The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P were looking forward for the release of Android Nougat, but once they upgraded their smartphones, they started experiencing all kinds of issues, especially with the Wi-Fi connection. The number of complaints grew on Google’s forums and because the company hasn’t provided any update yet with a fix for this issue, users have found temporary solutions.
One of the biggest flaws is the wireless connection, which drops out of the sudden and there are many Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners who keep complaining about this problem, besides the battery drain. They tried resetting the network (in Settings they performed Backup and Reset), and sometimes, it worked, but they had to load the details again.
Other users kept the Wi-Fi on even when the device entered in sleep mode. They chose Keep Wi-Fi During Sleep from Settings, and they had to restart the device to make sure that it can automatically establish a Wi-Fi connection.
Without a doubt, Android Nougat update has many problems, especially with battery drains, but fortunately, there are solutions to extend battery life. First of all, it’s important to find the cause of the drains, by heading to Settings > Battery and looking for at the top of the list for the application that drains battery, then close it or uninstall it from the device.
Also, it’s recommendable to disable unused services such as GPS, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, or to change location settings to “Battery Saver Mode”. The brightness of the screen should be set to around 35-40%, not higher, by going to Settings > Display and unchecking auto, as this way, the battery won’t get drained so fast. In addition, you should clear the cache partition, then restart your Nexus in order for the action to come into effect.
Lastly, if nothing works, the last resort is to factory reset your device, but not before backing up important data, as it will be lost during the process.