Wi-Fi Not Working in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad? Here is a Fix

Is Wi-Fi not working in iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad? Give these best tips and tricks a try to fix the issue quickly.

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.

WiFi Not Working in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

How to Fix Wi-Fi connectivity issue in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Quick Solution

Turn off Wi-Fi on your iPhone

Go to Settings → Wi-Fi → Toggle the switch to turn it off.

Tap on Settings Then Wi-Fi in iOS 10 on iPhoneTurn Off WiFi in iOS 10 on iPhone

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.

Tap on Settings Then Wi-Fi in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on the network connection → Tap on Forget This Network.

Tap on Forget Network in iOS 10 Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Forget in the popup to confirm.

Forget Wi-Fi Network in iOS 10 on iPhone

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.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #2. Tap on Reset → Reset Network Settings and confirm it.

Reset Network Settings in iOS 10 on iPhone

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.

Enable Ask to Join Networks in iOS 10 on iPhone

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.

Tap on Settings Then Privacy on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Location Services.

Tap on Location Service in iOS 10

Step #3. Tap on System Services.

Tap on System Services in Location Services in iOS 10

Now, disable Wi-Fi network services.

Disable Wi-Fi Networking in Location Services in iOS 10

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.

Tap on Setttings Then Cellular in iOS 10

Step #2. Scroll down and turn off Wi-Fi Assist.

Turn Off Wi-Fi Assist in iOS 10 on iPhone

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.