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How to Reset Network Settings in Android M

Android M now allows you to reset your network settings with a built-in option. Google launched the new Android M Developer Preview for everyone to try out their next iteration on the Nexus devices. We have already done several tutorials on how to install this Android M on your Nexus device. And with that, we have been exploring and playing around with the preview for any new features.

As per Google, there are many new features and enhancements coming to the final version of Android M — but not everything is available as of yet in the developer preview build. Android Pay, app linking, better battery/power and charging features, app permissions and fingerprint support were just some of the main features announced. There are more little tweaks and features included. This is one of them — “Network settings reset”.

How to Reset Network Settings in Android

There are many times your WiFi doesn’t connect, or you have problems turning your bluetooth on/off or may be your cellular network keeps on disconnecting for no odd reason. Google has come up with a simple fix for all these little problems that you might face and a built-in feature has been included in Android M to reset all your network settings, including your WiFi, cellular network and bluetooth.

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This is how you can fix your network issues:
  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Backup & reset.
  • Now tap on the “Network settings reset” option.
  • Hit the “Reset Settings” button.
  • You will be given another warning, hit the “Reset Settings” button again.

That’s it. You will see a toast message at the bottom confirming that your network settings have been reset — and your WiFi would get disconnected as well.

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Haris Nadeem
Haris lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.
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