Fix: iOS 17 Internet Very Slow on Both WiFi and Mobile Data

Apple has recently started rolling out iOS 17 as the seventeenth and the latest major release of iOS for the iPhone family. From iPhone XR to the latest generation iPhone models are eligible to receive this update via OTA. iOS 17 is the great successor to iOS 16 and it brings plenty of new features as well as other improvements that we can’t deny. However, it seems that the iOS 17 internet is is very slow on both WiFi and Mobile Data for some unexpected reasons.

Well, there may be several possible reasons applicable behind this issue which can get frustrating a lot for the affected users. Now, if you’re also one of the victims of such an issue, don’t worry. It seems issues with the Wi-Fi router, mobile carrier outage, network congestion in your area, temporary system glitches, outdated system software, conflicts with the network settings, issues with the DNS address, Wi-Fi assist feature conflicts, and more.

Fix: iOS 17 Internet Very Slow on Both WiFi and Mobile Data

Fix: iOS 17 Internet Very Slow on Both WiFi and Mobile Data

Fortunately, we’ve shared with you a couple of potential workarounds that should come in handy. Make sure to follow all troubleshooting methods until the problem has been fixed. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Force Reboot Your iPhone

iPhone users can easily force restart their device by following the steps below to fix any kind of temporary system glitch or cache data issues.

  • Your iPhone should be turned on and unlocked.
  • Now, quickly press the Volume Up (+) key and release, then quickly press the Volume Down (-) key and release, then quickly press & hold the Power (side key) button for a few seconds until the Apple boot logo appears on the screen.
  • After the Apple logo appears, you can release the Power (side key) button.
  • You’ll need to wait for your iPhone to boot to the system.
  • Once done, you should check for the issue again.

2. Check for iOS Updates

You should also check for the available software updates on your iPhone. Even if you’re running on the latest iOS 17 version, Apple releases monthly patch updates or new build version updates for its iOS. Installing the latest update should fix multiple bugs or slow internet issues. To do so:

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap on General.
  • Tap on Software Update > Make sure to select Automatic Updates to On for your convenience.
  • At the same time, the system will automatically start checking for the available software update.
  • If available, it’ll notify and then you can tap on Download and Install. [It’ll also ask you to enter the device passcode]
    • If there is no update available, you’ll see the iOS is up-to-date notification on the screen.

3. Power Cycle the Wi-Fi Router

Sometimes only rebooting the game or device or switching the internet connection may not be useful because there might be an issue with the Wi-Fi router. In that scenario, performing the power cycle on your Wi-Fi router can also fix the internet connectivity-related issues completely. To do that:

  • Turn off the Wi-Fi Router first > Once the LED indicators stop, unplug the power cable from the router.
  • Now, wait for around 30 seconds, and then plug back the power cable into the router.
  • Turn on the router to check for the issue.

4. Check Your Internet Connection

The chances are also high that somehow your internet connection becomes poor or unstable and your iPhone can’t download or update. Cross-check with the internet connection no matter whether you’re using mobile data or Wi-Fi. In case, you’re facing any app-related issues such as the app not downloading or being unable to update then you should ensure your internet connection is running well. Try using any other Wi-Fi network or mobile hotspot to check for the issue.

5. Turn On Airplane Mode and Turn It Off

  • Open the Settings app > Tap on Airplane Mode.
  • Make sure to Turn On the toggle and wait for a few seconds.
  • Then Turn Off the toggle again and check for the issue.

6. Try Using Another Internet

You should also check out the cellular service or the network on your iPhone to ensure there is no issue with the networking glitch or connectivity signal whatsoever. If there are some drops in the network signal then make sure to reboot the iPhone and wait for some time.

7. Ensure Your Internet Data Limit is Available

It’s also worth mentioning to check whether your internet data limit is still under control or not. If the data limit has expired for the day or for the month then wait for the next data cycle. Otherwise, try recharging the additional data limit to the existing plan to be able to use the internet again.

8. Forget and Re-add the Wi-Fi Network

If you want to join a Wi-Fi network then check out the following steps to do so:

  • Go to Settings > Tap on Wi-Fi.
  • Tap on the info button next to the Wi-Fi network that you’re using.
  • Now, tap on Forget This Network > Tap on Forget to confirm.

Also, you should forget other Wi-Fi networks that you have joined previously but not using currently. To do that:

  • Go to Settings >  Tap on Wi-Fi.
  • Tap on Edit in the corner of the screen to see the networks known to your device.
  • Tap on the info button next to the network.
  • Hit Forget This Network > Choose Forget to confirm.
  • Once done, you can reboot the iPhone, and add the Wi-Fi network again.

9. Change the DNS Settings

Another thing you can do is to change the DNS Settings or Address manually on your iPhone by following the steps below.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on Wi-Fi > Tap on i (info) next to the connected Wi-Fi network.
  • Now, tap on Configure DNS > Select Manual.
  • Tap on Add Server > Enter 8.8.8.8 as the DNS server address.
  • Finally, tap on Save.

Please Note: If you choose to forget the Wi-Fi network that you have configured the DNS, it’ll go back to the default settings again. In that case, you’ll have to re-add the DNS address.

10. Disable Wi-Fi Assist

With the help of Wi-Fi Assist, users can easily stay connected to the internet even if the Wi-Fi connection is unstable or poor enough. It basically switches the internet between Wi-Fi and mobile data seamlessly to avoid internet usage issues. Do, keep in mind that Wi-Fi Assist is always enabled by default. If you don’t want your iOS 17 device to stay connected to the internet when you have a poor Wi-Fi connection then simply disable it.

  • Head over to the Settings app > Tap on Mobile Service.
  • Enable the Mobile Data toggle > Then scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Here you can Turn Off the Wi-Fi Assist toggle.

11. Enable Data Roaming

Sometimes enabling the data roaming feature on the device might help in fixing temporary networking glitches with the carrier or your data plan. In general, data roaming should be turned off to avoid roaming charges if you’re not outside of the state or country. Now, you can check the following steps to turn on data roaming temporarily.

  • Open the Settings app > Tap on Mobile Service.
  • Enable the Mobile Data option.
  • Then enable the Data Roaming feature.

12. Remove and Reinsert the SIM Card

You should also try to remove the SIM card and reinsert it again to ensure there is no issue with the SIM card placement whatsoever. To do so:

  • Use a SIM ejector tool or paper clip to remove the SIM card first.
  • Then Power Off the iPhone.
  • Wait for a couple of seconds and then reinsert the SIM card to check for the issue.

13. Try Updating Cellular Settings

It’s also recommended to update the cellular settings by contacting carrier support. You can check the last method to contact carrier support. Ask them to update the cellular settings for your mobile device or send the cellular settings via message.

14. Reset Network Settings on iPhone

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Networking glitches or temporary cache data issues on the iPhone might also occur in multiple conflicts with cellular connectivity in some cases. So, it’s recommended to reset the networking settings on your iPhone manually to clear out temporary networking glitches. You can follow the steps below to do the same:

  • Tap on Settings > Tap on General.
  • Select Transfer or Reset iPhone > Tap on Reset.
  • Choose Reset Network Settings.
  • If prompted, enter the lock screen passcode to confirm it.
  • Wait for the process to get completed > Now, force reboot the iPhone to apply changes.

Note: This will reset configured Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, VPN, and APN settings on the iPhone.

15. Contact the Customer Support

If none of the workarounds come in handy then make sure to contact the customer support of the respective internet service provider (ISP) that you’re using. Ask the technical assistance on the same. After contacting and troubleshooting everything, if you find that there is no issue with the internet then make sure to contact Apple Support to get further assistance regarding the iOS 17 bug.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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