What to Do When Your iPhone/iPad Won't Connect to Wi-Fi

By Lois Green, Thursday, June 2, 2016

Certainly Wi-Fi is one of the most intelligent inventions in this era, which offers lots of conveniences when one's using cellphones or laptops. It nevertheless will be a disaster when it comes to disconnection of Wi-Fi, especially when your iPhone/iPad fails to connect to Wi-Fi and you're running out of mobile data. That would be such a hard time, so what to do when it happens? Or if you're experiencing issue of dropping connection intermittently, read on and solve these problems.

Check those out in the first place before you go further.

• Ensure that your wireless router is on.

• Ensure that your iPhone/iPad and router are within available range.

• Ensure that your Wi-Fi is on and discoverable on your iPhone/iPad

iPhone Won't Connect WiFi


If your iPhone/iPad still fails to connect to Wi-Fi after checking out those above, please read on and drill your way down the solutions.

Solution 1. Reboot Wi-Fi Router

At the very first moment, you should try to restart your router. Have a try to unplug the cable or DSL modem and your router, and then plug them back in. Wait for a while and try to reconnect your iPhone/iPad to Wi-Fi again. If it doesn't work, you may consider replacing your router or try the following solutions.

Reboot Router


Solution 2. Restart iPhone/iPad

When disconnection to Wi-Fi takes place, have you tried to restart your iPhone/iPad? It is a simple but truly feasible trick. Press and hold the Power Button and Home Button, and then drag the slider to power off your iPhone/iPad. You can turn it on by holding down the Power Button for a while. See now whether it works or not.

Restart iPhone


Solution 3. Upgrade to the Latest iOS

Generally speaking, there are some new features and improvements in the new generation of iOS. Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" as to check out weather your iOS is up to date. If not, please upgrade and perhaps your problems will be solved in the latest operating system.

Update iOS


Solution 4. Forget Network

If it still doesn't work, try this. Navigate to "Settings" > "Wi-Fi", and select the network to which your device fail to connect. Tap the exclamatory mark and "Forget This Network". Re-choose the Wi-Fi and re-enter password so as to try whether it works now.

Forget Network


Solution 5. Reset Network Settings

You may try "Reset Network Settings" under "Settings" > "General" > "Reset". After doing so, all saved Wi-Fi passwords, Bluetooth pairing records, VPN and APN settings will be removed, so please bear in mind those important data.

Reset Network


Solution 6. Reset all Settings

Now you may try this solution. Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset All Settings". Luckily, it will remove your app settings but not any apps on your device. However, to be on the safe side, back up important data in advance via iTunes or iCloud.

Reset All Settings


Solution 7. Turn off Wi-Fi Networking Services

Reputedly, some people have solved these issues by turning off Wi-Fi Networking in System Services. Just give it a try. Go to "Settings" > "Privacy" > "Location Services" > "System Services" and disable "Wi-Fi Networking". This won't entirely disable Wi-Fi but relates to your location being used for Wi-Fi networking.

Turn off Wi-Fi Networking Services


We sincerely hope that those solutions mentioned will be helpful to you. However, if your iPhone/iPad still disconnect to Wi-Fi, you may contact and consult Apple Support Services. If you have better solutions, let us know below.

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