Fix: iPhone 14 and 14 Plus WiFi Not Connecting Issue

Cupertino-giant Apple has officially launched the iPhone 14 series, Watch Series 8, Watch Ultra, and iOS 16 to the public. The newly released iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models have industry-leading hardware specifications with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 dual-band support. However, it seems that many users are experiencing the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus WiFi Not Connecting Issue, which becomes frustrating in terms of the flagship smartphone.

Though the Wi-Fi not working issue is quite common among smartphone users, whether you’re using an Android device or an iPhone device, iPhone 14 series devices are the next-gen segment smartphones from Apple that offer stunning user experience. So, if you’re having any kind of Wi-Fi connectivity issues on your iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus model, then you should follow the troubleshooting methods below to fix it.

Fix: iPhone 14 and 14 Plus WiFi Not Connecting Issue

Fix: iPhone 14 and 14 Plus WiFi Not Connecting Issue

Well, several issues with the Wi-Fi connectivity on an iPhone may vary for some users. According to several reports, iPhone 14 and 14 Plus users may encounter some common issues such as the device keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi, can’t connect to Wi-Fi, can’t find the Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi connection speed is pretty slow than the actual, connected to the Wi-Fi network but no internet access, etc. Luckily, you don’t need to worry about it.

As all the iPhone 14 series models do come with the latest iOS 16 version, it might also have some bugs that will be fixed soon. Meanwhile, here we’ve mentioned a couple of possible workarounds for you that should come in handy. Make sure to follow all methods until the problem gets fixed. In some cases, a basic workaround can also fix the issue for you that might not be worked for anyone else. Now, without further ado, let’s get into it.

1. Check the Internet Connection

Before getting into any other troubleshooting, make sure to cross-check whether your internet connection is active and running fine or not. If there is an issue with your network, then your iPhone 14 or 14 Plus may face some conflicts with the connectivity. If in case, your Wi-Fi network is active and running well on other devices, then you can proceed to the following methods one by one. Otherwise, you should contact your service provider to get it fixed.

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2. Power Cycle your Wi-Fi Router

It’s also highly recommended to perform a power cycle method on your Wi-Fi router to fix any kind of temporary networking glitch whatsoever. Make sure to follow the steps below to do the same. Networking glitches mostly cause connection drops, can’t connect to the network, and more.

  • Power OFF the Wi-Fi Router and unplug the source’s power adapter.
  • Next, wait for around a couple of seconds, then plug the power adapter in.
  • Turn ON the router and check for the issue again.

3. Force Restart your iPhone

You should force reboot your iPhone 14/14 Plus manually so that any temporary system glitch or cache data issue can be fixed easily. In some cases, the normal reboot process might not work.

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button and quickly press then release the Volume Down button too.
  • Hold the Side button (Power) for a few seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • Once the Apple boot logo appears, release the Side button.
  • Wait for the device to reboot into the system automatically.
  • After restarting your iPhone 14/14 Plus, try connecting to the Wi-Fi network again.

4. Forget and Reconnect to the Wi-Fi Network

You should also forget the problematic Wi-Fi network and reconnect to it. Several users did find this trick useful, so you can try it out. Sometimes temporary networking glitches or configuration issues may trouble you on a smartphone. To do that:

Note: If you can’t remember your Wi-Fi password, make sure to change or view the existing password first from the router before doing this.

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  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap on Wi-Fi.
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi network name from the list. [You can also tap on the ‘i’ icon next to it]
  • Now, tap on Forget This Network > Once done, make sure to tap on the Wi-Fi network again to connect it.
  • Enter your Wi-Fi network password and connect.

5. Set Correct Date and Time on iPhone

Sometimes incorrect time & date settings on your iPhone can cause multiple issues with the networking connectivity. It’s always better to set the date & time precisely according to the region and timezone. Also, set the automatic time & date option so that you won’t need to configure it every time. You can follow the steps below to do so:

  • Open the Settings app > Tap on General.
  • Tap on Date and Time > Set the correct TimeZone.
  • Turn on Set Automatically > Restart your iPhone 14/14 Plus to apply changes.

6. Turn OFF Wi-Fi Assist

The Wi-Fi Assist feature helps your iPhone 14/14 Plus switch to cellular data from Wi-Fi or vice versa whenever there is no Wi-Fi connection available, or the Wi-Fi signal is too weak. That means it automatically shuffles between the Wi-Fi and Mobile data whenever required to give you a seamless internet experience. But sometimes, this feature may cause some conflicts that you should turn off manually.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap on Mobile Data.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page > Tap on the Wi-Fi Assist toggle to turn it off/on.
  • Here you’ll need to turn it off temporarily.
  • Once done, make sure to check for the Wi-Fi issue again.

7. Ensure You Can See Your Wi-Fi Network

Sometimes the chances are high that you cannot see your specific Wi-Fi network on the list. In that case, it’s recommended to follow method no. 4 above and forget all the unnecessary Wi-Fi networks from the list one by one. Just keep the necessary ones. Now, you can follow the steps below to see the connected Wi-Fi network.

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  • Go to the Settings app > Tap on Wi-Fi.
  • Turn On Wi-Fi > Tap on the Wi-Fi Network that you want to join.
    • A blue checkmark next to the network will appear once you’re connected. [If asked, enter the Wi-Fi password]
  • If you see Auto Join Disabled under your Wi-Fi network, tap on it to turn on Auto-Join.
  • You can reboot the iPhone to refresh the connectivity.

8. Disable Low Power Mode

The chances are high that you’re using the Low Power Mode on your iPhone 14 or 14 Plus and unexpectedly conflicting with the Wi-Fi connectivity. You should know that if your battery levels are low enough (near about 20% or less), then the low power mode aggressively prevents ongoing connections and limits the background processes too. In that scenario, you may face issues with the Wi-Fi connectivity. So, temporarily turn off Wi-Fi to check the issue.

  • Open the Settings app > Tap on Battery.
  • Disable the Low Power Mode toggle.
  • Now, you can cross-check the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus WiFi Not Connecting issue.

9. Check for the Error Status with Your Wi-Fi Network

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If in case, iOS 16 or above detects an issue with your Wi-Fi connection then you might see a Wi-Fi recommendation under the Wi-Fi network. So, whenever you’re connected to the same network and there are some detected issues with it, you might see a ‘No Internet Connection’ alert. Now, if you’re also seeing the same kind of alert then make sure to tap on the same Wi-Fi network to get more information. Otherwise, try investigating the internet access.

Mostly ‘no internet access’ indicates that your Wi-Fi connection isn’t working and there is a technical issue. In that scenario, simply contact your internet service provider (ISP) for the same or create a resolution ticket (if any) so that the team can work on it.

10. Turn Off Bluetooth

You should try turning off the Bluetooth connectivity on your iPhone 14/14 Plus to cross-check the Wi-Fi not working issue because sometimes both the connectivity options may conflict. To do that:

  • Just tap on the Settings app from the home screen.
  • Tap on Bluetooth > Tap on the toggle to turn it on/off.
  • You’ll need to turn it off for some time to cross-check the issue.

11. Try Using Another Wi-Fi Network

It’s also a better idea to use a different Wi-Fi network on your iPhone 14/14 Plus device to make sure there is no connectivity issue with the specific Wi-Fi network. If the other Wi-Fi connectivity is working fine on your iPhone that means the problematic Wi-Fi network has some issues with the internet access. For that, you can contact your ISP support for further assistance.

12. Check for iOS Updates

Sometimes you should also cross-check the available software updates on your iPhone 14 or 14 Plus. Though the iPhone 14 series do come with the iOS 16 by default, Apple will continue pushing frequent updates to provide more bug fixes and improvements to the newly launched iOS 16 version. However, Apple consistently pushes software updates to its eligible devices. So, if you haven’t updated your iPhone then make sure to follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Settings app > Tap on General.
  • Tap on Software Update > Select Automatic Updates to On so that the system will automatically install updates whenever available.
  • Now, your system will also check for the available update. If available, tap on Download and Install. [Enter the device passcode]
  • Wait for the update installation process and then the iPhone will reboot automatically.
  • It may take some time so have some patience.

Note: If in case, there is no update available, the ‘iOS is up to date’ notification will appear on the screen.

13. Reset Network Settings

Networking glitches or temporary cache data issues on the iPhone might also occur in multiple conflicts with the Wi-Fi connectivity in some cases. Therefore, 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.

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

14. Reset All Settings

If none of the methods worked for you then make sure to follow the steps below to reset all settings on your iPhone 14 series to forcefully clear out temporary system glitches or cache data issues. Resetting all settings should remove incorrect settings, corrupted saved data, etc which are related to the settings menu. This specific method should fix the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus WiFi Not Connecting issue.

  • Go to the Settings app > Go to General.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page > Tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Tap on Reset > Select Reset All 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.

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

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