How to fix Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 7.1.2

If you've updated to iOS 7.1.2 and find yourself experiencing Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone or iPad, you aren't alone. Many users have reported Wi-Fi issues that range from not being able to connect to any network to only having issues with specific networks. If that sounds like a problem you're having after updating, here are a few steps you can try to return Wi-Fi to normal again!

1. Forget the network and join it again

Many times Wi-Fi issues can be solved by simply forgetting and rejoining a Wi-Fi network again. To do this just perform the following steps:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap on the info button next to the network you're having issues with — you'll need to be in range of it to do this.
  4. Tap on Forget this Network.
  5. Rejoin the network again.

If rejoining the network doesn't solve the problem, move on to the next step.

2. Reset all network settings and reboot

Sometimes a setting inside iOS can go corrupt and cause issues with certain networks, or all of them. This is a perfect time to clear all network settings. You'll have to re-enter all your Wi-Fi passwords again but it's a small price to pay to have working Wi-Fi again.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Reset — it's all the way at the bottom.
  4. Tap on Reset Network Settings.
  5. Let your iPhone or iPad reboot.
  6. Attempt to connect to the problem network again.

3. Change your router's Wi-Fi settings

If forgetting the network and resetting network settings both don't work, some users have reported that making some changes to their Wi-Fi router seemed to solve the problem.

  1. Access your router's control panel — this process could be different depending on manufacturer so check your owners guide or online documentation.
  2. Change the network type to WPA Personal or Mixed WPA2/WPA -PSK.
  3. Save your changes.
  4. Reboot your router.
  5. Try connecting to the network on your iPhone or iPad.

We know this isn't possible for everyone, especially if the network you're having issues with isn't your own or may even be a corporate one. In that case, you'll have to either talk to an IT administrator about your options or continue on to the next step.

4. Restore your iPhone

If all else fails, try completely restoring your iPhone using iTunes. I'd suggest restoring it new and then trying Wi-Fi before bringing down all of your stuff from a backup. If it works, you're good to go and you can bring down all your stuff. If not, move on to step 5.

If you aren't sure how to restore with iTunes, you can follow our step-by-step guide by clicking the link below.

5. Visit an Apple Store

If none of the above steps are remedying your Wi-Fi issues, you may need to visit an Apple Store in order to either have your iPhone or iPad serviced or exchanged.

What worked for you?

If you experienced Wi-Fi issues under iOS 7.1.2, were you able to solve them? If so, did you use one of the methods above? Let us know what worked and didn't work for you in the comments below!