My Apple iPhone XR keeps dropping its WiFi connection after iOS 13

The Apple iPhone XR shouldn’t have issues connecting to any WiFi hotspot as long as the network specifications met the requirements. Some owners however, reported that after updating their devices to iOS 13, the WiFi connection started to keep on dropping. As a result, many apps and services that require Internet connection could no longer function normally. This problem could be pretty minor but it could also be a sign of a serious firmware issue. 

In this article, I will be addressing this issue and guide you in troubleshooting your iPhone XR that drops its WiFi connection. We will try to look into all possibilities and rule them out one by one until we can determine what the issue is 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 because this article may be able to help you. 

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Troubleshooting an iPhone XR that keeps dropping its WiFi Connection after iOS 13

Here’s a fact, if this isn’t a problem with your network, then it’s an issue with your phone, regardless of whether it’s running iOS 13 or an older firmware. With that being said, here are the things you need to do…

First solution: Power-cycle your network device

First of all, I would assume that you’re having issues with your own WiFi network because if you’re trying to connect to a public network, it’s difficult to determine if the issue is with the network or your device. But assuming it’s your own network, then the first thing that you have to do is to reboot your network device. 

  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 your iPhone successfully reconnects to the network, continue your observation to see if the WiFi connection would still drop even after doing this. If it still does, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Force Restart your iPhone XR to fix WiFi connection problem.

After refreshing your network by restarting your router or modem and your iPhone still drops its WiFi connection every now and then, then the next thing you have to do is to rule out the possibility that it’s just a result of a firmware glitch. You can do so by doing the forced restart. Here’s how: 

  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.

If your iPhone still drops its WiFi connection after this, then it’s time to troubleshoot its connection as well. 

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Third solution: Reset the Network Settings of your iPhone

Rebooting the network device will refresh the connection from your router but resetting the network settings will refresh the WiFi connection from your device itself. If this is just a minor problem with your iPhone’s network services, then this procedure will fix it. Here’s how you do it: 

  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. 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 your iPhone still drops its WiFi connection even after this connection, then continue to the next solution. 

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Fourth solution: Factory Reset your iPhone

If all else failed to fix the problem, then the next thing you have to do is to reset your iPhone XR. It’s clear that it’s just a firmware issue because you’ve successfully downloaded and installed the update but the connection started shortly after the installation of the new firmware. Therefore, create a copy of your important files and data, then follow these steps to reset your iPhone XR with iOS 13: 

  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 and enjoy!

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your iPhone XR that keeps dropping its WiFi connection after the iOS 13 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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