WiFi Not Working in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad: Tips to Fix The Issue

Many users are complaining that they are facing WiFi problem on their iPhone and iPad running iOS 9. Here is some work-around to fix the glitch.

Apple’s iOS 9 is once more in news for a not-so-good reason. Ever since its release, the latest iOS has created many problems for iDevice owners.

Users have faced multiple problems after installing iOS 9; some complained that AirDrop is not working; many regretted that hackers can bypass passcode; iMessage not working was also a major problem; others were tangled into fixing iOS 9 Update Stuck At “Slide to Upgrade” Screen; and slow performance of iOS 9 annoyed almost all users.

This time, people are facing Wi-Fi problems on their iPhones, iPads and iPods touch. Though there isn’t any official solution from Apple team, we have explored a few possible solutions to this new issue.

How to Fix iOS 9 WiFi Problems on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

#1. Reboot iPhone, iPad & Modem and Router

We know that this must have come to your mind first, but many users are new to Apple’s eco-system and hence, this procedure might slip their minds. Moreover, users can also go for rebooting modem and router with which their iDevices are connected. This looks quite a silly solution but it works sometimes.

#2. Forget Wi-Fi Network

Next is “Forget Wi-Fi Network” option to solve the problem. Follow some easy steps to perform this action:

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iDevice → Tap on Wi-Fi option.

Tap on Wi-Fi Settings on iPhone or iPad in iOS 9

Step #2. Tap on the name of the network.

Tap on the Name of WiFi Network on your iPhone

Step #3. Tap on “Forget This Network”.

Tap on Forget This Network on iPhone or iPad

A message will prompt: Forget Wi-Fi Network “Network Name”?

Step #4. Tap on Forget.

Forget Wi-Fi Network on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 9

To rejoin this network, you will have to enter the password again. After entering the password, check whether this issue has been solved or not.

#3. Reset Network Settings

If the second option fails to solve the problem, go for this one. Reset the entire network settings on your iPhone or iPad. But hold on! Before you go ahead, note that after performing this action you will lose your current cellular and Wi-Fi network settings, Wi-Fi passwords and VPN settings.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iDevice → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on Your iPhone

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Reset → Now tap on the third option of Reset Network Settings.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone in iOS 8

This should probably fix the issue of Wi-Fi on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

#4. Toggling Wi-Fi Assist ON/OFF

Wi-Fi Assist is a new feature in iOS 9; this feature helps you transfer to your cellular data whenever your iDevice encounters weak or poor Wi-Fi network. You can toggle this feature ON and OFF to come out of this problem.

Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on Cellular (In some iPhones/iPads, this feature is mentioned as Mobile Data).

Cellular Data-Mobile Data Settings on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll down to the bottom, where you can see “Wi-Fi Assist” option → Toggle “Wi-Fi Assist” ON and OFF 2-3 times.

Turn On Wifi Assist on iPhone and iPad in iOS 9

This will perhaps solve the problem of Wi-Fi on iOS 9.

#5. Go for OpenDNS or Google DNS

The Internet cannot give you same speed all the time; sometimes, you experience speed issues or connectivity problem. Changing the existing DNS server to OpenDNS or Google DNS can be one of the solutions.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iDevice → Tap Wi-Fi option.

Tap on Wi-Fi Settings on iPhone or iPad in iOS 9

Step #2. Tap on the name of the network or on you are running; You can see some details given in numbers; IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router, and DNS.

iPhone Network Details

Step #3. Tap on numbers seen next to DNS; there you can type Google DNS in Primary DNS and Secondary DNS separated by a comma (, alternatively you can use OpenDNS,,

Use Google DNS for Wi-Fi on iPhone

#6. Turn Off Location Services for Wi-Fi Networking

Disabling Location Services for Wi-Fi networking have yielded positive results for some users; you can also follow the suit.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iDevice → Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Settings Then Privacy on iPhone in iOS 9

Step #2. Tap on Location Services → Scroll down and tap on System Services.

Tap on Location Services then System Services on iPhone

Step #3. Toggle Wi-Fi Networking option OFF.

Turn Off Wi-Fi Networking in iPhone Location Services

Now reboot your iPhone/iPad and check the result.

#7. Install iOS 9 Through iTunes

Many users update the latest iOS through OTA; Apple experts don’t recommend this practice. Rather, use iTunes to update to the latest iOS 9. This might fix the issue of Wi-Fi and other issues that might weaken the performance of your device. Please check how you can update iOS on iPhone and iPad through iTunes.

#8. Downgrade to iOS 8.4.1

If all the above options fail to work, you can downgrade to iOS 8.4.1 as the last resort. Follow this procedure to downgrade to iOS 8.4.1.

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