Apple iOS is now updated with superb new features. However, sometimes we still face challenges with WiFi in our iPhone or iPad. To make things easier for you, we have categorized some WiFi issues with their resolutions. We hope these resolutions fix your device issues.
iPhone not connecting to WiFi:
When you are not able to connect your iPhone or iPad to WiFi, you can try following steps to rectify the issue:
Check your WiFi router:
If your device is able to connect to other WiFi networks but is not connecting to your WiFi then you can try to reboot your router. This looks silly solution but it works sometimes. You can turn off your router and iPhone for 30 seconds, and then turn them on.
Make sure that your router is on and you are able to see your network:
On your phone go to settings and then WiFi and check if toggle mode is on. The toggle mode confirms if you are connected to your WiFi.
Reset your network settings:
On your iPhone or iPad go to setting > General > Reset > Reset network setting. This step will reset your WiFi networks, VPN and APN settings.
Forget WiFi network:
Next we can try this step, go to settings >tap on your WiFi network> tap on forget this network >tap on forget. After that, rejoin your WiFi network. After entering the password check if the issue is rectified or not.
WiFi won’t turn on or grayed out:
Sometimes users find that their WiFi selection grayed out. So they are unable to turn on their WiFi. In this case, we can follow these steps:
Upgrade your device to the latest version of iOS:
Check if you are using latest version of iOS, if not then upgrade to the latest version. Upgraded iOS can fix the problem. To perform software update on your iPhone or iPad, go to Setting > General > Software update.
Reset your network settings:
On your iPhone or iPad, go to setting > General > Reset > Reset network setting. This step will reset your WiFi networks, VPN and APN settings.
Reboot your iPhone or iPad:
After upgrading iOS and resetting network settings, if still you are facing same issue then you can reboot your device. Mostly, rebooting the product resolves the problem with iPhone. For rebooting, you just need to hold down the power button and home button simultaneously. When your device restarts then again try to connect to WiFi.
Reset your router:
After rebooting, if you are still facing the same problem then you can reset your router by turning it off for 60 seconds and then turn it on.
You can also check one more thing, if your computer and other devices are connecting with your WiFi but still facing grayed out issue then you need to visit your nearest Apple store to get it rectified.
Dropping WiFi connection:
If your WiFi connection is dropping automatically, you need to check if you are in the range of the router. If your device is out of range and your device is unable to receive signals from the router then this shows that your network is unstable. If your device is in the range then you can follow these steps:
Check and see what is wrong with your WiFi:
Connect some other device with your network then check if it is connecting or not. If other devices are facing same issue then you need to contact your WiFi service provider and inform them about the issue. If still you are facing same problem they you can follows next step.
To renew lease go to Setting > WiFi > find your WiFi network > tap on the info mark > tap on Renew Lease on DHCP screen.
Reset your network setting:
On your iPhone or iPad go to setting > General > Reset > Reset network setting. This step will reset your WiFi networks, VPN and APN current settings.
Reboot your iPhone or iPad:
After upgraded iOS and reset network setting still you are facing same issue, you can reboot your device with forcibly. Generally, forcibly reboot almost problems of iphone. For rebooting, you just need to hold down the power button and home button simultaneously. When your device restarts then again connect to WiFi.
Slow WiFi speed:
Sometimes people complain that their WiFi is very slow and their connection takes more time to load Webpages or downloading app. Then first you need to check if it is a network problem or your device problem.
- Check and see how many wireless devices (along with mobile devices, computers and laptops) are connected to your WiFi connection. Router works normally for up to eight devices, if there are more than 8 devices connected to your network then disconnect some devices. Then check if the speed is increased or not.
- Check the speed on your wired PC with speed test website. This test tells you the speed of your network.
- Now, check speed on your other devices like iPhone or iPad. Then compare speed between your wired PC and other wireless devices. If there is a difference in their speed it means that it is the fault with your device otherwise it is a network issue.
- Check your device configuration for device fault and check the network bandwidth for network fault.
- Switch off your router for 30 seconds and then restart it and restart your wireless devices. Again check speed on your wireless device, if still WiFi speed is slow than check speed on other device. If other device is not facing this issue than your iPhone or iPad has the problem, you can try these steps one by one to resolve it.
How to fix common issues with iPhone or iPad:
Update your device iOS with latest version.
Reset network settings:
On your iPhone or iPad, go to Setting > General > Reset >Reset network setting. This will clear your network junks. To rejoin the WiFi you need to enter with the password.
Change iOS’s default DNS to Google DNS:
On your device, go to Setting > WiFi > Find your WiFi network > Click button > Tap on DNS > Delete the original DNS > Input 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 and then go back to Choose a Network screen to connect your iPhone or iPad again.
How to fix your iPhone/iPad which is unable to join a network:
When your device is not able to join a network, it becomes frustrating and this almost makes your device useless.
Here are some solutions to fix it:
Check if WiFi button is on.
Unplug your router for 30 seconds and restart again.
Restart your iPhone or iPad.
Forget your WiFi network and rejoin again.
For forgetting WiFi, go to Setting > WiFi> Find your WiFi network >Tap on info mark button > Tap on forget this network. Then rejoin your network by entering password on your iPhone/iPad.
If still the problem persists then you can try to reset network setting:
On your iPhone, go to Setting > General > Reset > Reset network setting. This step will clear all network junks .This step will fix the problem with your device but if still you are unable to join a network, then you need to visit the nearest apple store.