How to Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues on Galaxy S22 (13 Ways)

How to Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues on Galaxy S22 (13 Ways)

Congratulations on purchasing a Samsung flagship S22 series phone! We bet you’ve already loaded it up with the best customisations, including different smart widgets and Bixby, and even hooked it up to your digital home assistant’s functions with IFTTT.

But wouldn’t it be a drag if all of these wouldn’t work as they should just because your Wi-Fi connection is having issues? Using mobile data is quite expensive in the long run, too, so we’re sure that you’ll want to solve this problem with Wi-Fi right away.

Wi-Fi connectivity issues of the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra phone  can be fixed by tinkering with its software and other settings. Checking the Wi-Fi router for any physical or network issues is also a good call.

But that’s not all there is to it! Let us help you with our list of 13 proven fixes for the Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra’s Wi-Fi connectivity issues so you can get things going in about 10 minutes!

DifficultyEasy ●○○○○
Number of Fixes13
Duration5-10 minutes (average)
Things You NeedSamsung Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 UltraWi-Fi router

1. Reboot your Galaxy 22 and Wi-Fi router.

Having to pinpoint a specific cause for any Wi-Fi connectivity issue is a hard task. 

However, a device reboot (of both the Wi-Fi router and the phone that is trying to connect to it) is easier to do and can potentially clear out minor software glitches that could’ve been messing with your Wi-Fi connection. 

We’ll show you the most common ways of rebooting a Galaxy S22 series phone below.

How to reboot your Galaxy S22:

DifficultyVery Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps2
Duration10 seconds
Step 1: Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously until the power options show up on your phone’s screen. You can also swipe down from the home screen twice to open the quick access panel; select the power icon there.

Step 2: Choose the Restart option from the power options and wait for your device to restart.

How to restart your Wi-Fi router:

DifficultyVery Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps2
Duration< 3 minutes

If your Galaxy S22 Series phone is experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues, it’s possible that the problem may not be with the phone itself but with your Wi-Fi. 

Throw your attention on the Wi-Fi router, too. Inspect the router to see if there are any problems, such as it being turned off, showing a loss of signal (LOS) light, or displaying an error message.

Whatever you find out, restarting your Wi-Fi router is the best course of action. Since router specifications differ per manufacturer, here is the basic, catch-all instruction for any router:

Step 1: Switch off your router by pressing its power button. Wait for a few minutes.
Step 2: Press the same button to turn the router back on.

Check the router’s notification lights for any new or recurring errors. You can also check whether your Galaxy phone’s Wi-Fi connection has been restored to normal speeds.

2. Check if your Wi-Fi network provider is having downtime.

DifficultyVery Easy ●○○○○
Number of StepsVaries, depending on the provider

Network outages may be the cause of your slow (or even non-existent) Wi-Fi connection. There are a couple of ways to tell if you’re experiencing one.

One tell-tale indicator is if the Loss of Signal (LOS) light on your Wi-Fi router is activated, indicating a network outage or downtime. 

If you’re the impatient type, you can contact your provider directly to inquire about the status of your internet connection. You can also check your provider’s website or social media channels for updates on when the outage will be resolved.

Since internet network outages are beyond the subscriber’s control, the best way forward is to wait it out.

In the meantime, you can try our previous tip about restarting your router to see if that fixes the issue. However, those steps may not be effective if a network outage is the underlying cause of the problem.

In the end, patience is key when dealing with network outages. 

3. Turn off Bluetooth.

DifficultyVery Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps2
Duration5-10 seconds

I’ve recently experienced slow and intermittent Wi-Fi connection on my own Samsung phone, and it turned out that my phone’s Bluetooth connection caused it. I had to turn off the Bluetooth to fix the problem.

Here’s the simplest explanation: Bluetooth can interfere with Wi-Fi (especially if it’s a 2.4 GHz connection) because Bluetooth and Wi-Fi use the same frequency.

You can turn off Bluetooth with a few simple moves:

Step 1: Swipe down the home screen to the Quick access panel. Depending on how you arranged your panel icons, it could take one or two swipes before you see the Bluetooth icon.
Step 2: Tap the Bluetooth icon to turn this connection off.

We suggest you connect to a 5GHz Wi-Fi network if you need Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on simultaneously. But if that isn’t possible, then connecting to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth one at a time is the best way to go.

4. Enable/disable Airplane Mode.

DifficultyVery Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps3
Duration5-10 seconds

One of the quickest ways to resolve the Wi-Fi issues with your Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra is to toggle Airplane mode on and off. This method doesn’t require you to turn off your phone and can save you precious time and effort.

Here is a detailed explanation of how to do it:

Step 1: Swipe down from the top edge of your home screen to access the Quick Access panel. Look for the icon that resembles an aeroplane (make sure it appears untapped).

Step 2: Tap the airplane icon to toggle Airplane Mode to ON—this will turn off your phone’s wireless connections, including the cellular and Wi-Fi networks. You should also see an aeroplane beside your battery icon instead of signal bars.

Step 3: After a few seconds, tap the aeroplane icon again to turn Airplane Mode OFF. The aeroplane icon beside your battery should disappear, and the signal bars should return.

This quick fix usually resolves Wi-Fi connectivity issues. However, if you continue to experience connectivity problems after toggling Airplane Mode on and off, other underlying causes may need to be addressed. 

5. Forget & reconnect your Wi-Fi network.

DifficultyEasy ●●○○○
Number of Steps4
Duration30 seconds – 1 minute

Another great option for your troubled Wi-Fi connection speed is to forget the Wi-Fi network and start anew. 

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open your phone’s Settings and go to Connections > Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Find the name of the Wi-Fi network you’re currently connected to and tap on the cog icon beside it to open its settings. Then, tap the Forget option to remove the network from your phone’s memory.

Step 3: You can wait a bit more or immediately return to the Wi-Fi menu. Under Available networks, locate the network name you want to connect with again from scratch.

Step 4: Type in the network password [1] and tap Connect [2] to establish your connection.

You’re basically creating a new connection by forgetting and reconnecting to your Wi-Fi network, which can often solve any connectivity issues you may be experiencing.

6. Turn on Auto Reconnect to your Wi-Fi network.

DifficultyEasy ●●○○○
Number of Steps4
Duration10-20 seconds

Your Wi-Fi connection will always have moments of failure or downtime, most of which go unnoticed by the user. Thus, it’s always handy to have your phone automatically reconnect to your Wi-Fi all by itself.

Here’s how to set your phone to auto reconnect to the Wi-Fi network:

Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings and find Connections > Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Tap on the cog icon beside the Wi-Fi network you’re currently connected to; this will open its settings. Toggle the Auto reconnect button to the ON position.

With auto reconnect, you can remain connected to your Wi-Fi network for the longest time possible.

7. Reset your phone’s network settings.

DifficultyEasy ●●○○○
Number of Steps4
Duration10-20 seconds

If you’re looking for a fix that’s not quite a catch-all method (but close), in a sense that all of your phone’s data will be deleted or reset, then you can reset only its network settings.

See how you reset network settings in Samsung phones below:

Step 1: Access your phone’s Settings from the home screen, app drawer, or Quick access panel. Then scroll down and select General management and tap the Reset option.

Step 2: Select Reset network settings from the next options provided.

Step 3: Confirm your action by selecting Reset settings and then input your phone’s passcode or unlock pattern when asked. 

Step 4: Confirm the reset one last time by tapping Reset again to finalize the action [1]. A toast message [2] saying that the network settings have been reset will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Once the reset is complete, you must set up your Wi-Fi network connection again.  Resetting all of your network settings at once is a faster and more efficient way of doing it than resetting each type of connection individually.

9. Turn off Switch to Mobile Data.

DifficultyEasy ●●○○○
Number of Steps3
Duration20-30 seconds

If Switch to mobile data is active, your phone may try to use both connections simultaneously when your phone is connected to Wi-Fi and mobile data is turned on. It can result in a slower Wi-Fi connection. 

The issue happens because your phone is trying to use the mobile data to fill in the gaps in the Wi-Fi connection where it may be weaker.

Here’s how to turn this feature off:

Step 1: Open Settings and go to Connections > Wi-Fi.

Step 2:  Tap the kebab menu to expand it and select Advanced.

Step 3: Toggle Switch to mobile data to the OFF position.

Turning off Switch to mobile data allows your phone to rely solely on the Wi-Fi network, leading to a faster and more stable connection. 

Additionally, turning off mobile data can help conserve your phone’s battery life, as it is no longer actively searching for and switching between mobile data and Wi-Fi connections.

10. Wipe the phone’s system cache.

DifficultyModerate ●●●○○
Number of Steps5
Duration20-30 seconds

As you use your Galaxy phone, it tends to accumulate a lot of extra files in its cache. Clearing these files is essential to keep your Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra functioning smoothly.

Luckily, it’s easy to wipe your phone’s system cache, and here’s how:

Step 1: Press the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time to open the power options. Tap the Power off option on the next screens to turn off your phone.

Step 2: Press and hold the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously until the Android Recovery menu appears. This menu is easily recognizable by its unique appearance which looks like a debugging screen (it’s not a BSOD, so don’t be afraid).

Step 3: Using the Volume Up/Down buttons (you can’t use the touch screen in this mode), navigate to Wipe cache partition and select it by pressing the Power Button.

Step 4: On the next screen, select YES using the Volume Down button, then confirm your selection by pressing the Power button. You’ll notice the cache wipe process run at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5: Once the wipe is complete, your phone will return to the main Recovery menu, with the selector on Reboot system now. Just press the Power button to restart your phone.

11. Use Safe Mode to check for apps causing issues.

DifficultyEasy ●●○○○
Number of Steps4 (or 5)
Duration10 seconds – 30 minutes

Another possible culprit for your Galaxy S22’s Wi-Fi connection problem could be an incompatible app. The code or functionality of a particular app may be interfering with the functionality of your phone’s Wi-Fi sensor and related software. 

It’s not a bad idea to boot your phone in Safe Mode and then try to connect to Wi-Fi because it can help you pinpoint the problematic app.

Here’s how to check for interfering apps in Safe mode:

Step 1: Tap the Power button in the quick settings panel to make the power options appear. Tap and hold the Power off option until you see the option for Safe mode

Step 2: Select Safe mode and let your phone restart. You will know that you have successfully booted into Safe mode when you see such words on the lower left corner of your screen (third-party apps and widgets will also be unavailable for use).

Step 3: In Safe mode, turn on Wi-Fi through the Quick settings panel or the Settings menu and connect to your chosen network. If your connection is working correctly, note the latest app/s installed, which might be the cause of the issue.
Step 4: [OPTIONAL] You can uninstall the offending apps (if any) while still in Safe mode. Just tap and hold the target app’s icon, wait for a popup, and tap Uninstall.
Step 5: Restart your phone to exit Safe mode. 

12. Update your phone to the latest software.

DifficultyEasy ●●○○○
Number of Steps3
Duration10 seconds – 30 minutes

Keeping your Galaxy S22 series device/s software up-to-date is crucial to ensure that you are using the latest features and security fixes. Regularly checking for updates is recommended by Samsung to maintain your device’s smooth performance.

Although notifications will usually alert you to available updates, you may need to check for these manually if you have disabled automatic updates.

REMINDER: Make sure your device has enough battery power to avoid any update complications, or consider plugging it in for good measure.

Here are the steps to check and update your device’s software:

Step 1: Open your device’s Settings and navigate to the Software update option.
Step 2: Click on Download and install (or simply Download) to prompt the phone to search for available updates. You can proceed with the download and leave it running in the background if any updates are available.
Step 3: You can install the downloaded software update immediately by clicking Install now. Alternatively, select Schedule install to delay the update installation to a more convenient time.

It is important to note that updating the software to the latest version may fix the problem if your device has any Wi-Fi-related issues.

13. Perform a Factory Reset.

DifficultyModerate ●●●○○
Number of Steps5
Duration10-20 minutes

Performing a factory reset could potentially help fix your Galaxy S22 Wi-Fi connectivity issue. A factory reset deletes all the data and settings on your phone and restores it to its original state when you first purchased it.

REMINDER: Back up your phone’s data to avoid losing it permanently. Also ensure your phone has sufficient battery power to avoid issues.

Follow these steps for the factory reset:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Galaxy S22 and tap General management.

Step 2: Tap Reset to see various options for resetting your phone. Choose Factory data reset.

Step 3: Your phone will list the types of data to be deleted if you perform a factory reset in the next screen. Tap Reset and you will be prompted to enter your phone’s passcode or unlock pattern to proceed.

Step 4: Select Delete all and wait until the phone finishes the factory reset.

Since the factory reset erases all of your data, it should reset your phone’s network settings (including those of Wi-Fi) to their default state. Programs and files that could’ve been messing with your Wi-Fi connection should ideally be gone, too.

However, remember that performing a factory reset should only be a last resort, and you should try other troubleshooting methods before resorting to this option.

Other Tips and Tricks for Galaxy S22 Series Wi-Fi Problems
There are other, smaller things you should consider when troubleshooting your Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra’s Wi-Fi connectivity issue. 

We call them “smaller” because they’re not particularly intrusive on your phone’s settings but can still affect your internet connection a lot.

Try connecting a different device to your Wi-Fi network.
This is a process of elimination that could help you determine what is faulty; if the Wi-Fi works on the other device, then you now know to focus your attention on your phone.

Make sure your device isn’t too far from your Wi-Fi router.
Don’t be surprised  when your connection weakens or gets disconnected when you’re far from the router; the typical Wi-Fi signal can only go so far (around 45 m or 150 ft).

Check if your device is using the correct password for your Wi-Fi.
Ensure you update the Wi-Fi password used by your phone for authentication to the latest one (if you or your System Admin changed it) to enjoy access.

Wrapping Up

There you go—you now have some knowledge on what to do in case your Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra phone’s Wi-Fi connectivity hits a snag. 

All in all, just make sure that you try to restart both your phone and your Wi-Fi connection to cover all preliminary bases before thinking about sending your device back to where it came from (or to the trash)!

FAQs on Samsung Galaxy S22 Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Why is my Samsung S22 Ultra not connecting to Wi-Fi?

Your Samsung S22 Ultra might not be connecting to Wi-Fi due to problems in your phone’s software or hardware. Another problem could lie with your Wi-Fi router experiencing bugs or the network itself having downtime.

Does S22 have connectivity issues?

The S22 Galaxy phone has been reported to have connectivity issues, specifically with Wi-Fi connections using the latest standard, Wi-Fi 6. This issue is quite ironic, given the fact that Wi-Fi 6 allows more devices to be connected to it at the same time.

Why is my Samsung phone having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi?

Your Samsung phone is having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi for a couple of reasons. The most common reasons are a Wi-Fi router that has signal loss, the phone being too far from the router, or the phone having software bugs.

How do I fix Wi-Fi calling on my Galaxy S22 Ultra?

You can fix Wi-Fi calling on your Galaxy S22 Ultra in a couple of ways. The usual ones are updating to the latest device software and making sure that Wi-Fi calling is actually activated in your phone’s call settings.

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