Fix an iPhone with WiFi signal that keeps dropping after iOS 13.2 update

iphone-keeps-dropping-wifi-signal-ios-13-6071288A lot of users have recently raised complaints regarding an issue about their iPhone, that reportedly started to drop its WiFi signal after the iOS 13.2 update. Some of them resorted to the usual tweak of turning the WiFi feature off and on but to no avail. This problem isn’t really serious and there’s always something you can do about it.

In this post, I will guide you in fixing your iPhone that keeps on dropping its WiFi signal for some reason. While this issue can be pretty annoying as you will be able to notice it when you badly need to connect to the Internet, it’s actually not that hard to fix. If you’re an iPhone owner and are currently having a similar problem, continue reading this post as we may be able to help you.

Troubleshooting an iPhone that drops its WiFi signal after iOS 13.2

We will try to look into all of the possibilities as to why the WiFi signal keeps dropping on your iPhone that has recently been updated to iOS 13.2. The best way to fix this problem is to rule out each possibility until we can figure out the cause of the problem. That said, here’s what you need to do:

First solution: Power-cycle your network device

Just because your iPhone started to drop its internet connection doesn’t mean that it has a problem. It is possible that such issue is caused by a failing network device. Thus the first thing you have to do is restart your router or modem and see what happens. Here’s how:

  1. Unplug your modem or router from the wall outlet or simply disconnect the power cord from the main unit.
  2. Leave it without power for a minute or two.
  3. After that, plug it back into the wall outlet or reconnect the cord.
  4. Wait for the device to become online and then let your phone reconnect to it.

If your iPhone still drops its WiFi signal after this, then try the next solution.

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Second solution: Force restart your iPhone that drops its WiFi signal

The first solution will refresh the connection from your router but this procedure will refresh your iPhone’s memory and reload all its apps and services, including network services. If this is just a minor issue caused by a system glitch, then this will fix it.

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button.
  2. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power key for 15 seconds or until the Apple logo shows on the screen.

Once your iPhone has successfully rebooted, try to see if it still drops its WiFi signal. If it still does, move on to the next solution.

Third solution: Reset all Network settings on your iPhone

After making sure that the problem isn’t with your network device, the next thing you have to do is refresh all network or wireless services on your iPhone. You can do so by resetting all network settings. Don’t worry, none of your files will be deleted. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset.
  4. Touch Reset Network Settings.
  5. If prompted, enter your security lock.
  6. Tap Reset Network Settings at the bottom of the screen.

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Your iPhone will reboot after this, once it has finished rebooting, try to see if your iPhone still drops its WiFi signal.

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Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone

A reset will be able to fix network issues including this problem, but make sure to create a backup of your important files and data because they will be deleted and you may not be able to retrieve them. When ready, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Find and tap General.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset.
  4. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings.
  5. Tap Erase Now.
  6. If prompted, enter your security lock.
  7. Tap Erase iPhone at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Tap Erase iPhone again to proceed.
  9. Now enter your Apple ID password, and then tap Erase to proceed with the reset.
  10. Wait until your iPhone has finished the reset, and then set it up as a new device.

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Fifth solution: DFU Restore your iPhone

If you’re already made sure that your network device is working properly and if your other phones can connect to the same network without dropping their WiFi signal, then the issue can already be with the firmware and if the reset has not been able to fix the issue, then you need to restore your iPhone through DFU. Here’s how:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer then launch iTunes or Finder.
  2. While your device is connected, quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  3. Then, quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  4. Finally, press and hold the Side button until your iPhone screen turns black.
  5. Keep holding the Side button when the screen turns black and then press the Volume Down button.
  6. Hold both buttons for 5 seconds.
  7. After 5 seconds, release the Power button but keep holding the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your iPhone that keeps dropping its WiFi signal after the iOS 13.2 update.


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