How to Unlock Your iPhone Without a SIM Card

Most of the iPhone apps are dependent on the internet connection. No internet connection means the app would be unfunctional or run on limited functionality. It can be really frustrating if you open Netflix only to see a message Wi-Fi not available. You go to Control Center to check if you have mistakenly switched it off, but you haven’t. What it means is that your iPhone has some trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi dropping out or not getting connected at all is a common issue faced by many iPhone users. Mostly, it happens whenever the users update their iOS. You’d think that iOS updates are performance enhancer only to experience a totally different story. Well, Wi-Fi dropping out is common, but not unsolvable. If you are experiencing the same issue then have a look at these tips and see if they work for you.

Check if Wi-Fi is Working Fine on Other Devices:

Most of the times it is the home Wi-Fi playing games and the user thinks that there is some issue with their iPhone. Check other devices connected to the same Wi-Fi to see if the signals are dropping out or not. If it is the same for other devices then restart your router or contact your internet provider to see if it helps.

Reset Network Settings:

Network settings are central to both the Wi-Fi and Cellular networks. You won’t be able to identify the problem within the network, but you can at least troubleshoot it. Resetting network settings usually fixes all network-related issues and luckily, it is the type of reset that doesn’t delete any data or content. After the reset, reconnect your iPhone to Wi-Fi and see if it works. To reset network settings:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Scroll down to the bottom, locate the option Reset and tap on it.
reset all settings

4. Now tap Reset Network Settings and provide your passcode if required.

Configure Proxy Settings:

One of the main reasons why Wi-Fi keeps on dropping in iPhones is its Configure Proxy Settings. The setting has its technicalities, but all you need to do is to tweak some settings. You can do that by:

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Now tap on the option Wi-Fi.

3. Now tap on the Information/Details icon next to the connected Wi-Fi.
option Configure Proxy

4. Scroll down in HTTP section and tap the option Configure Proxy.
change this setting to Automatic

5. Now change this setting to Automatic as it is set to Off by default.

6. Now go and check if the problem has been solved. If not, restart your router and then repeat this process again.

Renew DHCP Lease:

This is also a great troubleshooting technique for unstable Wi-Fi connection. You can do that by:

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Now tap on the option Wi-Fi.

3. Now tap on the Information/Details icon next to the connected Wi-Fi.

4. Scroll down and tap on the option Renew Lease.

Forget this Network:

Make your device forget the Wi-Fi connection that is constantly dropping out and then reconnect it. Doing this will likely address the drop off issue. You can do that by:

1. Launch Settings on the iPad.

2. Tap on the network that is causing the problem.
tap Forget this Network

3. Now tap Forget this Network.

4. Now go back to Wi-Fi options, choose the same network and connect to it by providing the password.

Toggle off Location Services:

Location Services are indeed a great feature that helps with a lot of other iPhone features such as maps, social media, and directions etc. However, some users have reported that turning off location services temporarily has solved the issue for them. You can also try that method by:

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Tap on the option Privacy.

3. Next, tap on the option Location Services.
locate the option System Services

4. Scroll down to the bottom, locate the option System Services and tap on it.

5. Locate Wi-Fi Networking and toggle it off.

Airplane Mode:

If your iPhone keeps dropping out Wi-Fi then you can utilize Airplane mode to your advantage. Enable it for 30-60 seconds and then disable it to see if it works. You can enable the Airplane mode either from Settings or directly from the Control Center.

Disable Bluetooth:

You would think that this will have any effect whatsoever on the problem, but surprisingly, it works. Some users have reported that disabling the Bluetooth troubleshot the connectivity issue automatically. The reason could be Bluetooth’ interference with the signals and hence turning it off can boost the Wi-Fi signal strength. You can disable Bluetooth via the Control Center.

Force Restart:

You can first try a simple restart to see if it works. If not, you will have to go for the Force Restart. You can do it by:

For iPhone 8 or Later:

Quickly press-release the volume up button, then press-release the volume down button in quick succession. Once done, press-hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus:

Press-hold the sleep/wake button in tandem with volume down button for at least 7-10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 6 Plus & Previous Models:

Press-hold the home and side/top button (as per the model) for 10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Disable VPNs:

If you are using VPNs for any purpose then you may have to disable them. Disabling VPNs could instantly solve the issue for you. If there is no alternative other than using a VPN then temporarily disable VPN and enable it back once the issue has been sorted.

Restore your iPhone to Factory Settings:

Create an iCloud back up and then Erase All Content and Settings. Set up your iPhone as new (recover the data) and see if it helps. You need to:

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Tap the option General.

3. Now tap Reset.
tap Erase All Content and Settings

4. Next, tap Erase All Content and Settings.

5. Set up your iPhone by recovering the data from iCloud.