How to Fix Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi Issues

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Some users are reporting a major Wi-Fi issue with the Google Pixel 2. It’s impossible to be productive or stay connected when your Google Pixel 2 connects to Wi-Fi but has no internet, so let’s take a look at 5 different ways to fix a Google Pixel 2 with Wi-Fi issues.
Restart Your Pixel

Wi-Fi issues are caused by the router or the device itself, so often the easiest fix is to simply restart the Google Pixel 2:

  1. Hold the Power button for at least 3 seconds.
  2. Tap the on-screen Restart button.
  3. If the Restart button does not appear, hold the Power button for 30 second and the device will hard restart.


Restart Networking Equipment


If you restart and still see your Google Pixel 2 is connected to Wi-Fi but has no internet, then restarting the networking equipment could solve the Wi-Fi issues:

  1. Unplug the router from the power source.
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Plug router back into power source.
  4. Wait until router reboots and reconnects to internet.
  5. Connect your Pixel to Wi-Fi as normal.

Note: Sometimes toggling your Wi-Fi off and on can achieve the same effect.


Forget Wi-Fi


If you restart your networking equipment and are still experiencing Wi-Fi issues, the Google Pixel 2 device is most likely to blame. Fortunately, Google Pixel 2 issues of this variety can sometimes be fixed by changing a setting on the phone.

  1. Disconnect the Pixel 2 from the Wi-Fi network.
  2. Restart the device.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Go to Wi-Fi.
  5. Select the network.
  6. Select “Forget”.
  7. Reenter your network details and try to reconnect.


Clear Network Settings


If your Google Pixel 2 issues still haven’t gone away at this point, there is still one step left before a factory reset back to default settings. Clearing the network settings lets you get rid of the Wi-Fi issues while keeping all of the data on your phone.

  1. Display all apps from the Home screen by tapping the Up-Arrow icon.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to System About.
  4. Select Reset.
  5. Select Reset Wi-Fi, Mobile and Bluetooth.
  6. Select Reset Settings (may be asked for login information)
  7. Confirm Reset Settings.


Factory Reset


If all else fails, resetting the Google Pixel 2 back to default factory settings can sometimes resolve the Wi-Fi issues. This will revert your phone back to the way it was when you first bought it, so be sure to backup any personal data before taking these steps.

  1. Turn off the Google Pixel 2.
  2. Hold the Power and Volume Down buttons until a special bootup screen appears, then release. (You will see an Android bot with Start on top.)
  3. Select the Recovery mode option with the Volume Down button.
  4. Confirm Recovery mode with the Power button.
  5. Hold the Power button when No Command appears under the Android bot.
  6. Press the Volume Up button one time and release the Power button.
  7. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Volume buttons.
  8. Confirm your selection.

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