iPhone X is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones released in 2017. However, it is still a hardware device and as more people get their hands on the handset, plenty of issues have been discovered with the Apple’s new flagship device. One major problem among all the others is the Wi-Fi connectivity issue. The Wi-Fi problem is not only seen in iPhone X but also in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices.
SO, here is a compiled list of fixes for the Wi-Fi connectivity problem in iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in order to make sure your iPhone works perfectly without any trouble.
1.Forget & Re-join Wi-Fi Network
In case you are being prompted the wrong password even though you entered the correct one try re-joining the Wi-Fi network again.
First, forget the Wi-Fi network going to Settings > Wi-Fi > Forget This Network. Tap forget if you get a pop message asking if you want to forget Wi-Fi Network. Now go back to Settings > Wi-Fi, and then select the network, enter the password, and Join the network again to see if it helps.
2.Update iOS to Latest Version
First of all, if you haven’t upgraded your iPhone X or iPhone 8 with the latest iOS 11 then download then download it and then install the software. In few cases installing the latest iOS software did the trick and fixed the issue. Follow these instructions if you are unable to download iOS 11.1.
Moreover, the latest iOS 11.1 also includes a patch for the Krack Wi-Fi hack vulnerability. You never know, upgrading to the latest software might fix the other iPhone related issues you are facing.
3. Force Restart
Restarting a device seem to be the first and ultimate choice for any hardware related problem. Like every other time, try force restarting your iPhone X or iPhone 8.
The method of force restarting in iPhone 8 and iPhone X has changed in case if you used an iPhone earlier. Pressing the power or wakeup button won’t work in these devices.
- Press and hold the side button and either volume button until the slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off.
- Again press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.
4. Disable VPN
If you enabled VPN via Settings or an app then disable it and check if it solves the problem.
To disable VPN through Settings go to VPN settings and then switch the status toggle from Connected to Not Connected. If this doesn’t work disable the VPN through an app to see if it resolves the Wi-Fi problem on your iPhone X or iPhone 8.
5. Disable Wi-Fi Networking Services
Disabling the Wi-Fi networking services has resolved the Wi-Fi trouble in most of the cases for users. You can disable it by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services. Now turn off the Wi-Fi networking toggle to check if it works. However, turning off this service doesn’t disable the wireless service entirely, it is just related to the location service.
6. Reset Network Settings
Resetting the network solves most of the network related issues. The network reset includes clear caches, DHCP settings, and other related information.
Open Settings on your iPhone X or iPhone 8 and navigate to General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
7. Wi-Fi Assist
Wi-Fi assist is a feature included in iOS which provides more reliable Internet Connection by staying connected to the internet even if you have a poor internet connection. This feature will assist you to automatically switch to the cellular network when you have a poor Wi-Fi connection.
Turning this option off and then on might solve the Wi-Fi connection problem on your iPhone X or iPhone 8 and this method worked for many users.
- Go to Settings > Cellular > Wi-Fi Assist
- Toggle to turn it off and again to turn on again.
8. Set Custom DNS
DNS is one more thing that can affect your connectivity with the internet and the browsing experience. You can change the Domain Name System(DNS) servers provided by your Internet Service Provider(ISP) to Google DNS or Open DNS by going to Settings > WiFi. Look out for your Wi-Fi connection from the list of available connections and tap the ‘i’ symbol to the right of your connected network.
Tap the DNS option and change the server address to Google DNS server which is 126.96.36.199 (or) 188.8.131.52 or to Open DNS which is 184.108.40.206 (or) 220.127.116.11
9. Ask to Join Networks
If none of the above methods worked then try enabling Ask to Join Networks. You can enable this by going to Settings > Wi-Fi. However, when you enable this feature you will get notifications everytime to join a Wi-Fi network.
10. Reset iPhone
The last and least suggested method is to reset your iPhone X or iPhone 8 because resetting will your device erases all the data. But if the Wi-Fi connectivity doesn’t go away with any of the above-mentioned methods then try out restoring and setting up your iPhone. But make sure you backup all the data before proceeding further.
Do you know any other methods to fix Wi-Fi connectivity? Share your views in the comments!