Having trouble connecting your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network? If so, chances are your iPhone is having a software issue or your Wi-Fi connection is faulty. Of course, make sure your internet itself is working in the first place.
A quick way to solve the problem is to restart your iPhone. Doing so will disconnect and reconnect your phone to all your networks. If that doesn’t fix the problem and your iPhone still refuses to connect to your Wi-Fi, try connecting to a different Wi-Fi network and see if that works.
It is also possible that you are far away from the router and your phone is not within the coverage of the Wi-Fi network. In this case, bring your iPhone closer to the router and see if you can connect to your network. If your problem persists, here are some advanced tips.
Turn on Wi-Fi on your Apple iPhone
Your iPhone must have Wi-Fi turned on in order to scan and connect to available networks. If you or someone else has turned that option off, you’ll have to turn it back on to connect your phone to your preferred wireless network.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open Setting on your iPhone
- Clap WIFI in the settings section.
- Activated WIFI toggle to enable Wi-Fi on your iPhone.
- Select the network you want to connect your iPhone to.
Enter the correct password for your Wi-Fi network
Since most Wi-Fi networks are password protected, you must get and enter the correct password for your network on your iPhone. Failure to do so will cause your iPhone to fail to connect to your wireless network.
Contact your network administrator if you don’t have a password or find it on your device if you have trouble calling back. Then, connect your iPhone to your Wi-Fi as follows:
- Launch Setting on your iPhone.
- Clap WIFI and select the network you want to join.
- Enter your network password and select Participation.
Your iPhone will successfully connect to the Wi-Fi network you selected.
Toggle Airplane Mode on your iPhone
A quick way to possibly solve iPhone Wi-Fi problems is to turn airplane mode on and off on your phone. This mode will turn off and then re-enable all network connections on your phone, fixing minor issues with your device.
- Open Setting on your iPhone.
- Activated Airplane mode right to buy.
- Wait about ten seconds.
- Disable Airplane mode right to buy.
Turn off location services on your iPhone
Your iPhone provides location services to your installed apps and system features so they can function properly. Unfortunately, this can sometimes interfere with your connections, causing your iPhone to fail to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
In this case, you should disable your iPhone’s location services to see if that fixes the problem. You can turn location services back on any time you want.
- Open your iPhone Setting application.
- Scroll down and select Privacy.
- Choose Location Services.
- Disable Location Services at top.
- Go Setting > WIFI on your iPhone and choose a network name to connect to.
Restart your Router/Modem
Your Wi-Fi router or modem is equally responsible for connectivity problems. Your iPhone not connecting to the wireless network could be due to a problem with the router.
A quick way to solve most problems with your router is to turn it off and then back on. That disables and re-enables all functions of your router, fixing minor glitches.
You can turn most wireless routers off and on again by pressing Power on the device. If that doesn’t work, go to your router’s settings in your web browser and restart the router from there. You can also use an electrical outlet switch if you wish.
Reset network settings on your iPhone
If your iPhone still refuses to connect to your Wi-Fi network, try resetting network settings to see if your problem is resolved. This will erase your current network settings including the problematic ones and allow you to configure your settings from scratch.
Keep your Wi-Fi network password in a convenient place, as you’ll need it to connect iPhone to your network.
- Open Setting on your iPhone.
- Enter Shared > Reset in the settings section.
- Touch Reset Network Settings right to buy.
- Authenticate yourself with a passcode or another preferred method.
Once your settings are reset, navigate to Setting > WIFI on your iPhone and select the network you want to connect to. Enter the correct Wi-Fi password so that your connection request is not refused.
Update iOS version on your iPhone
Finally, you should make sure your iPhone runs the latest version of iOS. Older versions can cause some problems, including Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Updating to the latest version will fix existing bugs and allow you to successfully connect to your network.
However, you will need Internet access to update your iOS version. You can use your phone’s mobile data for this.
- Access Setting on your iPhone.
- Towards Shared > Software updates in the settings section.
- Wait for your iPhone to check for available updates.
- Clap Download and install if there are any updates.
Troubleshoot iPhone Wi-Fi by Tweaking Phone Settings
Since there are many reasons why your iPhone won’t connect to a Wi-Fi network, try the simple to more complex troubleshooting tips one by one. Hopefully your phone will connect to whatever network you chose. Good luck!