10 simple tips to fix Wi-Fi error on iPhone
The Wi-Fi bugs are not new issue to the iPhone users, the most common problems are constant dropouts, slow network speed, and unable to connect Wi-Fi. In this article, we will show you the most effective tips to fix those common Wi-Fi errors on the iPhone.
- Turn off Wi-Fi then turn it on
It may sound simple but extremely effective; this is the way that is widely applied with general Wi-Fi bugs.
Swipe upward from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center , then touch the Wi-Fi icon to turn it off, turn it back on after a few seconds, and wait for the results.
- Turn off Bluetooth
Bluetooth signals can jam Wi-Fi signals when you turn on both two functions. Swipe from the bottom of the screen and touch the Bluetooth icon to turn it off.
- Turn off and on Airplane mode
This mode can disconnect all connections on the iPhone when booted. Therefore, if you lose the Wi-Fi connection, you can check the Airplane Mode whether it is turned on or not. If it is on, turn it off.
A small note is that turning on and off Airplane mode can also help you solve some Wi-Fi bugs on the iPhone effectively. Go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode, wait about 30 seconds, then turn it off and try to reconnect Wi-Fi
- Turn on and off Wi-Fi assist
On iOS 9 version, Apple has added a feature that is Wi-Fi Assist. It can help users get a real stable connection. Turning on/off Wi-Fi Assist is also an effective method to solve the Wi-Fi problems. Head to Settings> Cellular, scroll down to turn on Wi-Fi Assist for a few seconds then turn it off
- Reboot iPhone
Restarting the iPhone may be the first solution with many people when the iPhone cannot connect to Wi-Fi or connection keeps dropping. To do this:
- Press and hold the power button.
- Drag ‘Slide to power off’ to the right.
- When the iPhone is turned off completely, press and hold down the power button to restart
- Restart Modem or Router
In cases, your iPhone connects with the external Wi-Fi networks but cannot connect to Wi-Fi networks at home; the issue may be at the modem/router. The best advice is to reboot the modem, router. Just unplug the power of modem, wait about 30 seconds, and then plug it back. Wait 1-2 minutes to boot the router and you can connect to Wi-Fi normally.
- Turn off location services for Wi-Fi networks
Many people encounter Wi-Fi issue as they turn on the Location Services for the Wi-Fi network.
If the above tips do not work, you can try turning off Location Services. Go to Settings> Privacy> Location Services> System Services, and toggle Wi-Fi Networking off
- Forget Wi-Fi network
If you still cannot fix the Wi-Fi problems, you should forget the Wi-Fi and try reconnecting, you can follow the instructions below:
Go to Settings> Wi-Fi > touch the letters (i) in the circle next to the network you want to delete> Tap on forget this network > Forget.
After you forget the Wi-Fi connection, go back to Wi-Fi, select the Wi-Fi network, and enter the password to reconnect.
- Change the DNS for iPhone
Try switching to Google’s DNS (184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11) to troubleshoot Wi-Fi. In addition, Open DNS (18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 or) is also a good choice.
Go to Settings> Wi-Fi, find your Wi-Fi network and tap the button-shaped (i). You will see DNS section, touch up the numbers, and then enter DNS address
- Reset Network Settings
If the solutions above are invalid, Reset Network settings can be your rescue, which will restore your network settings to the default. Go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset Network Settings and enter passcode> Reset network settings.
Above are the simple fixes that can help you troubleshoot Wi-Fi effectively. If all of them do not help you, you should take your iPhone to Apple Genius for the best supports.