Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue After Upgrading To iOS 6.0 Firmware

Apple released iOS 6.0 firmware yesterday and many users reported that after upgrading to iOS 6.0 they are facing some Wi-Fi connectivity issue after upgrading to iOS 6.0 firmware.

If you are also facing Wi-Fi connectivity issues on you iDevice then we are going to post some troubleshooting techniques to fix this issue. If you are facing low Wi-Fi signals then you can read our how to increase Wi-Fi speed guide.

 

Reset your iDevice:

  • ┬áReset your iOS device by following these steps:
  • Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
  • Release the buttons
  • When the device restarts, try to locate and join the Wi-Fi network again.

Basic Troubleshooting:

  • Launch Settings app and navigate to Wi-Fi
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi On/Off toggle to turn it off and then turn it on again
  • Renew IP Address:

Renew IP address:

  • Launch Settings app and navigate to Wi-Fi
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi network that you connect to from the list
  • Scroll down and tap on the Renew Lease button
  • Forget This Network:
Establishing a New connection with the Wi-Fi network:
  • Launch Settings app and navigate to Wi-Fi
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi network that you connect to from the list
  • Tap on the Forget This Network button
  • You will be prompted with a message that your iOS device will stop automatically joining this network. Tap on the Forget button.
  • Go back to the list of Wi-Fi networks, try to find and join the Wi-Fi network again.

Reset Network Settings:

  • Launch Settings app
  • Tap General
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap on Reset
  • Tap Reset Network Settings
  • When the iOS device restarts, try to find and join the Wi-Fi network again.

Changing the security option:

Sometimes changing the security option on the router helps. Try changing the router to WPA or WPA2.
Change the broadcast Channel (e.g. from 3 to 12) on the Router Wireless configuration to see if it helps.
Increase the the number of DHCP users.

Most users were affected due to availability issues with Apple’s web page authenticating Wi-Fi network (to check if there isn’t a login wall on your W-Fi network). Once the availability issue was fixed, it seems to have automatically resolved the issue.

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