How to Fix the Wi-Fi Not Working in iOS 12

Although a bug is the root cause of Wi-Fi issue, it is possible that some glitches are causing the problem to rear its head. If you are also getting trouble with Wi-Fi issues on iOS 12, we are now going to show you methods to fix Wi-Fi not working in iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Troubleshoot WiFi Issue in iOS 12

The best way is to try all the following methods to fix this problem until one of them helps you. These troubleshooting tricks are mentioned below:

  1. Forget The Network and Connect it Again

First of all, disconnect your iPhone/iPad from a Wi-Fi hotspot, reboot your device and try reconnecting to the network. To do so

  • Go to Settings -> Wi-Fi
  • Now, tap on the ‘i’ button next to the Wi-Fi network and then choose ‘Forget This Network’ and confirm your choice.
  • Then disable Wi-Fi.
  • After that, soft reset your device. Each iPhone/iPad model has a different way of restarting.

For the iPhone 6S+ and 6S and older models, simply press and hold Home + Power buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds.

For the iPhone 7&7+ models, press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons at the same time for a few seconds.

For the iPhone X, iPhone 8/8+ models, press and quickly release the volume up button. Continue to do the same with the Volume Down button. After that, simply press and hold the Power button until you see Apple logo on the screen.

Once your phone has rebooted, enable the Wi-Fi again and try connecting to it normally. The problem should have been solved, but if not, it’s time to move to the other solutions to fix iOS 12 Wi-Fi not working problem.

Check your Router & Test Wi-Fi Network

Sometimes the root of the problem might come from the router. So, you should try to power off the Wi-Fi router for a few minutes and then plug it into the power source. After that, try connecting to it again.

You should also connect to another Wi-Fi network if it’s available. If it does connect, the problem is with the router.

Also read: How To Fix Not Able To Share Passwords with AirDrop in iOS 12

Disable All Wi-Fi Networking Services

You can also turn off the Wi-Fi networking services on your iOS 12 iPhone/iPad. Once disabled, your location will be stopped from being used for Wi-Fi networking.

  • Open Settings app and tap on Privacy.
  • Select Location Services > System Services.
  • Toggle Wi-Fi networking service to off

Once the problem is resolved and the Wi-Fi works well, you can re-enable the feature. Just follow these same steps and enable Wi-Fi networking. Now try connecting to the Wi-Fi network again and check if the issue is not resolved. If not, you should move to the next fix.

Setting Custom DNS Server

Sometimes switching to Google DNS or OpenDNS is a useful way to resolve the Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone/iPad. So you should also try this method to help you.

Reset Network Settings Of your Device

It’s a reliable method to use and can be seen as one of the last resort, which is resetting network settings. To do so, just do the following:

  • Head to Settings -> General
  • Scroll down and tap on Reset > Reset Network Settings
  • Enter your iPhone Passcode and confirm your selection

Wait for your device to reset. Once done, try connecting to the Wi-Fi again and you will all are now good.

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