When you notice that your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 stops staying connected to a selected Wi-Fi network, it’s one main problem you have to suspect – the Smart Network Switch. This feature, active by default, has a very useful purpose in theory. It must constantly analyze the quality of the Wi-Fi connection and, in the event that it considers it too weak for your device’s needs and for a flawless navigation, it will decide to automatically interrupt the Wi-Fi and make the switch to the mobile data.
Obviously, there may be times when you would prefer to stick to a weaker Wi-Fi connection than to use your mobile data. And more often than not, it isn’t about trying to spare your mobile plan, but rather about trying to avoid these switches that only slow down your navigation and make your experience worse.
If your Wi-Fi signal is obviously weak, you cannot have too high demands. Still, if the signal appears to be strong, you can and you should first suspect this Smart Network Switch. You can decide to turn it off on the spot or you might want to try something different first, called to wipe the cache partition.
Needless to insist on this, the cache wipe won’t harm your data, you don’t have to back up anything, but you have to enter the Android Recovery Mode. Read this guide on how to clear the Galaxy Note 8 cache or follow our instructions from below:
- Turn off the phone;
- Hold at the same time the Volume Up, Power Off, and Home buttons;
- Within the next seconds, the phone should vibrate once and the Recovery Mode should launch;
- Navigate to the entry Wipe Cache Partition and turn it on;
- When the process ends, use Reboot System Now to restart the phone.
If you’ve taken the time to clear the cache yet nothing changed regarding the stability of your Wi-Fi connection, try to deactivate the smart switch:
- Turn on the device;
- Turn on the Mobile Data;
- Go to the Wireless settings;
- Identify the Smart Network Switch;
- Uncheck that option and leave the menus.
With one simple tap on the display, you have blocked your Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s ability to switch from Wi-Fi to mobile however it sees fit. From now on, you will be the only one to decide the kind of connectivity you want to enjoy and you will be able to manually select it. You’ll have to understand, though, that if your router isn’t giving you the best signal, using the wireless may cause you some frustration.
In any case, now you know what you should do when the Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t stay connected to the Wi-Fi. Hopefully, it will all work out with one of our suggestions from above.