OnePlus 6 – Internet Is Slow – What to Do?

Like all smartphones, the OnePlus 6’s main appeal lies in internet-based apps. But what happens if you keep getting slow wifi speeds? Well, it’s annoying as hell.

OnePlus 6 - Internet Is Slow - What to Do?

In any event, you should be able to get to the bottom of the issue quite easily. And the culprit might not be your OnePlus 6 at all. Please find below a few simple fixes for resolving the problem and restoring optimal download and upload speeds.

Check Your Internet Speed

Launch your preferred browser and type speed test into the search bar. Access any speed test website and run the test to ensure you are getting the download and upload megabits that you are supposed to.

Tip: It is advisable to perform the same test with other wifi-enabled devices. It gives you a clear idea of whether the problem is with your OnePlus 6.

Restart the Modem and Router

The modem and router might be the problem so restart them. Simply unplug them and wait for a few seconds, then plug them back in. Some routers and modems come with an on/off button so there would be no need to unplug them.

Check your internet speed or run another speed test.

Restart OnePlus 6

Your OnePlus 6 might have built up a lot of cache which can affect internet speeds. Restart the device to clear the smartphone cache and possibly improve the internet speed. Here’s how to do it:

1. Press the Power Button

Press and hold the power button until the Power Off and Reboot options appear on the screen.

2. Select Reboot

Tap on the Reboot option and wait until your smartphone restarts.

Clear Browser Cache

Browsers save cookies, cached images, passwords, and search history. This piles up quickly and can cause unsatisfactory internet speed. We’ve used Chrome, as an example, but the following steps apply to other mobile browsers.

1. Access Chrome

Go to Chrome and tap the three vertical dots (More options), then go to Privacy.

2. Choose Clear Browsing Data

Under Advanced, you can choose which data to clear. Make a selection and tap Clear data.

Tip: You might want to keep your Chrome passwords as applicable.

Turn Wifi off and on

Toggling the wifi to off and then back on may help improve your internet speed. Take the following steps to do it:

1. Access Settings

Once you enter the Settings app, swipe to Wi-Fi and tap to open.

2. Disable Wifi

Tap on the wifi button to turn it off and wait for a few seconds, then turn it back on.

3. Reconnect

Choose your wifi network, enter the password if prompted and reconnect to wifi.

Tip: You can run a speed test after reconnecting to check and see if the method helped.

To Wrap Up

If none of the above quick fixes helped, you should check if your OnePlus 6 needs updating. The manufacturer frequently releases new updates that improve connectivity and overall smartphone performance.

In addition, we would also like to know how often do you experience poor internet speed on your OnePlus 6. So don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

3 thoughts on “OnePlus 6 – Internet Is Slow – What to Do?”

Just as knowledgeable as you aparently says:
This is the worst(!) help page I have ever seen. A toddler knows to try and restart your shit , I mean it’s an actual joke (have you tried turning it on and of?) “Techjunkies” my ass. Maybe some kind of actual tecknical help, like wierd trix and random helps that not everyone has already tried would be too look into?
Sebastian says:
I have this issue all day for the past half year. Nothing has worked thus far, averaging out around 0.8kbps download speed. The internet speed tests claim I got a consistent 5.1mbps, so they are not reliable. To further add to my worries, I need VPN for many things during my daily use of the phone, which often puts me at a solid 0.0kbps… Is there any other way to go about this issue? Any help would be appreciated.
Srikanth says:
Restart and factory reset both did not solve my download speed issue

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