In this post, I will be discussing how to Solve Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Connectivity Issues. There is no doubt that Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are among the best camera smartphones currently. Apart from their drop-dead, elegant displays and powerful processors, the flagship phones of US-based Google also get to receive the latest OS updates first before other models. Unfortunately, both mobile devices have a handful of software and hardware issues, which are already in the foreground.
If you’ve encountered any such problems, starting from today, we will be addressing how to fix them in a series of expository articles. In this first salvo, we will be looking at how to solve connectivity issues in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
How to Fix Wi-Fi Connection Problems
If you experience Wi-Fi connection problems that have to do with staying connected or Wi-Fi authentication, you can try the solutions highlighted below. For instance, you can try these fixes if you notice the Wi-Fi icon on the screen your Pixel mobile phone shows an exclamation point.
Here are possible solutions to the Wi-Fi connection problems:
- Check to see that the applications and your phone OS are up-to-date.
- Check to verify that the router firmware is up-to-date.
- Switch your phone off and the router for ten seconds — at least. Put it on again and try starting the connection afresh.
- Head to “Settings”> “Energy Saving”. If this option is on, put it off.
- Make use of the Wi-Fi Analyzer to view the strength of your channel and to know if you will need to switch to a better option.
- If none of the above solutions works, you can forget the Wi-Fi connection. To do this, head to “Settings”> “Wi–Fi” and long-tap on the connection of your choice and select “Forgotten”. Then conclude this fix by re-typing the details and trying again.
- Check to see if Airplane mode is off and put it on and off again so as to reconnect.
- Hit the power button of your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL for some seconds. And on the screen, you should press “Restart” . (If you are not able to see the “Restart” option, hold down your power button for close to 30 secs., until the device restarts.)
- Re-check your network settings again: Check to see if the smartphone is able to connect to another Wi-Fi network, such as that at a friend’s place or a nearby public network. If it can connect elsewhere, then the issue is with your network. Most Likely.
- Check again to see if your device is not the culprit: Try to connect to the Wi-Fi network using a different device (you could use a laptop or a friend’s mobile phone for this). If these devices are able to use the network, then the issue stems from your Pixel device. Most likely.
- Check to see that the problem is not from your Internet service: If your phone connects to this Wi-Fi network but there is no internet, then the issue arises from your internet connection. Most likely.
Try opening a webpage on the smartphone for testing if any one of these solutions takes care of the problem.
How to Fix Bluetooth Problems
In the concluding section of this article, we will highlight some Bluetooth problems and how to address them.
- It is no longer news that the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL offer a new feature for opening Android Auto with Driving Mode automatically. If you encounter issues when connecting to your car, read the maker’s manual for the device as well as the vehicle, and then reset the network connections.
- Ensure that you don’t miss any crucial part of your connection process.
- Head to “Settings> Bluetooth” and check to confirm that nothing needs to be modified
- Head to “Settings> Bluetooth” and get rid of all pairings you made in the past and reset them again from the beginning.
- Should you experience issues with multiple device connections, these can only be solved with a future update.