Fix iOS 13 WiFi Issues In a Few Easy Steps [Tutorial]

Sep 19, 2019
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Here's how you can fix iOS 13 WiFi issues in a few simple steps on both your iPhone or iPad right away.

Whenever a major update to an operating system drops, there are bound to be issues. The first one which many will likely encounter is related to WiFi. Either the network won't connect or just fail to find it. No need to panic though. Your WiFi router didn't magically break down after the iOS 13 update. Here's how you can fix it right away.

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Forget WiFi Network and Join Again

Before we pull out the big guns, try this. Go to Settings > WiFi, tap on the little 'i' icon next to the WiFi connection's name and then tap on Forget this Network. Now try connecting again. If this solved your issue then you are good. If it hasn't, then read on.

Reset Your Network Settings

Before you do this, it's important to note that this will erase every joined network on your iPhone and you have to reconnect back to every single one manually. If you are fine with that, then follow the steps outlined below.

1. Launch the Settings app.

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2. Tap on General, then Reset.

3. Tap on Reset Network Settings and confirm your choice. You might be asked to enter your device's passcode.

Your device will now restart. Once booted back up, you'll have a fresh WiFi slate and your problems should be resolved by now.

The problem still exists? Read forward.

Clean Install iOS 13

I know this might sound like as if we're overdoing it, but trust me, a clean install really does perform wonders to any iPhone or iPad. If you want to fix iOS 13 WiFi issues once and for all, then this is the logical step to take. Make sure you have backed up everything to a safe and secure location before going ahead:

If the problem still exists, then it's highly likely that there is something wrong with iOS 13, something which Apple should definitely fix in an upcoming update - iOS 13.1.

Despite all the changes which Apple packs in over the airs, there are some little things that tend to linger on from one place to the other and WiFi-related issues is definitely one of them. Though the clean install is the ultimate fix, but we're certain that doing a soft reset of the onboard network settings should fix everything up. In fact, it should iron out any cellular or Bluetooth-related issues as well.

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