Connecting iPhone to WiFi Network


  • To connect to a visible Wi-Fi network, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, select the network, and enter the password if needed.
  • For hidden networks, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, tap “Other…”, enter the SSID and password, and tap Join.
  • Troubleshoot Wi-Fi connection issues by restarting your iPhone, forgetting and reconnecting to the network, resetting network settings, and checking for software updates.
  • Manage network settings by accessing the Settings app, connecting to Wi-Fi, using Personal Hotspot, enabling 5G, adjusting dual SIM settings, and clearing Safari cache and cookies if needed.

In this article, I will discuss how to connect your iPhone to a WiFi network.

Joining Visible and Hidden Wi-Fi Networks

To join both visible and hidden Wi-Fi networks on your iPhone, follow these simple steps:

For Visible Wi-Fi Networks:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Tap on Wi-Fi.
3. Toggle the switch to turn on Wi-Fi if it’s not already on.
4. Your iPhone will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks.
5. Select the network you want to join from the list of available networks.
6. If the network is password protected, enter the password when prompted.
7. Once connected, you will see the Wi-Fi icon in the top left corner of your screen.

For Hidden Wi-Fi Networks:
1. Follow steps 1-3 above.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Other…”
3. Enter the name of the hidden network in the SSID field.
4. Select the security type of the network (e.g. WEP, WPA, WPA2).
5. Enter the password for the hidden network.
6. Tap Join to connect to the hidden Wi-Fi network.
7. Once connected, the Wi-Fi icon will appear in the top left corner of your screen.

It’s important to note that joining a hidden Wi-Fi network may require additional steps to ensure a secure connection. Make sure to enter the correct security type and password to avoid any connectivity issues.

Sharing and Receiving Wi-Fi Passwords

  • Step 1: Ask the Wi-Fi network owner for the password.
  • Step 2: If the Wi-Fi network owner is not present, look for a password sticker on the router.
  • Step 3: Use a QR code to easily share the Wi-Fi password with others.

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Connection Issues

If you are experiencing Wi-Fi connection issues when trying to connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve the problem.

First, make sure that the Wi-Fi network you are trying to connect to is working properly. Check if other devices can connect to the network without any issues. If the network is working fine, then the problem may lie with your iPhone.

Start by restarting your iPhone. This simple step can often fix minor connectivity issues. To do this, press and hold the power button until the slider appears. Slide to power off, wait for a few seconds, and then turn your iPhone back on.

If restarting your iPhone doesn’t solve the issue, try forgetting the Wi-Fi network and reconnecting to it. To do this, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, tap on the network you are trying to connect to, and then select “Forget This Network.” After forgetting the network, reconnect by selecting it again and entering the password if required.

Another troubleshooting step you can take is resetting your network settings. This will remove all saved network settings, including Wi-Fi passwords, VPN settings, and cellular settings. To reset network settings, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

If you are still experiencing Wi-Fi connection issues, try resetting your router or modem. Unplug the power source, wait for a few seconds, and then plug it back in. This can sometimes resolve connectivity issues between your iPhone and the Wi-Fi network.

If none of the above steps work, check for any software updates on your iPhone. Updating to the latest version of iOS can often fix bugs and improve overall performance, including Wi-Fi connectivity.

If you are still unable to connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network, it may be a hardware issue. In this case, contact Apple Support or visit an Apple Store for further assistance. They can help diagnose the problem and provide a solution to get your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi again.

Managing Network Settings and Information

To manage network settings and information on your iPhone, start by accessing the “Settings” app. From there, tap on “Wi-Fi” to connect to a network. If you’re having trouble connecting, try forgetting the network and reconnecting.

If you’re looking to tether your iPhone’s data connection to another device, you can do so by going to “Personal Hotspot” in the settings menu. This allows you to share your iPhone’s internet connection with other devices.

If you’re using a Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet, make sure you select the correct network and enter the password if required. You can also enable 5G if your iPhone supports it for faster internet speeds.

When managing network settings, keep in mind that you may need to adjust settings for dual SIM if you have multiple SIM cards in your device. This can be done in the settings menu under “Cellular” options.

To troubleshoot network issues, you can try resetting your network settings by going to “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Reset Network Settings.” This can help resolve any connectivity problems you may be experiencing.

If you’re having trouble accessing certain websites or web pages on your iPhone, try clearing your Safari browser cache and cookies. This can sometimes resolve loading issues and improve your browsing experience.

Keep in mind that managing network settings and information on your iPhone is essential for ensuring a smooth and reliable internet connection.


Why can’t I connect my iPhone to my Wi-Fi?

Your iPhone may not be connecting to Wi-Fi due to a poor connection signal, an incorrect Wi-Fi password, network settings, or a bulky phone case interfering with the signal. Another possibility is that you may need to increase your internet speed.

How do I manually connect to Wi-Fi?

To manually connect to Wi-Fi on an Android device, you can access the Wi-Fi settings by tapping on Wi-Fi in the notification bar and then selecting a network to connect to. Enter the password for the network to complete the connection.

How do I set my iPhone to use Wi-Fi when available?

To set your iPhone to use Wi-Fi when available, go to Settings > Cellular, then ensure that Cellular Data is turned off for any app or service that you prefer to use Wi-Fi for. Keep in mind that Wi-Fi Assist is typically enabled by default.

How do I change my Wi-Fi settings on my iPhone?

To change your Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone, you can go to Settings, then Wi-Fi. Make sure the Wi-Fi switch is turned on, select your preferred network, enter the password if required, and tap Join. If your network isn’t listed, you can add it manually.