How to Fix iPhone 14 Won’t Connect to Wi-Fi

Wondering why your iPhone 14 won’t connect to Wi-Fi? You are not alone.

It can be frustrating when your iPhone refuses to connect to Wi-Fi, but don’t worry, we have some solutions to help you troubleshoot the problem. 

iPhone Wont Connect to WiFi

Whether you are dealing with a software glitch or a network problem, this guide will provide the best methods for fixing the issue and getting your iPhone 14 connected to Wi-Fi in no time. 

Without further delays, let’s get started!

1. Restart Your iPhone. 

To begin, we recommend restarting your iPhone first. This should allow your system to reload its resources, resolving any errors that may have occurred during runtime. 

Restarting your device should also clear corrupted and unused data from its memory. 

  1. Hold down the Volume Down button and Side button until the ‘Slide to Power Off’ prompt appears. 
  2. Now, drag the slider to the right and wait for 30 seconds. 
  3. Press the Side button afterward to turn on your device. 
Restart iPhone

Once done, try connecting to your network to check if the problem is solved. 

2. Check Your Network. 

A problem with your network is the primary reason you can’t connect to Wi-Fi. Possibly a temporary glitch occurred on your router, preventing your device from establishing a connection. 

To rule this out, power cycle your modem or router to refresh its software. 

  1. Locate the power cable of your router and unplug it. 
  2. Wait for at least 10 seconds. 
  3. Plug back in the power cable to restart your device. 
Restart Router

Try connecting your iPhone 14 afterward to check if the problem is solved. 

Related: How to Fix Cellular Data Not Working on iPhone 14


3. Forget the Network. 

If you are having difficulty connecting to an old Wi-Fi network, we suggest forgetting the network and reconnecting afterward. 

This should resolve any conflicts related to passwords and IP address assignments. 

A bug or error on your iPhone may have occurred as well, causing the password stored for your network to corrupt. 

Here’s how you can forget a network: 

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone. 
  2. Tap on Wi-Fi
  3. Now, tap on Edit in the upper right corner. 
  1. Find your network and tap the ‘-’ icon before its name. 
WiFi Network List
  1. Tap the Delete button on the right side and tap Delete once more to confirm. 
Delete WiFi Network
  1. Restart your iPhone afterward. 

Once done, go back to settings and try connecting to your network. 

Note

Make sure to use the current password for your network if you’ve updated or changed it. 


4. Set Correct Date and Time. 

Some routers prevent devices with wrong date and time configurations from joining. This is a security measure that protects networks and devices from malicious actors. 

If the wrong date and time is set on your iPhone 14, this explains why it won’t connect to your Wi-Fi. 

Follow the steps below to configure your iPhone’s date and time: 

  1. First, open Settings on your iPhone. 
  2. After that, go to General > Date & Time
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  1. Enable the ‘Set Automatically’ option. 
Adjust Date and Time

Restart your device and see if you can now connect to your network. 

5. Disable Wi-Fi Assist. 

Wi-Fi Assist is a feature on your iPhone 14 that helps it switch to cellular data or Wi-Fi whenever there’s no internet connection available, or the Wi-Fi signal is too weak. 

This means your iPhone 14 can shuffle between mobile data and Wi-Fi whenever required to give you a seamless internet experience. 

However, this can cause your iPhone 14 to disconnect from your network. 

Try disabling Wi-Fi Assist if you continue to encounter connection problems with your Wi-Fi. 

  1. Open the Settings app on your device. 
  2. Now, tap on Cellular or Settings
  3. Access the Mobile Data tab. 
  4. Scroll down and disable Wi-Fi Assist.
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Once done, connect to your wireless network to check if the problem is solved. 

6. Turn Off Low Power Mode. 

If you are using low power mode and your iPhone’s battery is less than 20%, the feature will aggressively prevent ongoing connections and limit background processes. 

In this scenario, you may experience problems with wireless connectivity. 

However, if you don’t need to save battery, you can disable low power mode to maximize your iPhone’s performance. 

Here’s how you can disable the feature: 

  1. Start by launching the Settings app on your iPhone. 
  2. Now, scroll down and tap on Battery
  3. Tap the toggle switch next to Low Power Mode to disable it. 
iPhone Low Power Mode

Note

The battery indicator should turn red (less than 20%) or green (more than 20%) when low power mode is disabled. 

Try connecting to your Wi-Fi to check if the problem is solved. 

7. Turn Off Bluetooth. 

This might be a long shot, but you can try disabling Bluetooth on your phone if it still won’t connect to Wi-Fi. 

Possibly, there’s a glitch on the version of iOS you’re using that messes up with how wireless antennas on your iPhone 14 function. 

To confirm this, disable Bluetooth and try connecting to your Wi-Fi again. 

  1. Head to Settings on your iPhone. 
  2. Now, tap on Bluetooth
  3. Tap the toggle switch next to Bluetooth to turn it off. 
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Proceed to the next solution if your iPhone 14 still won’t connect to Wi-Fi. 

Related: How to Fix Not Charging Issue on iPhone 14


8. Try Connecting Your Other Devices. 

If you still encounter connection issues with your network, try connecting to other devices. 

There’s a good chance the problem is with your router’s configurations, and not your iPhone. 

Grab another device with Wi-Fi and see if it can connect to your network. 

If not, it means there’s a problem with your network or router configuration. Contact your network admin or ISP and ask for assistance. 

9. Update Your iPhone. 

A software glitch can also prevent your iPhone 14 from connecting to a wireless network. 

To confirm this, see if there’s an available update for your device and install it. 

Follow the guide below to update your iPhone: 

  1. Launch Settings on your device. 
  2. Now, tap on General > Software Update
  3. If there’s an available update, tap on Download and Install
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Note

  • Your device can restart several times while installing the update. 
  • Make sure that your iPhone has at least 50% battery before installing updates. It’s best to keep your device plugged into the wall charger to avoid interruptions. 
  • Allow at least 15 minutes for the update to install, especially if it’s a major update (iOS 14 to iOS 15).

Connect to your network afterward to confirm if the problem is solved. 

10. Reset Your Network Settings. 

At this point, the last thing you can do is reset your network settings. 

This way, we can ensure there are no conflicting configurations on your iPhone that prevent it from connecting to your Wi-Fi. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. On your iPhone, go to the main menu and open Settings
  2. Now, tap on General
  3. Look for Transfer or Reset iPhone and tap on it. 
  4. Tap the Reset option and select Reset Network Settings
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  1. Follow the prompts to continue. 

Note

  • Your iPhone will immediately restart upon resetting your network configurations. 
  • It may appear to be stuck in the Apple logo. Wait for the process to complete, which usually takes around 5 to 10 minutes. 

Once done, see if your iPhone 14 will now connect to Wi-Fi. 

That ends our guide on how to fix an iPhone 14 that won’t connect to Wi-Fi. If you have questions about the solutions, drop a comment below, and we’ll be glad to help. 

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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter) Website

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