How To Fix Slow Internet Problems On iPhone XR


Are you experiencing a slow internet problem on your iPhone XR? We bet it is making you feel bad, but you don’t have to. Slow internet problems are not rare, and you can easily fix them on your iPhone XR in just a few minutes, regardless of which network you use.

Sometimes, slow internet problems on iPhone XR are caused by natural conditions such as weather and general network outage. But in most cases, the fault lies in your iPhone. It could be a simple setting, phone lagging, or just anything. Nonetheless, the following solutions are the quickest way to fix slow internet problems on your iPhone XR. Give these fixes a shot and get things working again. You deserve the speed!

Fix iPhone XR slow internet problem

1. Restart Your iPhone and Wi-Fi Router

First things first: a quick restart can often fix problems on iPhones. And when you face a slow internet problem on your iPhone XR, it’s worth restarting it. Doing that cuts down all connections refreshes the iOS, and closes all running processes. To restart your iPhone, simply start the Settings app and go to General, and then tap Shut Down.

If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, Broadband, Modem, or any other internet devices, you should restart them as well. Luckily, that might be the only thing you need to solve the slow internet problem on your iPhone XR.

Use the physical button on your router or use the main wall switch to turn off your Wi-Fi router.

Wait a minute and turn on your iPhone and router. this is most likely to resolve Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone.

2. Turn AirPlane Mode ON/OFF

Whenever cellular connection seems to be weak or goes glitchy, the very first trick that I try to fix the issue is to turn on/off Airplane mode. Once enabled, it turns off radio signals, which results in the complete stoppage of the communication. And when it is disabled, the cellular connection has to kick in right from the scratch, which often fixes minor network related issues. So, there is no harm in giving this trusted hack a try right off the bat!

Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to access Control Center on your iPhone 12 Series. Now, tap on the Airplane button to turn it on. Next, wait for a few moments and then turn it off by tapping on the button.

3. Turn Cellular or Mobile Data OFF/ON

Another pretty simple trick that can let you fix the voice network issues or the sluggish network on iPhone XR is the ability to turn off/on cellular. Thus, it is apt to give a chance to this fairly reliable hack as well.

Head into the Settings app on your iPhone and then tap on Cellular/Mobile Data. Now, turn off the toggle and then restart your device. Once your iPhone XR has rebooted, turn on the toggle.

4. Forget Wi-Fi and Reconnect It

Before you forget your WiFi Network, make sure you know the Wi-Fi password. If you do not know it, then skip this fix for the moment and try the other solutions.

Start the Settings app on your iPhone.
Now, tap Wi-Fi.
Next, tap (i) next to the Wi-Fi name.
Next on, tap Forget This Network and confirm.
Finally, tap the Wi-Fi name from the list of NETWORKS, type in the password and reconnect it.
Check if your iPhone XR can connect to Internet.

5. Force Restart Your iPhone

When it comes to fixing common iPhone issues, force restart aka hard reset is widely considered to be a go-to trick. Therefore, we shouldn’t miss out on it, given how reliable it has always been.

To force restart your iPhone XR: Press and quickly release the volume up button. Then, press and quickly release the volume down button. After that, make sure to hold down the side button until the Apple logo shows up on the screen.

6. Update Carrier Settings

To provide a strong and stable cellular network connection, carrier providers frequently release updates. Hence, it’s better to update the carrier settings as soon as it is available.

To get it done, navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on General. Now, tap on About. Now, you will get a carrier settings update popup asking you to update the carrier on your device for a better experience. Tap on Update to confirm the action.

7. Reset Network Settings

If you are still experiencing slow internet or LTE issues on your iPhone XR, try resetting the network settings. It wipes out all the existing network settings including the Wi-Fi passwords and returns them to the factory settings.

The complete cleanup often results in fixing network related issues. Given the effectiveness, there is no question of missing out on this trick as well. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > General > Reset. Next up, tap on Reset Network Settings and confirm the action.

Do note, resetting Network Settings will remove all saved WiFi and VPN settings and passwords and you will have to reconnect with all WiFi Hotspots.

8. Update Software

Outdated software is probably the biggest culprit that keeps creating a number of miscellaneous issues on the iPhone (or for that matter any device). That’s why keeping the software updated to the latest version is the way to go; especially if you don’t want your device to get embroiled in random issues that tend to crop up out of nowhere.

Aside from causing various problems and known bugs, outdated software also makes your iPhone more vulnerable to hacking or malicious attacks. So, both in terms of enhancing the overall experience and boosting security, the latest update is a must-have.

Launch Settings on your iPhone and choose General. Now, tap on Software Update. Finally, download and install the iOS update as usual.

9. Pause/Disconnect Your VPN

VPN apps are good in what they do. Yes, they help you stay safe online but can also slow down your internet speed drastically. You’re likely to experience that if you use a free VPN or when it doesn’t work well with your service. In that case, you should try disconnecting from your VPN.

If a VPN is enabled on your iPhone, open the VPN app and turn it off. Alternatively, just launch the Settings app and tap on the VPN toggle.

In addition, if you have installed many unnecessary VPN apps on your iPhone, try uninstalling a few. This will also delete their VPN profiles. If you notice a network speed bump after disconnecting your VPN, that’s the root of the problem. You may try using other VPN apps or get a paid one if it’s a necessity.

If you continue experiencing a slow internet problem on your iPhone XR, that means the problem is from your service provider. Perhaps it’s with your SIM card. Try contacting them via their Twitter handle, or visit the nearest physical office for help.

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