Many iPhone users have expressed their disappointment with one of the serious problems they are getting on the iPhone. The issue is their iPhone keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi every now and then. It is truly been a major problem since Wi-Fi is a necessity to use most applications on the iPhone.
We have analyzed thoroughly on this issue and figured out the factors that might be responsible and listed down below.
- The Auto Join setting is disabled
- Some changes in the network settings
- The Wi-Fi password got changed
- The issue with the Wi-Fi router
After researching these factors above, we have compiled a set of solutions that will resolve the iPhone that keeps disconnecting from the Wi-Fi issue.
Fix 1 – Turn On the Auto-Join Setting for your Wi-Fi
If the Auto-Join setting for your Wi-Fi network is not enabled, your iPhone may not connect automatically to your Wi-Fi network and therefore you are facing this problem.
Let us enable this feature by turning on the Auto-Join feature on your iPhone using the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Settings page on your iPhone.
Step 2: Then tap on the Wi-Fi option.
Step 3: On the Wi-Fi page, select your Wi-Fi network by tapping on it.
Step 4: Now enable the Auto-Join feature by tapping on its toggle button as shown in the below screenshot.
Step 5: This feature makes sure that the Wi-Fi network gets connected to your iPhone within its network area.
Fix 2 – Check the Wi-Fi Router
If you are experiencing the iPhone keeps disconnecting from the Wi-Fi issue, there could be a possibility that something is wrong with the Wi-Fi router itself.
So we advise our users to try restarting their Wi-Fi router and see if this helps. Also, check if the wire/cable that connects the internet to the router is broken somewhere.
If still it does not work, try replacing the router with a new one and configure the same internet settings. Hope this should work now.
Fix 3 – Forget the Network and Reconnect again
When the Wi-Fi connection details are changed, then you are bound to experience such problems as discussed above in this article. So it is better to forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect it again. This will clear any gap between the Wi-Fi network and your iPhone.
Follow the steps below on how to forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect it again.
Step 1: Go to the Settings page on your iPhone after unlocking it.
Step 2: Then tap on the Wi-Fi option as shown below.
Step 3: On the WiFi page, it displays all the Wi-Fi networks available for your iPhone.
Step 4: Tap on the Wi-Fi network you want to forget.
Step 5: Once it opens, tap on the Forget This Network option as shown in the below image.
Step 6: This will forget the Wi-Fi network you selected and you will not be able to connect to this until you enter its password.
Step 7: Now to reconnect it, tap on the Wi-Fi network on the Wi-Fi page as shown below.
Step 8: Authenticate it by providing the network password and start using the Wifi without getting disconnected.
Fix 4 – Renew Lease for your Wi-Fi Network
Some iPhone users have claimed that they were able to fix this problem by simply renewing the lease for their Wi-Fi network as shown in the below steps. Try this method and see if this worked or not.
Step 1: Open the Settings page on the iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on the Wi-Fi option as shown below.
Step 3: Then select the Wi-Fi network on the Wi-Fi page by tapping on it.
Step 4: Once the Wi-Fi page is open, at the bottom you will find the Renew Lease option.
NOTE – This method works probably only on iOS 14 or older versions. Don’t worry if you don’t find this option please continue with other solutions.
Step 5: Tap on it once to renew the lease as shown in the below screenshot.
Step 6: After the Wi-Fi network’s lease is renewed, check whether this problem got fixed or not.
Reset Network Settings on your iPhone
Many iPhone users have reported that resetting the network settings has fixed this issue. So we recommend trying resetting the network settings on your iPhone and checking if it works.
Here is how you can reset network settings on your iPhone.
- Navigate to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset.
- Select the Reset Network Settings option from the pop-up.
- Enter the passcode to continue.
- Tap on Reset Network Settings to confirm.
- This resets the network settings on your iPhone.
Disable VPN Connection
If your iPhone is connected to any VPN connection, then there is a high chance that this connection is interrupting your Wi-Fi signal and causing it to keep disconnecting every time. To disable any VPN connection on your iPhone, follow the steps below.
- Browse to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management > VPN.
- Disable the Status by tapping on its toggle button.
- This will turn to Not Connected and this disconnects the VPN configuration on your iPhone.
Force Restart your iPhone
Sometimes force restarting the iPhone can resolve some annoying issues on the iPhone like the one discussed above and this is done using the steps explained below.
- To force restart your iPhone, press the volume up button once and release it.
- After that, press the volume down button and release it.
- Later, press the side button of your iPhone for around 10 seconds till you see the Apple logo sign on the screen.
- After the iPhone starts, try and check if the issue still persists or not.