If you find your iPhone iPad is stuck on some Wi-Fi problem, like iPhone iPad not connecting to Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi keeps dropping, Wi-Fi won't turn on, etc. after updating to iOS 11, then read this post, it offers you several solutions to fix them in minutes.
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Every major iOS update with fantastic new features makes us can't wait to make an upgrade on our iPhone iPad and try all of them at once. However, every new iOS software update brings us some tough problems that repeat again and again, from iOS 7 to iOS 9, like battery problems, iPhone no service, Wi-Fi problems, iMessages problems, Bluetooth problems, iPhone iPad reboot randomly, etc. By no accident, they repeat again during this iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3.2/11 upgrade.
To help you make a smooth upgrade, in this post, we will focus on iPhone iPad Wi-Fi problems (we also call it internet problems), and collect the most common iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3.2/11 Wifi issues on iPhone iPad and the solutions. If you are stuck any Wi-Fi or internet problem like, find your iPhone/iPad Wi-Fi not working, unable to join network, iPhone/iPad not connecting to WiFi, Wi-Fi won't turn on, Wifi grayed out, etc., read this guide to find solutions to fix them in minutes. Now let's move on!
1. Fix iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3.2 Wi-Fi Issues: iPhone/iPad Not Connecting to Wi-Fi
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According to Mixpanel, more than 92.06 % users have updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 10 or iOS 11, if you find your iPhone iPad running with iOS 10 or iOS 11 won’t connect to Wi-Fi, or not picking up wifi, or encounter these problems after updating to iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3.2/11, here are a number of potential solutions you can try to get your iPhone connect to Wi-Fi again.
1) Check your Wi-Fi Router:
Before testing the potential solutions one by one, the first thing you need to do is checking and see if other devices can be connected. This will let you know whether there is a problem with your Wi-Fi router.
If you find there is something wrong with your router, you can try to switch off router and your iPhone for 30 seconds, and then turn them on to see if your iPhone can connect to Wi-Fi network. If fails, please read on!
Note: Don't make your iPhone iPad far from your router, or they can't get a signal. So make sure you are within range.
2) Make Sure Wi-Fi on And You can See Your Network
On your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and check if it is on. And if there is a blue checkmark beside a network name means your iPhone or iPad has been connected to this network.
3) Input Password If It Necessary
4) Check All of Your Cables and Connections
If your iPhone/iPad still can't connect to Wi-Fi, please make sure your router is connected to the modem and it is turned on.
5) Restart Your iPhone/iPad, Router, Cable/DSL mode
If you still fail to connect your iPhone iPad to Wi-Fi network, you can try to restart these devices and equipment:
- Restart your iPhone/iPad: Press and hold on Sleep/Wake button until red slider shows, and then drag the slider to turn off your device. And then press and hold Sleep/Wake button again until you see Apple logo shows to turn it on.
- Disconnect your router and connect it again.
- Unplug your cable or DSL modem and plug it back in.
6) Reset Your Network
On your iPhone iPad, got to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will reset Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, and VPN and APN settings that you have used before.
After trying all methods mentioned above, you may have fixed the problem "iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3.2/11 not connecting to Wi-Fi" or "iPhone iPad not picking up Wi-Fi", and can connect your iDevice to your Wi-Fi network. If you still haven't, you can try to connect a Wi-Fi network in a different location. If you make it, it means something wrong with your Wi-Fi network, and you need to get some professional to fix it. If your iPhone iPad is still not connecting to Wifi, please contact Apple.
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2. Fix iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3.2/11 Wi-Fi Problems: iPhone/iPad Wi-Fi Won't Turn On
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Some users found that their iPhone or iPad's wifi greyed out so that they can't turn it on. If you also are stuck on this iPhone iPad Wi-Fi problem after iOS update, here we prepare you some potential solutions as followed:
1) Upgrade to the Latest iOS Version
Check if there is an update for your iPhone iPad, if it is, upgrade to the latest iOS version. Sometimes iPhone/iPad Wi-Fi won't turn on is the bug in some iOS upgrade, and it can be fixed by upgrading to a newer iOS version. For instance, the latest iOS you can get now is iOS 10.3.2 and soon iOS 11 will be available, if you are not sure if your iPhone iPad is running with the latest iOS version, you can try to check and see if you can upgrade the iOS system.
To check software update on your iPhone iPad: Settings > General > Software Update.
2) Reset Network Settings
To reset network settings on your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Once you tap on this button, this will reset all network settings, including Wi-Fi passwords, VPN and APN settings.
3) Forcibly Reboot iPhone iPad
Forcibly reboot can fix most iPhone iPad Wi-Fi issues. After trying iOS software upgrade and resetting network settings, the Wi-Fi button is still not working on your iPhone or iPad, you can try rebooting your iDevice.
To forcibly reboot the iPhone iPad, you just need to hold down Power button and Home button simultaneously until the iPhone iPad restarts. Once the iPhone iPad restarts, attempt to use Wi-Fi again.
4) Backup and Restore iPhone iPad
Although it is a tough and time-consuming process to back up and restore iPhone iPad, it does can fix Wi-Fi not working problem when resetting network and rebooting devices has failed.
Because your iPhone iPad Wifi won't turn on, you can't make backup with iCloud, you have to make it with iTunes. Or you can move ahead to restore your iDevice from a recent backup if you have made one lately. After restoring your iPhone iPad, you can try to connect Wi-Fi again.
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5) Reset Your Router
If your iPhone or iPad continues to have Wi-Fi problems, you can try to reset the router by turning it off for 30 seconds and then turning it on again.
If you still fail to fix the problem of iPhone iPad Wi-Fi grayed out after performing all the methods above, and your computer or other devices can connect to your Wi-Fi network, you need to go to Apple Store for help.
3. Quick Fix iOS 10/11 Wi-Fi Issues: iPhone/iPad Keeps Dropping Wi-Fi
If you find your iPhone or iPad keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi automatically, the first thing you need to ensure your iDevice is in the range of router. You know, your iPhone or iPad can't get a signal if it is far from router. This will make your network unstable, and keep drops Wi-Fi. If you ensure your iDevices are within the range of Wi-Fi network, but your iPhone iPad still is stuck on some iOS 10/11 wifi issue - keeps losing Wi-Fi, here some ways can fix it, you can try them one by one:
1) Check and See If There is Something Wrong with Your Wi-Fi Network
If your iPhone or iPad keeps dropping Wi-Fi, the first thing you need to connect your laptop or other iDevices to the network and see if they also have the same problem. If they do, please contact the service provider of your Wi-Fi network and ask for help. If they don't, you need to try the following methods one by one.
2) Renew Lease
Fix iPhone iPad Keeps Losing Wi-Fi – Renew Lease
On your iPhone iPad, go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Find your Wi-Fi network > Tap on the info mark> Tap on Renew Lease on DHCP screen.
3) Forget This Network
On On your iPhone iPad, go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Find your Wi-Fi network > Tap on the info mark > Tap on Forget This Network on the head this screen. This means you need to input Wi-Fi password again.
4) Reset Network Settings
If your iPhone iPad still keeps losing Wi-Fi connection, you can try to reset network settings as following steps:
On your iPhone iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
After trying the methods above, if you are still stuck on this iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3.2/11 wifi problem - "iPhone or iPad keeps dropping Wi-Fi", you need to go to the Apple Store and ask for help.
4. Quick Fix iOS 10/11 Wi-Fi Issues: iPhone/iPad Slow on Wi-Fi or Internet Slow
Some people complain that their iPhone or iPad's Wi-Fi is very slow, it needs much longer time to load a webpage, download an App, or watching videos online than that on computer or other devices. If your iPhone iPad also has the same problem – Internet slow, the first thing you need to do is making sure it is a network problem or iPhone iPad problem.
Step 1: Check and see how many wireless devices (including mobile devices, desktops, and laptops) are connected to your Wi-Fi network. Normally, most average home routers just work well for 8 wireless devices. If more than 8 devices are connected to your network, you can disconnect some of them.
Step 2: Test the speed of your network on your wired PC with Speedtest. This will tell you the bandwidth of your network and it is slow or fast.
Step 3: Check the Internet speed on other devices, like other iPhone iPad or Android devices, and see if they also have the same problem.
Step 4: Turn off the modem and the router, and the restart them again. And turn on modem first and then the router.
Step 5: Restart your iPhone or iPad and check the speed again. If the iPhone iPad is still slow on Wi-Fi, you can try with other iPhone or iPad. If just your iDevice have the problem, you need to try the following methods one by one.
Solutions to Fix iPhone iPad Wi-Fi Slow:
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1) Update the iOS to the latest.
2) Reset Network Settings to Flush Network
On your iPhone iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will clear the network caches, and you also need to input the password of your Wi-Fi network again.
3) Change iOS Default DNS to Google DNS
To fix iPhong iPad Wi-Fi slow problem, you can try to change the default DNS to Google DNS with steps below:
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Find your Wi-Fi network > Click button > Tap on DNS > Delete the original DNS > Input 184.108.40.206,220.127.116.11, and then back to Choose a Network screen to connect your iPhone iPad again.
4) Disable Q0S, MMS and WMM on your router.
About how to disable Q0S, MMS and WMM on your router, you can follow this guide to make it.
5) Changing the wireless channel between 1, 6 and 11.
About how to change the wireless channel of your router, you can follow this howtogeek guide.
6) Turn off all the background Apps
After trying all the solutions listed above, hope you can fix the iPhone iPad slow Wi-Fi problem, if you can't, go to the nearest App store and ask for help.
5. Quick Fix iOS 10/10.3.2/11 Wi-Fi Problems: iPhone/iPad Unable to Join Network
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You know, many functions of iDevice are dependent on the Internet, it is really frustrating if your iPhone iPad is unable to join network. This almost makes your iDevice a brick. If you are stuck on the same problem after iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3 or iOS 11 update, here we collect you some potential solutions, you can try them one by one to fix it.
1) Check and See If the Wi-Fi button is On
2) Turn off Your Router for 30 Seconds and Restart It Again
To turn off your router, you just need to unplug the router from its power source.
3) Restart Your iPhone iPad
4) Forget Your Wi-Fi Network and Join Again
To forget some network on your iPhone iPad, you just need to go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Find your Wi-Fi network > Tap on the info mark > Tap on Forget This Network. And then input password to join your network again on your iPhone iPad.
5) Reset Network Settings.
If you fail to fix the problem of iPhone iPad unable to join network, you can try to reset the network settings with steps below:
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will clear your Wi-Fi network settings and caches, and you need to input the password to join the network again.
After trying these methods above, you should have fixed the problem – unable to join network on iPhone iPad. If you still haven't, please go to the nearest Apple store for help.
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In this guide we collect the potential solutions to iPhone iPad Wi-Fi problems so that you can fix any kind of iPhone iPad wifi not working problem. But we can't guarantee it will work for everyone. If you are unlucky, even if you have tried all the methods above, but you still is stuck on some Wi-Fi problem, please go the nearest Apple store and ask for help, or you can consider downgrading to an older iOS version.
If you fixed the Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone iPad by following this guide, congratulations, now you can enjoy the fantastic features of iOS 10 or iOS 11, like , bubble effects, one-handed keyboard mode, etc, and some other things you can do to improve its performance on your iPhone iPad, like make them run faster. Or if you fixed your problem with other methods, be generous to share it on comment area, maybe you can help some people get rid of what they are still stuck on.
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