How to Fix WiFi Toggle Button Greyed Out on iPhone SE

Restarting your iPhone, performing reset network settings or DFU mode restore could potentially resolve the WiFi toggle button greyed out issue on your iPhone SE device. For further details about the process, read further and follow the steps provided below.


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 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.
    • 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.
    • Performing a DFU mode restore might also help in fixing the WiFi toggle button greyed out on your iPhone SE.

      The most in-depth type of restore that you can do to your iPhone SE is a Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode restore. This is a state where it allows your device to communicate with iTunes even when bootloader is not sync or activated. 

      • Connect your iPhone SE to the computer using the supplied USB/Lightning cable. Once connected, open iTunes on your computer. 
      • Press and quickly release the Volume up button.
      • Press and quickly release the Volume down button.
      • Press and hold the Side/Power button until the screen goes black.
      • After the screen turns black, press and hold the Volume down button while keep holding down the Power/Side button
      • Wait for 5 seconds then release the Power/Side button but keep holding the Volume down button until your iPhone SE shows up in iTunes. 
      • Release the Volume down button once you see your iPhone in iTunes then follow the rest of the on-screen instructions to start restoring your iPhone through iTunes.

If all the steps above did not work, your last option is to take your iPhone to an Apple Technician. It might be a hardware problem that is preventing the WiFi toggle on your iPhone SE to be accessible.

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