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How to fix the ‘Android WiFi keeps dis­con­nect­ing and recon­nect­ing’ issue?

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Androids are great, but they do come with their fair share of random quirks and glitches. They could be anything from your screen acting up rather strangely to your phone randomly disconnecting from WiFi.

In this article, we’re going to talk about what you can do if your Android phone keeps disconnecting and reconnecting to WiFi.

7 ways to fix WiFi issues on Android

You can follow any of the seven methods mentioned below to fix the ‘Android WiFi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting’ issue.

Try reconnecting

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple reconnect to resolve your issues. First up though, we’re going to have to delete the network from our device’s memory so that we can start fresh.

How to fix the 'Android WiFi keeps dis­con­nect­ing and recon­nect­ing' issue?
  • Tap and hold on the WiFi icon in your phone’s notification drawer to get to WiFi settings. Alternatively, you can also go to your phone’s settings and access the WiFi option.
  • Then tap on Saved Networks on the next page.
  • Tap on the network you’re having the issue with.
  • Tap the Forget button.

This will remove the network from your device. Now you can go ahead and try to reconnect and see if it resolves the issue.

Also read: How to check and restrict app permissions on your Android device?

Try removing other networks

Android has a feature where it prioritises the WiFi network with the highest strength. However, in its scramble to stay connected to the network with the maximum strength, you often keep connecting/disconnecting.

Follow the same steps as in the previous step to remove any saved networks in the vicinity except the one you’re looking to connect. 

Check for app interference

At times, some apps on your phone may affect your WiFi connectivity. This could be a VPN app, an antivirus or even a WiFi prioritiser app.

If you happen to have any such apps on your phone, try temporarily disabling them to see if it resolves the issue. 

Reset your network settings

Resetting your network stack can help resolve seemingly random issues with your network connectivity. Here’s how.

How to fix the 'Android WiFi keeps dis­con­nect­ing and recon­nect­ing' issue?
  • Head over to your phone settings and tap on System.
  • Tap on the Advanced drop-down.
  • You’ll see something called, Reset options. Tap it to proceed.
  • Tap on Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth.
  • Tap the Reset Settings button.

Once you’re done,  try reconnecting to your network.

Also read: How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?

Check router settings

Check your router settings to make sure your device isn’t blocked. Most routers have a client filtering system that works on MAC addresses. Make sure your device isn’t blocked or blacklisted and is allowed to connect. 

All routers have different procedures on how to block/unblock devices. Here’s how you can do this on a Tenda router.

Step 1: Head over to your router’s configuration page.

How to fix the 'Android WiFi keeps dis­con­nect­ing and recon­nect­ing' issue?

Step 2: Head over to the Wireless tab.

How to fix the 'Android WiFi keeps dis­con­nect­ing and recon­nect­ing' issue?

Step 3: Under Access Control make sure that the MAC Address Filter is disabled.

How to fix the 'Android WiFi keeps dis­con­nect­ing and recon­nect­ing' issue?

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Restart your router

Just like your phone, restarting your router can also fix up a bunch of random network glitches. If your device is all good and isn’t blacklisted by the router, restarting it might be all you need to do to eliminate this annoyance. 

Try upgrading your router firmware

You don’t really need to this as most routers automatically come with the latest firmware, and unless you’re using a very high-end router, chances are there won’t be any new updates.

You can check your router manufacturer’s website to check for any new firmware updates for your router. If there is, download and flash them on your router. This should fix any network issues you’re facing. 

Also read: How to fix high ping in Windows 10?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: