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How to Reset Network Settings on Samsung Devices (2024)

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Frustrated with Wi-Fi dropouts, Bluetooth struggles, or sluggish mobile data on your Samsung phone? Before throwing it out the window (please don’t!), consider resetting your network settings. It’s often a simple fix that can breathe new life into your device’s connectivity.

With the latest Samsung One UI 6.0 update, there are even more customized reset options when trying to fix connectivity issues. Instead of just “Reset Network Settings”, you can now reset specific connection types individually.

The new options under Reset include:

  • Reset All Settings: This restores all device settings to factory defaults, including connectivity settings. Use with caution as it will remove all your personalized settings.
  • Reset Mobile Network Settings: Clears only cellular data and connectivity configurations like APN settings. Leaves Wi-Fi and Bluetooth untouched.
  • Reset Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Settings: Deletes saved Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth pairings and related settings. Doesn’t affect mobile data.
  • Reset Accessibility Settings: Specific to accessibility services and customized options. Other connectivity remains intact.

Quick fix, big results

  • Resetting network settings clears saved Wi-Fi passwords, Bluetooth pairings, and mobile data configurations.
  • This can resolve common connection issues like slow speeds, inconsistent connections, and device recognition problems.
  • Don’t worry, your personal data and apps remain untouched – it’s just your network connections getting a fresh start.

Ready to reset? Let’s do it!

How to Reset Mobile settings for Samsung devices

Method 1: The Settings Shortcut (Newer Models)

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap General management (may vary slightly depending on your model).
  3. Select Reset.
  4. Choose Reset mobile network settings.
  5. Enter your PIN, password, or pattern for security.
  6. Tap Reset again to confirm.
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Bonus tip: Some newer models might have “Connection” instead of “General management.” Just keep an eye out for “Reset network settings.”

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Method 2: Hardware Keys (Older Models)

This method is for older Samsung models without the above Settings options. Please note it’s a bit more technical, so proceed with caution:

  1. Power off your device.
  2. Simultaneously press and hold the Volume Down + Power + Home buttons for a few seconds (may vary depending on your model).
  3. Release the buttons when the Android logo appears.
  4. Use the volume keys to navigate and select Wipe cache partition, then Reboot system now.

Important note: This method is for older models only and can be risky if not done correctly. If unsure, consult the official Samsung support website for your specific model.

What happens after the reset?

When you reset the network settings on your phone, it clears away all the connection information that had been saved. All your saved Wi-Fi networks – poof! Gone. Your phone forgets those passwords you entered. You’ll have to put them all back in to reconnect.

The same goes for any Bluetooth devices you had paired, like wireless headphones or speakers. Your phone will forget its relationship with those gadgets, so you have to set up the pairing again before they’ll work.

Your cell phone service might also act strange right after the reset. You could see an error message instead of the bars that show signal strength. No need to panic! Just contact your cell provider and they can fix it quickly.

Re-entering the Wi-Fi info and re-pairing devices can take a few annoying minutes. But clearing all that old connection data makes your phone run much faster and smoother overall. It’s like giving your phone’s brain a fresh start for its wireless connections.

Your saved Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth connections, and mobile data settings will be forgotten. But don’t panic! Here’s what to do next:

  • Reconnect to Wi-Fi networks: Enter the password(s) again.
  • Pair your Bluetooth devices: Perform the pairing process again.
  • Mobile data: Your settings might automatically configure depending on your carrier. If not, contact your carrier for assistance.

Troubleshooting tips

  • Still having trouble connecting? Restart your device or check for network outages.
  • Double-check your Wi-Fi passwords and network credentials.
  • Forget and re-add a problematic Wi-Fi network.
  • If all else fails, contact Samsung support for personalized assistance.

Resetting your network settings is a safe and effective way to diagnose and fix common connection issues on your Samsung device. Give it a try and enjoy a smoother, more reliable online experience!


  • Back up any important data before resetting (just in case).
  • This article is for informational purposes only.
  • Always consult the official Samsung support website or contact your carrier for specific instructions or assistance.

I hope this comprehensive guide helps you conquer your connectivity woes and get the most out of your Samsung device!

Frustrated by Flaky Connections?

In my experience, connectivity issues like flaky Wi-Fi, Bluetooth problems, or slow mobile data can be hugely frustrating on Samsung devices. Before you get too fed up and throw your phone out the window, try this simple fix that worked for me: resetting the network settings.

Think of it as giving your connections a fresh start. When I did a network reset on my Samsung, it was like wiping the slate clean – out with the old, in with the new! This guide will show you two methods I’ve used successfully on my own Samsung models. I’ll provide clear instructions and handy tips so you can get back online smoothly.

Method 1: The Settings Shortcut

If you have a newer Samsung model like I do, here’s what I suggest:

  1. Open your Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap “General management” (might be called “Connections” on some models).
  3. Select “Reset.”
  4. Choose “Reset network settings.”
  5. Enter your PIN, password or pattern.
  6. Tap “Reset” again to confirm.

Pro tip: On my device, it was under “Connections” rather than “General management” – check both places to be safe!

Method 2: Hardware Keys

If your Samsung is an older model without those reset options:

  1. Turn your device completely off first (important!).
  2. Then, simultaneously hold down the Volume Down + Power + Home buttons. In my case, it took a few seconds for the Android logo to appear.
  3. When you see the logo, release the buttons.
  4. Use the volume keys to select “Wipe cache partition”, then “Reboot system now.”

Please note – this method is only for older Samsung models. If you’re unsure, visit the Samsung support website to check the instructions for your specific device before trying this.

What to Expect After Resetting

Resetting wiped all my saved network info. Here’s what I needed to set up again:

  • Wi-Fi networks – re-enter the passwords
  • Bluetooth devices – re-pair each one
  • Mobile data – might need to contact carrier if automatic config fails

Troubleshooting Tips

If you still have issues, here are a few things that helped me:

  • Restart after resetting
  • Double and triple check Wi-Fi passwords
  • Forget then re-add stubborn Wi-Fi networks
  • Call Samsung support if problems persist – they were great when I needed a hand!

Before You Reset

I strongly recommend backing up your important data first – just in case. Also, while this guide worked for my Samsung, instructions can vary across models. Always check your device’s official Samsung support site if you’re not sure what steps to take.

Resetting my network settings breathed new life into my Samsung’s flaky connections. Follow these tips and you’ll be back up and running smoothly in no time. Let me know if this guide helps you conquer those connectivity woes!

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I'm Maruti Kashyap, your Samsung tech expert with over 10 years of experience. Find troubleshooting guides, performance tips, and app recommendations at GuruSamsung.com. With access to global Samsung service centers, I'm always up-to-date on the latest. Join me for a seamless Samsung experience.

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