If your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 keeps dropping the WiFi connection, it’s an indication that your device is having trouble maintaining an active connection.
This can happen because of low connection strength (which could be due to being too far from the WiFi router or using a 5GHz bandwidth), or a software issue with either your device or the router’s firmware.
But don’t worry, in this guide, we will address this issue and provide six solutions to fix it.
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Fix 01: Restart the WiFi and Your Galaxy Z Flip 4
Restarting both your WiFi router and your Samsung Z Flip will resolve any temporary software glitches that might be causing your device to drop the WiFi connection.
To restart your Galaxy Z Flip 4, follow these steps:
- Press and hold the power key and volume down key together until you get the power menu.
- Tap on the restart button.
- Confirm by tapping on the restarting button again
To restart your WiFi router, follow these steps:
- Locate the Power button on your router. It’s usually located at the back of the device.
- Press the Power button to turn off the router.
- Wait for about 30 seconds.
- Press the Power button again to turn the router back on.
- Wait for the router to fully restart. This can take a few minutes.
After both devices have restarted, connect your Galaxy Z Flip 4 to your WiFi network again.
Fix 02: Turn Off WiFi Power Saving Option
On the latest Android operating systems, there is a feature called “WiFi power saving”. This feature reduces the power consumption of your Galaxy Z Flip when the WiFi is turned on.
However, this feature has drawbacks because it sometimes causes the WiFi connection to drop frequently, especially when the device is in standby mode.
To disable this feature, follow the steps below:
- Open the Settings app on your Samsung Z Flip.
- Scroll down and tap on Connections.
- Tap on WiFi.
- Tap on Advanced (you might need to tap on the three-dot menu at the top-right corner to see this option).
- Turn off the switch next to WiFi power saving mode.
Fix 03: Forget the WiFi Network and Connect Again
Your Samsung Z Flip might have trouble connecting to a specific WiFi network due to incorrect saved settings or a glitch. In such cases, forgetting the network and reconnecting will resolve the issue.
Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Z Flip.
- Tap on Connections.
- Tap on WiFi.
- You will see a list of available networks. Find the network that’s causing problems and tap on it.
- You will see an option to Forget network. Tap on it.
- Once the network is forgotten, you can try reconnecting to it. Simply tap on the network name, enter the password, and tap on Connect.
Fix 04: Reset WiFi Router
Resetting your WiFi router helps to fix persistent software glitches that exist in the router’s firmware, causing the connection to drop. This process will wipe all the current settings and restore the router to its factory defaults.
Here are the steps to reset your WiFi router:
- Locate the reset button on your router. It’s usually a small hole marked “Reset” on the back or underside of the router.
- Use a paperclip or a similar object to press and hold the reset button for about 10-15 seconds.
- Release the button once the router’s lights start flashing. This indicates that the reset process has started.
- Wait for the router to restart. This process may take a few minutes. Once the router’s lights stop flashing and remain steady, the reset is complete.
- Reconnect your Galaxy Z Flip to the WiFi network using the default network name and password. You can usually find these details on a sticker on the router.
Fix 05: Reset Network Settings
WiFi connections on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 are managed by the network settings. If your device keeps dropping the WiFi connection, there could be misconfigurations or glitches within these settings.
Resetting the network settings will rule out these issues and ensure a stable WiFi connection.
Here’s how you can reset network settings on your Galaxy Z Flip 4:
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Scroll down and tap on General Management.
- Now, tap on Reset.
- Here, select Reset network settings.
- You will be prompted to enter your device’s PIN, password, or pattern for security purposes.
- After entering the required details, tap on Reset.
Fix 06: Connect Your Z Flip 4 to a Different WiFi Router
If your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 continues to drop the WiFi connection even after trying all the above fixes, it’s time to connect your device to a different WiFi router. This will help you determine if the issue is with your WiFi router or your Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Here’s how to do it:
- Turn on WiFi on your Samsung Z Flip and look for available networks.
- Select a different WiFi network from the list (you may need the WiFi password if it’s a secured network).
- Connect to the new WiFi network and monitor the connection.
If your Galaxy Z Flip 4 maintains a stable connection to the new WiFi network without dropping, it suggests that the problem lies with your original WiFi router. In this case, you need to contact your internet service provider or take your router to a repair center for a check-up.
However, if your device still drops the WiFi connection with the new router, it’s likely that the problem is with your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. In this case, you need to contact Samsung support or take your phone to a Samsung service center for further assistance.