WiFi Not Working in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad? Fixes Here!

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Myra updated on Jan 19, 2021 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

WiFi keeps dropping on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11? iPhone/iPad running iOS 11 won't connect to WiFi? WiFi won't turn on in iOS 11 on your iPhone/iPad? No matter what situation you are in, as long as WiFi not working in iOS 11, you can use the potential solutions provided below to solve the WiFi connection problem on your iPhone/iPad. When WiFi can't work properly, the resultant situation varies. So does the solutions to the problem. What you can do is to keep trying and find the fix that can solve your problem perfectly. Read on to get more details.

WiFi not working in iOS 11? Fixes here!

How to fix WiFi not working in iOS 11

Solution 1: Restart your iPhone/iPad

As the common solution to frequently occurred problems on iPhone/iPad like touch screen not working in iOS 11, restarting your iPhone/iPad is a simple and effective fix to the WiFi not working issue.

How to restart iPhone/iPad in iOS 11:

Tip 1: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see a slider, drag the slider to turn off your iPhone/iPad completely and then hold and press the same button to turn your device on.

Tip 2: Go to Settings > General > Shut Down and move the slider to turn off your iPhone/iPad completely. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button to turn on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11.

Solution 2: Reboot Modem and Router

Since the normal functioning of WiFi requires the joint work of your iPhone/iPad, modem, and router, ensuring a properly performed iPhone/iPad is not enough. Thus in addition to restarting your iPhone/iPad to fix the WiFi not working problem, you can reboot your modem and router to have a try.

Solution 3: Ensure a stable WiFi connection

If you find your WiFi keep dropping, maybe there is something wrong with the WiFi network. You can use other WiFi-supported devices to check whether the same WiFi network is working properly. If not, you can contact the WiFi network provider to ask for help.

Solution 4: Forget This Network

Forget the network first and rejoin the networking by entering the correct password. To get things done, you just need to go to Settings > WLAN, tap on the network you have connected to and then click Forget This Network. Under WLAN, there is another way to can try to fix WiFi not working in iOS 11 on your iPhone/iPad, which is to click Renew Lease instead of Forget This Network.

Solution 5: Reset Network Settings

This tip is also a common way to solve the problems about WiFi connection. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings to wipe out the data about networks on your iPhone/iPad and then rejoin the WiFi by entering the correct password.

Solution 6: Disconnect unnecessary devices

If you find WiFi slow on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11, you can check how many devices have connected to the same WiFi network and disconnect the devices you don't use currently to speed up the WiFi on your iPhone/iPad.

Solution 7: Turn off location services for WLAN networking

If you have tried the tips above and find none of them can solve the WiFi not working problem, you can turn off the location services for WLAN networking to have a try. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services and then toggle off WLAN Networking.

Solution 8: Downgrade to iOS 10

If you are using an earlier iPhone and find WiFi not working after upgrading to iOS 11, downgrading to previous iOS version may solve the problem. Wondering how to downgrade to iOS 10? Read this article about how to downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10 for reference.


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