iOS 14 Wi-Fi Not Working issues on iPhone XR, 11 Pro Max, X,8 Plus,7,6S? [Solved 2020 Updated]

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Apple iOS 14 has tons of new features including App library, Home Screen Widget, Back Tap, and many more iOS 14 features. But each set of new iOS comes up along with glitches. Same way, after update the iOS 14 version, millions of users reporting its problem to Apple Supports that Wi-Fi is not working iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad Pro/ iPad Air. Each user has different-different iOS 14 Wi-Fi connection issues including message prompt iOS 14 incorrect Wi-Fi password and After Update iOS 14 Beta for ‘Wi-Fi network name,’ iPhone Wi-Fi connected but no internet connection or weak signal or unable join an unsecured wireless network with ios. The weak signal might be the reasons for your Device’s Wi-Fi Disconnecting automatically and re-join the device when in the strong network.

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The latest the way, we cannot say directly that the Wi-Fi problem due to software updates but sometimes it occurs by damage hardware like iDevice wifi antenna or could be a router/modem issue. Having your Wi-Fi issue after the iOS 14 update? Don’t worry. Just follow our tested troubleshooting order wise. Hopefully, this will work for you.

Update– before getting started the following guide, you should check your device running with the latest operating system.

Go to the Settings App– Find General– tap on Software Update

software update iOS 14 is for [Fixed Major bug fix, Improve Security and WiFi vulnerability]. Take the most recent backup to iCloud or iTunes and start to download and install.

The trick useful for all iPhone 11 Pro mac, iPhone XR, XS Max, X, iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6S/ 6S Plus/ SE 2020.

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Wi-Fi Not Working in iOS 14 on iPhone, iPad: How to fix

Router Issues, I Faced and Experienced many times, WiFi suddenly stopped and Not working on All Device connected with the same WiFi because of DNS conflict. You Can Flush the DNS network cache to resolve the WiFi issue from rid. I run this command in Command Prompt:

On Windows System: Windows + R key, Type CMD, and Open.

Type and Enter this command line: ipconfig/flushdns

On Mac Flush Internet DNS Cache

Flush DNS Cache on Mac


Fix #1. Disable and Re-enable Wi-Fi Trigger

I have personal experience on it, Enable Wi-Fi from the Control center not turning on actually. Wi-Fi icon is not showing on iPhone top status bar.

Go to the Settings > Wi-Fi > Enable WiFi toggle or Choose A network name and Tap on it to connect iPhone to Wi-Fi.

This one is a primary tactic that you should try before going to take significant action for your iDevice Wi-Fi problem. Just go to the Wi-Fi Settings, turn Wi-Fi off/white then again enable it and wait a while till your device discovered a decent Wi-Fi network and connected.

If you fail in this test then keep continues for other alternate workarounds will help you to get rid of iPhone Wi-Fi won’t connect iOS 14 or later.


Fix #2. Reboot Your iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

Restart your iPad Air, ipad pro, iPad mini

Gently restart the iOS device by pressing and holding the power button until appearing Apple logo, then start back by the power switch.

To Force reboot method for iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus/ iPhone X/ XR/ XS Max/ 11 Pro Max users:
1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
2: Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
3: Press and hold the Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

To Start the iPhone, Again press the Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.

To Force reboot iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold on Sleep/Wake Button + Volume Down button.

iPhone 6S and Earlier: Press and hold on the Sleep/Wake button + Home button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

The hard reboot (iPhone X) is also an active Solution to remove iOS 14 Wi-Fi a connectivity headache.


Fix 2.1#: Wi-Fi Won’t Turn on From Control Center

Are you Switching Internet access on Mobile data or WiFi from the control center and WiFi not turning on? So Check Wi-Fi set on auto-join.

Go to the Settings app > Wi-Fi > See the list of Available Wi-Fi Network > Tap on Wi-Fi Details (i) > Enable Auto-Join.

1 Auto Join Wi-Fi network on iPhone


Fix #3. Forget Wi-Fi Network and Rejoin

If you know the router Wi-Fi password then go to Wi-Fi settings – Tap (i) right to the Wi-Fi name and do forget this Wi-Fi network. Still, can’t work Wi-Fi and showing incorrect Password prompt. Then fix number four will help you.

Forget Wi-Fi Network on iPhone iPad in iOS 11 or later


Fix #4. Reboot your Wired / Wireless Router/modem

Ever you are entering the correct Wi-Fi password in daily use Wi-Fi network. However, you might often get a prompt incorrect password. I think your fingers been much tired by inputting your password more times. Let’s apply this clue, just Restart your home/ Office Wi-Fi router and then try again. Most of Wi-Fi problems could be removed using this tip.

Does the device often prompt to enter the correct Wi-Fi Password?

In this case, you should reboot the Router/Modem: Sometimes Messed up in broadband Internet connection router/modem due to inclement weather, rainfall, or thunderstorm. Hence, the Wi-Fi device won’t connect to Wi-Fi Router, but it works well on PC/ Mac or with Wi-Fi TV like Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, etc. So you Should Restart your broadband router then wait a while. Next, you’ll have to enter the Wi-Fi password. In most cases, this trick does fix the Wi-Fi connectivity issue in iOS.

The alternative, you can also do an Unplug router/modem from the power source for 2 minutes and plug again. Update your Router Firmware (for that you can check the manufacturer’s support website for the latest FW). In more, Try different bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and different bandwidths (20 MHz recommended for the 2.4 Band). Channels 1, 6, 10, or 11  recommended for the 2.4 bands.


Fix #5. Delete VPN App and test Wi-Fi again

If you have installed VPN App, then please uninstall because it could restrict your iDevice Wi-Fi network. After eliminating VPN, an application could be filled with the fresh breath into a Wi-Fi internet connection between an iOS device to a Wi-Fi router.

Enable disable Wi-Fi Assist on iPhone iPad in iOS 11 or later

There are some of the iOS 11, or later users have experienced that after disable Wi-Fi calling toggle, Wi-Fi connects flawlessly and works as usual.

  • Disable Wi-Fi Calling and Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi Assist, disable and re-enable Wi-Fi Assist under Cellular Settings and check out Wi-Fi network.


Fix #6. Reset Network Settings

Reset Network Settings on iPhone iPad in iOS 11 or later

Resetting Network Settings is to be password protected. This trick does work to resets all Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, and as well as VPN and APN setup that you’ve used before on the Wi-Fi issues iOS device.

Go to Settings App – General –  Reset – tap Reset Network Settings.


Fix #7. Change Google DNS to set Custom

Launch Settings AppTap Wi-Fi – Click on the network – Tap on Manual under DNS

Set Custom google DNS on iPhone iPad in iOS 11 or later

Tap Add Server – Enter 8.8.8.8. Or alternative 8.8.4.4. And don’t forget to save.

Add Server manually to set google DNS on iPhone iPad in iOS 11 or later

That’s it!


Fix #8. Try other Wi-Fi devices on the Same Network

Make Sure that Another Wi-Fi device is working well on the same network. Other devices like PC, Mac, iPad, etc. In this way, you can justify your iOS Wi-Fi problems due to ISP (Internet Service Provider) or issue occurs on a particular iDevice.


Fix #9. Have you checked the iOS device on another Wi-Fi network?

Please test your iDevice Wi-Fi on another Wi-Fi network. For example, public coffee houses, nearby neighbors, etc. If still, your device won’t work then you need to go with the next clue.


Fix #10. Back and Restore iOS device Again

Take the latest backup and restore your iPhone, iPad using iTunes on Mac/PC. The final procedure to fix the Wi-Fi dropping problem. You can use this advice when Wi-Fi turning off automatically.

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You should try the following bullet points one after another.

  • Hard Reboot your iOS device
  • Reset Network Settings – you can get SettingsGeneralResetReset Network Settings
  • Full Restore through iTunes on Mac or Windows

Fix #11. Hardware Evaluation

It could be a hardware damage issue, take your iOS device to the nearby apple store and ask them. Might device Wi-Fi chips or the antenna could be defective.


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