For that past few days, I have lived with Android auto-restart problems on my Infinix Hot 3 Lite X557 device, and only to wake up this morning with another screen notification saying “sign into network” and sign into WiFi on my Android.
This wasn’t a headache though, the auto-restart problem took a while before I could fix it flashing a custom ROM on the device. It’s very simple flashing a custom ROM on Android devices. However, the most difficult part, which I considered simplest is finding your device custom ROM.
The glitch of the network problem took a while to fix, but, after a lot of trial and error, the messages disappeared.
Therefore, here in this article, I will document the step by step procedure I followed to fix the “sign into network” message on Android device.
Is Sign into Network on Android a Virus?
When you first see the message dancing on your phone screen and you try to remove it, the next that the will come to your mind is whether it’s a virus. It’s not new this day that virus can enter into an Android OS via various sources since it’s an open source OS.
However, and in a simple language, the sign into network message showing in Android notification tray is not a virus. If you are not sure because you have exposed your phone to some sources recently that could have attracted virus to your phone check out this guide on how to remove a virus on Android.
How does the Sign into Network Enters my Phone?
This is a tough question that no one can give a direct answer to, rather, a guess of the possible ways in which the error message could sneak into your phone. However, from research and from most forum comments, a lot of Android users who complained about this problem started noticing it when they upgraded their devices.
Majorly, Android Lollipop devices are bound to face with the network error message when they upgraded from Android 5.0 to Android 5.1. And possibly, upgraded from Lollipop to Marshmallow or Nougat could start popping up this message.
However, whether you upgraded your Android device or not, and you are seeing this sing into a network error message when both your WiFi and mobile network are switched off, this documentation will help fix the problem.
Phones with Sign into Network Problem
It’s not all phones that have this issue always. If you are using an iPhone, this is the last message you should be expecting even when you’ve already jailbroken your phone. However, for Android OS devices, the error message commonly occurs in the following phones manufacturers.
- Motorola (A case of Moto G 2nd Gen)
- Google Nexus ( A case of Nexus 5)
If you phone brand is different from the listed above and you are experiencing the sing into network problem please share it in the comment section so as to include it in the mention. Thanks
How to Fix Sign into Network Clearing Cellular
The error message is not a phone issue neither is it a third-party app problem. The issue often occurs when there is an error with your Android system.
- Go to phone settings
- Click on Data usage
- Click on cellular data
- Clear Cellular data
Then, restart your phone and the error message will disappear. However, if the above procedure didn’t work for you check the next procedure.
How to Fix Sign into Network Tweaking APN
Tweaking your phone APN (Access point name) will clear the error message. This doesn’t mean that your APN is the reason why the error message keeps popping up every 20 minutes on your phone.
- Go to phone settings
- Click on APN
- Clear everything and leave only MMS so that you will be able to receive MMS.
After clearing your APN, restart your phone and the error message should disappear. If it reappears again, try clear phone caches and it’ll not come up again.
The sign into a network error message in most Android phones is not a virus neither is it a third-party problem, rather, an Android system error and with the procedure provided above the error message will be cleared.
If this problem helps to fix the sign into network on your device please leave a comment and the name of the device the procedure works.