Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Reasons to why iPhone wont connect to WiFi?
  3. Solutions to iPhone/ iPad Wi-Fi issues

Solution-1: Turn-On & Turn-Off Airplane Mode
Solution-2: Turn-On & Turn-Off Wi-Fi Assist
Solution-3: Turn off the Wi-Fi and again Turn On
Solution-4: Turn off the Bluetooth function
Solution-5: Restarting your Apple device (iPhone/ iPad)
Solution-6: Restarting Network device (Modem/ Router)
Solution-7: Disable your Location Services for Wi-Fi Networking
Solution-8: Delete/ forget the existing Wi-Fi network (SSID)
Solution-9: Update/ upgrade the firmware of your Router
Solution-10: Modify the DNS settings in Network settings
Solution-11: Do a RESET for your Network settings
Solution-12: Update the iOS to the latest version for your iPhone/ iPad
Solution-13: Restoring to Factory settings of you Apple device (iPhone/ iPad) using iTunes
Solution-14: Renew Lease to get a different IP address
Solution-15: Blow-dry your device and solve iPhone wont connect to WiFi

 

Introduction

Many of iPhone users around the world experience that iPhone wont connect to WiFi. During the same time the computer is connected, other devices are connected. But can’t understand why won’t my iPhone 6 connect to Wi-Fi? Sometimes iPhone connected to Wi-Fi but no internet. Even, sometimes device connects successfully to Wi-Fi, but it drops now and then. If you are facing such type of issues, you are not alone in this problems and nothing to be worried. Basically, every problem has solutions.

In this article, we are going to cover all possible reasons & solutions of Wi-Fi issues for Apple devices.

 

Reasons to why iPhone wont connect to WiFi?

Among many reasons the following reasons may occur the problem:

  1. Airplane mode is enabled
  2. iPhone/ iPad’s antenna issue
  3. When iPhone/ iPad is not in the range of Wi-Fi network
  4. There can have a software bug
  5. Modem or Router may have issue etc.

 

Solutions to why iPhone/ iPad Wi-Fi issues

Solution-1: Turn-On & Turn-Off Airplane Mode

Most of the Apple user know about the “Airplane Mode” function. Many of them use this function to disable all networks. Sometimes we forget to turn off the “Airplane mode” and want to connect to Wi-Fi. So it does not allow them to connect their device to the Wi-Fi network. Before you connect your device to Wi-Fi make sure that the “Airplane Mode” is turned off. This process may help you to solve the issue “iPhone wont connect to WiFi”.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi Airplane mode

 

Solution-2: Turn-On & Turn-Off Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi Assist a new functionality in iOS 9 or later. This feature helps to make the internet connection stable. Basically, this feature switches the internet connection to Cellular when the Wi-Fi connection is poor and slow. For Wi-Fi connection issue, sometimes turning off Wi-Fi Assist helps. So it is worth to toggle Wi-Fi Assist. By navigating “Settings” then “Cellular” and then Wi-Fi Assist, turn on and then turn off this option by toggling.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Assist

 

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Solution-3: Turn off the Wi-Fi and again Turn On

This solution works if the iPhone/ iPad can’t connect to Wi-Fi network, or the device is connected but the connection drops. Try this solution. Go to the bottom of your device screen and swipe on the Control Center. In the control center Turn off the Wi-Fi option by tapping on it. Now you have to wait around 30 seconds and then again turn on the Wi-Fi option.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi Wi-Fi on off

You can also turn on and off the Wi-Fi from the settings of your Apple device.

To do that – Find Settings in the Apple device, then Tap on Wi-Fi. Now toggle the Wi-Fi On-Off switch at the right side of Wi-Fi option.

For most cases, by turning on-off the Wi-Fi could solve your issue iPhone wont connect to WiFi.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi Wi-Fi turn on turn off

 

 

Solution-4: Turn off the Bluetooth function

Sometimes Bluetooth can occur the problem, why your iPhone / iPad won’t connect to the internet but Wi-Fi works. Make sure if “switching of Bluetooth” made any difference.

To do that – Find Settings in the Apple device, then Tap on Bluetooth. Now toggle the Bluetooth On-Off switch at the right side of the Bluetooth option.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi Wi-Fi turn off bluetooth

 

Solution-5: Restarting your Apple device (iPhone/ iPad)

Sometimes some functionalities of a device can be hanged. In this case to restart the device can solve iPhone connected to Wi-Fi but no internet problem. Restarting Apple device is nothing difficult to any iPhone/ iPad user. Just restart your device.

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi restart apple device

 

Solution-6: Restarting Network device (Modem/ Router)

When above options are not working for you, now it is time to check your network. At this level, few problems can happen. Maybe modem or router is hanged up or completely damaged. So, in this situation firstly switch off and unplug the modem/ router from power. Keep it unplugged minimum 30 seconds. Then plug back the device to the power source and Switch it on. Now wait for 1-2 minutes to boot the device completely and then try to get connected to the Wi-Fi again.

Many of iPhone/ iPad users stated that their device can be connected to any other network other than their home Wi-Fi network. Restarting network device can fix the issue iPhone wont connect to WiFi.

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi restart router

Solution-7: Disable your Location Services for Wi-Fi Networking

A good quantity of iPhone/ iPad users expressed that the problem “iPad connected to Wi-Fi but no internet access” was solved just by disabling the “Location Services”. Simply trace the “Settings” option after that go to “Privacy”, then go to “Location Services”, after that tap on “System Services” and finally disable Wi-Fi networking.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi disable location service for Wi-Fi networking

 

Solution-8: Delete/ forget the existing Wi-Fi network (SSID)

Due to modification of Wi-Fi settings in Router sometimes you can get the problem like iPhone 7 connected to Wi-Fi but no internet. In this case, you have to delete/ forget the Wi-Fi network (SSID). To do that, navigate “Settings” in your iPhone/ iPad, then go to “Wi-Fi”, then navigate the Wi-Fi network you want to delete/ forget. Then, see the info icon (i) at the right side of your desired Wi-Fi network, tap on it; finally, tap on “Forget This Network” and to confirm the command tap on “Forget”.

After forgetting the desired network, you can go back to Wi-Fi and choose any available Wi-Fi network and can connect your device with the network password if needed.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi forget this network

 

Solution-9: Update/ upgrade the firmware of your Router

When the existing firmware of your Router gets older, it requires being updated to the newer version. Due to this old version sometimes you won’t be able to connect your device to the home Wi-Fi network. In this case, you can solve the problem by updating/ upgrading the router firmware.

To do that, fist you have to identify the model number and version of the router. Usually, the model number and version you can get on your router packaging box. Also, you can look for it in the manual. If you cannot find it there, check at the backside or underside of the router, there should be an info sticker and you can collect model and version from there.

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The second step is to go to the router’s manufacturer’s website from where you have to download the latest firmware of your router model.

Thirdly, using this downloaded firmware update the router firmware. If you don’t know how to update the firmware of router, you can have instructions from the official website of the router.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi update of router

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi upgrade firmware of router

Solution-10: Modify the DNS settings in Network settings

Sometimes the issue could be solved by changing or modifying the DNS settings in your network settings. In this case, Google DNS configuration (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 or any one of these two) could be used, you can use open DNS configuration (208.67.220.123 and 208.67.222.123) or make sure that you have a DNS configuration from your network provider (ISP) and you can use these DNS’s too.

To modify DNS, Navigate the “Settings” in your iPhone/ iPad; navigate your connected Wi-Fi network and find info icon (i) at the right side of the network name, enter into DNS settings by tapping the info (i) icon; then change the DNS address.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi change dns

 

Solution-11: Do a RESET for your Network settings

After trying all the above solutions if still your iPad/ iPhone unable to connect to Wi-Fi with correct password or drops the connection, then it is time to reset your network settings on your iPad/ iPhone. This resetting technic will reset all your network settings such as Wi-Fi, Cellular configuration, stored networks with its passwords, even the settings of VPN & APN.

To do the Network reset, firstly you have to navigate the “settings” as usual, then navigate “General” and tap on it, after that you will see “Reset network settings” and tap on it; it will ask your passcode (if any), type the passcode and make the confirmation of your network resetting by tapping on “Reset Network Settings”. For sure it will solve the issue iPhone wont connect to WiFi.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi reset network settings

 

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Solution-12: Update the iOS to the latest version for your iPhone/ iPad

If your problem still exists, you need to update the iOS of your device to the latest version. In this situation, you won’t be able to update via Wi-Fi. It remains two options for you, updating via cellular data or updating via iTunes. But if your device can get connected to any other Wi-Fi network other than yours, you can update the OS via that connection.

To update iOS you have to follow these instructions – Firstly, navigate “Settings”, then go to “General” and tap on it, you will find there “Software update” now tap on it; it will lead you to Download and Install the update, now tap on Download and install.

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi update ios

 

To update the iOS via iTunes – Firstly, download the latest version of iTunes software for your PC as per your PC OS and install it. Secondly, connect your Apple device via USB cable to the PC where iTunes is installed. Thirdly, go to your computer and open iTunes software. Now select your iPhone and you have to click on “Summary”, there you will see “Check for update”; click on this option now. After clicking it will show you if there is new iOS update is available; now just have to download and install the update. We hope it will solve your issue iPhone wont connect to WiFi.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi update ios with itunes

Solution-13: Restoring to Factory settings of you Apple device (iPhone/ iPad) using iTunes

Many victims of iPhone connecting to Wi-Fi solved their issue following above solutions. If you are not lucky as they, it is time to restore your iPhone/ iPad to its factory settings. Now let’s learn how to restore the iPhone/ iPad to its factory settings.

To do that, firstly you have to back up your device data because all your data including apps/ settings/ adjustments will be erased. Secondly, make sure that you have installed the iTunes (latest version) to your PC, launch the iTunes and connect your Apple device to PC via its USB data cable.

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Now iTunes will detect your iPhone/ iPad, select your device. After selecting, in the summary section to navigate the option “Restore iPhone”, now click on this option and then confirm the action by clicking again on “Restore”.

After this command, your iPhone/ iPad will be restored to its factory settings, it’s all data will be erased and iOS latest version will be installed to your Apple device. After completing the process, your device will be restarted. Now you have to setup your device (from the scratch) as a new device.

Now we are very much hopeful that with this fresh apple device now you will be able to connect you Wi-Fi without any hassle and will solve the problem iPhone wont connect to WiFi.

 

iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi restore to factory settings

 

Solution-14: Renew Lease to get a different IP address

Sometimes an assigned IP address to a specific device can grab your device, in this situation you won’t be able to use the internet though you are connected to your Wi-Fi. To fix this, you have to renew the lease to grab a different IP address. To do that, you have to navigate “Settings” on your Apple device, go to the Wi-Fi network you are connected or you want to be connected. Tap on its info icon (i) and then tap on the “Renew Lease”; that’s all. It will provide you a new IP address (if there are free IP address in your router IP block).

 

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Solution-15: Blow-dry your device and solve iPhone wont connect to WiFi

Caution: This method can damage your device. So be careful you apply this method. Try this method if only your device is not under warranty.

Get a blow-dryer, switch on it and blow your Apple device with it about one minute. Keep an eye on your device screen, once you see the message “Your iPhone/ iPad is overheated”, just stop drying with the blow-dryer. Quickly switch off your device and keep it in a freezer for around 10 minutes. After 10 minutes get back your device from a freezer. Now try to connect the device to Wi-Fi. Hopefully, you will be able to connect now. If still, you are not lucky, it’s time to contact to Apple Support Services, they must help you out.

If these tips & tricks helped you to solve your issue iPhone wont connect to WiFi or you need more suggestion, please tell us in comment box bellow.