Have you ever experienced the weird phenomenon where you cannot get your iPhone to connect to the Wifi even though you know that the network is strong and secure?
Many of us have, and this is by far one of the worst issues to have. This is true because some situations call for using Wifi over data, and also because it’s much easier to go over your data limit on a cell phone than it is to use too much Wifi.
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This issue can usually be fixed using a couple of simple steps, and this article will serve as a guide for connecting your iPhone to that precious wifi network.
WHY WONT’T MY IPHONE CONNECT TO WIFI?
There are a number of reasons why your iPhone is having problems connecting to your wifi connection. If it is a software related problem, then this can be easily fixed with the instructions below. But if it is external or physical damage to your wifi sensor inside the phone, than this is a different problem that needs to be inspected by the Apple Store.
The overall problem could be a software issue, which most people hope for because they are easier to fix, or it could be a hardware issue. An example of a hardware problem that could cause your phone not to connect to Wifi is a bad antenna.
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RESTART YOUR IPHONE
If you can’t get your iPhone to connect to your Wifi network, start with the basics when it comes to fixing most electronic devices. This simply means you should turn the iPhone off for a while and then back on again. If that doesn’t help, try turning off the Wifi and then turning it back on again. To do this, swipe from the bottom of the screen and tap Wifi.
TURN OFF BLUETOOTH
This sounds like a weird thing to check when you’re having Wifi issues, but check your Bluetooth settings because these two things can actually interfere with each other. Because of this, turning off Bluetooth and then trying to connect to Wifi could make a difference. You can do this in the same way you turned off Wifi, but you’ll select bluetooth instead.
MAKE SURE AIRPLANE MODE IS OFF
This is a quick one, go to your settings and see if AirPlane Mode is turned on. This is important because having this turned on will prevent you from connecting to Wifi. If it is not on, turn it on for a short time and then turn it off. This could help solve the issue as well.
CHECK YOUR ROUTER
If you have access to the router, try restarting it and make sure your internet is working from a laptop or tablet. This can help if the issue your device is having happens to come from the connection itself. You can do this by unplugging the router for about 15 seconds and then plugging it back up again.
The issue of not being able to connect to Wifi with your iPhone or other Apple mobile device can be a big problem. Many of us have had this happen in situations such as during classes where you needed to access the internet but could not. The steps in this article should help, but if not you can contact Apple or go to your closest Apple store.