These days, having a smartphone but not being able to surf the web is one of the most frustrating things. The only thing more upsetting would probably be an unreliable connection – one second it all seems to load properly and then it all gets stuck. The pictures start looking gray, your Instagram or Twitter news feed doesn’t load anymore, the Google Now service remains on “Recognizing…”, and finally, the “Can’t reach Google at the moment” error pops up.
A slow connection is a headache at any given time. Regardless of how and when it manifests, you must be prepared to face it. The good news is that there are actually lots of things you can try. The less good news is that not all of those things are accessible to an average user.
For instance, you may not know how to fix the slow Wi-Fi problems on Note 8 through these options:
- Disable the security of the router or the modem;
- Edit the bandwidth settings of the router;
- Edit the broadcast channel of the router;
- Edit the security settings of the router or the modem;
- Factory reset the phone;
- Forget the connection and reconnect to the same Wi-Fi network;
- Reset the router or the modem;
- Switch DNS to Google’s Addresses;
- Switch from DHCP to Static connection;
- Upgrade your bandwidth and speed by contracting a different offer from your ISP.
For a tech-savvy smartphone user, the entire above is easy to put to practice and test. For those less fortunate, however, the frustration will only add up as time will pass and the slow internet problem will still be far from coming to a resolution.
That’s where we come into play, with a couple of solutions that even you can try out right away. We suggest that you begin by wiping the cache memory, something that will clear your operating system cache and possibly fix the internet complications. This will be performed from the Android Recovery Mode, where you can boot and wipe the cache by following this guide on how to clear the cache on Note 8.
To fix the slow Wi-Fi connection on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8:
- Turn off the phone;
- Simultaneously tap and hold the: Home, Volume Up, Power keys;
- Hold until the phone vibrates once;
- The Recovery Mode will start in just a few seconds and you should be able to navigate through its menus;
- Use the Volume Down key to switch from one entry to another;
- Select the Wipe Cache Partition function and activate it with a short tap on the Power key;
- Wait for the wiping to finish and use the same keys – Volume Down and Power – to activate the entry Reboot System Now.
When the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reboots into the normal running mode, check the internet to see how it moves.