How to enable Wi-Fi on iPhone 11 device [Tutorial]

Don’t know how to set up and enable Wi-Fi on your new iPhone 11 yet? Read on and learn how to manage the Wi-Fi feature on your iPhone 11 device.

iPhone 11 is one of the latest phones that supports Wi-Fi 6 connections. Compared to the previous versions for standard wireless networking, Wi-Fi 6 is faster and more efficient. According to reports, it is 40% faster than Wi-Fi 5 speed. Devices can also transfer more information, and provides faster performance even with the presence of signal barriers or in crowded places like airports, arena, and other secluded areas. If you just got your new iPhone 11, you can now set up your Wi-Fi while doing an initial set up on your device so you can right away enjoy what this new Wi-Fi version can offer. Read on.

How to set up Wi-Fi during initial setup

After unboxing your iPhone 11, turn it on and follow the start-up wizard to get started. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. After turning your iPhone 11 on, you will see a Hello screen message.
  2. Select your language and then tap your country and region. These information will be used as basis for the date and time set up on your phone so make sure to provide the correct information. Otherwise, you might encounter phone errors in the future due to incorrect date & time settings.
  3. Then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the initial set up. 

On the other hand, you have previous iOS device running on 13.2 version and you’ve just upgraded to iPhone 11, you can use your previous Apple information on the new phone and set up the new phone automatically via Quick Start. Continue reading to learn how it’s done.

Also read: What are iPhone 11’s basic Features and Functions

Set Up iPhone 11 via Quick Start

This process will require your phone to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. So if in case you don’t know yet how to enable the Wi-Fi feature on your new phone, you can just skip this option. Otherwise, follow the steps below.

  1. Put your iPhone 11 beside your old iOS device. 
  2. Once the Quick Start screen appears on the old iOS device and prompts you the option to use your Apple ID information on your new iPhone 11, tap Continue.
  3. Once an animation screen will appear on your iPhone 11, position your old phone over the new iPhone 11. The animation should be position on the viewfinder of the old phone.
  4. Then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the setup process on your iPhone 11.

Make sure not to move any of the phones to other places while still transferring all the information from the old phone to your new iPhone 11. After you have successfully completed the initial setup process on your iPhone 11, you can now proceed to manage your Wi-Fi network and settings.

How to enable Wi-Fi on iPhone 11

  1. From the Home screen, go to Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi menu.
  3. Toggle the switch to enable the feature.
  4. Once the Wi-Fi feature is enabled, your phone will search for available wireless networks. If it doesn’t show your own wireless network, you can start setting it up on your device. Turn on your wireless modem/router so it can be discoverable and make sure that your iPhone 11 is also within range.
  5. Then select the name of your network and tap Join.
  6. Once you are now connected to your network, check if your iPhone 11 has now internet access.

Open your browser or any online apps and services and try navigating. If you are able to access, then your iPhone 11 has acquired internet connection from your Wi-Fi network. And therefore, you have successfully set-up Wi-Fi on your iPhone 11 device.

How to disable Wi-Fi on your iPhone 11

If you wish to temporarily disable the Wi-Fi feature on your device to save battery or for whatever reasons, you just need to turn off Wi-Fi from the menu settings or via Control Center. To turn it off from the Control Center, here is how:

  1. Launch Control Center by sliding your finger upward from the bottom of your Home screen.
  2. Search for the Wi-Fi icon and tap it to turn the feature off.

If you wish to do it through your phone’s menu settings, all you need to do is to head to Settings->Wi-Fi and then toggle the switch to turn the feature off.

How to forget/delete Wi-Fi network on iPhone 11

If you are having network connectivity issues on your iPhone 11 device and would like to delete the current wireless network as part of the troubleshooting procedures you are doing, here is how you delete or forget the Wi-Fi network:

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen.
  2. Select Wi-Fi and make sure that it is enabled.
  3. Scroll down to the list of networks saved on your device, and then tap the information “i” icon next to your network’s name to select.
  4. Tap Forget This Network and then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the deletion of your wireless network.

Reboot (soft reset) your iPhone 11 after deleting the network from your device to make sure that any cache files saved on your phone’s memory will be cleared out.

Disconnecting from Wi-Fi networks via Control Center

With the latest iOS platform, you can now quickly access the device controls and functions including Wi-Fi through the Control Center. To quickly disconnect your phone from a wireless network, here’s what you need to do:

  1. On the Home screen, swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Wi-Fi icon to turn off the feature. When the Wi-Fi feature is currently on and is connected to a network, the icon will be in a blue circle. Once you tap the icon, the Wi-Fi will be disabled and therefore, will be disconnected from the wireless network. An indication that the Wi-Fi is already off if the icon color changed from blue to clear or dim.

I hope we are able to help you manage and enable Wi-Fi feature on your iPhone 11 device. If you have other concerns, feel free to visit Help and Guide pages on our website. If you find this post relevant, feel free to spread the news with your friends who might need the same assistance. Thank you for reading!

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