Last Updated on Sep 4, 2019
Do you embarrassed with daily wear and tear of Wi-Fi issues? Like iPhone not connecting to Wi-Fi, iPad dropping Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi won’t turn on, Wi-Fi Dropping or Disconnecting itself and more. Then you are at right place and probably your problem will be resolved after trying fixes. There are several reasons behind Wi-Fi disconnects randomly and it won’t turn on, if your device contains malware then it might be a reason, or you haven’t updated the device then we can call it as an iOS bug. Mind it! New iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR required a WiFi connection to gets all data automatically itself and seta up in a correct way. That also prevents from Celluar Data charges.
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I have seen lots of iPhone, iPad users are reporting this bug, and I hope after reading this post their issue gets solved. iOS 12 will be released soon and if your iPhone faces difficulty in connecting the Wi-Fi then follow the listed measures. So I would also suggest you to follow this article and try to get rid of iPhone Wi-Fi dropping issue.
Jump to your WiFi Problem
- iPhone/iPad not connecting to Wi-Fi in iOS 12
- Wi-Fi won’t turn on in iOS 12
- iPhone keeps dropping Wi-Fi in iOS 12
- Wi-Fi or internet is slow after Update in iOS 12
- Fix Wi-Fi slow issue
- iPhone iPad Unable to join the network.
Steps for Troubleshoot WiFi issues and Solutions After iOS 13 Update [iOS 12.4]
Problem 1: iPhone/iPad not connecting to Wi-Fi
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Most of the people have updated their iPhone, iPad to iOS 12 or iOS 11. Some of them are enjoying its latest features, and few are dealing with the latest bugs. One of the most stated bugs is iPhone & iPad not connecting to Wi-Fi. So, check the below steps and try to solve this.
Fix 1: Examine your Router
Before going in-depth, let’s begin with basic. Connect other devices to the same router, and if they are simple gets connected to that router, then the issue is with iPhone and showing error then replace or repair the router.
Fix 2: Verify that Wi-Fi enabled on iPhone
Check Wi-Fi is enabled or not,
Step 1: Go to “Settings” and click on Wi-Fi.
If you are connected to any network, then it will display as Connected under that network.
Fix 3: Enter password if required
If you did not set any password for Wi-Fi network then just open Wi-Fi “Settings” and tap on that network to connect. Or else when you tap on that network you have to enter correct password or else it will show error like iPhone can’t connect to this network or Wrong password.
Fix 4: Check all the cables connected to the router or modem
Check both RJ-45 pin/Ethernet pin and its cable. If you find any defect in them, contact customer service. Alongside, check that your router is connected to modem or not. Even this doesn’t work then go to the next step.
Fix 5: Restart iPhone iPad and router and modem
Restarting all the devices will fix all the small bugs and errors.
How to restart iPhone/iPad
Step 1: Press and hold both the power button and home button until you see the apple logo on the screen on iPhone 7/7 Plus or earlier. Check Model wise iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus Restart iPhone
How to Restart Router and Modem
Unplug all the cables which are connected to them for around 15 minutes and connect back again.
Now check again that it is working or not. If not then try the next step.
Fix 6: Reset Network Settings
Resetting Network Settings will clean up all your Wi-Fi passwords and cellular Settings along with VPN/APN settings.
Problem 2: Wi-Fi won’t turn on
Some of the iPhone users had recently reported that Wi-Fi won’t turn on after updating the iPhone to iOS 12.And if you belong to those who are stuck in this issue the look below troubleshoots.
Fix 1: Update the iPhone
Go to Settings and check if any new update is available for your iPhone and if it is then updated it as soon as possible. It can fix the bug if it is software related.
Step 1: Launch “Settings” and open “General”.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Software Update”.
Fix 2: Reset Network Settings
If in the case above fix doesn’t work for you then try to reset the Network Settings of your iPhone iPad.
It will clean up all of your Wi-Fi passwords, VPN and APN settings.
Step 1: Go to “Settings” and open “General”.
Step 2: Tap on “Reset”.
Step 3: Now finally hit the “Reset Network Settings”.
Fix 3: Hard Restart iPhone
After trying both the above fixes still the problem isn’t solved then shut down the iPhone for a few minutes.
Press and hold the side key and home button at the same time until apple logo arrives on the screen on iPhone 7/7 Plus and Earlier, For iPhone X/8/8+ Get how to restart or Hard Reboot.
Fix 4: Restore the iPhone to its factory settings
It is tough for anyone to wipe out all the data on the iPhone. But still, none of the above measures worked you have to do this. Take backup to save your data. iTunes and iCloud are two alternatives for backup your iPhone. However, you cannot use iCloud as Wi-Fi won’t show up so go for iTunes. After backup follows the steps.
Step 1: Go to “Settings” and tap on “General”.
Step 2: Next, click on “Reset” and then on “Erase all Contents and Settings”.
Fix 5: Reset Router
Problem 3: iPhone keeps dropping Wi-Fi
iPhone keeps dropping Wi-Fi then you must make sure that the iPhone is in the range of Wi-Fi router. If it is in range and still you are stuck with the same then try these tips to fix dropping issues.
Fix 1: Diagnose the Wi-Fi router
Diagnose means try to connect other devices to the same network and still it is showing the same error then contact the service provider.
Fix 2: Renew Lease
On your iPhone or iPad,
Step 1: Go to “Settings” and open “Wi-Fi”.
Step 2: Now click on info icon on your Wi-Fi network.
Step 3: On the DHCP screen at the bottom click on the “Renew Lease”.
Fix 3: Forgot the network
When you click on Forgot the Network it will remove all the data related to that Wi-Fi network including the Wi-Fi password.
Step 1: In the “Settings” click on Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Then on your network tap on info icon.
Step 3: Now tap on “Forgot this Network”.
Fix 4: Reset Network Settings
If you are stuck in any type of network related issues then resetting network Settings will be prior option to fix the bug.
Problem 4: Wi-Fi or internet is slow
Some of the users said that the internet is much slower even the web page is taking much time for loading.
The most common reason behind slow speed is how many devices are connected to the router. As the number of devices increases the speed gets distributed among them, and you will get slow speed on the iPhone.
Online you can check the speed of your connection, as promised the service provider is providing the speed or not.
Run other devices on the same network and see if they have the same common problem.
Shut down the router and modem both for few minutes. Start the modem first and after that router.
Method 5: Fix Wi-Fi slow issue
Fix 1: Update the iPhone iPad.
Fix 2: Reset the Network settings.
Fix 3: Modify default DNS to Google DNS
Step 1: In the Settings, open Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Tap on the info and click on “DNS”.
Step 3: Delete the DNS and enter another DNS 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 and then connect to the network.
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Problem 6: iPhone iPad Unable to join the network.
If your iPhone is unable to join the network, then I have some potential solutions which can work out this problem.
Fix 1: Verify that Wi-Fi is turned on.
Fix 2: Restart the router, unplug the power cable for at least 1 minute and then plug it back.
Fix 3: Reboot iPhone iPad.
Fix 4: Forgot the Network.
Step 1: Go to “Settings” and open Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Click on the info on your Wi-Fi network and then tap on forgot the network.
Fix 5: Reset Network Settings
If you fail all the above steps and unable to join the network the reset the network settings.
Step 1: Go to “Settings” and tap on “General”.
Step 2: Then click on “Reset” and “Reset Network Settings”.
Now enter the password and join the network again.
Contact Apple Support team
After trying this many troubleshooting tips still, the problem is not solved then contact the technical team of Apple. After trying so many methods, the problem must get solved unless it is related to hardware.