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  1. mikekingtaylor's Avatar
    I've never had a problem connecting to my home wifi, everything was working fine on Friday, I left the house, went to my girlfriends and my phone connected to her wifi without a problem as usual. I returned home on Saturday and my S5 failed to connect to my wifi, I connected it manually and it connects and disconnects almost instantly. I have 5 other devices including a samsung galaxy note 4 in the house which all work perfectly fine. I've tired switching the router off and on again and that makes no difference, I removed the phone battery for 5 minutes and it then connects to the wifi for about 5-10 seconds then again disconnects, I have no idea what else I can try....
    11-23-2014 12:59 PM
  2. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    Try forgetting your home network and reconnecting. And in the phone's WiFi settings, make sure the Smart switch or whatever they call is is off. It is supposed to stabilize your connection and switch to mobile data, but it is overly sensitive.
    11-23-2014 01:27 PM
  3. mikekingtaylor's Avatar
    I've tried to forget and then reconnect to the network and that doesn't work either, and my smart switch is off. I have no idea why it's all of a sudden started doing it.
    11-23-2014 01:59 PM
  4. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    Don't know, but if you search this topic here on AC, you'll find quite a few threads on the problem with a range of different solutions and workaounds. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
    11-23-2014 02:04 PM
  5. fl2oftmd's Avatar
    Try restarting your router. Not reset.. Restart.

    fl2oftmd Posted via the Android Central App
    11-23-2014 03:17 PM
  6. AW2011S's Avatar
    I have exactly the same problem since Sunday, phone won't stay connected even though I have authorised it using the pin system. All other devices including note 2 stay connected to the home wifi, just not my galaxy s5 even though it connects at work etc. Tried resetting home wifi but same problem???
    11-25-2014 12:48 PM
  7. Maguire WebDesign's Avatar
    Hi i was wondering have you found a solution to the problem yet as i am having the same issue after connecting to a friends wifi and when i got home it wouldn't work on the wifi it has always worked with, would really appreciate a reply.
    Ranchman likes this.
    12-25-2014 03:56 PM
  8. Amy Pinky's Avatar
    I had the same problem as you. Did you install any apps such as "McAfee Mobile Security"? under "Wifi Security", you gota off it and it works for me. Hopefully it will for you too!!
    01-01-2015 10:13 AM
  9. TheMonkeyDonkey's Avatar
    I had a similar problem recently and found it was somehow fixed by deleting the Jawbone UP app. Do you still have the problem in safe mode?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-01-2015 12:54 PM
  10. Mariah Tortilla's Avatar
    Omg, thank you Amy P soo soo soo much!! It solved my problem!! I was getting ready to give up on my phone and buy a new one !
    01-03-2015 08:59 AM
  11. Elizabeth Montalbo's Avatar
    I had a similar problem recently and found it was somehow fixed by deleting the Jawbone UP app. Do you still have the problem in safe mode?

    Posted via the Android Central App

    I recently got a jawbone up for christmas. Ever since I installed the app I've had the same problem. That might be reason I won't stay connected to wifi.
    01-03-2015 08:00 PM
  12. sotnj's Avatar
    I, too, have had the problem of not being able to connect to my home wifi after connecting to my work wifi guest net. I, too, received Jawbone UP. I just uninstalled it and all is great again so thank you for your suggestion. I had already contacted Jawbone because I had other issues so now I am going to tell them about this.
    01-27-2015 08:31 AM
  13. Danna Vogt's Avatar
    I have same issue. Even had my phone replaces under warranty. I don't have McAfee or jawbone to remove, so I don't know what to do.
    01-27-2015 08:52 AM
  14. Andreia Van Dusen's Avatar
    I had the same issue, turn off the Wi-Fi security on your Mobile McAfee Virus... As soon as I turned that off, my Wi-Fi stabilized...
    01-31-2015 10:26 AM
  15. LottieDah's Avatar
    Me too. But it happens on both my home and work WiFi. Just out of nowhere. Deleted some of my newer apps but still happening and no other settings have changed. Help!
    02-06-2015 09:30 PM
  16. Carlo DiLalla's Avatar
    I started having this issue as well about 3 days ago. I do not have McAfee, nor a jawbone. I did use a pebble watch and currently an asus zen watch and I deleted both apps and removed them from bluetooth and that was NG. This really started frustrating me as it is a work phone, so I try to use Wi-Fi when I can to keep under a 5G limi and this issue was causing Simpsons Tapped Out to randomly black out on the screen as it switched between Wi-Fi and cellular. Hey, all I'll say is bad things can happen if you take away a man's freemium game. So this worked for me (so far) Settings - Wi-Fi - Unchecked "Smart NetworkSwitch" Then I touched the 3 Dots on the top right (options) and selected advanced - here I turned off everything. Then I exited to the main screen and restarted my S5. So far it has worked and been solid , for over 3 hours.

    I no longer get the message telling me my signal strength is junk when all other devices reported that Wi-Fi and m signal analizer told me that my signal was great on an isolated channel. I never suspected my router as I did reboot it (twice) and the issue o the S5 happened on multiple routers setup by smarter people than I.
    Hector Tenorio likes this.
    02-06-2015 10:45 PM
  17. LBTRS's Avatar
    I just started having this problem two days ago. Connects and then disconnects immediately over and over. Something changed recently as there are a lot of people having this problem all of a sudden.
    02-07-2015 09:51 AM
  18. PsychDoc's Avatar
    Did this start after the ota update to 5.0? I just unchecked "Smart Switch" in the Wi-Fi advanced menu.
    Hector Tenorio and Devenchi like this.
    02-07-2015 10:15 AM
  19. LBTRS's Avatar
    No, started the day before I did the ota update to 5.0. I was hoping 5.0 would fix it but it still does it. I unchecked that as well and it stopped but I have been using it with it checked for almost a year. Something just changed two days ago to cause this for a bunch of people.
    02-07-2015 12:11 PM
  20. Devenchi's Avatar
    Turn off Smart network switch

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    messa831 likes this.
    02-07-2015 12:31 PM
  21. Hector Tenorio's Avatar
    Yep this pretty much did it for me... Thanks!!
    02-07-2015 05:06 PM
  22. Jason Mills5's Avatar
    I've never had a problem connecting to my home wifi, everything was working fine on Friday, I left the house, went to my girlfriends and my phone connected to her wifi without a problem as usual. I returned home on Saturday and my S5 failed to connect to my wifi, I connected it manually and it connects and disconnects almost instantly. I have 5 other devices including a samsung galaxy note 4 in the house which all work perfectly fine. I've tired switching the router off and on again and that makes no difference, I removed the phone battery for 5 minutes and it then connects to the wifi for about 5-10 seconds then again disconnects, I have no idea what else I can try....
    I have the exact same problem
    02-08-2015 09:03 PM
  23. River Zaragoza's Avatar
    OMG!!!! Thank you!!!! Problem solved!!!
    02-10-2015 10:57 AM
  24. alex9679's Avatar
    Hi i had the same problem . I booted in safemode realised that the problem was gone. I uninstalled a few recent apps a security and a few games and the problem was gone . Its funny because these apps didnt effect my s5 before the update.but thats how i fixed it and haven't had any trouble since. Good luck with yours.
    02-11-2015 04:33 AM
  25. blondecell's Avatar
    Thank you, thank you! So far, it is working. Now it has only been 10 minutes but it wouldn't even stay connected for 1 full minute before! Mine was doing the same as everyone else describes, suddenly not holding a wi fi connection at home or elsewhere after never having a problem before. I don't have any of the mentioned apps to delete or modify, and your suggestions worked. Thanks!
    02-11-2015 01:44 PM
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