iOS 12 WiFi Not Working on iPhone & iPad? Here's the fix


As you all know, Wi-Fi issues are common on iOS devices. Many Apple users have a complaint that iPhone WiFi not working on iOS 12. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix this issue. If you have the same problem, this article will help you to fix it.
Before trying these solutions,

  1. Connect your iPhone to different networks. Because it may be a network issue.
  2. Make sure that you are not far away from the Wi-Fi Router or Hotspot.

Solution 1: Restart your iPhone

  1. Press and hold the Power Button (Sleep/Wake) until slide to power off screen appears.
  2. Drag the slider to turn off your device.
  3. To turn on your device, press and hold the Power Button until the Apple Logo appears.

Solution 2: Check Wi-Fi speed

  1. Make sure that your Wi-Fi speed is good.
  2. Make sure that you are within a range. If you far away from Wi-Fi Router/Hotspot, you can’t receive a connect properly.

Solution 3: Refresh Wi-Fi

  1. Open Settings->Wi-Fi.
  2. Turn off “Wi-Fi”.
  3. Restart your device.
  4. Turn on “Wi-Fi”.

Solution 4: Force Restart
iPhone 6 & earlier and iPad
Press and hold the Home Button and Power Button (Sleep/Wake) until the Apple Logo Appears.
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
Press and hold the Side Button and Volume Down Button until the Apple Logo appears.
iPhone 8, 8 Plus, & X

  • Press the Volume Up Button and release it.
  • Press the Volume Down Button and release it.
  • Press and hold the Side Button until the Apple Logo appears.

Solution 5: Check for Software Update

  1. Connect your phone to Wi-Fi or Cellular Data.
  2. Go to Settings->General->Software Update.
  3. Tap “Download and Install” if update is available.

Solution 6: Turn off Wi-Fi Networking
Turn off Wi-Fi Networking will increase the speed of Wi-Fi on iOS devices.

  1. Launch Settings->Privacy->Location Services.
  2. Tap “System Services”.
  3. Scroll down to find “Wi-Fi Networking” and turn it off.

Solution 7: Forget Wi-Fi Network and Rejoin

  1. Go to Settings->Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap (i) info symbol next to the connected Wi-Fi network.
  3. Tap “Forget This Network”.
  4. Tap “Forget This Network” in the pop-up box to confirm.
  5. Then rejoin to the same network or any other Wi-Fi networks.

Solution 8: Reset Network settings

  1. Go to Settings->General->Reset.
  2. Tap “Reset Network Settings”.
  3. Enter the Passcode if required.
  4. Tap “Reset Network Settings” in the pop-up box.

Note: This action will reset all Wi-Fi Networks & Passwords, APN & VPN Settings, and Cellular Settings of your iPhone.
Solution 9: Refresh Wi-Fi Assist
Many iphone users said the refreshing “Wi-Fi Assist” solved their Wi-Fi issues.

  1. Launch Settings->Cellular.
  2. Scroll down to find “Wi-Fi Assist” and turn it off.
  3. Wait for few seconds and then turn it on.

Solution 10: Set DNS to Manual

  1. Go to Settings->Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap (i) info symbol near to the connected Wi-Fi network.
  3. Tap “Configure DNS”.
  4. Select “Manual”.
  5. Tap “Add Server”.
  6. Enter the Google’s free DNS number 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4.
  7. Tap “Save” at the upper-right corner of the screen.

Solution 11: Power cycle (restart) the router or Hotspot
If you are using wireless router,

  1. Disconnect the router from the power.
  2. To do it unplug the power cord from the back of the router. Wait for some time.
  3. Then plug the power cord into the router.
  4. Reset Network Settings (Solution 8)

If you are using wireless hotspot,

  1. Turn off the hotspot.
  2. Wait for 30 seconds and then turn it on.
  3. Reset Network Settings (Solution 8)

Solution 12: Check connected Wi-Fi Network issues

  1. Go to Settings->Wi-Fi. Make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on and you can see connected Wi-Fi network name.
  2. If there is any problem with the connected Wi-Fi network, you can see the alert like ”No Internet Connection” under the Wi-Fi network name. So try another network and check the Wi-Fi Speed.

Solution 13: Reset All Settings

  1. Go to Settings->General->Reset.
  2. Tap “Reset All Settings”.
  3. Enter your passcode and restrictions passcode.
  4. Tap “Reset All Settings”.
  5. Again tap “Reset all Settings” to confirm.

Note: This action will reset all Wi-Fi Networks & Passwords, APN & VPN Settings, and Cellular Settings of your iPhone.
Solution 14: Factory Reset
Before reset your iPhone to Factory Settings, back up your device. Because this action will Erase all data from your device.
To back up your device,

  1. Connect your phone to Wi-Fi or Data network.
  2. Launch Settings->Apple ID (your name)->iCloud->iCloud Backup.
  3. Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on. Tap “Back Up Now”.
  4. Wait untill backup process is finished.

Factory Reset/Restore

  1. Go to Settings->General->Reset.
  2. Tap “Erase All Contents and Settings”.
  3. A pop-up box will appear with three options: Finish Uploading Then Erase, Erase Now, and Cancel.
  4. If you want to backup your device, tap “Finish Uploading Then Erase”.
  5. If you have already taken a Backup, tap “Erase Now”.
  6. Wait until the process is finished.

Other Solutions:

  1. This problem may occur after updating your device. So wait for a week and check.
  2. Make an Apple genius bar appointment.

If you know any other solutions to fix this issue, let us know through your comments.

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