How to fix Wi-Fi not working issue in iOS 11

iOS 11 has been available for two months and is widely welcome by users and tech experts worldwide. However, we have started to hear some of the issues iPhone and iPad owners are facing with iOS 11. In this case, a lot of iPhone owners have reported that Wi-Fi fails to work after installing iOS 11.

If you are one of those users who have been hit by the issue, don’t panic because we are here to help. We have a couple of solutions that help you deal with Wi-Fi not working issue in iOS 11. Before we begin, update your device. To do this, head to Settings > General > Software Update.

How to fix Wi-Fi not working issue in iOS 11

  1. Forget the network and rejoin

If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network, forget your network and then rejoin it to see if the problem is fixed. Here is how.

Step one: First off, launch the Settings app from your home screen, then scroll down a little bit and hit Wi-Fi

Step two: Once you are in, tap on the “i” button next to the network you wish to forget and then hit Forget to confirm your action

Step three: Now just simply turn off the switch for Wi-Fi and reboot your device.

Note that if you now an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, the method used to reboot your device is quite different than pass iPhone models. Press and release the Volume Up and Down buttons and then hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

  1. Switch off Ask to Join Networks

If the problem still persists, try turning off Ask to Join Networks. If you need help, check out the steps below.

Step one: Launch the Settings on your device and then hit Wi-Fi to proceed

Step two: Once you are in, navigate the bottom of the page and then turn off the switch for Ask to Join Networks. When you are done, turn it back on to see if the problem is fixed. If nothing happens, make sure you read on.

  1. Disable/Enable Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi Assist has been around since the days of iOS 9, allowing you to stay connected even if you have a poor internet connection. In this case, it may prevent you from connecting to a Wi-Fi network.

Step one: Launch the Settings app on your home screen and then hit Cellular/Mobile Data to proceed

Step two: Next up, turn off the switch for Wi-Fi Assist and then turn it back on.

  1. Reset your network settings

If none of the above-mentioned solutions work for you, the best shot is to reset network settings. Following this method, all of your Wi-Fi passwords and login details will be removed.

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit General

Step two: Hit Reset and tap on Reset Network Settings

Step three: Confirm your action.

Also read: How to fix: I forgot my iPhone’s passcode

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