How to Fix Waiting for Unmetered Wi-Fi Error on Android- System Update Paused

In this guide check out How to fix waiting for unmetered Wi-Fi issue or error which leads to system update paused error.

There are numerous errors in mobile phones that you encounter. The same goes for software and applications as well. Every developer or designer develops a software/application/website keeping those errors and output in their mind. For every error, there is a problem text message written in the code. When a particular error happens, that error message is shown so that users and developers can understand what is the actual problem. One such error is the "Waiting for Unmetered Wi-Fi" error as seen on smartphones powered by Android.

Waiting for Unmetered Wi-Fi

Last time I was updating BLU G9 to a firmware which was around just 269 MB. While downloading that, I got the error as Waiting for Unmetered Wi-Fi on it.

How to fix Waiting for Unmetered Wi-Fi

What does Waiting for Unmetered Wi-Fi means?

It means that it's waiting for the Wi-Fi signal on your device.

Now, let's proceed on how to fix this error on your mobile phone.

How to Fix

As the error reads, Waiting for Unmetered WiFi, which means that it needs a Wi-Fi signal which is of unlimited data.

It shows up because sometimes you might have a big-size software update(sometimes in GBs) that needs faster Internet speed. As such, your mobile operator might charge you with data charges. So that's why the error is so that the user doesn't get unnecessary charges as applied by telecom operators.

Several users, including Pixel device owners, have reported this error. Along with that, it's also shown in devices from these OEMs -

  • Google Pixel
  • Samsung Phones
  • HTC
  • Sony
  • Huawei
  • Honor
  • Motorola
  • Xiaomi
  • Poco
  • Sony
  • Nokia
  • LG
  • Lenovo
  • Oppo
  • Realme
  • OnePlus
  • Vivo
  • Asus
  • ZTE
  • Acer
  • NUU Mobile phones
  • Wiko
  • Plum
  • Energizer mobiles
  • Panasonic
  • Amazon
  • Alcatel
  • Archos
  • AT&T smartphones
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Sprint phones
  • T-Mobile phones
  • Infinix
  • Kyocera
  • Meizu
  • O2
  • Orange
  • Rokit Phones
  • Sharp
  • TCL
  • Tecno
  • Yezz
  • Xolo
  • Yota
  • Verykool
  • Vertu
  • Ulefone
  • UmiDigi

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So that was the guide on how to resolve waiting for Unmetered Wi-Fi problem on Android mobile phones.

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This post was last modified on January 12, 2023 11:35 AM

Yogesh Khetani: Yogesh has been in the field of mobile technology for over 12 years now. He keeps him updated with the latest smartphones in the market + writes how-to guides. On popular social media platforms, he constantly shares information about mobiles and mobile how-to guides that helps you to make decisions about your handheld gadget needs. His digital journey began when he choose technology as his subject in Engineering studies and the digital world paved the way to express his love for technology and gadgets in a better way and highest reach. Through this portal, his goal is to provide you with all the necessary knowledge needed before making your next gadget purchase decision. He runs this website/blog with a team of skillful and enthusiastic people who share the same passion for tech gadgets and we provide unbiased reviews on phones & mobile networks, detailed buying guides + how-to tips to our readers.