Easy to Fix iPhone Keeps Disconnecting from WiFi

By Jonny Lin  iPhone  iPhone   10 Comments

Many iPhone users are having a wireless network connection issue with their cellphone. Their iPhone disconnects from their WiFi network frequently and they have to reconnect them manually. This is very annoying.

But don’t worry. The following are a few methods that have helped many iPhone users fix their WiFi connection issues. You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Check the status of your WiFi network
  2. Enable Auto-Join for your WiFi network
  3. Forget and reconnect to your network
  4. Renew Lease
  5. Reset your network settings
  6. Check your router

Method 1: Check the status of your WiFi network

Your iPhone may keep disconnecting from your WiFi network because it’s too far for your network to reach. Make sure your iPhone is within the network range.

If all your mobile devices are suffering from the same issue, the problem may result from your network itself. Try restarting your router and see if this fixes your problem (consult your router manual for detailed instruction). You may also need to contact your network service provider or router manufacturer for suggestions if you encounter hardware or network issues you can’t fix yourself.

Method 2: Enable Auto-Join for your WiFi network

Your iPhone may disconnect from your WiFi network frequently because the Auto-Join feature for your network is disabled. You should enable Auto-Join to see if that’s the case for you. To do so:

1) Open Settings.

2) Select Wi-Fi.

3) Tap the information mark (i) next to your WiFi network name.

4) Enable Auto-Join.

If this method works for you, your iPhone won’t disconnect from your WiFi network again.

Method 3: Forget and reconnect to your network

You can fix your disconnecting issue by resetting your WiFi connection on your iPhone. To do so, you should try forgetting your wireless network and connecting your iPhone to it again.

To reconnect to your WiFi network:

1) Open Settings.

2) Select Wi-Fi.

3) Tap the information mark (i) next to your WiFi network name.

4) Tap Forget This Network.

5) Reconnect your iPhone to your WiFi network and input your network password. Then check to see if this fixes your issue.

Method 4: Renew Lease

Lease renewing updates the address information of your network. You should give it a try when your iPhone disconnects from WiFi frequently.

1) Open Settings.

2) Select Wi-Fi.

3) Tap the information mark (i) next to your WiFi network name.

4) Tap Renew Lease.

5) Check and see if your WiFi connection of your iPhone recovers.

Method 5: Reset your iPhone network settings

Sometimes your iPhone network issues can be solved by resetting your iPhone network settings. You should try this when the methods above haven’t worked.

1) Open Settings 

2) Select General.

3) Tap Reset at the bottom.

4) Select Reset Network Settings

5) Enter the passcode if you are prompted. Then tap Reset Network Settings.

6) Wait for the restart and reset process to complete. Then, try connecting your device to your WiFi network and see if this fixes your disconnecting issue.

Method 6: Check your router

You may experiencing issues with your router so you can’t use your iPhone on its WiFi network. There are a few things you need to try:

  1. Restart your router to fix the temporary issues with your Internet connection.
  2. Consider using another router. You may be experiencing hardware or compatibility issues with your router so your iPhone keeps disconnecting from it. We suggest you try a dual band router for better compatibility and connectivity.

Hopefully one of the fixes above worked for you. If you have any questions or suggestions, you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment below!

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