Solved: Why Does My Android Phone Keep Disconnecting from Wi-Fi?

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Does your Android phone disconnect from Wi-Fi often? Here's an easy fix!

If your device constantly disconnects from a Wi-Fi hotspot, there are a few easy ways to troubleshoot the issue.

When you’re having problems with a laptop, smartphone or tablet continually disconnecting from a Wi-Fi network it’s usually an issue with your device's wireless drivers, but that not always the case. If updating your wireless drivers (where that's possible) doesn’t solve the situation, then try checking the settings on your device.

How to prevent Android phones to disconnect from Wi-Fi networks

Most newer Android phones and tablets will attempt to test the Internet connection when connecting to your hotspot. Sometimes, however, they may incorrectly detect a poor Internet connection when the connection is perfectly fine. You can disable this feature in your Android device by looking under the Advanced Wi-Fi settings for the option that allows the Android device to automatically switch away from a wireless network if it thinks the network is bad. There are lots of different names for that option on different versions of Android, so try looking for something along the lines of:

  • Avoid Poor Connections
  • Auto Network Switch
  • Smart Network Switch

* Screenshots are from a Motorola Moto X (1st Gen) phone

Once you find that option, simply disable it by switching it OFF. With your Android phone no longer misidentifying the quality of your hotspot, the device should stay connected properly. If you’re continuing to experience issues with Connectify Hotspot and your Android device, drop us a line at

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