How to Fix Wi-Fi Greyed Out Issue on iPhone [Solved]

Many iPhone users have encountered that they are able to enable the Wi-Fi option on their iPhones because the Wi-Fi option is greyed out. No matter what they do, the Wi-Fi option is not available to change it.


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This problem has occurred mainly due to some technical issues with the software, physical faults within the iPhone, or not being updated to its latest version of iOS.

After analyzing the above factors in depth, we have come up with a few best solutions that would definitely go to help iPhone users in resolving it. If you are also going through the same issue with the iPhone, please continue reading to learn more.

Fix 1 – Force Restart your iPhone

Several iPhone users have claimed that force restarting the iPhone has helped them in resolving many issues with their iPhones and this can be done simply using the steps below.

Step 1: To force restart the iPhone, first, you need to press the volume up button once and release it.

Step 2: After that, press the volume down button and release it.

 

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Step 3: Now press the power button of your iPhone for around 10 seconds till you see the Apple logo sign on the screen.

 

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Step 4: After the iPhone starts, try and check if the problem is resolved.

Fix 2 – Disable Content & Privacy Restrictions

For some reason, content restrictions can be responsible for such issues as discussed above in this article. Some users have resolved it by disabling the content & privacy restrictions feature on their iPhones. So we request users try disabling the content restrictions using the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Firstly, you need to open the Settings page on your iPhone.

Step 2: Then select the Screen Time option by tapping on it once.

 

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Step 3: Next, tap on the Content & Privacy Restrictions option as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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Step 4: Disable the Content & Privacy Restrictions feature by switching off its toggle button as shown below.

 

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Step 5: After this is disabled, check whether the Wi-Fi icon is available to change.

Fix 3 – Reset Network Settings

Whenever there is some problem related to any network features like mobile data, Wi-Fi, cellular phone calls, etc, some network settings internally must have been changed or got stuck. So performing the network settings reset would resolve this kind of problem on any iPhone.

Let us see how to reset network settings on an iPhone using the steps explained below.


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Step 1: Open the Settings page on your iPhone.

Step 2: Then tap on the General option.

 

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Step 3: On the General page, select the Transfer or Reset iPhone option at the bottom.

 

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Step 4: Tap on the Reset option.

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Step 5: Next, you should select Reset Network Settings from the popped-up list by tapping on it once.

 

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Step 6: Confirm it by tapping on Reset Network Settings again as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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After it is done resetting all settings on your iPhone, see if the fix worked or not.

Fix 4 – Turn On the Airplane Mode and then Turn it Off

Several users have claimed to have resolved this problem by just enabling the airplane mode feature and then disabling it on their iPhones. Therefore, we recommend doing it by using the steps explained below.

Step 1: Open the Control Centre by swiping down the screen from the top right side of the iPhone screen after unlocking it.

Step 2: Then tap on the Airplane mode in the top left corner to enable the Airplane mode.

Step 3: Wait for some time and then tap on the Airplane mode again to turn it Off.

 

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Step 4: Once it is disabled, check if the problem gets resolved or not.

Additional Fixes

Update your iPhone

If there are any issues or improvements needed for the iPhone, users share their experience and using their feedback, Apple releases updates from time to time after working on the feedback. So users who have not updated the latest software updates on the iPhone might encounter such issues on their iPhone.

So we advise our users that they update their iPhone or iPad using the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Settings page on their iPhone by tapping on the Settings icon from the home screen.

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option as shown in the below screenshot.

Step 3: Now select the Software Update option by tapping on it as shown below.

 

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Step 4: Wait till it checks if there are any updates available.

Step 5: After it loads the Software Update page, tap on the Download and Install option at the bottom if there are any updates available.

 

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Restart your iPhone

Some iPhone users have reported that they have fixed this issue by merely restarting their iPhones and we also suggest our users that they also try restarting their iPhones and check if the issue got resolved or not.

Here are the steps to follow to restart the iPhone.

Step 1: To restart your iPhone, go to the Settings page.

Step 2: Then tap on the General option.

Step 3: Scroll down the General page and tap on Shut Down.

 

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Step 4: Now follow the onscreen instructions to shut down the iPhone.

Step 5: After that, to start your iPhone, you need to press and hold the volume up and power buttons together till you see Apple’s logo sign on your screen.


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Check if the problem is fixed.

Reset All Settings

When nothing works, you can reset all settings on your iPhone which helps in resolving many problems associated with iOS. Try resetting all settings by following the steps explained below.

Step 1: First of all, you need to open the Settings page on your iPhone.

Step 2: Next scroll down and tap on the General option.

 

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Step 3: On the General page, select the Transfer or Reset iPhone option at the bottom.

 

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Step 4: Tap on the Reset option.

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Step 5: Next, select Reset All Settings from the popped-up list by tapping on it once.

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Step 6: You need to confirm it by tapping on Reset All Settings again as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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After it is done resetting all settings on your iPhone, see if the fix worked or not.

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