iPhone XS Max Weak 5GHz WiF Reception (Fixed)

Many Apple users have a complaint that their iPhone XS Max won’t connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi. Some people said that their iPhone connected to 5GHz Wi-Fi but it receives only poor Wi-Fi. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix iPhone XS Max weak 5GHz Wi-Fi reception. If you have the same problem, this article will help you to fix it.
Before trying these solutions, connect your iPhone to different Wi-Fi networks. Because this may be a network issue.
Solution 1: Turn off “Wi-Fi Assist”
Many iPhone users said that this solution did the trick for them.

  1. Launch Settings->Cellular Data.
  2. Scroll down to find “Wi-Fi Assist” and turn it off.

Note: If it doesn’t work out, turn off “Cellular Data” completely. Don’t turn on Cellular Data while using Wi-Fi.
Solution 2: Turn off “Mobile Network Search

  1. Open Settings->Privacy->Location Services.
  2. Make sure that Location Services is turned on.
  3. Tap “System Services”.
  4. Turn off “Mobile Network Search”.

Solution 3: Force Restart

  1. Press the Volume Up Button and quickly release it.
  2. Press the Volume Down Button and quickly release it.
  3. Press and hold the Side Button until the Apple Logo appears.

Solution 4: Enable “Auto-Join”

  1. Go to Settings->Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap (i) info symbol near to the connected Wi-Fi network.
  3. Turn on “Auto-Join”.

Solution 5: 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 6: 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.
  5. Wait until your iPhone restarts and then connect it to Wi-Fi.

Note: This action will reset all Wi-Fi Networks & Passwords, APN & VPN Settings, and Cellular Settings of your iPhone.
Solution 7: 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 8: 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. Delete all DNS Servers.
  6. Tap “Add Server”.
  7. Enter the Google’s free DNS number or
  8. Tap “Save” at the upper-right corner of the screen.

Solution 9: Check for Software Update

  1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi.
  2. Launch Settings->General->Software Update.
  3. Tap “Download and Install” if update is available.

Solution 10: Power cycle the Router/Modem

  1. Unplug the router from a power source.
  2. Wait for 2 minutes and then plug it again.
  3. Update router firmware is available.

Other Solutions:

  1. Restore your iPhone to Factory Settings.
  2. If this issue occurs after updating your iPhone, Downgrade iOS.
  3. Check Apple warranty status. If your iPhone covers warranty, take it to the Apple Service Center.

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

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