iPad cannot connect to Wi-Fi? Here is how to fix it

Apple iPad is one of the most desired tablets on the market. First introduced back in 2010, iPad quickly gained its popularity among users and tech experts worldwide thanks to its exciting features and skills. Apple iPad has gone a long way to become the best-selling tablet on the market.

At this year’s education event, Apple unveiled a new 9.7 inch iPad which targets students and schools. With a new 9.7 inch iPad, Apple is trying to expand its presence in the educational sector, offering users a new way to stay productive in schools.

However, Apple’s tablet has its own issues, ranging from app crashes to frozen virtual keyboard. A number of iPad owners have reported that their iPad fails to connect to Wi-Fi network. There could be any reason for why you cannot connect to Wi-Fi, ranging from outdated software update to connectivity issues.

If you are among those users who are dealing with the above issue, then we are here to help. In the section below, we have created the best solutions for fixing an iPad that won’t connect to Wi-Fi. Before we begin, make sure you now have the latest software update on your device.

  1. Make sure you have enabled Wi-Fi on your device

The first thing you need to do is to check if you have enabled Wi-Fi on your device. If your Wi-Fi is set to off, you won’t be able to connect to your Wi-Fi network. If you are trying to connect to a public network, then make sure you agree to terms and conditions, and then enter the correct password.

If your iPad is now connecting to a home network, then make sure everything is set up correctly. To do this, open the Settings app on your device, and turn off Airplane mode on your device. Keep in mind that enabling Airplane mode turns off all wireless connections on your device, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

  1. Reset your Wi-Fi connection

If the problem still persists, then the next solution is to reset your iPad’s Wi-Fi connection. Following this method, all of your Wi-Fi settings will be erased, meaning that you need to set up the whole thing from the scratch.

To reset your Wi-Fi settings on your iPad, simply open the Settings app from your home screen, then select Wi-Fi and turn off the switch for Wi-Fi. After that turn it back on and your iPad will start looking for all available networks. If the problem is still there, then make sure you read on to find out more.

  1. Reset your iPad

Resetting your iPad may help you fix some major problems like app crashes, unresponsive touchscreen, and frozen keyboard. In this case, rebooting your tablet may help you fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

Rebooting an iPad is pretty simple, as it involves holding the Sleep/Wake button at the top of the device until you see a Power Off screen. Now just simply move the slider to the right to turn off your iPad. Once your iPad finishes booting up, turn on Wi-Fi and rejoin a local network. If nothing changes, then there is a good chance that you are having problems with your router. Read on to find out more.

  1. Reset your router

Resetting your router help you fix some connectivity problems. However, doing so will remove all the current settings, including passwords and configurations. So, you need to set it up as new. Before moving ahead, make sure no one is on the internet now.

Each router has a reset button, so the process varies depending on the router model you are now using. To reset your router, you simply need to hit the Reset button. After that, set up the whole thing and make sure you give your network a password.

  1. Reset network settings

If the problem still persists, then the next solution is to reset your network settings on your iPad. Following this method, all of your current network settings will go back to its default state.

To do this, open the Settings app from your home screen, then select General and choose Reset Network Settings to confirm your action. Now just simply try re-connecting to your Wi-Fi network.

  1. Forget your Wi-Fi network

Once you have reset your network settings, but the problem is still there, then try forgetting your Wi-Fi network. To do this, open the Settings app from your home screen, then tap on the “i” symbol next to your connected network and hit the Forget this Network button. If none of the above-mentioned solutions work for you, then bring your device to a local App Store to get support.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S10: What we know so far

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