How to reset your network settings on an Android to fix connection issues and speed up your internet

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderIt’s easy to reset the network settings on an Android phone or tablet.
  • You can reset the network settings on your Android device by heading to your Settings app.
  • You should reset your Android’s network settings if it’s having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular networks.
  • Resetting network settings won’t delete any of your apps or personal data, but will erase saved Wi-Fi passwords and Bluetooth connections.
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If your Android device is having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or even a cellular connection, there might be an issue with your network settings.

Your Android’s network settings control what your device can connect to and how. These settings can sometimes become corrupted, which leaves your device unable to connect to anything around it.

Luckily, you can reset the network settings at any time. This won’t delete any of your apps, photos, or other data. All it will erase are your saved Wi-Fi passwords, and other connection information.

It will also likely help your Android device connect to the internet or Bluetooth again.

Here’s how to reset your network settings on an Android phone or tablet.

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How to reset network settings on an Android device

1. Open the Settings app on your Android.

2. Scroll to and tap either “General management” or “System,” depending on what device you have.

Reset network settings on Android 1Steven John/Business InsiderThe ‘Reset’ options are usually kept with other general system options.

3. Tap either “Reset” or “Reset options.”

4. Tap the words “Reset network settings.”

Reset network settings on Android 2Steven John/Business InsiderThe other two options will reset your network settings as well, but will erase other data too.

5. You’ll have to confirm that you want to reset your network settings. Do so.

Your device will restart. Once it does, your network settings will have been cleared and reset.

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