WiFi Not Working on iOS Device Running iOS 11? Here Are Ways To Fix

The new Apple iOS 11 was released, and just as expected, it is impressive. The new iOS update comes with a lot of new features including screen recording, a File Manager app, ability to customise Control Centre, WiFi sharing and many other exciting features.
Well as is already known, no matter how good a product is, it must have at least a few flaws. This also applies to the new iOS 11 update which millions of its users are already complaining about the WiFi saying that the WiFi is not working in iOS 11. This issue is something which all Apple devices are running on the new iOS 11 updates are facing including iPhones, iPads, and iPad Air.

It might be too early, however, to blame the WiFi problem on the new software update but there is a big chance of the iOS latest update being the source of the problem. The problem may also be caused by very little damage on any hardware like an iDevice, WiFi antenna, or even a simple issue with the user’s modem or router.

If you happen also to be facing this issue, not to worry! With this troubleshooting guide, you should be able to fix the problem on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Before we proceed into this guide, you should make sure that your iOS device has been updated to the latest iOS update (iOS 11). To do this, you can just go the Settings app on your device > General > Software Update, or you can read this article on how to remove iOS 11 beta from your iOS device and install iOS 11 Official Update.

How To Fix WiFi Not Working in iOS 11

Below are a few tips you should check out to troubleshoot the WiFi not working issue on your iOS device running iOS 11.

  • Disable And Re-Enable The WiFi Option.

First of all, you should try turning your iPhone or iPad’s WiFi off and back on first. To do this simply go to the Settings app and tap on WiFi. Using this method, a lot of users have been able to fix the WiFi not working issue. If this method doesn’t work for you, proceed to the other remaining tips below.

  • Reboot Your iOS Device

You should also try rebooting your iOS device if the method above doesn’t work. When you restart your device, all connectivity features on your iPhone also undergo a reboot.

To restart your device, simply long-press the power button until the Apple logo appears.

Also turn it back on by pressing the power button. If you own an iPhone X, you should check out this article on how to restart an iPhone X without using any buttons.

  • Forget the WiFi Network And Try Connecting Again

Another method to fix the issue forgetting your device from the WiFi network and try connecting again. If you know your WiFi password, the go to the WiFi option under your iPhone/iPad’s settings. Tap on the “i” icon next to the name of the WiFi network and tap on “Forget this WiFi network”.

  • Disable VPN and Try WiFi Again

If you have a VPN app installed on your iOS device, you should try disabling and then try using WiFi again. The VPN app might be interfering with your device’s ability to connect to WiFi.

  • Change Google DNS to Custom DNS

To do this, go to Settings > WiFi > Network > Manual under DNS.
Now, tap on “Add Server” and then type in 8.8.8.8. or 8.8.4.4. And then save it.

  • Try Connecting Other Device to The WiFi Network

Try using other devices to connect to the WiFi network to know if the problem is from your device or not.

  • Try Connecting Your Device To Other WiFi Networks

You should also try connecting your iPhone or iPad to another WiFi network to see if it will connect.

  • Reset Your Device’s Network Settings

To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. All WiFi networks will be reset from your device including cellular settings, VPN and APN. Restore Your iOS Device From The Latest Backup

Restore the latest backup to your iPhone or iPad. When you have done that, try connecting to the WiFi network again.

With these tips given above, you should be able to fix the WiFi problem on your iOS device running iOS 11. Make sure to let us know which of the tips fixed the issue on your iPhone or iPad.


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