iPhone Keeps Dropping WiFi? Here’s How to Fix It

Posted on December 17, 2020 - By Fucosoft | Follow YouTube, Twitter to Get More Information.

Are you having problems staying connected to Wi-Fi on your iPhone? When your iPhone keeps getting disconnected from the WiFi connection, you may find it difficult to even complete the most basic of tasks on the device and seeing as we rely on our phones for nearly everything, this can really be problematic.

In this article, we will take a look at some effective solutions to iPhone keeps dropping WiFi problem, allowing you to connect back to Wi-Fi and continue using the device as you normally would.

Tip 1: Turn WiFi Off and Back On

The first thing you should do when your iPhone is experiencing Wi-Fi connection issues is to refresh the connection and you can do that by turning Wi-Fi off and then on again.

To do that, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and then tap on the switch to turn Wi-Fi off. Wait a few seconds and then tap on the switch again to turn Wi-Fi back on.

turn wifi on iphone

Tip 2: Restart Your iPhone

If refreshing the Wi-Fi connection doesn’t work, you may want to refresh the whole device and the best way to do that is to restart. To do that, simply press and hold the power button until you see “slide to power off”. Drag the slider to turn off the device and the press the power button to turn it on again.

restart iphone

Note: If you have an iPhone X or later, press and hold the side and one of the volume buttons to turn off the device.

Tip 3: Restart Your WiFi Router

Try to restart the Wi-Fi router particularly if you think that the problem could be with the router. The easiest way to restart the router is to simply disconnect it from the power source and then reconnect it after a few seconds.

Tip 4: Forget WiFi Network Then Reconnect

You can also try to fix this problem by forgetting the Wi-Fi network that you are connected to and then reconnecting to the network again. Follow these simple steps to do it:

  1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and then tap on the “i” button next to the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
  2. Tap on “Forget This Network”.
  3. Go back to Settings > Wi-Fi again and find the network under “Choose A Network” to reconnect to the network.

forget wifi network

Tip 5: Toggle Airplane Mode On and Off

Another simple way to fix the WiFi connection issue is to toggle Airplane mode on and off. To do that, you can simply tap on the “Airplane Mode” icon in the Control Center or go to Settings > Airplane Mode. Wait a few seconds and turn off Airplane mode, allowing the device to reconnect to all networks including Wi-Fi.

turn airplane mode on off

Tip 6: Reset Network Settings

This is the solution you can try if you suspect that a software issue is causing the problem, particularly if the problem began soon after an iOS update.

To reset the network settings on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap on “Reset Network Settings”. Confirm the action by entering your passcode and tapping on “Reset Network Settings” again, then your iPhone will shut down and turn back on again.

reset network settings iphone

Once the process is complete, reconnect to all your networks to see if the problem has been resolved.

Please Note: resetting the network settings will disconnect you from all networks including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even VPN connections.

Tip 7: Disable Your VPN Connection

If you have VPN on your device, it is possible that the VPN you’re using is affecting the Wi-Fi connection. Therefore it may be a good idea to disable the VPN temporarily. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the VPN app and find the settings within the app to disable it. (This may be different depending on the app.)
  • Now go to Settings on your device and locate the VPN app under “Apps”. You can then manually disable it here as well.

Tip 8: Restore iPhone to Factory Settings

If all the solutions above don’t work to fix the problem, the most effective solution would be to restore your iPhone to factory settings. This method will eliminate all software and settings issues that could be causing the WiFi connection issue, but it will also cause total data loss on the device.

To restore the device to factory settings, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Data and Settings. Confirm the action by entering your passcode when prompted. Once the process is complete, set up the device as new and restore data from iTunes or iCloud before connecting to a Wi-Fi network.

erase all content settings iphone

Tip 9: Fix iPhone Keeps Dropping WiFi without Data Loss

If you would like a solution that will fix the iPhone keeps dropping WiFi error without causing data loss, you may want to try Fucosoft iOS System Recovery. This tool is the most ideal solution for all software related issues with iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and it will work to repair this WiFi connectivity issue very easily. The following are just some of the features that make it the most ideal solution:

  • It can be used to repair a malfunctioning iPhone under numerous circumstances including an iPhone stuck on Apple ID, black screen, frozen or disabled, etc.
  • It uses two different modes to fix the device. The Standard Mode is more useful for fixing various common iOS issues without data loss and the Advanced Mode is more suitable for stubborn issues.
  • It is very easy to use, making it suitable even for the beginner who has no technical knowledge.
  • It supports all iPhone models even the latest iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 mini and all versions of the iOS including iOS 14.

To fix iPhone keeps disconnecting WiFi problem without data loss, follow these simple steps:


Step 1: Begin by downloading and installing the program on to your computer. Launch it and connect your iPhone to the computer, then wait for the program to detect the device.

connect ios device

Step 2: Once your iPhone is recognized, click on “Repair Operating System”. If not, then follow the on-screen instructions the program provides to put the device in DFU/recovery mode to allow for easier access.

choose repair mode

Step 3: When the device is in DFU or recovery mode, the program will detect the model and provide various versions of firmware for the device. Select one and then click “Download”.

download firmware

Step 4: When the firmware is downloaded, click on “Repair Now” and the program will begin repairing the device. Keep it connected to the computer until the process is complete.


The device will restart as soon as the problem has been fixed. You should then be able to easily connect to any Wi-Fi network and continue using the device as you normally would.

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