It has been more than a month since Apple officially launched iOS 16, and many iPhone users are already reporting a minor issue with the operating system. Many users took to Reddit and Twitter to report the issue of the WiFi connection randomly disconnecting and then reconnecting a few seconds later. This seems to be a glitch that will certainly be ironed out in the coming update, but it has been a mild annoyance for users ever since iOS 16.1 came out. In this article, we show you how to fix the iOS 16.1 bug that randomly drops WiFi.
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Here’s how you can fix the WiFi issue in iOS 16.1
Step 1: Go to Settings, scroll down and select ‘Privacy and Security’.
Step 2: Select ‘Location Services’ and make sure they’re turned on.
Step 3: Scroll down and select ‘System Services’.
Step 4: Turn the toggle bar off for ‘Networking and Wireless’.
This is a temporary workaround that will keep your iPhone from dropping the WiFi connection randomly.
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This is how you can fix the iOS 16.1 bug that randomly drops WiFi. Let us know in the comments if this fix worked for you. You can also try forgetting your WiFi network and then adding it again. While these are temporary fixes, Apple will patch this issue in the next update of iOS 16. Some users report that this issue came up in the beta tests of iOS 16 as well, but it appears the issue wasn’t patched before Apple published the final software.
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iPhone 12. Just installed iOS16.1.2. No WiFi. WiFi icon appears momentarily then nothing. Tried the above workaround, no joy.
Nothing appears to connect via Mobile either, so far.
Well I’ll be d*****! 5 minutes after the workaround, the WiFi icon has just reappeared on my phone! (writing this on my ethernet-connected iMac…).
Opened an App, -it IS working.
Let’s see how long it lasts! Thanks for the workaround Utkarsh 🙂
It worked thx
It works for iPhone.
But same problem on my two appleTV, after 16.1 update.
Yeah this workaround doesn’t work for me. Still won’t connect to wifi, weirdly Safari works but nothing else.