The WiFi authentication error on Android devices isn’t something that occurs often but when it does, it can be easily fixed. So in this guide, we will be taking a look at the various steps to take in order to fix the authentication WiFi error response you get when trying to connect to a WiFi network. Without further ado, let’s get right down to it.
Authentication Error Wifi Issues – Here Is How To Fix It
Turn On Airplane Mode
Sometimes, your data connection or Bluetooth, if turned on, might be the reason why your WiFi refuses to connect to a WiFi network and pops in the authentication error as it might be interfering with the radio signal being passed across to your device. In order to mitigate that, you should try turning Airplane Mode on which will turn off all radio signals. These radio signals include your single or dual SIM cards (depending on the phone you’re using), Bluetooth and WiFi.
However, you can still go back and turn your WiFi on while the airplane mode is still turned on. Now, when you turn on your WiFi, search for available WiFi networks, provide the correct password to the WiFi network and connect. When it connects successfully, you can then go ahead and turn off airplane mode which will restore all radio signals to your device.
I know you must have heard about this lots of times and have probably tried it a dozen times, but you need to make sure that the password you entered while trying to connect to the WiFi network is absolutely correct. You should also know that WiFi passwords are case sensitive so you check for that also. Put a small Letter alphabet where a big Letter alphabet is supposed to be will cause it not to connect and hence the error. So make sure you input the right password accordingly and correctly.
Reset Wifi Connection
You can also try resetting the WiFi connection and reconnecting for a fresh connection. To do this, you’ll have to access the settings menu on your Android device, Click on WiFi, Click on the WiFi network and Select Forget. This will disconnect you from the WiFi Network. Now, Turn off your WiFi and turn it back on, Let is scan for available WiFi networks and once it shows up, Select the WiFi network, input the correct password and connect.
Reset All Network Settings
If after trying out all the steps above you’re still unable to connect to your WiFi network then the last option is to reset all network settings. You should also note that this will wipe all your Bluetooth, WiFi and mobile data settings but won’t affect your files or apps on your phone. To do this, navigate to your Settings Menu, Click on Backup & Reset and Select Reset Network Settings. Doing this will hopefully fix the issue and allow you to connect to the WiFi network.
The problem might also be from the WiFi network you’re trying to connect to so if all the solutions above don’t work for you, try connecting to a different WiFi network. If you have any more questions or issues about your WiFi authentication error, do let us know using the comment section down below.