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iPad Won't Connect to WiFi? Here is How to Fix it!

by Kelly B.

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How to Fix an iPad That Won't Connect to Wi-Fi

Though iPad has many interesting features, you would require a WiFi connection to thoroughly enjoy them. Problems begin when iPad won’t connect to Wi-Fi for whatever reason it might be.

Maintaining a stable Wi-Fi connection becomes difficult due to the new iOS update. You might be connected to a Wi-Fi network that once worked very well. All of a sudden, just when you are in the middle of downloading an important file, it breaks off! If this is happening to your iPad, here are a few things you can do to fix it and that will help you acquire a stable Wi-Fi network and remain connected to it.

Move Near Your Router and Ensure the Wi-Fi Network is Working

Move near your router before you try anything else to fix the problem. The Wi-Fi signal strength might not be strong enough for your iPad to connect to Wi-Fi.

Moreover, before you try to fix your iPad, it would be a good idea to check if it is really the device that has a problem.


Restart Your Router and Ensure You Are Within Range

Check if the router is working using your desktop, smartphone or laptop to connect to the Internet.

It is quite possible that your router is finding it difficult to transmit over the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency block. So, it is a good idea to restart the router by pressing the red button on the router. After about 2 minutes, try and connect again.

One of the reasons your iPad is unable to connect to Wi-Fi is perhaps because your device might be out of range. Come closer if you are too far from the Wi-Fi.

iPad Network Settings Reset

Try and reset your iPad’s network settings if you are convinced that the problem is not because of the router.

You can reset your iPad’s network setting by following these quick and simple steps:

1. Tap on ‘General’ after opening the settings on your iPad.
2. Now tap on ‘Reset’ and then tap on ‘Reset Network Settings’.
3. It is now time to rejoin the network and connect again.

Reset the WiFi connection of your iPad

Reset the iPad with WiFi connection by clicking Settings > Wi-Fi. Next, click OFF. After waiting for a few seconds, switch the ON button again.

Restart your iPad

If you are still not able to get your iPad to connect to Wi-Fi, go ahead and restart your iPad.Once you restart your iPad, try and connect it to the Wi-Fi once again.

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Router’s Firmware Update

If you have made sure that your router is in perfect condition and you have also reset the network setting on your iPad, and you are still unable to connect, check to see if the router has the newest firmware installed on it.

Check the device manually to update your router’s firmware. Each manufacturer will have different methods, and so it is best to follow the instructions on the manufacturer’s website.

Change Your iPad’s Custom DNS

The last thing to do would be to try and change the Custom DNS if nothing works. This is how you do it: 

1. Tap on Wi-Fi under settings.
2. There is an information button next to the network you are trying to connect to. Click on that and change the DNS to or another secure DNS.

Tip Before Wrapping Up

It is very important to back up your data on your iPad before you begin to fix any problem with your device. This way, you can make sure that no data is lost while you are trying to fix the device.



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