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Terrible wifi since 4.3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikec82, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. mikec82

    mikec82 Lurker
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    I upgraded to Android 4.3 on my S4 last week. Since then it will show my home or work wifi, and show a strong connection, but will either not connect to it or temporarily connect only to disconnect minutes later. I never had this issue before 4.3. Has anyone had similar problems connecting to a trusted network?

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  2. smitty543

    smitty543 Android Enthusiast

    Did you try to remove one (or more) WiFi locations, and then reinstall.
  3. smitty543

    smitty543 Android Enthusiast

    Can try to remove one (or more) WiFi locations, and then reinstall to see if that corrects your problem.
  4. joshica

    joshica Member

    I had the same issue...Go into wifi settings and click on Menu, Advance Settings and uncheck the Auto Network Switch....Sounds too easy but believe me, it works....at least it worked for me and I had the same problem. Now everything connects. You'll get an error message in the notification bar saying that it doesn't automatically switch now but just ignore and click "don't remind me again".
  5. speedlever

    speedlever Android Enthusiast

    Interesting. I am not having any wifi issues. Out of curiosity, I checked my GS4 and that setting is checked. I just left it alone. But maybe that fix will work for the OP.
  6. joshica

    joshica Member

    Even with it checked...I could still connect to my home network and some others too...However, there are several others that I couldn't connect to, including my home wireless media receiver. I called Verizon and they sent me a new phone. In the meantime, I went onto many message boards and found this fix. I looked and mine was checked, so I unchecked it and tried again. It immediately connected and worked great! I checked the phone they sent me (before I sent it right back) and that was not checked and it connected well too.

    Long story short, If you have wifi issues, I would try that first.
  7. Canesfan

    Canesfan Android Enthusiast

    My WiFi problems are repeatedly described in the "WiFi" thread. This thread describes one of my problems so I'll give your suggestion a try and report how it works after the Christmas holiday. Thanks.
  8. SebaKL

    SebaKL Android Enthusiast

    It is good to back up your phone, and factory reset after major os upgrade. Many things change in the software architecture, and often old preference files collide with the new ones. Wifi connectivity is quite common symptom and it almost always, get fixed by factory reset.
  9. Canesfan

    Canesfan Android Enthusiast

    Sorry, redundant post. See next post.
  10. Canesfan

    Canesfan Android Enthusiast

    Tried it, and unfortunately it has made absolutely no difference in my WiFi connectivity problems. :(

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