Fix an iPhone with WiFi not working after iOS 13.2.2

Performance issues may occur every now and then, and this includes network problems as well. Some iPhone owners who recently updated their devices to iOS 13.2.2 complained of WiFi not working shortly after an update. Apparently the service has been working properly prior to the update as they used it to download the new firmware. However, after the update, WiFi just stopped working for no apparent reason or cause. 

If it’s just a problem that’s caused by the new iOS update, then it’s not really that serious. Firmware-related issues can easily be fixed but if it’s an issue with the hardware, then a technician would have to check your device for you. But assuming that the problem started after an update, then continue reading as we may be able to help you. 

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Troubleshooting an iPhone with WiFi not working since upgrading iOS 13.2.2

Just because WiFi does not work on your iPhone doesn’t mean that the issue is already with your phone. There’s always a possibility that the problem is with your network device. At least, we need to consider this so that we can effectively fix the issue. With that being said, here’s what you need to do if WiFi not working on your iPhone…

First solution: Power-cycle your network device

Since we’re dealing with WiFi, the first thing that you have to do is restart your network device. May it be a router or a modem, just unplug it from the power source for a minute or two. That should be enough to refresh its memory. 

Once it has finished rebooting and broadcasts signal, let your phone reconnect to the network. If this fixes the problem, then it’s something you don’t have to worry about. The problem isn’t even with your phone. But if your iPhone’s WiFi not working even after this, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Force restart your iPhone

A forced restart will refresh your iPhone’s memory and reload all the services. If WiFi not working due to a minor firmware issue, then this procedure should be able to fix it. The forced restart is actually a simulated battery removal, and it’s quite effective against minor firmware and performance issues. Here’s how you do it: 

  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 finished rebooting, try to see if WiFi is still not working. 

Third solution: Reset the Network settings

Another way to refresh the connection is to reset all the network settings on your iPhone. By resetting the network settings, you’re actually deleting all wireless connections and refreshing all network services. Here’s how it’s done: 

  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. 

Your phone will reboot after this and once the restart is finished, enable WiFi and allow your iPhone to reconnect to the network. If WiFi not working still even after this, then move on to the next solution. 

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Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone

After doing the aforementioned procedures, then a reset is necessary. It should be able to fix the problem since the problem started after an update. It may seem like the update resulted in WiFi not working on your iPhone, but don’t worry, as long as the problem isn’t with the hardware, a reset should make your iPhone work perfectly again. 

Now, prior to the reset, make sure to create a copy of your important files and data because they will be deleted. After the backup, 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.  
  9. Now enter your Apple ID password and tap Erase.

After the reset, set up your iPhone as a new device. I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your iPhone with WiFi not working after the iOS 13.2.2 update. 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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