Several users have reported a problem where iPhone does not connect automatically to a known Wi-Fi network such as a home network. You can easily connect to the Internet wirelessly by using a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone. Known Wi-Fi networks, Wi-Fi networks your iPhone has successfully connected with previously, will be joined automatically because your iPhone will remember its credentials. As it is expected, a lot of users find this feature very convenient.
You iPhone will not automatically connect to Wi-Fi network unless they are known networks.
Are you having Wi-Fi problems at home or in your office? Do not worry. There are some things you can do to get it to work. The tips below will allow you to identify and fix the most common Wi-Fi problems.
See also: iPad Wi-Fi Problems?
Fix: Cannot Automatically Connect To Wi-Fi
There may be an issue with (a) your iPhone (b) your Internet service provider, ISP, (e.g. Comcast etc) or (c) your Wi-Fi connection (e.g. your router etc).
- Restart your router by unplugging the power cords. Then wait at least 30 seconds then plug it back in.
- Restart your iPhone by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button until you see the red slider. Simply slide the slider, then wait a few seconds before turning it on.
- Restart your modem.
Update your Wi-Fi router’s firmware. To do this, see your routers manual. Also update your iPhone. To update the iOS software wirelessly, you can go to Settings > General > Software Update. But your devices must be connected to the Internet. Can you join another network for this step? Or you may go to a different place. If not, you can update with iTunes by connecting your iPhone to your computer. Then on your computer, open iTunes, then select iPhone and click Update.
Make sure that your router is connected to the Internet. Make sure that you are not having problems with your ISP provider. If nothing works, you may want to contact your ISP (Frontier, ATT, etc.). Perhaps, you forgot to pay your Internet bills?
Furthermore, your router may be set to limit the number of Internet connections. You may want to check this if a lot of users are connected at the same time.
Lastly, check to see if there are any unplugged or loose network cables.
Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on (Settings > Wi-Fi)
Make sure your iPhone is not in Airplane Mode (Settings > Airplane Mode)
Try moving your iPhone closer to your router. Because you may be outside of wireless signal range.
Turn Wi-Fi off wait a few seconds and then turn on.
Resetting your network settings can help fix the network connection. Go to Settings > General > Reset >”Reset Network Settings”. Note that all of your Wi-Fi settings (your passwords etc) will be deleted.
Try “Forget This Network”. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and you will see a list of available Wi-Fi networks; now tap on the blue (i) information sign next to the Wi-Fi network that you are unable to connect to. Now tap “Forget This Network”.