iPhone is incomplete without Internet Connection, and when the Wi-Fi starts showing Unable to Join the Network error in iOS 17, I understand how frustrating it can get when our beloved ones want to FaceTime or urgently needs to reply to the client’s mail from the iPhone. Unfortunately, there is no root cause or specific reason why Wi-Fi on iPhone shows unable to join the network pop-up, though, considering all the possible grounds, we’ll address the network error on the iPhone and ensure it will never come up again.
We’ve encountered Resetting Network Settings greatly helped many victims of this error message, to get rid of it, as earliest as possible. Just because you don’t have to re-enter the saved Wi-Fi passwords, it’s not suggested directly going with the reset network settings, rather trying the basics.
Fix Unable to Join the Network Error in iOS/iPadOS
Not to mention, rebooting the phone is the first solution to eradicate minor problems, alongside, most of the problems go away by a simple restart. You should restart the iPhone before moving to the other solutions.
Solution #1. Double Check WiFi Name & Password
Is your iPhone won’t connected to a wi-fi network? please ensure that you choose the true wi-fi name and the second thing is that you’re entering the correct wi-fi password. Sometimes same network name is discovered on the Wi-Fi page, So please please double-check the Wi-Fi name and password.
If you have someone’s iPhone around you, you can get a password using a shared Wi-Fi password feature on your iPhone.
Solution #2: Forgot Wi-Fi Network
If the iPhone was working correctly until Unable to Join the Network popped up, you should forget and re-enter the Wi-Fi password and try joining the network.
- Navigate to the Settings app.
- Tapping Wi-Fi.
- Next, tap on the info button next to the Wi-Fi network to which you can’t connect right now.
- Select Forget This Network.
- Tap Forget to confirm.
Thereafter it’s recommended to restart the iPhone before rejoining the Wi-Fi network. To do so, press and hold the Power button + Volume button at the same time, then Slide to Power Off. Let the device turns off, later press and hold the Power button to boot normally.
To rejoin Wi-Fi network, go to the settings app, tapping Wi-Fi, find a correct network name, enter wi-fi password, and tap Join, so you can see Wi-Fi icon on the top status bar. For more, please see the below given image.
Solution #3: Reboot Your Network Router
Another thing worth diagnosing is your router, if the Wi-Fi modem isn’t performing well; problems like this are likely to occur. However, to verify, why not connect any other smartphone or laptop to the same network, or restart the router by unplugging the AC Adapter of the Router and plugging it back in after a few minutes.
Solution #4: Reset Network Settings
Till now, Reset Network Settings never failed to resolve the Wi-Fi issues, several times, I’ve done it myself, to fix the unable to join the Wi-Fi network. The downside is, you’ll lose all the saved Wi-Fi passwords, and other network settings, but it won’t affect the personal data. Hence, there is no harm in resetting network settings.
1→ Open up “Settings.”
2→ Tap “General” and tap “Transfer or Reset iPhone.”
3→ Lastly, tap “Reset” > “Reset Network Settings” > Enter your iPhone Lock passcode and Try after Reboot once.
Now, Go Back to WiFi settings, Settings app > WiFi > Search and Find your WiFi Network and Tap on to Join. Enter your Correct WiFi Password and Join.
Solution #5: Manually Add Network
if you want to join a hidden network. Please follow the steps below to Manually Add a Network means the SSID must be entered manually in the Wi-Fi network. Here’s the stepwise guide on manually adding the Wi-Fi network on the iPhone.
- Launch Settings App.
- Tap Wi-Fi.
- Look for the Other… option under NETWORKS.
- Enter the accurate network name.
- Select Security.
- Choose security (like WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
- Now, enter the password.
- Tapping Join the network.
Now to check whether your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, please open Safari to view a webpage. Moreover, your Apple mobile reconnects when you return to the same place.