iPhone Tricks > Errors and Issues
Posted in Errors and Issues, Bug Fixes by Patricia on October 27, 2022
WiFi keeps disconnecting on iPhone and iPad after iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 update? Issue is very annoying because it’s occurring frequently and renders the device almost unusable, if there’s no carrier data connection available as a backup?
WiFi Not Working Properly In iOS 16.1?
This problem has been reported by several readers including:
- Gaedupe (iPhone 13 Pro Max):
“WiFi keeps on disconnecting after iOS 16.1 update.”
- Saad (iPhone XS MAx):
“I’m having the same problem after updating to ios 16.1 on the Xs max
Wifi keep disconnecting and reconnecting constantly”
- Sheebu (iPhone 13 Pro Max):
“…having the same problem and updating the 16.1. its seriously affecting the phone. i cant use internet.”
- Keith (iPhone 13 Pro Max):
“Wifi keeps disconnecting. In settings it shows it’s connected (green checkmark) to a network. Exit to main screen, no wifi icon, apps say I’m offline and I should connect to the internet.”
Similar issues have been reported for iPads running iPadOS 16.1 too:
“M1 Pro iPad won’t hold Wi-Fi signal following IPadOS 16.1 update, continual disconnects every 30-40 seconds.”
Conclusion: The WiFi connectivity issues seem to affect a wide range of iPhone and iPad models. In fact, similar problems have been reported since the initial release of iOS 16 and even the early beta testing stages!
How To Fix WiFi Disconnecting In iOS 16
This is definitely a software glitch that has to be fixed by Apple in an upcoming Software Update. Until then, you can use the following workaround:
- 1. Open Settings and scroll for Privacy & Security.
- 2. Tap on Location Services (they should be turned ON).
- 3. Scroll all the way down to System Services.
- 4. Turn OFF Networking & Wireless.
Credits: Thanks Tony for sharing this fix in the comments and Carlo for confirming it!
Does this fix work for you? Please confirm it in the comments. Also mention your iPhone model. We’re using this thread to report the bug to Apple and it will help them to find a fix faster.
Have you managed to fix WiFi not working, disconnecting in iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments!
Related: For more iOS 16.1 issues and their available fixes please check our extended review available here.