iOS 11 was officially released earlier this week and the release has gone fairly smoothly overall. However, with that said, there have been some issues pop up for a few users. We have seen issues with iOS 11 battery life that have frustrated some people who installed the update. Now, WiFi issues seem to be causing trouble for a few people running iOS 11 on their compatible device. Let’s take a look at what the problem is and look at options to fix iOS 11 WiFi problems.
Before we jump in and look for a solution, we should know the symptoms. After all, you can’t really fix what you don’t understand. According to some users online; iOS 11 appears to be causing their device to drop a WiFi connection without any real rhyme or reason. Obviously it would make sense if the WiFi signal was weak or the users were moving around at the edge of the router’s reach. However, this issue seems to occur even when the WiFi signal is strong. That can be pretty annoying if you’re streaming music, watching a video, or doing pretty much anything you do on an iPhone or iPad. Luckily, there is an easy solution that may fix the iOS 11 WiFi problem.
First, you will want to reset the network settings. Note: this will force you to re-enter any saved WiFi network passwords so make sure you know the password before you blow out the memory of the WiFi network. When you’re ready to take care of the iOS 11 WiFi problem, here’s what to do:
First, go into your “Settings” app. Then you will want to tap “General,” hit “Reset,” and then tap on “Reset Network Settings.” After the process is complete, reconnect to the WiFi network that was being dropped and see if the issue has been resolved. If not, you may want to follow the same steps above but instead of resetting network settings you will want to tap on “Reset All Settings.” This will reset all settings on your device to default settings but you will still maintain your data like apps and contacts.
Hopefully one of those two solutions are able to fix your iOS 11 WiFi problem. If not, you may have to hold off and wait for Apple to release an update or take the more drastic measure of doing a clean install of iOS 11 on your device. That may not be a very appealing solution but it may be what it takes to solve your iOS 11 WiFi problem.
Have you installed iOS 11 yet? Have you run into any issues like WiFi problems or poor battery life? Let us know your experience in the comments section below!