Internet and data troubleshooting for Android devices

    Troubleshoot problems with Internet or data services on your Android device.

     

    If you need help performing any step, check the how-to guides for your device on the Phones page.

     

    Before you get started, make sure of the following:

    • Your device has signal. If you don't have signal, check out Can't get signal.
    • You're in T-Mobile 3G, 4G, or 4G LTE coverage. You may experience slowness or connection issues if you're not in one of these coverage areas.
    • Your device is on the latest software version.
    • You're not using a downloaded third-party browser. Use the pre-installed Android or Chrome browser.
    • You're signed in to your Google account. Check out Can't sign into a Google account on Android device if you can't sign in.
    • You haven't used all of your high-speed data bucket. If you have, check out Data speed FAQs for more information on slower speeds.
    • You're not using apps thats may be running in the background and using data. If you are using apps like this, turn them off and retest the issue. Uninstall the apps if you found this resolved the issue.

     

     

    Can't access the Internet

    1. Turn your device off.
    2. Wait 5 seconds and turn your device on.
    3. Retest the issue. Keep troubleshooting if you're still experiencing the problem.
    4. Clear your browser history.
    5. Retest the issue. Keep troubleshooting if you're still experiencing the problem.
    6. If the issue is specific to images not showing on web pages:
      1. Open the web browser on your phone.
      2. Tap Menu > More > Settings.
      3. Make sure that the Load images and Enable JavaScript check boxes are selected.
      4. Tap Clear cache and Clear cookie data.
    7. Check the Data Usage Limit setting is not limiting data use.
    8. Reset the device APN.
    9. Retest the issue. Keep troubleshooting if you're still experiencing the problem.
    10. Reset your device.
    11. Retest the issue.
    12. If the above steps have not fixed the problem, contact us.

     

     

    Internet or data speeds are slow

    1. Turn your device off.
    2. Wait 5 seconds and turn your device on.
    3. Retest the issue. Keep troubleshooting if you're still experiencing the problem.
    4. Clear your browser history.
    5. Turn your device off and on, and test the data speed.
    6. Open the Play Store, and download the Speedtest.net app.
    7. Run a speed test and check the results:
      • 2 Mbps or faster: This is optimal speed for a 4G or 4G LTE location.
      • Lower than 2 Mbps: Double check to make sure you're in a 3G area. If you are, this is normal speed. If you're in a 4G or 4G LTE location, contact us for additional support.

       

       

      Can't access a specific web page

      1. Check for the following:
        • Errors. If you see an error that relates to blocking, restrictions, or filters, it's because because Web Guard is blocking the page.
        • Google Safe search messages. If you are seeing a message like this, check out Safe search not working correctly on an Android device.
        • Pop-up blocking. Make sure pop-ups are turned off.
        • JavaScript. Make sure JavaScript is turned on.
      2. Clear your browser history.
      3. Turn the phone off and back on, and retest the issue. Keep troubleshooting if you're still experiencing the problem.
      4. Reset the browser to default settings.
      5. Retest the issue. Keep troubleshooting if you're still experiencing the problem.
      6. Try accessing the page from a computer:
        • Doesn't work from a computer: There's a problem with the web page you're trying to access.
        • Works from a computer: Contact us. for additional support.