Solutions to Fix When Your iPad Won’t Connect to Your Wifi Network

You can experience a sudden breakdown in your regular connecting network or not receiving a signal from your Wi-Fi connection due to the malfunctions caused by your device settings or network error. When your iPad is not receiving a connection, you may face a lot of frustrations then you look for every possible way to get a solution. This blog for the people who're handling the iPad’s Wi-Fi connection issue and below are a bunch of potential solutions to solve network problems.

Fixing an iPad that won't connect to Wi-Fi

Turn Off/On Wi-Fi

When your iPad is not connecting to the Wi-Fi network, you can solve the problem more easily and that is turning the Wi-Fi on and off. This simple procedure can help you to resolve the issue and to turn the Wi-Fi on/off follow the steps.

  • Go to settings
  • Tap the Wi-Fi to on and tap again to turn off
  • Then you can experience a seamless network connection

Restart your router

Restart your router when you are facing problems while connecting the iPad because these simple tips can save your heavy spendings on the repair. Remove all the shared connections from the router like wired connections as well as wireless connections then turn the router off for a few seconds and power on the router. If you do not have any idea regarding this router procedure, then read the router manual and implement the steps. After the router is on your device wil take some time to retain the saved network settings and connections.

Restart your iPad settings

The most working trick is restarting your iPad network settings and it is the best troubleshooting step compared to other procedures. This step will reset all your iPad’s network settings such as VPNcellularBluetooth and Wi-Fi to default factory settings and this will make your device forget every setting that was stored before.

To reset the network settings 

  • Go to settings.
  • Press the option General from the list, and you can see the option to reset the device at the bottom of General settings.
  • Click on Reset and from the screen, choose Reset Network Settings.
  • Then your device will turn off and after some time, the device restarts. This will clear out all the settings and change it back to factory default settings.

Restart your iPad

Your simple act of restarting your device can solve this network connection issue, and this method will work on most of the iOS devices. The problem may occur due to the crashing of software within the device while you restart your device this issue will vanish. To restart the iPad, press and hold the on “slide to power off” appears and swipe the power icon, then your iPad will get off and after 5 seconds turn the device On. 

Forget Wi-Fi Network and Rejoin

This technical troubleshooting trick will give solution to the Wi-Fi network connection problem and when you connect to the new network, then your device will save all the information such as frequency, bandwidth, password, etc. if you change the settings to forget the Wi-Fi network settings and then your device forgets all the stored data and it is ready for the fresh start.

  • Go to the settings icon.
  • Press the Wi-Fi, tap the blue “i” button of your Wi-Fi network.
  • Then, click on Forget This Network and all your saved settings are erased.

Turn On/Off Airplane mode

Tapping airplane mode is the common tip to solve network-related problems and it can even clear out the minor issue in your device settings.

To turn on/off the Airplane mode

  • Go to the settings app.
  • Find the Airplane mode and turn it on.
  • Wait for 10 seconds then turn off the Airplane mode.

You can notice the proper network setting connection.

Update your iPad to the latest version

If you still cannot resolve the issue, then the problem may be due to the outdated operating system of your device and it can be solved by installing the latest iOS version on your device.

To update your iPad to the latest version. 

  • Go to settings and press General.
  • Tap on the software update and if a new update is available for your device, tap “Download and Install.
  • After the version downloaded, press the install icon, and the new update will be installed on your device.

Repair your iPad

If the above procedures don't work out then the problem is with your iPad hence repairing your device gives you a better solution because there may be a possibility of a broken antenna and it is repaired only by authorized professionals.


If you follow all the troubleshooters and still you are facing the issue then check your cable connection, put your router near to your device, type the correct password, and check if you pay the network bill. Even after following these techniques, if your iPad does not work out then get help from the nearest iPad repair service center and they have to offer you a better technical solution.

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