5 Quick Fixes for Slow Wi-Fi Connection on iPhone

Is your iPhone experiencing sluggish Wi-Fi connectivity? Do you find that photos take ages to load and uploads are slower than they should be? This issue, which occurs from time to time on iPhones, might stem from your network. In fact, many users, particularly those with the latest iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Max, have reported this problem.

iPhone Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue

Let’s delve into some potential causes of these Wi-Fi woes and explore quick solutions to enhance your connection.

1. Disabling Cellular Network

Try disabling Cellular or the mobile service and using Wi-Fi instead to see if that makes a difference.

To disable Cellular or the mobile service, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Cellular (or Mobile Service).
  2. Turn off Cellular Data or Mobile Data.
  3. Disabling Cellular Data
  4. Ensure that Wi-Fi is still connected, and then try again.

2. Restarting Your iPhone

Sometimes, restarting your iPhone might resolve the problem.

To manually restart your iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings > General
  2. Scroll to the very bottom and tap "Shut Down"
  3. Restarting iPhone Process
  4. Wait for 30 seconds
  5. Power on your iPhone
  6. Try your internet connection again

3. Resetting Network Settings

If the two methods above didn’t work, perhaps you can try resetting your network settings. This will also reset Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, and VPN and APN settings that you’ve used before.

Examples of items that will be reset include Wi-Fi passwords, VPN connections, etc.

To reset network settings:

  1. Go to Settings > General
  2. Tap "Transfer or Reset iPhone"
  3. Tap "Reset"
  4. Resetting Network Settings
  5. Then tap "Reset Network Settings"

4. Checking VPN Connections

Are you connected to a VPN? Sometimes, when your phone automatically connects to a VPN and the VPN fails to connect you to a server, this problem can occur too.

To see if the VPN is the culprit, turn the VPN off and then try connecting to the internet again.

5. Restarting Your Router

If none of the above methods work, the issue might not be with your iPhone, but with the router it’s connected to. Try turning off Wi-Fi on your phone, then restart your router. Afterwards, reconnect your iPhone to the router’s Wi-Fi to see if the problem persists.

Additionally, consider boosting your router’s Wi-Fi signal.