WiFi stopped working on iPhone after the iOS 13 update

The primary way of connecting to the Internet is often WiFi because it’s cheap, stable and fast. However, some iPhone owners have reported to us that the WiFi connection on their device stopped working after installing the iOS 13 update. Such problems may occur due to a glitch or a minor firmware-related issue that resulted from the update. Needless to say, you can always fix a problem like this. 

Most of the time, this problem is pretty minor and you may be able to make your iPhone connect to your WiFi network again after doing one or a couple of procedures. So, in this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your iPhone with WiFi that stopped working after the iOS 13 update. We will look into all the factors that may have contributed to the occurrence of this problem so that we can determine the cause and hopefully be able to fix the issue. Continue reading this post as you may find it helpful, somehow. 

Before anything else, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, then drop in on our iPhone Help Guides page for we have already solved some of the most common problems with this device. Try to find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our workarounds and solutions. 

Troubleshooting an iPhone with WiFi that stopped working after iOS 13

Network or connection-related issues aren’t really that serious. In this case, WiFi may have been working properly on your iPhone since you were able to download and install the iOS 13 update. And if that’s the case, then you can get this issue fixed in no time. That said, here’s what you should do: 

First solution: Force restart your iPhone 

If a problem like this occur without apparent reason or cause, it’s often due to a glitch. Most of the time, you can get it fixed by simply doing the forced restart. It’s a simulated battery removal that refreshes your iPhone’s memory and reloads all apps and services. This could be the only thing you need to do to fix WiFi that stopped working after the iOS 13 update. Here’s how it’s done: 

  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. 

Your iPhone will continue the usual boot process and once it has finished rebooting, try to see if WiFi is now working. If it’s not, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Reboot your Network devices

Perhaps, the reason why your iPhone can no longer connect to your WiFi network is that your network devices, such as modem and router, may have failed. To rule out a possibility like this, it’s best to reboot them. After all, electronic devices need to have their memory refreshed as well. Here’s how you do it: 

  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. 

Once you’ve finished rebooting your network devices, let your iPhone reconnect to the network and see if WiFi is not working properly. If the problem persists, move on to the next solution. 

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Third solution: Reset all the network settings on your iPhone

If the first and second procedures failed to fix the issue with your iPhone’s WiFi, then this may be just the answer. What it does is refresh all wireless connections in your phone including cellular data, Bluetooth and WiFi. It also deletes all connections so you can get the device reconnect to the network. Aside from that, resets all the network services on your iPhone. If this problem is just a minor issue brought by the recent update, then this will probably fix it. 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. It should be working properly now. However, if the problem remained, then move on to the next solution. 

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Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone

When it comes to fixing issues that occurred shortly after an update, a reset will be perfect. However, doing it will bring your iPhone back to its factory settings and configuration, as well as delete all your personal files, data and apps. So, prior to the reset, make sure to create a copy of your important files and once ready, 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.  

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 that stopped working 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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