The Wi-Fi problem on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a common issue that usually comes with iOS update. After updating to iOS 11 final version today, you may still get various Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone or iPad. Here in this post, we’ll list the main iOS 10/iOS 11 Wi-Fi issues you may meet and gives some potential solutions to help you get out of the WiFi issue on your iPhone.
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Contents of This Post
- Main 10.3.3/iOS 11 WiFi Problems You May Meet
- Why iPhone WiFi not working sometimes?
- How to Fix iOS 10/iOS 11 Wifi Issues?
Main iPhone iPad Wi-Fi Problems You May Meet in iOS 11/10.3.3
You may drop into one of the below situations after updating to iOS 11 final version today. Of course, these WiFi not working problems may also happened in iOS 10 on your iPhone iPad and iPod touch.
- iPhone is unable to connect to Wi-Fi network.
- iPhone keeps dropping Wi-Fi.
- Wi-Fi won’t turn on.
- Speed of Wi-Fi connection is slow.
- Wi-Fi Keeps forgetting hidden network.
- WiFi “Incrrect Password” error.
Why iPhone Wi-Fi not working sometimes?
The WiFi requires 3 parts, the router, your device and the Ethernet network, which play important roles. If any of these parts goes wrong, the Wi-Fi won’t work on your iOS device, whether in iOS 11 or iOS 10.3.3/10.3.2.
For example, you won’t get a fast WiFi surely if the network is so slow. Besides, if the router was incorrectly set up to connect the Ethernet, you definitely can’t surf online and play online games but you may get a full WiFi signal on your device.
How to fix iOS 10/iOS 11 Wi-Fi Issues on iPhone iPad or iPod touch
If the WiFi problem happens after iOS software update, we think the cause of the issue would be on your device. Because you device will backup and restore settings data via iCloud or iTunes. And the Wi-Fi settings may be wrong after the upgrade process.
Therefore, to fix your Wi-Fi issue, you needn’t replace any hardware part, but only adjust the settings on your iPhone or the router. And below are some preferential tips you can have a try.
1. Reboot Router or Modem
Usually, when your iPhone drops Wi-Fi constantly, the first thing you need to check is your Wi-Fi router or modem. If your router doesn’t work properly, you can reset the router to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Then check if solve the Wi-Fi problems, if not, keep reading to find other solutions that might be right for you.
2. Force Restart Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Force restarting your device can always be a good solution to fix common iOS 11 issues. And this method applies to iPhone 7/6s/SE/6/5s Wi-Fi problems. Here’s how to force restart an iOS device:
- If you are using iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
- If you are using iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
3. Reset Network Settings
Resetting network settings is one of the most effective ways to solve iPhone Wi-Fi problems as well as cellular not working properly issue. To reset your network settings, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Note that this will erase all save Wi-Fi and passwords and you need to re-add Wi-Fi network after resetting.
4. Forget & Rejoin Wi-Fi Network
When your iPhone Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting or iPhone won’t connect to a Wi-Fi network, you can go to Settings > Wi-Fi, enter the information page of this Wi-Fi, and then choose Forget This Network. After that, rejoin this network.
5. Change to Google’s DNS
Sometimes, the problem with your DNS servers may cause slow Wi-Fi connection with your iPhone, and you can change the default DNS to Google DNS with these steps: go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Tap your Wi-Fi and enter the information page of this Wi-Fi > change DNS to 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52.
6. Turn off Location Service for Networking Service
Many users report that they solved their iPhone Wi-Fi problems in iOS 10 by disabling Wi-Fi Networking service under Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services. It will not disable Wi-Fi entirely but stop location service for Wi-Fi networking. If your WiFi not working after iOS 11 update, you can have a try on this method.
7. Restore Your Device
Finally, if none of the solutions above fixes your iPhone Wi-Fi problems, you can restore your device with iTunes. To restore your iPhone via iTunes: Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer > Open iTunes > Click the iPhone icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window > Choose Summary and then click Restore iPhone.