How to Fix Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 WiFi Issues

Nothing annoys more than the issue in the WiFi connection. It doesn’t matter which device you are using, the issue pops out of nowhere especially when the Wifi connection is most needed. Lately, it has been observed that a significant number of Galaxy A8 users are having issues with the wifi connection. While there could be more than one reason resulting in the constant drop in Wifi connection, we have decided to come up with the possible fixes for Galaxy A8 2018 Wifi issues. The fact that most of the apps and even games utilize the Wifi has increased the direness of Wifi issues. The provided fixes are applicable to Galaxy A8 2018 in particular, however, you can also use them on other Samsung devices.

When it comes to the issues of Wifi, there are multiple things you need to consider and look into. Firstly, it could be due to the Wifi router that your Galaxy A8 2018 is having issues connecting to the internet. Secondly, and a bit more important, the Wifi authentication. While it may seem ordinary, in some cases, Wifi authentication has proven to be a mammoth task. Thirdly, it could be something on the device’s end that’s causing Galaxy A8 2018 Wifi issues. Here, we will look into each of these issues and try to narrow down the problem.

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How to Fix Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 WiFi Issues

Now before we start looking at the things in details, it is recommended that you make sure your Galaxy A8 2018 is up to date. In most cases, it is due to the stalled update that users face the Wifi issue on their devices. To check for update, Open Settings > About Device > Software Update or System Update. Another thing you should do is to restart your wireless router. If things are up to the mark here, proceed with the fixes provided below.

Soft Reset your Galaxy A8 Device

A soft reset is recommended to fix the minor bugs and software glitches. It is more like restarting your device and there is no harm trying it. In case of Wifi issues, it has proven to work in a number of cases. Therefore, it is better if you perform a soft reset on your Galaxy A8 and see if it fixes the issue.

  • Press and Hold Power + Volume Down keys for few seconds, this will restart your device.

Reset Network Settings

If you have connected your Galaxy A8 2018 to more than one WiFi networks and having issues, reset the network settings.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Backup & Reset.
  2. Now tap on the Network Settings Reset option.
  3. You will be given a warning, tap on Reset Settings to confirm.

Change DNS Settings

If resetting network settings didn’t work, change the DNS settings and see if it works. To change;

  1. Go to Settings > WiFi > Network Connections and forget the already connected WiFi.
  2. Now before you join again, tap on Show Advance Options.
  3. Scroll down to IP Settings and select Static from the list.
  4. Here in the DNS Server field, type either Google DNS server or OpenDNS.

Google DNS

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

OpenDNS

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

Perform Factory Reset

If nothing has worked so far, you might as well try performing a factory reset on your Galaxy A8 device.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Backup and Reset.
  2. Scroll down and choose Factory Data Reset.
  3. Now tap on Reset Device and then on Erase Everything.

NOTE

Factory reset takes the device back to original settings and wipes the data from your device. Therefore, it must be used as a last resort and make sure to create a backup first.

Let us know via comments if you are still facing Galaxy A8 2018 Wifi issues, after applying the aforementioned fixes.

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