Fix iPhone Won’t Connect to Wi-Fi, Dropping Out iOS 17.1.2

🗓️ November 29, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

After updating the iOS version recently, some of the users reported the problem to Apple Supports Wi-Fi is not working on iPhone and iPad after iOS 17 update.

Each user has different-different iOS 17 Wi-Fi connection issues, Popup prompting iOS incorrect Wi-Fi password, Unable to Connect, or Failed connection. After Updating iOS Beta for ‘Wi-Fi network name,’ iPhone Wi-Fi connected, but no internet connection or weak signal or unable to join an unsecured wireless network with ios. The weak signal might be the reason for your Device’s Wi-Fi Disconnecting automatically and re-join the device when in the strong network. and Problem with, Xfinity Internet, Verizon Internet, AT&T Internet, Spectrum Internet, RCN Internet, Cox Internet, Mediacom Internet, HughesNet Internet, etc.

The latest way, we cannot say directly that the Wi-Fi problem is due to software updates, but sometimes it occurs by damage hardware like iDevice wifi antenna or a router/modem issue. So having your Wi-Fi issue after the iOS 17 update? Don’t worry. Just follow our tested troubleshooting order-wise. Hopefully, this will work for you.

Update– before getting started with 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 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.

[New: WiFi Not Working in iOS, Real-Time Solution]

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

Router Issues I Faced and Experienced many times, WiFi suddenly stopped and Not working on All Devices 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

Restart your Router and Try again!

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An unstable internet connection causes WiFi keeps disconnecting issue or Unable to Join the WiFi network on iPhone. So, Turn Off your WiFi router and Turn it on again. Then wait 1 or 2 minutes and try connecting your Device with WiFi. Make sure you are connecting to your WiFi name. [Might be a Duplicate WiFi name around you]. Also, check if your WiFi is too far away; know how to choose a router.


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

I have personal experience with it; enabling Wi-Fi from the Control center is not actually turning on. The Wi-Fi icon is not showing on iPhone’s top status bar.

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

This is a primary tactic you should try before taking significant action for your device’s Wi-Fi problem. Just go to the Wi-Fi Settings, turn Wi-Fi off/white, then enable it again and wait until your device discovers a decent Wi-Fi network and is connected.

If you fail this test, keep continuing for other alternate workarounds to help you get rid of iPhone Wi-Fi that won’t connect to iOS 17 or later.

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

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

Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step
Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step

To Force reboot method for iPhone 8 later iPhone:

1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
2: Press and Quickly Release the Volume Down Button,
3: Press and hold the Side Button until you see the Apple logo on the Screen.

If your iPhone is not turning on, Again press the Side button until the startup Apple logo is 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 to 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 the iOS 17 Wi-Fi connectivity headache.

Solution #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 the 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.

Enable Auto Join WiFi on iPhone
Enable Auto Join WiFi on iPhone

Solution #3. Forget Wi-Fi Network and Rejoin

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

Forgot WiFi Network on iPhone - Reset
Forgot WiFi Network on iPhone – Reset

Solution #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. This is because I think your fingers have been much tired by inputting your password more times.

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Let’s apply this clue, Restart your home/ Office Wi-Fi router and then try again. Most 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 Wi-Fi TV like Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, etc.

It would help if you Restarted 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.

You can also do an Unplug router/modem from the power source for 2 minutes and plug again. Then, 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 are recommended for the 2.4 bands.

Solution #5. Delete VPN App and Test Wi-Fi again

If you have installed VPN App, then please uninstall it 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.

  • Settings app on iPhone > VPN > Disable the toggle [To Delete VPN Profile, Settings app on iPhone > General > VPN > Tap on (i) button next to VPN Name > Delete VPN]
  • For More than One VPN Profile installed, Settings > VPN > Disable All VPN “Status” Toggle
    • To Delete VPN: Tap on (i) icon next to VPN name > Delete VPN > Confirm Delete VPN? > Delete.

Buggy iOS users have experienced that Wi-Fi connects flawlessly and works as usual after disabling the Wi-Fi calling toggle.

Disable Wi-Fi Calling and Wi-Fi Assist

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

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

Solution #6. Reset Network Settings

Resetting Network Settings is to be password protected. However, 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.

  1. Open the settings app on iPhone > click General – Scroll to Transfer or Reset iPhone

2. Reset > Reset Network Settings > Enter your iPhone lock screen passcode > Reset Network settings.


Solution #7. Change Google DNS to Set Custom

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

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Open WiFi settings on iPhone
Open WiFi settings on iPhone

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

Configure DNS on iPhone WiFi Settings
Configure DNS on iPhone WiFi Settings

If you are using Other Open Source DNS Services like “OPENDNS,” “SafeDNS,” and more.

That’s it!

Solution #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 an issue that occurs on a particular iDevice.

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

Would you 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.

Solution #10. Back and Restore iOS device Again

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

Real-Time iOS 17 Wifi Issues

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You should try the following bullet points one after another.

  • Hard Reboot your iOS device
  • Reset Network Settings on iPhone,
  • Steps For iOS 15 and later Users:- Open Settings app > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  • For iOS 14 and Earlier Users:- Reset Network Settings – you can get SettingsGeneralResetReset Network Settings
  • Private relay also interrupt the
  • Full Restore through iTunes on Mac or Windows

Solution #11. Hardware Evaluation

It could be a hardware damage issue; take your iOS device to the nearby apple store and ask them. For example, might device Wi-Fi chips or the antenna could be defective. or Call apple support for Book Appointments at apple genius bar.

Solution #12. Reset All Settings of your Device

Some users found the problem with restrictions like “can log on to the internet but only a few of my apps work with WIFI and/cellular data. All others say no internet connection; cannot download the app, Try again later.

Reset all settings of your device will fix the issue because of Restrictions applied for some apps, or Some activities like Installing or deleting apps from the app store. But make sure about your all customer Home page, Widget, Home screen layout, and Personal settings will be reset to default. But this will not erase Data like Photos, Videos, Messages, Emails, Contacts and more. So don’t worry.

  • Settings > General > Transfer & Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset All settings > Enter passcode and Verify Reset all settings. That’s it.

Make sure your iPhone is not under supervision, Becuase some companies or Colleges provide the iPhone with some restrictions.

Also, make sure you can’t able to download the app from the app store because of the Apple server outage, So check apple server status online in your region.

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Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]