Wifi Not Working/Can’t Connect on the iPhone 6S
While cell phones originated to make it easier to make phone calls from almost anywhere, that is no longer their only use. Cell phones today are smarter than ever and can do a ton of different things from take pictures, browse the internet and so much more. However, to browse the internet, you either need data or to be connected to a Wifi connection. And with data not coming cheap and often being capped at a certain amount, Wifi is often something that most people will use if they can to browse the internet. Also, many apps require a Wifi connection to work, which makes solid Wifi something pretty great.
However, Wifi connections can be finicking beasts from time to time. Sometimes it will be slow and drift in and out of connection, and other times, it won’t even work at all! Not being able to connect to wifi on your iPhone 6S is a super annoying feeling and one that can ruin a day. While you may think it is easy to fix this problem, that is not always the case. So in an effort to help those of you out there that are experiencing issues with your Wifi, we have created this article full of tips and tricks to help you finally be able to connect to Wifi on your iPhone 6S once again. Some of these tips and tricks may seem pretty obvious, but in an effort to be as clear as possible, we have decided to include everything that could have the possibility to help you.
Make Sure Your Router Is On/Connected and You are in Range
Of course, for you to be able to use Wifi on your iPhone 6S or any device for that matter, you need to have a wireless router in your home. If you are experiencing issues with using or connecting to wifi on your device, you should take a look at the router before trying anything else. First of all, you want to make sure the router is on, working, and connected. If that is all good, you want to make sure you are in range for the Wifi. The signal gets weaker the further you go away, so if you are a fair distance away from the router when your wifi is being difficult, that distance could be why.
Make Sure Wifi is On/Available in Your Settings
Of course, for your Wifi to be working on your device, it needs to be turned on. Thankfully, it is very easy to check if it is turned on, and if it isn’t, it is simple to turn on as well. Tap Settings and the Wifi to make sure that it’s on. If it isn’,t simply toggle it to the on position and it should show you a list of the available Wifi networks that you can join.
Make Sure You Have the Password Correct
Once you see the list of possible Wifi networks you can join, be sure to select the correct one to enter it. You will likely need to enter a password. The password can often be found on the router. If you don’t have the right password, you won’t be able to use the Wifi at all. This seems quite obvious, but you would be shocked at how many people don’t now what their Wifi password is or where to find it.
Forget Network and Join it Again
If you are connected to the Wifi network and have put in the correct password and everything, it should work and you should be able to browse the internet as normal. However, we all know this isn’t always the case. If everything looks to be in order, but you simply can’t use Wifi, the first thing you should do is simply forget the network and join it again. It seems quite simple, but doing this can sometimes fix whatever issue was occurring. Go to Settings, then Wifi, and the click on the network you are currently connected to. Once you do that, simply click on Forget This Network, and then wait a few seconds, and then rejoin it. Note that you will need the password to rejoin the network, so don’t leave a network or forget it if you don’t know/remember the password.
Toggle Wifi Assist
When iOS 9 was released, it came with a cool little feature called Wifi Assist. Basically, this feature makes it so your device will use cellular data instead of Wifi when you are in a poor or weak network. While it can be helpful in getting faster internet, it can be bad for those with limited data as it can lead you to use your cellular data when you think you are using Wifi. Also, if your Wifi is not connecting, it could be because your connection is weak and thus this feature is restricting you to data. If you want to turn this feature on or off, all you have to do is go to the Settings app, tap Cellular and scroll down to the bottom and turn it either on or off.
Try Turning off Location Services
Location Services is a very important thing on the iPhone as it lets you use GPS, and various other features that need to know your exact location. However, Location Services has also led to some people to have some issues with connecting to Wifi and staying connected. So if you are experiencing issues with connecting to Wifi on your iPhone 6S (or it is simply not working), you could try turning location services off and see if it fixes the issue. However, you don’t have to turn off the entire feature of Location Services, just the Wifi Networking portion. To do this all you have to do is go to the Settings app, tap on Privacy and then on Location Services. Once in that menu, you need to go to System Services, and then toggle Wifi Networking to off. Once you do this, restart your device and see if that fixes the problem.
Restart Your Device
This is something often recommended when experiencing issues with cell phones and technology in general. Sometimes, simply restarting your device can be enough to fix out some issues it was experiencing. Restarting your device is incredibly easy to do and all you have to do is hold the power button and the home button down together for a while, until the phone resets and the Apple logo comes back up. While this might not end up doing a thing, it’s worth a try.
Reset Network Settings
If none of these little fixes are working, it might be a good time to reset the entire network settings on your iPhone. However, just know that it means that you will lose your cellular, VPN and Wifi settings, and you will need to fix those back up after resetting them. Thankfully, that isn’t too difficult or annoying to do. To reset your network settings, simply go to the Settings app, the go to General, scroll down to Reset, and then hit Reset Network Settings.
Restore Your Device To Its Factory Settings
This method should only be used if you have tried everything else and it hasn’t worked. Also, ensure you have a backup in place so you don’t lose everything on your iPhone 6S. Once all that is taken care of, you can go ahead as reset your device. This will take quite a bit longer than other tips on this list, but still isn’t too long at all. Resetting your device and erasing all the content and settings can help, but it is no guarantee it will fix your issues with connecting to Wifi.
If none of those worked, it could be a good idea to contact Apple as there may be a deeper problem on your device, or something wrong with your internet connection in general.