There are plenty of good things we can say about Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. Between the solid build design, snappy performance and expandable memory option, the Galaxy Tab is widely considered to be one of the best tablets on the market.
For all its virtues, however, many Galaxy Tab users have reported issues with Wi-Fi connectivity.
1. Slow Wi-Fi signals and random disconnects seem to be the most common of these problems.
2. Other users find that the Wi-Fi on/off switch becomes grayed out sometimes.
Samsung has reportedly rolled out software patches to fix the issues, but some users have blamed the problems on the Wi-Fi card itself. Fortunately, users have found a few workarounds for these bugs that seem to fix them, at least temporarily.
Restart Your Tablet
The Galaxy’s Wi-Fi issues seem to arise during use rather than on boot, so a reset can alleviate problems in many cases. Once you reboot your device, you should notice an improvement in Wi-Fi speeds and connection issues. It might not be a permanent fix, but it will work in a pinch.
Some users find that the Wi-Fi bug is triggered when Bluetooth is enabled on their tablets. Likewise, disabling Bluetooth can sometimes cause Wi-Fi functionality to return to normal. Disabling location services – and even uninstalling apps that use location services – has also helped to resolve the issue for some users.
Check for Firmware Updates
A number of service providers have already rolled out patches to resolve the Wi-Fi connectivity bug. If you’re still experiencing slow speeds or dropped connections on Wi-Fi networks, a software update could fix the problem permanently. If there’s no update yet, keep an eye out for one in the future.
If your Wi-Fi problems persist, the experienced technicians at WhiteBox Service can help. Submit your repair order online, or give us a call today to learn more.