Google has recently launched its latest smartphone Pixel 6a. This device comes with many features, a new generation chipset, a security system, etc. This device was launched last month worldwide, and the users seem to love their devices a lot. Google has followed the same design for this smartphone by making it look the same just like Pixel 6. However, although the Google Pixel 6a has some of the best features, the users are reporting a serious issue with their smartphones.
Even though the Pixel 6a was launched just a month ago, users have been seen reporting WiFi issues with their devices. Most of them have the same problem where either the device is unable to connect to the WiFi, or the WiFi is disconnecting abruptly. Seeing all this buzz around, we have come up with solutions that will fix all the issues very easily. But first, let’s see what can be the possible reasons behind the issue.
- Google Pixel 6a Device Overview:
- Pixel 6a WiFi Not Working: Possible Reasons
- How to Fix Pixel 6a WiFi Not Working?
- Final Thoughts
Google Pixel 6a Device Overview:
The Google Pixel 6a features a 6.1 inches OLED panel with a 60 Hz refresh rate. It is an FHD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Under the hood, we get the Google Tensor processor built on a 5nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-X1 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.25GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.80 GHz. For handling graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Mali-G78 MP20. The smartphone comes with stock Android 12 out of the box.
In optics, we get a dual camera setup at the rear and a single selfie camera at the front. The dual camera setup consists of a 12.2 MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.7 lens and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The selfie camera at the front is an 8 MP primary sensor paired with an f/2.0 lens. The front and back camera systems are limited to 1080p video recording.
The smartphone comes in a single storage variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. We also do not get a hybrid microSD slot for storage expansion. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1. And for sensors, we get an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer. Powering it all is a 4410 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using an 18W power adapter. The smartphone has three color options: Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage.
Pixel 6a WiFi Not Working: Possible Reasons
As phones are also machines, they can have issues several times once they age. However, it is being seen that the Pixel 6a device is ageing too quickly as it is hardly a month old and is showing up different problems. The WiFi modem is mostly fixed with the SoC and it is not quite common that it fails to work. So, it is pretty clear that the issue is either with the software, or your WiFi router itself.
Here are some of the possible reasons that can cause Pixel 6a WiFi not working issue:
- Your WiFi router is not working properly.
- Your Internet Connection is not stable.
- The Phone has a Software issue.
- The WiFi driver is not working properly.
How to Fix Pixel 6a WiFi Not Working?
Fix 1: Restart/Reset Your WiFi Router
The most common issue that can cause the failure of the WiFi network is the WiFi router itself. These routers come in a small form factor which runs 24×7 without a single pause. This causes the router to heat up and eventually the internal parts stop working after some time. Once a part stops working, this can cause the router to lose its range and visibility and even lose the ability to connect to the internet. So, to prevent these issues, you should always restart your router in every few days.
To restart your router, turn the power button off on the electric board and wait for 30 seconds. After that, turn on the power button again and wait for the router to fully power on. It typically takes another 30 seconds to connect to the internet and make the WiFi networks visible. However, if this does not solve the issue, you might have to reset your router.
To restart your router, follow the steps below:
- First, find the reset button (a small hole) on the rear side of your router.
- Once you find it, take a sim card ejector tool or a pin and insert it into the reset button.
- Now keep the button pressed for 5-10 seconds once the router goes to the factory state.
- Once the reset is done, connect to the default network and open the admin panel of your router.
- Finally, set up your router with the preferred settings and check if the issue is solved or not.
Fix 2: Check for Issues with Your ISP
If restarting or resetting your router did not solve your issue, there might be chances that there is a problem with your internet connectivity itself. Android system disconnects from a WiFi network that does not have an internet connection. Android prefers to use the best possible network connectivity and hence you have to make sure that there is no problem with your internet. So, the best possible way to overcome this issue is to contact your ISP and verify if there are any internet issues or not. Once your internet connection is fixed, it will also fix the WiFi connectivity issue with your Pixel 6a.
Fix 3: Reconnect to the WiFi Network
Once you have tried both methods, and you are still facing the issue, you should now try reconnecting to the WiFi network again. It is quite easy to reconnect to the WiFi network as you just have to forget your current WiFi network once, and then again connect to the network again. Seems quite easy, right? There is a probability that it can solve the issue as it resets the WiFi network. Check the steps below to reset your WiFi network very easily:
- Open the “Settings” app on your Pixel 6a and then tap on the “Network & internet”.
- Once the next page is opened, tap on “Internet”. After that, you will see the connected WiFi network along with other WiFi networks.
- Now find your connected WiFi network and tap on the Settings icon next to it.
- Once the details page appears, tap on the “Forget” button and agree to any popup.
- Once the WiFi is disconnected, get back to the WiFi page again and tap on your WiFi network and connect to it.
- Once you are connected, check if the WiFi is properly working or not.
Fix 4: Try with Another WiFi Network
If reconnecting to your WiFi network didn’t fix the issue, you should try connecting to another WiFi network. Well, we know that most of us do not have more than one router in our homes and hence if you have a phone with you, try connecting to its Hotspot and see if the issue persists or not. If the issue persists, you have to follow the next steps respectively. If the issue is fixed, you might now have to visit your router’s service centre and get it checked or buy a new one.
Fix 5: Reset Your Network Settings
Resetting your Network Settings can probably fix the issue as it removes all the previous data, along with any possible bugs. So, it will probably help the device to overcome any issues that might have been caused by any bugs and make the WiFi network work again.
Here is how to reset your Network Settings:
- Open the Settings app on your phone.
- Now tap “System”, then “Advanced”, and then “Reset options”.
- Finally, tap “Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth” to reset your Network Settings.
- Once the Network is reset, connect to the WiFi again.
Fix 6: Hard Reset Your Phone
If any of the solutions did not fix the issue, the last and final way that you can do is hard reset your Pixel 6a phone. Resetting the Pixel 6a will delete all its data, system information, and everything else, which will absolutely help the device overcome any issues that it was facing previously.
Here are the steps that will help you hard reset your Pixel 6a:
- Press and hold the “Power” button and turn your phone off.
- Now press and hold the “Volume Down” button and the “Power” button till the phone vibrates and leave the “Power” button.
- Use the volume buttons to change the menu options until “Recovery Mode” is displayed on the screen. Press the “Power” button once to select the option.
- A new screen will show up with “No command” will be visible. Press and hold the “Power” and the “Volume Down” button together and leave them quickly.
- Use the volume buttons and navigate to “Wipe data/factory reset” and press the “Power” button.
- Now navigate to “Factory data reset” and press the “Power” button to perform the hard reset.
- Now wait for it to finish until “Data wipe complete” is displayed.
- Now go to the “Reboot system now” and press the “Power” button to restart your phone.
- Once the device is booted up, set up your Pixel device and use it just like new.
In this article, we have discussed all the possible solutions to fix the Pixel 6a WiFi not working issue. These solutions should fix the Pixel 6a WiFi disconnecting randomly issue and hence it is advised to follow all the steps carefully and not miss any intermediate steps. However, if the issue still persists for you, now the best possible thing you can do is to visit your nearest service centre to get your Pixel 6a checked. Apart from that, comment down below if the solutions have helped you or not and mention any other solutions if you have any.