. Tap Wi-Fi.
Step #5. Toch and hold the Wi-Fi Network.
Step #6. Select Forget Network.
Step #7. Navigate back to Wi-Fi Settings.
Step #8. Select Wi-Fi Network and enter the network ket to connect.
#5 Reset Network Settings:
If all the methods mentioned above did not work for you, then you must consider resetting network settings on your Pixel 2 XL. This trick will erase all network connection details, and the network setting will restore to default settings. The only con of this hack; you will require reconnecting every Wi-Fi network you are using at different places. To reset network Setting:
Step #1. Navigate to Menu → Settings.
Step #3. Select Reset.
Step #4. Tap on Network Settings Reset.
Step #5. Reset Settings.
Step #6. Enter the passcode and confirm reset setting action.
I am sure that these tricks work for you and you can fix the Wi-Fi connectivity issue on your Google Pixel 2 XL device. If you know other methods that are not added over here or if you have feedback the share your comment below. Also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus to receive tech updates.