Oftentimes you may have experienced that your iPhone’s WiFi keeps disconnecting or Your iOS device isn’t staying connected to WiFi. You are not alone as many other iPhone users also facing the same WiFi problem, Especially after the recent iOS 17 upgrade users report “iPhone keeps disconnecting from wifi when locked”. Well apart from the iOS update, iPhone disconnects from wifi randomly can happen in many other cases. Here in this post, we have step by step troubleshooting guide help to fix WiFi Dropping Out or Not Available After iOS Update problem.
Connect to Wi-Fi on your iPhone, iPad
- From your Home screen, go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
- Turn on Wi-Fi. Your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks.
- Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network that you want to join.
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- Go into the WiFi settings and find your connected router.
- Tap on the little i next to the router’s name.
- First, make sure that Auto-Join is turned on.
- If it is make sure that configure IP and DNS are set to Auto, unless you use a static IP and DNS.
- Next, tap on Forget This Network at the top of the page.
- Then restart the phone and at the same time, reboot the wireless router as well.
- Once both are fully rebooted, on your iPhone open Settings> Wi-Fi and tap on your router.
- You will need to reenter your WiFi password and then join.
- Again, after you have rejoined you tap on the little I again and make sure Auto-Join is turned on and configure IP and DNS are set to auto.
- Check you have a stable Wifi connection.
Well if you have time continue reading to understand the problem in detail and how to fix the WiFi disconnect issue right away.
Why iPhone Losing WiFi Connection?
There are various reasons that may cause different WiFi and internet connection problems on your iPhone. but all of them can be boiled down to two sources
- The problem with the WiFi router
- Your iOS device iPhone itself causing the issue.
Well if something is wrong with the WiFi router like a temporary outage, firmware issues, or defective components will result fail to send out a WiFi signal normally an cause the WiFi issue.
Again the hardware issues on iOS devices like broken components and software glitches, including the incorrect or invalid networking settings on the iPhone can cause your iPhone to drop WiFi infinitely.
How to fix iPhone Keeps Disconnecting from WiFi
Here are possible solutions help to fix WiFi Dropping Out or Not Available on iPhone.
Pro Tip: Connect other device to same WiFi network If other devices can connect to WiFi, the problem is most likely with your iPhone. If other device also causing similar problem then chances there the Router only causing the problem.
01. Make sure your iPhone is within the network range.
02. You can toggle the WiFi on your iPhone off and on the back to remove the connection error and stabilize the network.
- Go to Settings > Wi-Fi on your iPhone, Switch off the toggle of Wi-Fi, and switch it on again in a little while.
- You can also try to turn on the Airplane Mode and turn it off in Settings to refresh the connectivity.
03. Sometimes your Bluetooth settings could be interfering with your iPhone’s ability to connect to the internet and turning off Bluetooth may help.
04. Sometimes the VPN connection will make your WiFi connection unstable. Let’s Disconnect the iOS devices from the VPN connection and check this helps to fix the WiFi disconnect issue.
- Go to Settings > VPN on your iPhone,
- Then turn off the toggle of Status under VPN configurations.
Restart WiFi Router/iPhone
You can restart your iPhone to fix most minor software flaws on the iPhone, including the WiFi connection issue on your iPhone.
- If you have iPhone X or later, press and hold the Side button and Volume Up button to get the power off slider and drag the slider to turn your iPhone off.
- For iPhone 8 or earlier, press and hold the Side button to get the slider and drag it to shut down the iPhone.
- After turning off your iPhone, keep pressing the Side button to turn on your iPhone again.
While you’re restarting your iPhone, try restarting your WiFi router too. Sometimes WiFi issues are router-related, not iPhone-related.
Update iOS to the latest version
With regular iOS updates apple roll out several improvements and bug fixes. Updating your iOS to the latest version very first fix to resolve different problems including WiFi connection drop.
- Go into Settings and select General.
- Select “Software Update” and if there is an update available,
- select “download and install”.
Turn off WiFi Assist
WiFi Assist can interfere with your phone’s ability to stay connected to a WiFi network, so turning it off may resolve the problem.
- Go into Settings.
- Select Cellular or Mobile Data.
- Scroll down and select Wi-Fi assist; if it is on, toggle it off.
Forget and Rejoin the WiFi Network
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone and click on the Wi-Fi bar.
- Tap on the “i” icon next to the WiFi network your iPhone is connected to.
- Tap on Forget This Network and tap Forget in the pop-up dialog to confirm.
- Choose the network you want to connect to and type in the password to reconnect it.
- And configure IP and DNS are set to auto.
Reset Network Settings
Try resetting the network settings on your iPhone may resolve the problem. Well, this will refresh your iPhone’s network connection functions. Delete all the existing network settings on your iPhone and return them to factory defaults.
- Go to Settings > General > Reset on your iPhone.
- Tap on Reset Network Settings.
- Enter the password when asked and select Reset Network Settings in the small pop-up window.
- Your iPhone will reboot automatically.
Note: Perform network reset and delete all the WiFi passwords you have saved, You need to re-enter the WiFi password to connect to the WiFi network.
Restore Your iPhone to Factory Settings
If none above solutions fix the problem, and iPhone WiFi still keeps dropping then you can try factory reset the device.
Note: This method will erase all existing data, including apps, message history, contacts, etc. We strongly recommend making a backup for your iPhone data beforehand.
- Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Find My iPhone and switch off the toggle off Find My iPhone.
- Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
- Click on the device icon when iTunes has recognized your iPhone.
- Hit the Restore iPhone button, then select the Restore button in the pop-up dialog to confirm.
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