Having an iPhone X and unable to connect it to the internet is a real issue! That’s because most of the apps that you use on your smartphone require an internet connection and when you are unable to connect to the WiFi, you won’t be able to work at all. There re many WiFi issues that you may face when trying to connect your iPhone X online, but what exactly are these issues and how to easily fix them to go online once again? In this article, we will check out some of the easiest steps to fix iPhone X WiFi issues!
Before beginning the article, we need to confirm that it’s our phone that’s the issue and not the connection itself. If you are using a wireless router, or modem, then please check if the internet connection is strong or weak and whether it’s on. After you’ve checked the modem and router settings and everything seems to be in place, then try connecting some other device, another smartphone or laptop, with the connection and see if it’s getting connected or not. Sometimes the routers also tend to give issues when attempting a connection, so let’s rule out that situation by trying to connect some other device. Also make sure that you stay within the WiFi range when attempting a WiFi connection. If everything checks out and you are still unable to connect iPhone X to WiFi, then let’s see the steps you can follow to fix that issue once and for all!
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How to Fix iPhone X WiFi Issues?
There is no definite solution to the internet connectivity problems unless you have determined that root cause of the issue. No one can learn what’s exactly causing the issue and as a result, we’ll have to go through some of the simplest troubleshooting steps to rule them out and see if the problem is fixed. Below, we have listed the best and the most used solutions that can fix your WiFi connectivity issues.
Turn Off/On Your Router or Modem
The first thing you need to try is turn off your router or modem completely, unplug it from the power source and wait for a few minutes before plugging it back in and turning it on again.
The router, just like any other device, is prone to glitches that may disrupt the internet connection. To make sure that it isn’t the root of the problem we need to reboot the router. So, turn it off and unplug the AC adapter from the power source and wait for a few minutes. Then plug it back in and turn on the power and wait till all the lights on the router are lit and stable specifying that the router has rebooted successfully. Now, attempt to connect your iPhone X and see if that issue is resolved.
Reboot iPhone X
The simplest solution to most of the minor problems on any smartphone is a quick reboot. This not only clears the temp files and minor software errors from the smartphone, but also gives it a little break. So, here’s how you can reboot your iPhone X:
- Press and hold the Side/Power button and either Volume buttons until the slider appears on your screen.
- Next, drag the slider to power off your iPhone X.
- Wait for a few minutes and then press and hold the Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears to restart the smartphone.
Reset Network Settings
If the internet connectivity issues persist, then you should consider perform a network settings reset. It’s quite possible that the settings were disturbed by an update or some of the rogue apps on your iPhone X and may require a reset.
Apart from clearing the network connection and the DHCP settings, this will also flush out the cache and delete all the information like the WiFi passwords and server settings so take not of the passwords before performing the reset. Follow the below steps to go through the network settings reset:
- Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on the option to Reset Network Settings.
- If prompted, enter the device passcode to confirm.
Your device will reboot after the network reset and then you will have to reconnect to your WiFi network once again.
Remove All Saved WiFi Networks
If there are multiple WiFi networks saved on your iPhone X, then that may also be an issue as some of them might be corrupted themselves. So, here’s how you can remove all these networks from your smartphone:
- Go to Settings > WiFi on your iPhone X and then tap on the information icon (i) next to the WiFi networks you want to remove one after the other.
- Select the option to Forget this Network.
- Tap on Forget to confirm.
Now restart your smartphone, go to Settings > WiFi and join one of the available networks and you will able to connect to the internet.
Turn Off WiFi Networking Services
This is a simple solution, but one that has helped many users fix their WiFi issues. WiFi Networking is not related to WiFi connection but to the location services, so turning it off won’t present an issue. Here’s how you can do it:
- Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.
- Turn Off the WiFi Networking option.
Setup Custom DNS
If the WiFi connectivity issue still persists, then there could be a problem with the DNS servers and you can try switching to Google DNS or OpenDNS to fix the issue. Here’s what you need to do:
- Go to Settings > WiFi.
- Locate your connection and tap on the (i) icon next to it.
- Scroll down to see the DNS section and then tap over the number beside it.
- You will now be able to enter a new DNS address there.
For OpenDNS, you can use: 1) 67.222.222, or 2) 67.222.220
For Google DNS, you can use: 1) 8.8.8, or 2) 8.4.4
You can find out other DNS servers as well by a simple Google search or use any third-party tool for the same!
Perform a Factory Reset
If none of the above methods work, then it’s time to consider a factory reset. It should be the last resort as performing a factory reset will clean up all the contents and settings on your phone and will take your smartphone back to its original state.
Make sure that you have a backup of all your important data stored on your iPhone X, because the factory reset will delete everything.
To perform the factory reset on iPhone X, here’s what you got to do:
- Go to Settings > General option.
- Now, tap on Reset and then Erase All Content and Settings.
- Enter your device passcode if prompted.
- Finally tap on Erase iPhone to confirm the factory reset.
Wait until your smartphone is rebooted and then you can connect your device to your WiFi network and see that this will have fixed your issue.
These are some of the best ways you can use to fix the iPhone X WiFi issues. These methods may be simple, but are most effective in eliminating any issues pertaining to internet connectivity on your smartphone. However, if after trying all these solutions, the problem still persists then you should consider taking professional help and get in touch with Apple Support to fix the issue once and for all. If you liked the article, then make sure to share it with your friends and also let us know which of these solutions worked for you in the comments section below so that other users know which one to use first!