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iOS 10 Problem: iPhone Won’t Connect to Wi-Fi

November 03, 2016 10:14 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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Some iPhone users complained that their iPhone won't connect to Wi-Fi after iOS 10 update, or not picking up Wi-Fi when they installed iOS 10 on iPhone. There are a lot of maybes when it comes to diagnosing and settling down this issue. In this article, several efficient and simple tips and tricks you can try to get your iPhone to connect to Wi-Fi after iOS update.

Solution 1: Force Restart

Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the screen goes blank and Apple logo appears.

Solution 2: Check your Wi-Fi Router

Before testing the potential solutions one by one, you’d better check and see if other devices can be connected. This will let you know whether there is a problem with your Wi-Fi router.

If you find there is something wrong with your router, you can try to switch off router and your iPhone for a while, and then turn them on to see if your iPhone can connect to Wi-Fi network. If fails, please read on!

Solution 3: Reset Network Settings

If you tried the above-mentioned solutions but your iPhone won’t stay connected to wi-Fi network or won’t connect at all, going for this option can do the trick.

To reset network settings, open the Settings app and navigate to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset Network Settings.

reset

Solution 4: Disable Wi-Fi Networking Services

Many users have reported that they’ve solved their issues by disabling Wi-Fi Networking under Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services. This only relates to your location being used for Wi-Fi Networking, so it doesn’t disable Wi-Fi entirely.

disable wifi network service

Solution 5: Change DNS settings

You can fix the problem by changing your DNS settings. You can use either Google DNS (8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4, or both but make sure to separate them by comma), or Open DNS (208.67.220.123 or 208.67.222.123). Here is how to do that:

Go to Settings and tap Wi-Fi, find your network and tap on the info button,

you will see DNS, tap on the numbers and the keyboard will appear and once it does enter the new DNS address.

change dns service

Solution 6: Fix internet connection issue with ReiBoot

If all methods above can’t solve your Wi-Fi connection issue, then you will need an recovery mode restore to solve this problem. Free ReiBoot can easily put you into recovery mode and get your device out recovery mode to fix iPhone won’t connect to Wi-Fi.

Step 1: Download ReiBoot, install and run ReiBoot on your computer. Then connect iPhone to computer.

Step 2: Click "Enter Recovery Mode" to start fixing your stuck issue.

 enter recovery mode

Step 3: Click "Enter Recovery Mode" to start fixing your stuck issue.

Step 4: Wait for a while, then click “Exit Recovery Mode”. After that, your iOS device is back to normal state.

Hope this post is helpful to help you solve this issue, and let us know in the comments if you faced any Wi-Fi issues after upgrading to iOS 10, so other readers will have more solutions on fixing “their iPhone cannot find Wi-Fi” issue.

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