Apple iPhone XR keeps losing WiFi signal after iOS 13

When a high-end smartphone like the Apple iPhone XR starts to lose or drop its WiFi signal, the problem can be with the network device. However, some of our readers reported that such problem started after they’ve installed the iOS 13. Taking that into consideration, it is also possible that the cause of the problem is a minor firmware issue, although it shouldn’t be serious. 

In this post, I will guide you in troubleshooting your iPhone XR that keeps losing WiFi signal shortly after the iOS 13 update was installed. We will try to look into all possibilities and rule them out one after another until we can figure out what the reason behind the issue and hopefully be able to fix it. If you’re one of the owners of this device and are currently being bugged down by a similar issue, continue reading as this article may be able to help you. 

Before we move on to our troubleshooting, if you happen to find this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our iPhone XR Help Guides page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. We may have already published articles that could help you fix your problem. Find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our solutions.

Troubleshooting an iPhone XR that keeps losing WiFi signal 

When you’re troubleshooting a device with a problem like this, you need to be thorough so you can accurately diagnose the problem and fix it without losing any important files or data. With that being said, here’s what you should do if your iPhone XR loses WiFi signal… 

First solution: Force restart your iPhone

The first thing that you have to do, especially if everything was working fine moments ago, is the forced restart. It is a simulated battery removal that will refresh your phone’s memory and reload the apps and services. If this is just a temporary problem with your device, then this procedure should be able to fix it. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  2. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power key until the Apple logo shows on the screen.

Once your iPhone has successfully rebooted, try to see if the WiFi signal still drops. If it does, move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Power-cycle your Network Device

Another thing that you have to rule out is a possibility that this is just an issue with your network device or router. There are times when routers also fail to broadcast their signals properly and when that happens, the most common result is signal drop, wherein devices connected to it could no longer connect or lose connectivity. Refresh your connection by rebooting your router. Here’s how: 

  1. Unplug your modem or router from the wall outlet or simply disconnect the power cord from the main unit. 
  2. Leave it without power for a minute or two. 
  3. After that, plug it back into the wall outlet or reconnect the cord.
  4. Wait for the device to become online and then let your phone reconnect to it. 

If the WiFi signal still drops on your iPhone XR, then try the next solution. 

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Third solution: Reset Network Settings of your iPhone

Rebooting your router will refresh the connection from it but resetting the network settings on your iPhone will refresh the connection by deleting the old one and replacing it with a new one. You’re also not resetting WiFi settings but also cellular data, Bluetooth and other wireless functions. This is how you do it: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Touch Reset Network Settings. 
  5. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  6. Tap Reset Network Settings at the bottom of the screen. 
  7. Your iPhone will reboot after this, once it has finished rebooting, try to see if the problem is fixed. 

If the WiFi signal of your iPhone still drops after this, then a reset is needed. 

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Fourth solution: Factory Reset your iPhone

If the previous methods failed to fix the problem with your device, then a reset may be able to fix it, provided that your iPhone’s firmware has not been modified, and that there are no signs of physical or liquid damage. Prior to the reset though, make sure to create a copy of your important files and data as they will all be deleted. When ready, follow these steps to reset your iPhone: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings. 
  5. Tap Erase Now. 
  6. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  7. Tap Erase iPhone at the bottom of the screen.  
  8. Tap Erase iPhone again to proceed with the reset.  

After the reset, set up your iPhone as a new device. During setup, you should already know if the WiFi signal still drops because if it does, then set an appointment at the Genius Bar and have your device checked. 

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I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your iPhone XR that keeps losing WiFi signal after iOS 13. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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