iPhone spinning wheel next to Wi-Fi….? Many people have this issue. Some people said that this problem occurred after updating iOS 12. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix iOS 12 spinning wheel next to Wi-Fi.
Devices: iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6s, 6 Plus
Solution 1: Force Restart
iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and earlier
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 2: Reset Network Settings
- Go to Settings->General->Reset.
- Tap “Reset Network Settings”.
- Enter the Passcode if required.
- Tap “Reset Network Settings” in the pop-up box.
- Then connect your device Wi-Fi and check whether spinning wheel appears or not.
Note: This action will reset all Wi-Fi Networks & Passwords, APN & VPN Settings, and Cellular Settings of your iPhone.
Solution 3: Turn Off “Background App Refresh
- Go to Settings->General->Background App Refresh.
- Again tap “Background App Refresh”.
- There you can see three options. Select “Off”.
Solution 4: Force close apps
After force closing the apps, restart your device.
iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 plus, 6, & 5
- Press the Home Button twice. You can see recently closed apps.
- Swipe all the apps up to close them.
- Swipe the screen up from the Home screen. You can see recently closed apps.
- Press and hold the app firmly. Tap ‘-’ symbol in the red circle at the left upper corner of the app (OR) after seeing ‘-’ symbol in the red circle, swipe all the apps up to close them.
Solution 5: Enable “Dictation” and then Reset Network Settings
- Launch Settings->General->Keyboard.
- Turn on “Enable Dictation”.
- Tap “Enable Dictation” in the pop-up box.
- Then try Reset Network Settings (Solutions 2).
Solution 6: Check For Software update
- Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi/Cellular data.
- Go to Settings->General->Softaware Update.
- Tap “Download and Install” if update is available.
Solution 7: Restore your phone in Recovery/DFU Mode
Before doing it, back up your iPhone. Because this action may erase all data from your device.
- Connect your iPhone to Mac/Computer via Lightning (USB) cable.
- Open iTunes on PC/Computer.
- Make sure that iTunes is updated to the latest version.
- Then Force Restart your iPhone (follow the steps from Solution 1).
- Don’t leave Buttons after seeing the Apple Logo. Keep holding it until Recovery Mode screen (iTunes screen) appears.
- Select “Restore” in the pop-up box. Wait until the process is finished.
- Then Force Restart your iPhone.
- Restart your Wi-Fi router.
- Turn on Siri.
- Downgrade iOS 12.
If you know any other solutions to fix this issue, let us know through your comments.