Wi-Fi Not Working iOS 13.1/12/iOS 12.4 On iPhone, iPad after Update on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7

1 Fix iOS 12 WiFi not working on iPhone and iPad

Are you experiencing iOS 12 WiFi problems like Wi-Fi gets disconnect when the screen is locked, or Wi-Fi is dropping network in iOS 12.3? on your iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S. Because recently my iPad was dropping network randomly after updating to iOS 12.3. Even sometimes iPhone’s Wi-Fi becomes unresponsive while using the device. Luckily after trying some tricks, I had fixed Wi-Fi not working in iOS 12.3, and so I am sharing with you.

WiFi is the biggest problem that throwing error on our iPhone, iPad screen while using Apps like Mail app, Messages, Social App, Chat apps and Online games as well.

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Also Read: New in WatchOS 5, Join Nearby WiFi on Apple Watch without iPhone.

1 Fix iOS 12 WiFi not working on iPhone and iPad

Troubleshooting for Wi-Fi not working in iOS 12, iOS 12.3 on iPhone and iPad

Fix 1: Quick Fix iOS 12 WiFi automatically disconnected

Step 1: Open “Settings” and tap “Wi-Fi”.

Step 2: Tap on small information (i) icon which is near to the connected “Wi-Fi Network”.

2 Get Connected WiFi netowork information on iPhone settings

Step 3: Tap on “Forget This Network” and confirm it.

3 Forget This Network on iPhone

Step 4: Now, disable “Wi-Fi”.

Step 5: Restart iPhone/iPad

  • Watch the video to force restart iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Step 1: Press and release Volume Up button.

Step 2: Press and release Volume Down button.

Step 3: Press and hold side button and release when you see the Apple logo.

  • Tip to Force restart iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

Step 1: Press and hold the Volume Down button and Power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

  • Tip for other iPhone/iPad

Step 1: Press and hold the Home button and Side button together and release when the Apple logo comes on screen.


Fix 2: Disable/Enable Ask to Join Networks

Can’t say it will work for your iPad, but at least we can try to fix Wi-Fi not working in iPad with this solution.

Step 1: Open “Settings” and tap “Wi-Fi”.

Step 2: Disable “Ask to Join Networks”.

4 Turn off Ask to join Networks on iPhone

Now restart the iPhone and again enable “Ask to Join Networks”.


Fix 3: Turn Off/On Wi-Fi Assist

Few times disabling and enabling the Wi-Fi assist has worked for me. Also your WiFi and Mobile Data connection switching automatically while you are out of range. You decided to work only on WiFi then turn off Mobile date. And Also follow the below steps,

Step 1: Go to “Settings” on the iPhone.

Step 2: Open “Mobile Data” or “Cullular”.

Step 3: Scroll down to last of the screen, Find and Disable “Wi-Fi Assist”.

1 Turn on WiFi Assist on iPhone for fix WiFi issues


Fix 4: Reset Network Settings

iOS 12 Cannot connect to WiFi on iPhone, iPad. Every network oriented problem can be resolved by small reset that is Reset Network Settings.

Step 1: From the “Settings”, open “General”.

Step 2: Next, open “Reset” and tap “Reset Network Settings”.

Step 3: Confirm it and enter the passcode to proceed.

Re-fix all the network related setting only remove network data only.


Fix 5: Check your Wi-Fi Router

If Wi-Fi router is causing any issues, then it is better to remove the power source and plug it back again.

Reset DNS Cache on your Mac & Windows (Open command prompt (“Windows + R key” > type “CMD”) and run this command: ipconfig/flushdns)


Fix 6: Disable VPN

If you are using VPN, there are chances that it might be affecting the Wi-Fi network. Disable VPN and connect to Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: In the “Settings” Tap “General”.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “VPN” and disconnect it.


Fix 7: Set Custom DNS! Speed Up Slow WiFi with Faster DNS Server

You can also try this solution it works sometimes. The popular DNS networks are Google DNS switch your current DNS to Google DNS. It will work. Change or Update DNS IP address with custom details, Open Settings app > “WiFi” > “Tap on (i)” WiFi information > “Configure DNS” > “Manual and Enter (8.8.8.8)” by selecting Manual. That’s it

1 Set Custom DNS on iPhone's WiFi settings


Fix 8: Disable Wi-Fi Networking Services

When you disable Wi-Fi networking services if directly turn off the location services for Wi-Fi networking. It will not disable Wi-Fi.

Step 1: Launch “Settings” app.

Step 2: Tap “Privacy” and open “Location Services”.

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom and tap “System Services”.

6 Turn off WiFI networking in System Services on iPhone

Step 4: Toggle off the “Wi-Fi Networking”.


Fix 9: Update iPhone/iPad

Is your iPhone/iPad is updated to iOS 12? If you haven’t updated yet then quickly update the iPhone to the latest version.

Step 1: Go to “Settings” and open “General”.

Step 2: Tap “Software Update” and search for the updates.


Fix 10: Restore iPhone to its factory settings

It is our last option to fix Wi-Fi not working in iPhone/iPad. Have faith and do it. Backup the device before restoring it, to prevent data loss.

Backup iPhone, if Data is important for you.

Step 1: Go to “Settings” and open “General”.

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Step 2: Tap “Reset” and then tap on “Erase All Contents and Settings”.

After reset or erase your iPhone, Restore Data on iPhone like a new.


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Wrap up!

WiFi dropping or Disconnecting is most common problems in all the device. Not only you are on the list but others also. So, don’t miss to share the important fixes on iOS 12 WiFi issues with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

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