How to Fix Galaxy S23 Series Wi-Fi Keeps Disconnecting Issue? 

While many users are still trying to get their hands on their pre-ordered S23 series phones, issues are already arising in these phones. Following this, one issue that users are reporting is that the Wi-Fi connection keeps dropping, which can be frustrating for those who rely on Wi-Fi for their internet connectivity. This guide will look at possible solutions to fix the Galaxy S23 series Wi-Fi disconnecting issue.

Galaxy S23 Series Wi-Fi Issue

Many users across Samsung’s community forum and Reddit have reported Wi-Fi disconnection issues on their Galaxy S23 series phones, notably the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It seems like the problem has to do with Wi-Fi 6 networks. 

Apart from the disconnection issue, users have also reported a drop in the Wi-Fi speed. It is also important to note that the problem is mainly seen on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, with a few reports about the Galaxy S23 and the S23+. Fortunately, Samsung is expected to release a permanent fix soon.

Ways to Fix Galaxy S23 Series Wi-Fi Disconnection Issue 

While Samsung is working on a permanent fix for this issue, here are some temporary workarounds you can try. Some of these solutions are obvious, and real users give some. Make sure to try them all before concluding.

Fix 1: Restart Your Device 

The first step in fixing your Galaxy S23 Ultra’s Wi-Fi connectivity issues is to restart your phone and router. To restart your Galaxy S23, press and hold the power button and tap Restart. As for your router, unplug it from the power outlet for a few minutes before plugging it back in. After you have restarted both devices, try reconnecting to the Wi-Fi network and see if the issue has been resolved.

Restart s23

Fix 2: Forget the Wi-Fi Network and Reconnect 

If restarting the device does not solve the problem, the next step is to forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect. Several users have successfully solved this issue by simply resetting their connection with the Wi-Fi network. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi and find the network you are struggling with.
  2. Tap on the settings icon adjacent to the network you are connected to, and then tap Forget.
  3. Once you have done this, reconnect to the network and check if the issue has been resolved.

Forget Wi-Fi Network

Fix 3: Reset Network Settings

If forgetting and reconnecting to the Wi-Fi network does not work, the next step is to reset the network settings. This will erase your saved Wi-Fi networks and other network settings, so be prepared to enter your Wi-Fi passwords again. Follow the steps below to reset your network settings:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Scroll down and tap General Management.
  3. Then, tap Reset > Reset network settings. 
  4. Enter your lock screen password if prompted.
  5. Tap Reset to confirm.

Reset Network Settings

Once you have reset the network settings, reconnect to your Wi-Fi network and check if the problem has been fixed. If the problem persists, move down to the next solution.

Fix 4: Try Wi-Fi Safe Mode 

A user facing the same issue with Wi-Fi 6 networks suggested a workaround that works for many. All you need to do is forget all your Wi-Fi networks and then do the following:

  1. Make sure you have Developer Options enabled on your Galaxy S23.
  2. Go to Settings > Developer Options.
  3. Then, turn on the toggle next to Wi-Fi Safe Mode.
  4. Now, go back to Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.
  5. Here, tap on the network you want to connect, set the IP address as Static, and select your phone’s MAC.
  6. Tap Connect.
  7. Once the Wi-Fi is connected, restart your phone, and the issue should be resolved.

Fix 5: Factory Reset your Phone

If none of the above methods works, you may need to perform a factory reset on your Galaxy S23 Ultra. This will erase all your data, so back up your important files first. Here are the steps to factory reset your Galaxy device:

  1. First, ensure your phone has at least 60% battery or is connected to the charger.
  2. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  3. Scroll down and tap General Management.
  4. Then, tap Reset > Factory Data Reset.
  5. Tap Reset again.
  6. Enter your lock screen password if prompted.
  7. Tap Delete all and enter your password to confirm the reset.
  8. It may take 10-15 minutes for your device to reset, depending on how much data you have.
  9. After the phone is reset, you will need to set it up. Make sure that you have an active internet connection during the process.
  10. Once your device boots into the OS, connect to the Wi-Fi again.

Factory Reset your s23

Fix 6: Keep your Phone Up to Date

While we don’t know when Samsung will fix this issue, you should keep checking for any incoming updates that might include a patch to fix this issue. If you are not sure how to check for updates on your device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Software Update.
  3. Tap on Download & install.
  4. Your system will now check for updates. If any updates are found, tap Update.
  5. After the update is installed, restart your phone for the change to take effect.

Final Words 

That’s how you fix the Wi-Fi disconnection issues on your Galaxy S23. While the Galaxy S23 series is still pretty new to the market, it is not without problems. Note that the solutions or workarounds featured in this article are only temporary. We hope that Samsung soon releases a permanent fix for this issue. Which solution worked for you? Let us know in the comments below.

Mehtab is a tech writer at DealNTech, where he covers PC and mobile-related guides and news. He is passionate about helping people understand and use technology to their advantage. In his role at DealNTech, Mehtab focuses on creating informative and engaging content on a variety of PC and mobile-related topics, including Windows, CPU, GPU, and Android. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on X(Twitter)

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