iPhone Says Unable to Join the Wi-Fi Network Error? Here’s Fix

Last Updated on Aug 18, 2021

iPhone is incomplete without Internet Connection, and when the Wi-Fi starts showing Unable to Join the Network error in iOS 14.7.1, 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 make sure it will never come up again.

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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 the 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: 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.

  1. Navigate to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi
  3. Next, tap on the info button next to the Wi-Fi network on which you can’t connect right now.
  4. Select Forget This Network.forgot-this-network-on-iphone
  5. Confirm, Forget.

Thereafter it’s recommended to restart the iPhone before rejoining the Wi-Fi network. To do so, press and hold the Power button and select Power Off. Let the device turns off, later press and hold the Power button to boot normally.

Solution 2: Reboot Your Network Router

Another worth diagnosing thing 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 simply restart the router by unplugging the AC Adapter of the Router and plug it back after a few minutes.

Solution 3: 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 won’t affect the personal data. Hence, there is no harm in resetting network settings.

iOS 15:-

  • Step #1: Open up “Settings”.
  • Step #2: Open “General” and then tap “Transfer or Reset iPhone”.
  • Step #3: Lastly, tap “Reset” > “Reset Network Settings” > Enter your iPhone Lock passcode and Try afrer Reboot once.

iOS 14:-

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to the Reset.
  4. Then, select Reset Network Settings.
  5. Enter the iPhone Passcode and confirm Reset.

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 4: Manually Add Network

Manually Add Network meaning, the SSID needs to be entered manually in the Wi-Fi network. Here’s the stepwise guide on manually adding the Wi-Fi network on the iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi.
  3. Look for the Other option under the NETWORKS.
  4. Give the name to the Wi-Fi network.
  5. Select Security.
  6. Choose security (like WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc)
  7. Now, enter the password.
  8. Join the network.

Solution 5: Turn on iCloud Drive

In the Recent iOS Update, several users get to fix the issue after turning on the iCloud drive from iPhone settings.

  1. Open the settings app on iPhone > Click on Profile name.
  2. Tap on iCloud > Enable iCloud Drive toggle.enable-icloud-drive-from-iphone-settings
  3. That’s it. and Recheck the issue is fixed or not.

Or Take a Backup of your iPhone on Mac or PC, Then Erase your iPhone Complately and Restore Latest Backup to your iPhone.

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: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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