How to Fix WiFi Issues on iPhone 13, Pro, Max, and mini

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Is your Wi-Fi not working properly on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone 13 mini? There could be many reasons for this. Nonetheless, here are some general tips, tricks, and solutions you can follow to fix Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Apple recently released iPhone 13 lineup. While the new phones come with a boatload of new forward-facing features, they do come with their own share of issues. For instance, you might be having trouble connecting to your WiFi network.

In this article, we will be going through all the methods you can use to help fix Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Some of the reported iPhone 13 Wi-Fi problems include:

  • iPhone 13 not connecting to Wi-Fi
  • iPhone 13 connected to Wi-Fi but no Internet
  • iPhone 13 Dropping Wi-Fi connection
  • Slow Wi-Fi speed on iPhone 13

If you are experiencing WiFi issues on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone 13 mini, this is how you can fix it and resume normal functionality.

Let’s get started.

How to Fix iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Wi-Fi Problems

Here are a few solutions you could try to fix the Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max:

1. Toggle Airplane Mode

The first step to fix WiFi problems on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone 13 mini is enabling and disabling Airplane mode. Airplane mode will terminate all radio wave connections made by your phone to any Wi-Fi or cellular networks. For this, you can use the Control Centre or open the Settings app and tap on Airplane Mode switch to turn it on. Wait for a few seconds and then tap it again to disable Airplane mode.

2. Restart Your iPhone

Before trying other solutions, like restarting your Wi-Fi router, let’s start by restarting your iPhone. Simply restarting your iPhone can clear most errors in the system that prevent the normal functioning of the device. Turn the device off and leave it as is for a minute and then turn it on again. This will potentially fix WiFi issues on iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone 13 mini. To do this, go to Settings > General > Shut Down.

3. Force restart

Like all tech problems, there is no harm in starting off by force rebooting your iPhone. Performing a force restart can clear errors and fix iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone 13 mini Wi-Fi issues. To do this, press and quickly release the Volume Up button, press and quickly release the Volume Down button, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

4. Reboot Router

Wifi router

If restarting your iPhone does not help fix WiFi problems, you can also try and reboot your router. There is a possibility that the issue resides in the network rather than the iPhone itself. Use the physical button on your router or use the main wall switch to turn off your Wi-Fi router. It is recommended to wait for 10 seconds after you have turned off your router before restarting it to Ensure that every capacitor is fully drained, and thus every bit of memory is cleared. This ensures that all the settings on the router that may be causing the issue are reset. This is most likely to resolve your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone 13 mini Wi-Fi issues.

5. Forget WiFi and reconnect

If you’re not able to connect to a Wi-Fi Network and being prompted that the password you’ve entered is incorrect despite entering the correct password, then try to forget the WiFi network and try to connect from scratch. A lot of the time, the issue lies in the connection process and you can simply forget the WiFI and try to connect to it again to fix the issue.

To forget the Wi-Fi network, tap on the Wi-Fi network on your iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max from the list under Settings > Wi-Fi. Then tap Forget This Network. You will be prompted with a popup message asking you if you want to forget the Wi-Fi Network. Tap Forget to forget the network.

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

6. Disable VPN

Online security has become an increasingly popular topic, as well as a relevant one. Using a VPN is a great way to secure your online presence by masking it with a decoy IP. However, this can also lock you out of Wi-Fi networks.

If you are using VPN on your iPhone, then try to disable it and try to connect. You can disable VPN by going to the Settings app and switch the VPN Status toggle from Connected to Not Connected. If you are not able to disable it from the settings app, open the VPN app to disable VPN temporarily to figure out if it resolves the WiFi problem on your iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max.

7. Make sure the date and time are correct

If you’re not able to connect to a Wi-Fi Network, ensure that the date and time on your iPhone are set correctly for your time zone. You can do this by navigating to Settings > General > Date & Time. If the date and time are incorrect, update them or turn on the option to set date and time automatically.

8. Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi assist featured

iOS includes a feature called Wi-Fi Assist, which provides more reliable Internet connections when your Wi-Fi network becomes spotty. However, some readers have reported that turning it off and turning it back on seemed to help resolve the Wi-Fi problems. You can turn off Wi-Fi Assist by going to Settings > Cellular (Mobile in some regions) and scroll down to the bottom where you will see Wi-Fi Assist. Tap on the toggle to turn it off.

9. Reset Network Settings

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Another way to fix iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max WiFi issues is to reset network settings. These are the settings responsible for the default servers you connect to, like your DNS and so on.

Resetting these will not delete any of your personal data, so don’t worry about losing any of your files. Take note that this will make your iPhone forget WiFi passwords as well as Bluetooth. Simply, head over to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

10. Restore iPhone

This is not an ideal solution, but if none of the solutions mentioned above resolve WiFi issues on your iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max, then you would have to restore your device completely. It is possible that errors or bugs rest in the system rather than settings. Henceforth, resetting your iPhone would erase all data and settings and the operating system will be available fresh. However, take note that all of your data will be deleted, so it is better to keep a backup. Restoring your iPhone would potentially fix WiFI issues. To do this, navigate to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings to do it.

This is all there is to it folks. These tips will fix Wi-Fi issue on your iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max.

If all of these attempts haven’t solved the Wi-Fi problem on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone 13 mini, it might not be software related. Instead, there could be something wrong with the Wi-Fi hardware on your phone.

The best way to determine if that’s the case, and to get it fixed, is to make an appointment with the Genius Bar at your local Apple store and have them check out your phone.

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If the above methods did not help in solving the Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, your only bet is to wait for a new iOS update from Apple which should hopefully fix whatever problem you are facing.

Have you faced Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max? Let us know in the comments if the tips helped you out.

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