It's been quite a few years since iPhone became my daily driver. I have really enjoyed my time with iOS and its exceptionally advanced features. However, some of the most issues like battery drain, Bluetooth connectivity problem and Wi-Fi connectivity issue have been my biggest antagonists.
So, I was not surprised at all when some of my friends reported that they are having Wi-Fi connectivity issue on their iPhone running iOS 10. If you are in the same boat, try out these best tips and tricks to get rid of the Wi-Fi problem.
How to Fix Wi-Fi connectivity issue in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Turn off Wi-Fi on your iPhone
Go to Settings → Wi-Fi → Toggle the switch to turn it off.
Force restart your device. Hold down both Home button and on/off button until Apple logo appears on the screen. (Check out how to reboot iPhone 7/7 Plus.)
Turn on Wi-Fi.
Forget Wi-Fi and Connect to the Network Again
Are you being prompted to enter Wi-Fi passwords even though you are connected to the network? Forget the Wi-Fi and connect to the network again.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Wi-Fi.
Step #2. Tap on the network connection → Tap on Forget This Network.
Step #3. Tap on Forget in the popup to confirm.
Step #4. Reboot your iPhone. Then open Settings → Wi-Fi → Wi-Fi Network → Enter password.
Reset Network Settings
Reset the entire Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone. More often than not, it done the trick for me.
Step #1. Open Settings → General.
Step #2. Tap on Reset → Reset Network Settings and confirm it.
Reboot Your Router or Modem
Many a time, I have fixed the Wi-Fi issue by rebooting my router or modem. So, you should give it a try as well.
Enable Ask to Join Networks
Enable “Ask to Join Networks” if it is disabled. Though it may sound to be a bit odd, it can get the job done for you. Settings → Wi-Fi.
Set Custom DNS
Try to switch to Google DNS or OpenDNS. A number of users have found success by following this trick. So, you should give it a look as well. How to change DNS on your iPhone/iPad easily.
Disable Wi-Fi Network Services
Turn off Wi-Fi network serves as they might be creating some issue.
Step #1. Open Settings → Privacy.
Step #2. Tap on Location Services.
Step #3. Tap on System Services.
Now, disable Wi-Fi network services.
Turn off Wi-Fi Assist
When Wi-Fi connectivity is poor, your iPhone connects to Cellular network automatically to ensure you continue to enjoy watching movies or video calling without any hindrance. Turning it off has helped quite a few users.
Step #1. Settings app → Cellular.
Step #2. Scroll down and turn off Wi-Fi Assist.
Last Resort: Downgrade/Restore Your iPhone As New
If you are still unable to connect to Wi-Fi or the issue hasn't yet been fixed, you can restore your iPhone as new or downgrade to iOS 9.3.5.
I'm pretty confident that the above-mentioned solutions will help you fix the Wi-Fi issue. If you have any tips worth sharing with us, we would like to know that in the comments, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, make sure to try our app on your iPhone and iPad.