"After getting my iPhone 6 I noticed issues with it connecting to WiFi after the first few days of use. I didn’t think much of it but soon enough I got fed up with the issues happening all the time that I tried a a few things and after hours of research I finally found a fix that worked help me resolve my problem."
If you are experiencing Wi-Fi connecting problems on your iPhone, you are not the only one. Many iPhone owners are complaining their "iPhone can't connect to Wi-Fi" issue, such as not being able to connect to any network or to a specific network. Even some users successfully connect to Wi-Fi, the connection keeps dropping. Also, the connection can be pretty slow at times.
Many iPhone users may want to know "Why can't my iPhone connect to Wi-Fi." There are many different reasons that can cause Wi-Fi connection problems. For example, you have enabled Airplane mode, or your iPhone is too far from the router. The signal can be poor at times, which is why your connection can be slow. A software bug can also be one of the reasons, as well as the issues with network devices (modem and router), or the iPhone's antenna.
Therefore, the post is going to provide some solutions to help you fix iPhone not connecting to Wi-Fi issue.
Method 1. Make Sure Wi-Fi and Router Are Both ON
The first thing you need to do when you find that your iPhone doesn't connect to Wi-Fi is to if Wi-Fi/WLAN is set to ON position and whether wireless router is connected to the modem and turned on.If you're too far from your router you won't get a signal, so make sure you're within range. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. Tap the name of your Wi-Fi network to join.
Method 2. Restart Your iPhone
Restarting iPhone can be a very effective solution if your iPhone cannot connect to Wi-Fi network or if you established the connection but it is slow or keeps dropping.
1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button.
2. Drag "Slide to power off" to turn your iPhone off.
Once your iPhone screen becomes black, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to turn it back on.
Method 3. Restart Modem and Router
If iPhone still cannot connect to WiFi after restarting iPhone, you can try to restart modem and router. It works sometimes. Unplug them, wait for about 30 seconds and then plug them back in. Wait for a minute or two and try to connect to Wi-Fi again.
Method 4. Turn Off Location Services for Wi-Fi Networking
Some users solved the Wi-Fi networking issue by simply turning off location services for Wi-Fi networking. You can also have a try. Go to Settings and tap on Privacy. Next, you need to tap on Location Services. Then tap System Services and turn off Wi-Fi networking.
Method 5. Reset Network Settings
This solution can also solve iPhone not connecting to WiFi in most cases. You can perform it follow: Settings > General > scroll download and hit Reset > tap Reset Network Settings > enter passcode and confirm. After processing Reset Network Settings, memory caches and DHCP settings will be cleared. And it will reset the network settings with factory recommended settings.
Method 6. Forget Wi-Fi Network
If your iPhone is still not connecting to WiFi because you are being prompted to re-enter the password despite you've entered the correct, you can try to forget Wi-Fi Network and rejoin it again.
1. Go to Settings and tap on Wi-Fi.
2. Next, tap on the info button(i), located next to the network you want to forget.
3. Tap Forget this network.
4. Tap Forget to confirm your action. Once you forget the network, go back to Wi-Fi, choose a network and enter the password.
Method 7. Update iOS Version with iTunes
A software bug can cause all kinds of issues, including different Wi-Fi problems. That is why you need to make sure that you have installed the latest one. If you can’t update the software wirelessly, you can do it using iTunes. First, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed. Follow these steps:
1.Connect your iPhone to your computer using an USB cable. Then launch iTunes.
2.Click device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the top right corner in iTunes. Then click "Summary" in the left sidebar.
3.Click the "Check for Update" directly and iTunes will check the latest iOS to you.
Method 8. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings
If you have tried them all and still have problems when trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network, maybe it is the time for a fresh start. You can restore your iPhone to factory settings using iTunes. Everything you have stored on your device (apps, files and settings you have adjusted according to your needs) will be erased. Therefore, please keep in mind that you have to backup your iPhone before restoring iPhone to factory settings. And you need to install the latest version of iTunes on your PC or MAC. Then go to Settings > iCloud to turn off Find My iPhone.
1. Plug iPhone into the computer with the USB cable. The iTunes on your computer will automatically launch. If not, double-click the icon to start it.
2. Click the name of your iPhone at the upper right corner of iTunes, and then the information of your iPhone will be shown. Click the “Restore iPhone” button in the window to start.
3. iTunes will ask whether you want to back up iPhone before restoring. You’d better choose "Yes" for the reset will erase the contents in your iPhone. Then iTunes will start restoring your iPhone to factory settings.
3. Click Restore again to confirm. Then iTunes erases your iPhone and installs the latest iOS or iPod software. After you restore your iPhone to factory settings, it will restart. Now you can set it up as new.
If none of those works, you should check one last time on having the right setting. Like having Airplane Mode off, having Wi-Fi enable, having HTTP Proxy off, having the right password and that other iDevices like iPhone 6s can connect to your internet. Main internet provider like AT&T, Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, Charter and Verizon would offer the best stable internet connection in the US. If your warranty is still should go check with an Apple Store to see if it’s a hardware problem.