How to fix wifi on iPhone 5 ios 6

The iPad 3 had a similar problem when it first released, and if your iPhone 5 has been causing you some grief when connected to a local network, you’ll be relieved to learn that a remedy is at hand.

It’s not a guaranteed solution, but it has worked for a large portion of folks experiencing very little Wi-Fi signal. A very simple process, it merely involves switching your router over from WPA/WPA2 to WEP. While the former is a newer encryption system than the later, WPA and WPA2 seem to have some problems syncing on networks containing older devices. In these cases, devices are supposed to detect the issue and switch to WEP automatically, but it may be experiencing problems in doing so. As such, you’ll have to make said alterations at your router’s end.

1. First and foremost, you’ll need to access your Router gateway. If you’ve even a brief knowledge of networking, this shouldn’t be a problem but if not, simply Google how this can be done for your specific router. Once you’ve found the gateway and typed it into a URL browser bar, go to Wireless and Security options, and simply select WEP instead of WPA. From there, enter your new password and you’ll be good to go.

As mentioned earlier, this may not work for everybody, but for the majority of those experiencing weak Wi-Fi signal, this should be the end of it.

2. Anyway, it sounds like Apple was able to correct this issue on their end, so no update will be necessary. But if you’re still having Wi-Fi problems, you can try the following:

  • Toggle your Wi-Fi off and on – Settings app > Wi-Fi OR
  • Set your device’s HTTP Proxy to Auto – Settings app > Wi-Fi > Blue icon next to the network you’re connecting to > Scroll to the bottom


3. Hard Reset:

Try the hard reset 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:

If this doesn’t work then try to renew IP address, which may be required if you are using a larger wireless network.

  • 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:

If renewing IP address doesn’t resolve the issue, try establishing a fresh connection with the Wi-Fi network by using the Forget This Network option. Please note that this will clear your current Wi-Fi network settings, including saved Wi-Fi passwords.

  • 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 locate and join the Wi-Fi network again.

Reset Network Settings:

If restarting your iOS device doesn’t resolve the problem then reset all network settings. Please note that this will clear your current cellular and Wi-Fi network settings, including saved networks, Wi-Fi passwords, and VPN 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 locate and join the Wi-Fi network again.
4.We’re also seeing another possible fix and it involves turning off Cellular Data, connecting to Wi-Fi and then turning Cellular Data back on. 

1) Head to Settings.

2. Go to General.

3. Click Cellular, which should be on.

4. Flip Cellular Data to Off.

5. Connect to Wi-Fi.

6. Turn Cellular Data back On.

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