Wi-Fi Not Working on iPhone? Here’s How to Fix & Troubleshoot
Are you having wi-fi problems with iPhone? Is wi-fi not working on your iPhone or iPad? Connecting to a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone or iPad is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure for the most part, but sometimes you may run into issues where you’re unable to access the internet, despite connecting to a network.
There could be various reasons why you’re not able to successfully connect to Wi-Fi and access the internet. Although the issue could be with your Wi-Fi router more often than not, software issues on your iPhone can cause problems with Wi-Fi too. Or sometimes, you may have to enter the password before you’re able to access the internet. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to diagnose and resolve in most cases.
If you’re one of those unlucky iOS users who can’t get Wi-Fi to work properly, don’t fret. In this article, we’ll guide you through the necessary steps to quickly troubleshoot and fix possible Wi-Fi connectivity issues you may come across on your iPhone and iPad.
How to Troubleshoot & Fix Wi-Fi on iPhone
Regardless of what iPhone model you currently own, you can follow these basic troubleshooting methods whenever you’re facing any connectivity-related issues on your iOS device.
1. Make Sure Your Wi-Fi is ON and the Network is Visible
This is the first basic thing to check if you’re unable to connect to the internet over Wi-Fi. Head over to Settings -> Wi-Fi and make sure the toggle is set to enabled. Next, check if the network you’re trying to connect to is visible. If you don’t see a tick mark, tap on the Network name to make the connection. Also, once the connection is made, see if you’re getting a “No Internet Connection” error below the network’s name.
2. Check if the Wi-Fi Router is Working Properly
Next thing you want to do especially if you see the “No Internet Connection” message is to check if your Wi-Fi router is connected to the internet and working properly. You can do this by trying to connect to the network from any other device and see if you’re facing issues. You can also try restarting your Wi-Fi router and make the connection again. Make sure that the Wi-Fi router is within range while you’re doing this because poor signal strength can certainly affect internet connectivity over a Wi-Fi network.
3. Check for iOS Software Updates
In rare situations, certain builds of iOS tend to have Wi-Fi connectivity issues which are often quickly fixed by Apple with a software update. This is more common in developer and public beta builds of iOS. So, make sure you’ve installed the latest available firmware for your iPhone by heading over to Settings -> General -> Software Update.
4. Reset Network Settings
Common networking issues with your iPhone or iPad could also likely be the reason why you’re unable to successfully connect to the internet over a Wi-Fi network. However, this can be easily resolved by resetting your network settings. Be mindful that you’ll lose your saved Bluetooth connections, Wi-Fi networks, and passwords once you reset these settings. In order to do this, go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings on your iOS device.
5. Reboot your iPhone
Don’t give up just yet. This may sound silly but the last thing you’d want to try is simply restarting your iPhone or iPad by turning it off and turning it back on. See if that fixes the issue and if you’re able to get the internet to work. Most minor software-related bugs and glitches can be resolved by restarting your device. Apart from this, you can also try force rebooting your device, which is different from a regular restart. If you’re using an iOS device with a physical home button, this can be done by simply holding the power button and home button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo on the screen. However, if you’re using a newer iPhone or iPad with Face ID, you’ll need to click the volume up button first, followed by the volume down button, and then hold the side/power button until you see the Apple logo.
By now, you should’ve resolved the Wi-Fi connectivity issues you were facing on your iPhone or iPad.
If none of the troubleshooting methods worked for you, the issue could either be with your Wi-Fi router or your internet provider. Contact your ISP’s customer support and ask them whether internet connectivity is down in your area. If they say otherwise, you can request them to send a technician to a place, to see if there’s any hardware related issue with your Wi-Fi modem or router.
Apart from Wi-Fi, are you facing issues connecting to other Bluetooth devices on your iOS device? In that case, you may want to follow the basic troubleshooting steps to fix Bluetooth connectivity on your iPhone and iPad.
We hope you managed to get Wi-Fi to work properly on your iPhone and iPad again. Which of the troubleshooting methods we discussed here worked for you? If not, did you contact customer support for help with hardware and ISP-related problems? Do share your valuable experience in the comments section down below.