Skip to main content
Call to order
Sign In
Sign in to your account to view this secure information.

Sign up for My Sprint

  • Monitor data usage
  • View or pay bills
  • Update account preferences
  • Get custom deals and offers

Sprint support

Troubleshoot issues related to data connectivity on your device for the Slate 8 Tablet

This article helps you troubleshoot data connectivity issues on your ANS Slate 8

You may have data connectivity issues if you're unable to:

  • Connect to the Internet
  • Browse websites
  • Send or receive multimedia messages
  • Load Internet content within applications
  • Send or receive email

These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.

  1. Verify mobile data is enabled.

    1. From the home screen, swipe the Status bar down with two fingers.
    2. Tap the Settings icon.
    3. Tap Data usage.
    4. If needed, tap to enable Cellular data.

  2. Update the data profile.

    1. From the home screen, swipe the Status bar down with two fingers.
    2. Tap the Settings icon.
    3. Scroll to and tap System update.
    4. Tap Update Profile and wait for the update to complete.
    5. Tap OK.

  3. Perform a soft reset.

    A soft reset reconnects your ANS Slate 8 to the Sprint network.

    1. Press and hold the Power key, then tap Power off.
    2. After 30 seconds.
    3. Turn the tablet back On.

  4. Do you know if other Sprint customers are experiencing the same problem in the same location?

    1. If yes or you don't know: Please contact Sprint Customer Care for help.
    2. If no: Please find the nearest Sprint Repair center and schedule an appointment so a Sprint technician can further diagnose the issue.

  5. Temporary solution: Connect to a Wi-Fi network.

    You can connect to a Wi-Fi network as a temporary solution.

    Note: Most Wi-Fi networks have a range of less than 100 feet indoors and up to 300 feet outdoors. Objects between the router and your ANS Slate 8 may decrease the signal strength.

    Connecting to a Wi-Fi network may also improve battery life.

Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your ANS Slate 8 is running the most recent device software. Check for software updates.

If you're still having issues, please contact Sprint Customer Care for more help.

Change Credit
Session Modal

Do you want to continue?

For security reasons, your session will time out in 2 minutes unless you choose to continue.

Sign in to My Sprint

Connecting to your account lets us quickly confirm your options, pricing and personal information.

I forgot my Username or Password.
Create a My Sprint account

Easily view or pay bills, update your account preferences, monitor data usage, upgrade online and get special offers.