How to Fix WiFi Toggle Button Greyed Out on iPhone

If the WiFi toggle button is greyed out and can’t be selected on your iPhone, try to reset network settings or enable and disable the Airplane mode on your device. More information can be obtained as you read further to fix WiFi toggle button greyed out on iPhone. 


If you’re trying to connect to WiFi and suddenly find your WiFi toggle greyed out, then this is due to a software issue and usually happens suddenly or after performing a software update. Here are some simple steps you can perform to try to fix the problem:

    • The first step is to force restart your iPhone.
      • Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
      • Press and release the Volume Down button quickly. 
      • Lastly, press and hold the Side button for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo.
    • Your second option is to Reset your network settings, as this will also reset all Wifi connections in your iPhone.
      • Go to Settings > General and then tap on Reset.
      • Select Reset Network Settings. You will then see the Apple logo and your phone will restart.
      • Once your phone is back on, go into Settings > WiFi and try to connect to your WiFi network and enter the password.
    • Refresh connections using Airplane mode. 
      • Access Settings from the Home screen.
      • Check Airplane mode. If toggle is currently turned on, tap on it to switch it off. If not, tap the toggle to turn it on.
      • While the Airplane mode is enabled, perform a soft reset on your device.
      • Wait for your phone to go back online after the reset then access Settings > Airplane mode. Tap the switch to disable the feature.
    • If your WiFi button is still grey, go into Settings > General > Software Update and make sure your device is up to date.
    • If your iPhone is up-to-date and you’re still unable to turn your Wifi on or off, then the next step is to perform a full backup and restore of your device. For a detailed guide on how to backup and restore your iPhone click here.
    • If your Wifi button still isn’t working after a backup and restore, try performing a restore and setting up your iPhone “as a new iPhone” when given the option. This means without restoring your saved backup.
  • If all the steps above did not work, your last option is to take your iPhone to an Apple Technician.

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