iPhone 13 Pro keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi? Fix

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If Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting on your iPhone 13 Pro, it means that something is stopping your iPhone from connecting properly with the modem or router. In this article, we’ll explain why your iPhone 13 Pro Wifi disconnects frequently, and what you can do to fix the issue.

If your iPhone 13 Pro keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi, make sure you’re connecting to the right Wi-Fi network, and have the right password.
If there’s an update available for iOS , install it.
Also, turn off Wi-Fi and turn it back on again.

If your iPhone 13 Pro isn’t connecting to Wi-Fi properly, there’s a good chance that restarting your phone and your router will solve the issue, at least for a little while.

Here’s what to do if your Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting on your iPhone 13 Pro

1. Toggle your Wi-Fi

As you’ve probably tried a few times already, you can toggle your Wi-Fi on and off. The quick and easy way is to launch Control Center and tap the Wi-Fi icon, then wait a few seconds and tap it again to re-enable Wi-Fi. However, you may want to actually go into the Settings app to turn this off if you are having issues.

  • Start the Settings app on your iPhone 13 Pro.
  • Tap Wi-Fi in the app.
  • Tap the switch next to Wi-Fi to turn it off.
  • Wait 10 seconds.
  • Tap the switch next to Wi-Fi to turn it on.

The important part here is to wait before turning it back on. You don’t want to “jump the gun” and turn the Wi-Fi back on before it’s actually been turned off in the system.

2. Double-check the network

Sometimes, you may think that you are connected to your home network, or maybe a friend, but you’re not connected to either. This can happen if you sign in to one of those “free” Wi-Fi networks offered by a local restaurant or cable provider. Head into the Settings app and double-check the name of the network that you’re connected to.

3. Disable Wi-Fi Assist

The Wi-Fi Assist feature supplements poor Wi-Fi connection with your cellular network. By default, this is enabled and it could be the reason why your iPhone 13 Pro keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi if the “handoff” between Wi-Fi and Cellular networks was not done correctly.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap Cellular.
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom.
  • Tap the toggle next to Wi-Fi Assist to disable.
    If the issues are solved, then you can leave this disabled. But you may want to remember these steps for later if you want to re-enable it.

4. Check your Router

There are times where the problem isn’t your iPhone, but instead, it’s the router for the network you’re trying to connect to. Problems commonly arise when software updates are trying to be installed and end up getting “stuck”. So you’ll want to power cycle your router and then reconnect your iPhone. You can also connect another device to the router in an effort to try and determine if it’s your router or the iPhone causing Wi-Fi issues.

5. Forget your Wi-Fi

You’ve gone through all of these steps and your iPhone 13 Pro keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi. The next move is to forget the network completely on your iPhone and then reconnect it. Here’s how you can that:

  • Start the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap Wi-Fi in the app.
  • Tap the ‌“i” icon next to the connected Wi-Fi network.
  • Select Forget This Network.
  • Tap Forget to confirm.

If you want to take an extra step before reconnecting to the network, go ahead and reboot your iPhone. This will knock out any cobwebs and ensure that it has actually been “forgotten” before you attempt to reconnect.

  • Start the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap Wi-Fi.
  • Find your preferred Wi-Fi network and select it.
  • Type in your Wi-Fi password to connect.

6. Toggle Location Services

Just about every app that you have installed on your iOS devices uses Location Services for one reason or another. There are some apps that require the use of Location Services in order to function properly, while others may be used maliciously. Your Wi-Fi network settings also have access to these services, and that could cause some issues.

  • Start the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and select Privacy.
  • Select Location Services at the top of the page.
  • Scroll down and select System Services.
  • Locate Wi-Fi Networking and toggle this to the Off position.

Before re-enabling this, make sure that you can connect to your Wi-Fi network. If so, then you can keep this off until prompted by your iPhone to re-enable it. At that time, or anytime beforehand, you can decide whether to toggle Location Services back on, or leave them off.

7. Are you using a VPN?

Using a VPN can be extremely useful, especially if you are trying to keep your online information protected. However, VPNs can act up from time-to-time and can cause your internet connection to not work properly.

  • Start the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll down and select VPN.
  • If there’s a VPN listed, tap the option and turn it off, then try to connect to your Wi-Fi network again.

8. Reset Network Settings

Surprisingly, Apple has made it possible for users to completely reset the network settings on their iPhones. This process will reset any Wi-Fi network connections, remove passwords, along with removing any user-set cellular or VPN/APN settings that were created.

  • Start the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll down and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone. Tap Reset.
  • Select Reset Network Settings.
  • Confirm.

After this has been done, you’ll want to reboot your iPhone. This ensures that the process has been completed successfully, and will install any necessary carrier updates in the process.

9. Are you on the latest version of iOS?

When it comes to diving into more troubleshooting, one step is to double-check and make sure that your software is up to date. This is especially true as of late, as Apple has been releasing some “point” updates at a more frequent pace. Here’s how to check your software:

  • Start the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Select Software Update.
  • If an update is available, download it and then once prompted, install the update. Another reason for this is if you happen to be on the iOS beta cycle, as releases are coming even more frequently than the stable releases. So it’s important to make sure that your iPhone is up to date, as there could be some bugs wreaking havoc.

10. Reboot your iPhone

There’s an old adage in the tech community to just “turn it off and turn it on again”. That adage still applies in 2021, as these devices are nothing more than computers in your pocket, and a good ole’ reboot can help fix your issues.

  • Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Release the Side button.

After your iPhone is finished booting, head into the Settings app and check to see if the Wi-Fi network was reconnected to. Then, open your browser of choice and see if the problems have been solved.

11. Backup and restore your iPhone

So you’ve exhausted all of the other options and are just at your wit’s end. The next step you’ll want to try before resorting to something more extreme is to wipe your iPhone completely clean and start anew.

Before just wiping everything, make sure that you have an iCloud backup saved, so that you can restore pertinent pieces of information. Here’s how to backup your iPhone to iCloud:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap your name at the top of the page.
  • Select iCloud.
  • Scroll down under Apps using iCloud, and select iCloud Backup.
  • Tap Back Up Now.

The backup process could take some time if you are connected to your cellular network. However, it’s still important to back everything up before you perform a Factory Reset, so patience is key here.

After the backup has been completed, you can rest easy and proceed with the Factory Reset of your iPhone.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll down and tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Select Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Type in your passcode or Apple ID password, when prompted.
  • Wait.

After your iPhone has wiped itself clean, you will need to go through the setup process again. If you want, you will have the option to restore the recently-created iCloud backup.

12. Reach out for help

If you’ve done all this and your iPhone 13 Pro still can’t keep a stable connection, it might be time to contact either your ISP (who manages your internet), or Apple support. Chances are they will confirm whether you have performed a series of steps to try and get your iPhone back in working order. Be sure to share all of the steps that you took if asked, as it will help the Support Team to determine what route to take.

See also: 30 Best iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Tips and Tricks

Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting on your iPhone 13 Pro? Problem fixed!

I hope your iPhone 13 Pro is connected to Wi-Fi again. Have you faced Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone 13 Pro? Drop a comment and let us know!

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