Irrespective of what improvements Apple makes to Wi-Fi every year with its latest iPhones, there are bound to be users who are going to face some connectivity and speed issues. This does not mean that your new iPhone 12 mini is faulty. There can be a number of factors behind why your iPhone 12 mini is disconnecting frequently from Wi-Fi networks or giving very slow speeds. Check out some of the tips below to fix the Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone 12 mini.
Generally, it is common for iPhone owners to complain about not being able to connect to a particular Wi-Fi network, slow Wi-Fi speeds, constantly sticking to 2.4 GHz rather than 5GHz, getting an incorrect password prompt, Wi-Fi settings grayed out, dropping connection intermittently or speeds being extremely slow. If you are facing any such issues on your iPhone 12 mini, follow the troubleshooting steps below.
How to Fix iPhone 12 mini Wi-Fi Issues
Here are some time-tested solutions to fix the Wi-Fi connectivity problems on your iPhone 12 mini.
Fix 1: Restart your Router
Before we look at troubleshooting the issue on the iOS device, let us do some basic troubleshooting at the router level as it has helped in resolving the iPhone 12 mini Wi-Fi issue for several readers.
The next time your iPhone 12 mini drops Wi-Fi, restart the router and try connecting your iPhone again to see if it resolves the issue.
The router is like a mini-computer with a CPU, memory, and local storage in the plastic box, all running in an operating system. So like a computer, restarting your router can resolve the iPhone 12 mini Wi-Fi issues. It is also recommended to wait for 10 seconds after you have turned off your router before restarting it to Ensure that every capacitor is fully drained, and thus every bit of memory is cleared. This ensures that all the settings on the router that may be causing the issue are reset.
Fix 2: Update your Router firmware
Update your Router’s firmware to ensure that the known bugs have been fixed. Some readers have reported that upgrading the Router firmware had helped in resolving the iPhone 12 mini Wi-Fi issues.
Fix 3: Force Reboot your iPhone
Like all tech problems, there is no harm in starting off by hard rebooting or force rebooting your iPhone to see it helps.
To force reboot iPhone 12 mini:press the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button and then quickly press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Fix 4: Forget Wi-Fi Network and Rejoin
If you’re not able to connect to a Wi-Fi Network and being prompted that the password you’ve entered is incorrect despite entering the correct password, then try to forget the Wi-Fi network, and join the network again.
To forget the Wi-Fi network, tap on the Wi-Fi network on your iPhone 12 mini from the list under Settings > Wi-Fi. Then tap Forget This Network. You will be prompted with a popup message asking you if you want to forget the Wi-Fi Network. Tap Forget to forget the network.
Now go back to Settings > Wi-Fi, select the network again, enter the password, and Join the network again to see if it helps.
Fix 5: Reset Network Settings
Most networking related issues I’ve experienced have been fixed after resetting network settings. Resetting these settings flushes caches and clears DHCP settings and other networking related info. To reset network settings, go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset Network Settings.
Fix 6: Disable VPN
If you have enabled via the Settings app or a VPN app, then try to disable VPN to see if it resolves the issue. You can disable VPN via the Settings app and navigate to the VPN settings to disable the Status toggle from Connected to Not Connected. If you are not able to disable it then launch the VPN app to disable VPN temporarily to figure out if it resolves the WiFi problem on your iPhone 12 mini.
Fix 7: Disable Wi-Fi Networking Services
Many users have reported that they’ve solved their iPhone 12 mini Wi-Fi issues by disabling Wi-Fi Networking under Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services. This only relates to your location being used for Wi-Fi Networking, so it doesn’t disable Wi-Fi entirely.
Fix 8: Ask To Join Network
This is not an ideal solution, but if none of the solutions mentioned above work, then you can try enabling “Ask to Join Networks” by going to Settings > Wi-Fi.
9. Wi-Fi Assist
iOS includes a feature called Wi-Fi Assist, which provides more reliable Internet connections when your Wi-Fi network becomes spotty. However, some readers have reported that turning it off and turning it back on seemed to help resolve the iPhone 12 mini Wi-Fi problems. To turn off Wi-Fi Assist, go to Settings -> Cellular (Mobile in some regions) and scroll down to the bottom where you will see Wi-Fi Assist. Tap on the toggle to turn it off.
10. Visit an Apple Store
Even after performing all the above steps, you’re still having iPhone 12 mini Wi-Fi problems, then you might want to visit your nearest Apple Store to know of any possible hardware related issues.
Have you faced any Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone 12 mini? If so, did the above tips help in solving the problem for you? Drop a comment and let us know!