Wi-Fi Not Working on iPhone 14? 16 Ways to Fix the Issue

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Is Wi-Fi not working on your iPhone 14? You have come to the right place. In this article, we will provide tips on how to fix WiFi problems on iPhone 14 such as WiFi not working, not being able to connect to a WiFi network, WiFi connection keeps dropping out intermittently or WiFi speed being extremely slow.

Two hands hold up iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

Note: Instructions in this guide apply to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

iPhone 14 comes with cool new features and improvements, but like any other iOS device, it comes with its own set of problems. Some of our readers have reported that they’re facing Wi-Fi problems on their iPhone 14.

The issues being reported, include iPhone Wi-Fi not working, not being able to connect to a Wi-Fi network, Wi-Fi connection keeps dropping off intermittently or WiFi speed being extremely slow, getting an incorrect password prompt even though they seem to be entering the correct password, and Wi-Fi settings grayed out.

Why is Wi-Fi not working on iPhone 14?

There are dozens of reasons why you are experiencing WiFi problems on your iPhone 14. It could be the strength of the WiFi signal, your router or even a problem with the network itself. With so many factors causing iPhone 14 WiFi problems, it can be a little hard to pinpoint the problem and fix it. However, there’s always a way, right?

If your iPhone 14 cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network, is continuously dropping the connection to one, or if the Wi-Fi speeds are extremely slow and you can’t seem to find the problem, then we are here help you find the problem and fix it.

We will talk about tips, workarounds, and solutions to fix Wi-Fi problems on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

As there are many factors causing WiFi problems on your iPhone 14, we are going to start from the basic issues and move on to more advanced problems with their solution. All the fixes are super easy, and you will need just a couple of minutes to go through them all. Without further ado, let’s see how to fix iPhone 14 Wi-Fi not working issue.

How to Fix iPhone 14 Wi-Fi Not Working Issue

Here are some time-tested solutions to fix the Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone 14:

1. Are you in range?

A lot of the time, your router’s signal may be poor. If your home or office has a lot of metal, walls, or other objects that could interfere with wireless signals, then you might have a shorter range bubble than you think.

You can check your signal by looking in the Status Bar – three Wi-Fi bars is optimal, two is okay, and one is poor. Sometimes, you might have none at all and it’ll show LTE, 5G, 4G, 3G or E instead; this indicates you’re on a cellular network instead of a Wi-Fi network.

When your signal is too poor, your iPhone 14 will have trouble transmitting data back and forth with the router, and so you want to make sure you’re close enough to the wireless router to do so.

If you’re not in range, try getting closer to the wireless router and see if your iPhone 14 Wi-Fi connectivity problems disappear. If not, move on to the next step.

2. Is Wi-Fi turned on?

If you have Wi-Fi disabled on your iPhone 14, then that could be the main reason you’re unable to connect.

You may have forgotten to turn it on or switched it off by mistake. Luckily for you, this is an easy fix. To make sure Wi-Fi is turned on, you can open Control Center by swiping down from the top right of the screen. Just make sure that Airplane Mode is disabled and that Wi-Fi is turned on.

In Control Center, an item that is toggled on will appear to glow lighter than toggle buttons that are toggled off, which are dimmed out.

Alternatively, you can also open up the Settings app and click on Wi-Fi. Make sure Wi-Fi is toggled on.

You may also want to ensure that your wireless router is turned on. Although not very often the case, there is always a possibility that a reset switch or a power surge may have knocked it off and that it may have been shut off and needs to be restarted.

If everything appears to be turned on, then you can move on to the next step.

3. Toggle Wi-Fi and Airplane mode

Whether your iPhone 14 cannot connect to Wi-Fi at all or your Wi-Fi connection keeps dropping, toggling the Wi-Fi connection is known to be effective in many cases. Start with the Wi-Fi. You can do this by navigating to Settings > Wi-Fi. Turn the feature off, wait for a couple of seconds and then turn it back on.

After this, toggle Airplane mode. You can do this by heading over to Settings, tap Airplane mode and enable it. Leave it on for a minute then turn it off.

4. Does your network show in your Wi-Fi settings?

If you know everything’s turned on and that you’re close enough to the wireless router, but still don’t see an active internet connection, then make sure you’re actually able to see the Wi-Fi network under the Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone 14 via Settings > Wi-Fi.

It’s possible that a network administrator has turned off SSID broadcasting setting from the wireless router, and this could be why you’re unable to connect to your Wi-Fi network as usual.

If they’ve done this, you will not see the Wi-Fi network under the list of available networks, and you will have to enter the SSID manually, along with the password if one applies.

If this doesn’t apply to you, keep moving down the list to the next step.

5. Have you logged on to the network?

You may have accessed the Wi-Fi network, but you will need to enter a password if your Wi-Fi network is protected with a security key. In most cases, you’re asked to enter the security key the moment you join a secured network.

In other cases, you might be accessing a Wi-Fi network where you need to open Safari on your device and try to load a website. When you do, you’ll be redirected to a login portal. These kinds of networks are common in schools, colleges, and institutions.

Once you’re all logged on to the Wi-Fi network, try to use it again and see if you have complete internet access.

If password entry wasn’t the root of your problems, continue on to the next step.

6. Is everything plugged in properly?

Okay so you might have looked to make sure that the router is turned on, but did you check your modem, power cables, coaxial cables, and ethernet cables to make sure that everything is connected?

Sometimes pets, movement of furniture, and kids can break or undo important wiring that is required to have internet access. In cases where wires are disconnected, the wireless router may still broadcast a signal, but it’ll be a dead signal because the router may not have access to your internet.

This is common when the modem becomes unplugged, and not the router, but many modern routers, such as those given out by Verizon, have a modem built into them. For those, the only thing you really need to check is that the coaxial connection is there, because if the power cable wasn’t, the router wouldn’t even be on and you wouldn’t have gotten past step 2!

If everything is plugged in, try the next step.

7. Try restarting everything

In some cases, the iPhone 14, or router or modem may be acting up. Try restarting everything.

You can restart your iPhone 14 by pressing and holding the Side button, and either of the volume buttons then dragging the “Slide to power off” slider from left to right. For your modem or router, all you typically have to do is remove the power cable and wait a minute for all the juice to drain from the capacitors.

After a minute, plug everything back in and turn your iOS device back on. When everything boots up, try to reconnect to your network again.

In many cases, this solves the iPhone 14 Wi-Fi problem. If it doesn’t, don’t fret, there are more things you can try!

8. Forget WiFi Network and Rejoin

If you’re unable to connect to a WiFi network and are prompted that the password you’ve entered is incorrect despite entering the correct password, try to forget the WiFi network and join it again.

To forget the WiFi network, tap on the WiFi network on your iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max from the list under Settings > Wi-Fi. Then tap Forget This Network. You’ll be prompted with a popup message asking you if you want to forget the WiFi Network. Tap Forget to forget the network.

Now go back to Settings > Wi-Fi, select the network again, enter the password, and Join the network again to see if it helps.

9. Disable Wi-Fi Assist

The iPhone 14 includes a WiFi Assist feature, which provides more reliable Internet connections when your WiFi network becomes spotty. This feature could do more harm than good in many cases and cause WiFi issues on your iPhone 14.

To turn off WiFi Assist:

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to Cellular (Mobile in some regions)
  3. Scroll down to the bottom where you will see WiFi Assist. Tap on the toggle to turn it off.

10. Make sure the date and time are properly set

If nothing has fixed your iPhone 14 Wi-Fi issues so far, make sure that the date and time on your phone are set correctly for your time zone. The best option to go for is “Set automatically”. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time , tap on Set Automatically.

11. Update your iPhone

While software versions aren’t a common issue with Wi-Fi connection, these can fix system bugs your iPhone 14 may be encountering. Updating your iPhone software is worth a try, and it’s an effortless way to possibly get things back up and running.

  1. Go into the Settings app.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Hit Software update.
  4. Your iPhone will let you know if there is an available update. Follow instructions to update.

12. Update Your Router’s Firmware

Update your router’s firmware to ensure that the known bugs have been fixed. In some cases, this could be the reason why your iPhone 14 is not able to connect to a Wi-Fi network. You should ideally regularly update your WiFi router’s firmware as it can improve its performance or fix bugs and security issues.

13. Disable VPN

One of the most common reasons that seem to cause iPhone 14 WiFi issues has been VPN. If you have enabled via the Settings app or a VPN app, then try to disable VPN to see if it resolves the issue. You can disable VPN by navigating to the settings app and disable the VPN toggle. If you are not able to disable it then launch the VPN app to disable VPN temporarily to figure out if it resolves the WiFi problem on your iPhone 14.

14. Reset your iPhone network settings

It’s rare, but your iPhone 14 network settings can become corrupted. iOS comes with an option under Settings > General > transfer or reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

If all else fails, tap on this button and let iOS forget all of your network settings. You will have to reconfigure any VPNs, Wi-Fi networks, and other network-related information, but it gives you a clean slate to start from in case you may have been suffering from some kind of corruption.

15. Contact your ISP

In some scenarios, your Wi-Fi and devices are working just fine. Your internet service provider may just be experiencing a temporary hiccup that they could fix on their end. Try contacting them to see if they can assist you further.

16. Repair options

Even after performing all these steps, you’re still experiencing iPhone 14 Wi-Fi problems, then you might want to visit your nearest Apple Store to know of any possible hardware-related issues. You can also Contact Apple Support. Apple support options include:

Wi-Fi not working on iPhone 14? Problem solved!

Have you faced any WiFi issues on your iPhone 14? If so, did the above tips help in solving the problem for you? Drop a comment and let us know!

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