We have a lot of technology at our fingertips with sophisticated devices of beautiful design, high performance in both hardware and software, but we like it or not it is practically essential to use the internet to take full advantage of these. That is why if your iPhone does not connect to WiFi networks you have a problem, but do not worry because we analyze the possible causes and solutions to fix this problem.
Why doesn’t my iPhone connect to WiFi? Solution
Having an iPhone with problems connecting to some or all WiFi networks and even not being able to connect to any is something that is obviously not normal. Although this is not something crazy either. The first reason to which we could attribute this problem is the software, since some system failure could be causing the failure.
If the fault has occurred recently, there is an action that you can take and that in many occasions solves this type of problems. We mean restart the device.
- If you have an iPhone 8 or later you must press and release the volume up, volume down and then press and hold the power button until the screen turns off.
- If you have an iPhone 7 you must press and hold both the volume down keys and power button until the screen turns off.
- If you have an iPhone 6s or 6 you must press the power button and the home button until the screen turns off.
- If you have an iPhone SE or 5s, you should turn off the device normally, on the top button, and wait approximately 30 seconds to turn it back on manually.
The first thing to do is check if the iPhone is updated to the latest available software version , for which you should go to Settings> General> Software update. If there is no update available or the one that did not solve the problem, you can use the device’s network settings from Settings> General> Reset> Reset network settings.
Another cause that your iPhone does not connect to WiFi is that you have not entered the password correctly. Yes, it sounds very obvious but it can happen to all of us that we were wrong to introduce it or that it has been changed without us being aware. Therefore, check that you are accessing the correct network and that the password you entered is also the correct one.
Another cause attached to the iPhone when it is not connected to WiFi networks resides in the antennas that the device has to connect to. This fault is not visible to the naked eye and in fact it is not recommended that the user repair it on their own, so we recommend you go to the Apple support website to make an appointment to observe and give you a repair budget if that was finally the fault.
And if it is not the iPhone what fails?
If the problem to connect to WiFi occurs only with a WiFi network it is very likely that the problem is not your device but the router. For various reasons, routers may fail and not allow any device to access the internet through it. There is also the possibility that if you broadcast a WiFi network to connect to, but that it does not have internet.
To check more accurately if the problem is WiFi we recommend that you try to connect to the same network through other devices and if the fault persists in them there will be no doubt that the router is the cause.
To solve this problem you can try to reset the router and if after restarting you are still having problems, it would be best if you contacted the company that manages the internet.
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