You may meet kinds of Wi-Fi issues after downloading the new iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad. Read to learn how to fix Wi-Fi not working on iPhone/iPad in details.
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A Question from Apple Support Communities:
“My iPhone 7 and iPad are having a lot of Wi-Fi connection issues. Every other product works fine with the Wi-Fi except all my apple products since this update. It keeps saying unable to connect to apple server please help.”
Many users report the Wi-Fi not working issue on iPhone 6/6s/7 or iPad after updating to the latest iOS 11. You may meet the same Wi-Fi problems as below:
iPhone not connecting to Wi-Fi
iPhone won’t stay connected to Wi-Fi/iPhone keeps dropping Wi-Fi
iPhone Wi-Fi wont turn on
iPhone Wi-Fi connected but not working
Your Wi-Fi network on iPhone or iPad may refuse to work due to the above reasons. We’ve talked about how to fix the iPhone charging issues, iPhone Bluetooth not working, iPhone touch screen problems, etc. In this guide, we are focusing on solving the common Wi-Fi issues on iPhone 6/6s/7 and iPad after iOS 11 update, Please read on to get the solutions.
If your iPhone or iPad not connecting to Wi-Fi after iOS 11 update, you may see the “Unable to Join Network” error message even if the Wi-Fi password is correct. Here are some tips you can try to fix iPhone not connecting to Wi-Fi issue after updating to iOS 11.
This is a simple fix and you should try. Press the power button until you see the Slide to power off screen, and then turn on your device again.
Just switch off the supply of your Router and wait for 10 seconds. Then try plugging it back again.
Go to Settings app > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings > Enter your passcode.
Some report that iPhone won’t stay connected to Wi-Fi or iPhone Wi-Fi keeps dropping after upgrading to iOS 11. The iPhone/iPad just randomly disconnect from Wi-Fi or the signal is very low or just disappears. You can try the below fixes if your iPhone won’t stay connected to Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi keeps dropping after iOS 11 update:
If you haven’t tried this, just power off both your iPhone/iPad and the router, wait for few minutes and turn on them agian.
Try forgetting the Wi-Fi and then rejoin it: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Find your Wi-Fi network > Tap on the info mark “I” > Tap Forget This Network. Then rejoin the Wi-Fi network with password.
Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone to bring up control center, and tap on the Airplane icon to enable Airplane mode. This will turn off your Wi-Fi network. Wait for 1-2 minutes and then disable Airplane mode.
Some users complain that iPhone Wi-Fi cannot even be turned on and the Wi-Fi setting is grayed out or dim. First of all, please make sure you’ve downloaded the latest iOS, and then you can try:
Tap Settings on your iPhone/iPad > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings > Enter your passcode.
Hold down the Power button and the Home button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo. Once the iPhone or iPad restarts, try connecting to the Wi-Fi network.
If the above methods are not working, you may need to restore your iPhone to fix the stubborn Wi-Fi issue. Please firstly backup your iPhone/iPad before restore.
Firstly, you should try solutions we’ve talked above:
If you’ve tried all of the solutions but the Wi-Fi still not working, then there are some advanced fixes you can try:
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Find your Wi-Fi and tap on it > Under DHCP Select Renew Lease.
Open the Settings app > Select Wi-Fi > Tap Other > Enter the exactly name of your network > Choose its security settings WPA2, WEP, or None > Enter your password.
Navigate to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Tap System Services > Turn off Wi-Fi networking.
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Abby Member of @PrimoSync team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.