The problem we are going to talk about in this article is the following: an Android phone or tablet gets stuck on “Obtaining IP Address” while connecting to a Wi-Fi network or says “Failed to Obtain IP Address” in the end.
Stuck Obtaining IP address is a rather spread Wi-Fi issue on Android devices. You can encounter it on all versions of Android OS. The error appears when you try to connect either to already saved Wi-Fi network or after you typed a password for a new wireless network. The problem looks like the following: you turn on Wi-Fi, try to connect to your router but your Android device does not connect to Wi-Fi network. When you enter the wireless settings you can see: “Connecting…”, “Obtaining IP address” or “Obtaining IP address from” that goes on in an infinite loop. Sometimes it says “Failed to obtain IP address”. The result of all those error is the same: you cannot connect to the Internet and consequently you are unable to use most of your apps.
It should be said that you may encounter the stuck “Obtaining IP address” Wi-Fi issue on any version of Android from ancient 2.3.6 to Android 10 Q. The issue can occur on Samsung Galaxy, HTC, OnePlus and other devices. Very often CyanogenMod users are suffering the same glitch. So you can try the guide on any Android smartphone or tablet. The steps are basically the same for all brands and models. So let us find out how to fix stuck “Obtaining IP address” and “Failed to Obtain IP Address” while connecting to Wi-Fi on Android.