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How to Fix Wi-fi Problems on iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Mini, 12 Pro Max

Connectivity issues and wi-fi is part of the problems found on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Many have noticed that their iPhone wifi is no longer connecting to nearby wi-fi.

If you noticed similar issues on your iPhone and also the wi-fi problems like slow Wi-Fi speeds, constantly sticking to 2.4 GHz rather than 5GHz, an incorrect password prompt, Wi-Fi settings grayed out or even constant dropping on wi-fi connection below is how to fix it.

Yes, we will be showing you how you can fix any wi-fi or connectivity issues on your iPhone 12 series.

Fix wi-fi problems on iPhone 12

How to Fix iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max Wi-Fi Issues

Method 1: Restart Router

This is the first troubleshooting we need to do now. Before working anything on your iPhone, you need to be sure that the Wi-Fi issue is not from your router. To do that, try restarting your router and after that, you can now connect your iPhone 12 to the wi-fi again.

After restarting your router, it’s also recommendable that you wait for some minutes before connecting your wifi again.

Method 2: Update Router firmware

Still on the router but this time around, we will need to update the device firmware to make sure that everything is working perfectly. After updating your router firmware, wait for some minutes and then try connecting your iPhone 12 Mini wi-fi again. Hopefully, everything will work this time around.

Method 3: Force Reboot Your iPhone 12 Pro

Like other tech-related issues, a force reboot has always been one of the easy ways to fix any minor issues on a device. So this time, you need to force reboot your iPhone 12 device.

To force reboot your iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, press the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button, and lastly quickly press the side button until you see the Apple logo show up.  After that go back to the wi-fi and try the connection again.

Method 4: Forget Wi-Fi Network and Rejoin

If the error message you are getting when trying to connect to particular wi-fi is password incorrect despite entering the correct password. The best thing is to forget the Wi-Fi network and join the network again.

To forget the wi-fi network on your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and then tap on Forget This Network. This action will pop up a message asking you if you want to forget the Wi-Fi Network.

Just tap Forget to confirm and after that try and rejoin the network again. You can do that by going to Settings > Wi-Fi, select the network again, enter your password, and join.

Method 5: Reset Network Settings on Your iPhone 12 Pro Max

This is one of the common ways to fix any connectivity issues that are related to the network. Resetting your network settings will wipe out the old settings including passwords. So after that, you will need to set everything again.

Well, it worth it, after all, so to proceed, go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap on Reset Network Settings.

Method 6: Disable VPN on Your iPhone 12 Mini

If you already enable VPN settings on your device then it’s time to disable it and see if it will resolve the issues at hand. To do that, go to the Settings app and navigate to the VPN settings and then toggle from Connected to Not Connected. After that, you can now check if your wifi is connecting.

Method 7: Disable Wi-Fi Networking Services

Many iPhone 12 users have already confirmed that this method is working like a magic. Without wasting time, quickly go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.

Method 8: Change DNS Server

If your problem is getting slow wifi speed then it’s time to change your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro DNS servers. You can either switch to Google DNS, Cloudflare, or OpenDNS and see if your wi-fi speed is increase.

To do that, go to the Settings > Wi-Fi menu and tap on the i button on the right. Now scroll down until you see the DNS section, and tap on the numbers to the right. Here you should enter any of the DNS servers you wish to use.

Google DNS: To use Google DNS servers, change the numbers to


OpenDNS: To use open DNS, you can change the address to


Method 9: Wi-Fi Assist

There is an iOS feature called Wi-Fi Assist. This feature provides a kind of reliable Internet connection when your Wi-Fi network speed becomes low. Now the only thing you should do with the setting is to turn it Off and then turn it On.

To turn off Wi-Fi Assist, go to Settings > Cellular and scroll down until you see Wi-Fi Assist. Just tap on the toggle to turn it off and after a few minutes, turn it on again.

Method 10: Restore Your iPhone 12

This seems to be the last resolution. Well, performing a complete restore will be your best bet. This is the only method that normally gives 90% positive results. Before restoring your iPhone, make sure you have a complete backup of your iPhone.

You can now connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable and restore your device via iTunes. Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed on your Mac or PC. Just follow the onscreen instruction and after the complete restore, you can now try the wifi connectivity again.

If the problem continues, then you have no other option than to contact Apple Support. You can always book an appointment with Apple and have your issues solved.

Hopefully, you have now fixed the wi-fi problem on your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro max. Now the question is, which of the 10 methods above help you to fix it?

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James, a distinguished alumnus of MIT, where he specialized in Computer Science and Communications Technology, has an impressive academic foundation that underpins his expertise. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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