By Lena / Last Updated August 14, 2020

iOS 14 WiFi Problems: Not Connecting, Keeps Disconnecting, Slow Speed

iOS 14 comes with various new features and improvements, however, just like the previous update, it also comes with a series of problems. And WiFi connectivity problem is a major one. Quite a few people have reported that the WiFi not working after iOS 14 update, such as:

  • Can’t connect to WiFi network

  • WiFi keeps disconnecting randomly

  • WiFi button greyed out

  • iPhone/iPad can’t find WiFi

  • WiFi speed extremely slow

  • Getting an incorrect password prompt

Are you experiencing one of the above WiFi issues? Keep reading to learn how to fix these iOS 14 WiFi problems.

How to Fix iOS 14 WiFi Problems?

►The following methods applying to all iPhone & iPad models including:
iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X/XR/XS (Max), iPhone 11 (Pro Max), iPhone SE (2020) & iPad Pro/Air/mini

Solution 1. Force Restart Your Device

This is the first simple trick to fix the iOS 14 WiFi problems. A force restart can help fix many minor glitches on the device.

● Force restart iPhone 8 and later & iPad with Face ID:

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button > Quickly press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

● Force restart iPhone 7/7 Plus:

Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down button together > Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears.

● Force restart iPhone 6s, SE and earlier & iPad with Home button:

Hold down the Home button and the Power button at the same time > Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears.

Solution 2. Check Your Wi-Fi Router

iOS 14 WiFi not working problem may be caused by the router. You can go to have a check whether the router is working well. You may restart it to have a try. A restart can help free up the caches and reset any errors.

Turn off the router > Unplug the power source > Reconnect the power source after at least 5 minutes to make sure a fully drain, and every bit of memory is cleared > Restart your router.

Check the Router

Solution 3. Rejoin Wi-Fi Network

The parameters related to a particular network may be corrupted after the update. So you meet the WiFi not connecting after iOS 14 update problem. It keeps telling you the password is incorrect and can’t connect to WiFi. In this case, you can choose to forget the Wi-Fi network then reconnecting it.

Go to Settings > Tap Wi-Fi > Tap the information icon (i) next to the name > Tap Forget This Network and tap Forget on the popup to confirm > Restart your device and enter the password to join the network again.

Forget This Network

Solution 4. Disable Wi-Fi Networking Services

Some users have successfully solved the WiFi not working after iOS 14 update issue by turning off the Wi-Fi networking services. Go to Settings > Tap Privacy > Tap Location Services > Tap System Services > Find Wi-Fi Networking and toggle it off. When the problem is solved, you can turn on this feature as per your needs.

Solution 5. Turn Off/On Wi-Fi Assist

Some users have reported that disable and re-enable Wi-Fi Assist seems to help solve the Wi-Fi keeps dropping issue in iOS 14. Go to Settings > Tap Cellular > Disable Wi-Fi Assist and turn it on again after a few seconds.

Wi-Fi Assist

Solution 6. Reset Network Settings

“Reset Network Setting”s will erase all network settings/caches and restore to original network options and values. It can help get rid of the errors that lead to the iOS 14 Wi-Fi problems. It will only reset the network settings but all other saved data will not be affected.

Go to Settings > Tap General > Tap Reset > Tap Reset Network Settings > Enter your passcode to confirm > Restart your device > Enter the WiFi passcode to rejoin the Wi-Fi to see if it resolves the issue.

Reset Network Settings

Note: Besides reset network settings, you can also choose to Reset All Settings. All your customized settings will be deleted.

Solution 7. Disable the VPN

The VPN may interfere with the Wi-Fi connection so the WiFi not connecting or keeps disconnecting. If you using a VPN, you can disable the VPN to see if it resolves the issue. You can disable the VPN connection via the VPN app or make it through the Settings app.

  • Disable VPN in Settings app: Tap General > Tap VPN and disconnect it.

  • Or you can also delete the VPN totally: Go to Settings > General > VPN > Tap (i) > Tap Delete VPN.

When the WiFi issue is solved, you can activate the VPN again according to your convenience.

Solution 8. Change the Current DNS

Generally, it will automatically assign the DNS based on your router configuration. If you meet iOS 14 Wi-Fi not working issue, you can switch your current DNS to Google DNS or Open DNS.

Go to Settings > Tap WiFi > Tap (i) next to the name of Wi-Fi > Tap Configure DNS > Tap Manual > Tap Add Server > Enter GoogleDNS (8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4) or OpenDNS (208.67.222.222 or 208.67.222.220).

Configure DNS

Solution 9. Update to the Latest Version of iOS

Apple always continues releasing new iOS to fix bugs and errors. You can go to have a check whether there is a new update available. It may help fix iOS 14 WiFi problems.

If you can’t stand iOS 14 anymore, it’s possible to downgrade from iOS 14 to iOS 13 without losing data.

Solution 10. Reset Your Device

If all the above methods cannot help you fix the iOS 14 WiFi not working problem, the last option is to erase and restore your iPhone. Go to Settings > Tap General > Tap Reset > Tap Erase All Content and Settings to make it.

Please be aware that it will erase all content and settings of your device. So you’d better backup your iPhone or iPad in advance to prevent data loss. As is known to all, the traditional way to backup iPhone is using iTunes or iCloud. However, neither these two methods support selective backup and restore. To make things simple, you can try AOMEI MBackupper - a free iPhone backup tool instead.

● It helps you backup most import data like contacts, messages, photos, songs, etc.
● It allows you to preview and select the data you really need before the backup and restore.
● It will not erase any existing data on the device during the restoration.

Backup Your iPhone

Maybe you have already backed up your device via iTunes or iCloud but it’s always a good choice to have more backups. Just take a few minutes to ensure data safety.

Conclusion

That’s all for how to fix the WiFi not working/connecting/slow speed after iOS 14 update. Does this passage solve your problem? You could share it to help more people. Or if you have any other idea, you could share it with us by leaving a comment.