Unable to connect to Wi-Fi in iOS 11? Here is the fix

iOS 11 has finally landed in our shores and with it comes hundreds of new features and changes. However, we have started to hear some of the issues iPhone and iPad are facing with Apple’s latest version of mobile operating system. A lot of users have reported that their iPhone cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network after updating to iOS 11, forcing them to reboot the device and try reconnecting multiple times,

If you are one of those who have been hit by the above-mentioned issue, don’t freak out because we will show you how to deal with it. In this article, we have a couple of solutions that help you fix Wi-Fi problems.

  1. Force restart

A force restart may help you fix some minor problems on your iPhone like app crashes, unresponsive touchscreen, or frozen keyboard. In this case, it can fix your Wi-Fi problems and get your device back online. The method used to force restart an iPhone is pretty simple and we will show you how in the section below.

Step one: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time (if you now own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, hold down the Sleep/Wake button and Volume button)

Step two: Keep holding both buttons until you see the Apple logo.

Once your iPhone finishes booting up, try reconnecting to a Wi-Fi network to see if the problem has been fixed. If not, make sure you read on.

  1. Rejoin your Wi-Fi network

If the above-mentioned solution doesn’t work for you, try forgetting your Wi-Fi network and then rejoin it. To do this, you simply need to head to Settings and select Wi-Fi. From the list, tap on the Wi-Fi network, hit Forget This Network and select Forget to confirm. After that, wait for a few seconds and rejoin the network.

  1. Reset network settings on your device

Resetting network settings is one of the most effective ways to fix connectivity issues on an iPhone. In this case, it may help you fix Wi-Fi problems in iOS 11. The process is pretty simple and we will cover it in the section below.

Step one: First off, launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit General to proceed

Step two: Once you are in, hit Reset at the bottom of the page and then tap Reset Network Settings  (You may be asked to enter the passcode)

Step three: Hit Reset Network Settings from the popup to confirm your action.

  1. Turn off Wi-Fi networking service

If the problem still persists, you can try disabling Wi-Fi networking service on your device. To do this, you simply need to head to Settings on your iPhone and select Privacy. After that, tap on Location Services and hit System Services. From here, turn off the switch for Wi-Fi Networking.

  1. Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi Assist is a great feature that automatically switches to cellular when you have a poor Wi-Fi connection. This feature has been around since the days of iOS 9 and has received mostly positive reviews from users and tech experts worldwide.

To turn off Wi-Fi Assist on your iPhone, go to Settings > Cellular > Wi-Fi Assist and turn off the switch. Wait for a few seconds and turn it back on.

Also read: Apple Watch 3 hands-on review: A small upgrade and similar design

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