This year, Apple released three iPhone models to the public. Apple’s move aims to celebrate 10 years of its mighty iPhone. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with slight improvements like bigger RAM, brighter display, and powerful hardware, while iPhone X marks the biggest design change ever made on an iPhone.
Despite those improvements and changes, Apple’s fall 2017 iPhone lineup has its own issues. We have heard a lot of complaints from users that they are facing Wi-Fi issues with Apple’s new iPhone models.
If you are among those users who have been hit by the issue, we have a couple of solutions that help you deal with Wi-Fi problems. Before trying to do anything, make sure you are now running a modern version of iOS. You can head to Settings > General > Software Update and install any available updates.
If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone 8 or iPhone X, try performing a force restart. Keep in mind that a force restart may help you fix some major issues on your iPhone like app crashes, frozen keyboard, or frozen apps. In this case, it may help you deal with Wi-Fi problems.
The method used to force restart iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is quite different than past iPhone models. We will show you how in the section below.
Step one: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button and then quickly press and release the Volume Down button
Step two: Now just simply press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.
Forget Wi-Fi network and re-connect
If the problem still persists, we recommend you forget your Wi-Fi network and rejoin the network. To forget a Wi-Fi network, head to Settings > Wi-Fi, then tap on the Wi-Fi network you wish to forget from the list and tap Forget to forget your network. After that, launch the Settings app, tap on Wi-Fi and rejoin the network.
Reset network settings
If two above-mentioned solutions fail to work for you, try resetting network settings. Following this method, all your Wi-Fi passwords and login details will be removed. This means that you need to set up the whole thing again.
To reset network settings on your iPhone, head to Settings > General > Reset and hit Reset Network Settings. Once you are done, rejoin your Wi-Fi network to see if the problem is fixed.
Turn off Wi-Fi networking
You can easily turn off Wi-Fi networking services on your iPhone to see if the issue is fixed. The process is pretty simple.
Step one: First off, launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit Privacy
Step two: Once you are in, tap on Location Services and then select System Services
Step three: Now just simply turn off the switch for Wi-Fi networking to complete the task.
Disable/Enable Wi-Fi Assist
Wi-Fi Assist has been out there since the days of iOS 9, allowing you to stay connected to the internet even if you have a poor connection. If you now have Wi-Fi Assist enabled on your device, try turning it off and then turn it back on.
To do this, open Settings > Cellular and turn off the switch for Wi-Fi Assist. After that, turn on the switch and connect to a Wi-Fi network.
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