How to fix an iPhone XR that has no Wi-Fi internet connection in iOS 13

Majority of the applications we have on our iPhones are internet-operated. Therefore, it would be a struggle to live a day without having internet access on our respective devices. Nonetheless, internet problems are bound to happen in mobile devices so all we have to do when this happens so to bear or deal with them. Tackled in this post is a relevant issue on the iPhone XR Internet that stops working after the iOS 13 update. To help you deal with this post-update issue, I’ve lined up a few effective solutions and workarounds as free troubleshooting reference. Read further to learn what to do if your iPhone XR has no Wi-Fi internet connection in iOS 13.

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Troubleshooting an iPhone XR that has no Wi-Fi internet connection in iOS 13

If the Wi-Fi internet on your iPhone XR stops working after installing the major system update, it’s possible that a software bug is the root of the problem. Firmware issues on the wireless router/modem and improperly configured network settings on the phone can also be the underlying cause. Let us eliminate all these factors individually to determine the main cause and obtain permanent solution. Don’t forget to test browse after performing each procedure to determine whether or not the Internet connection on your iPhone XR is restored.

First solution: Power-cycle Wi-Fi router/modem.

Just like smartphones, wireless routers and modems can also encounter random system malfunctions. This usually happens when its firmware crashes or inflicted by minor software bugs and glitches. To rule this out, simply power-cycle your router or modem using these outlined steps:

  1. Flip the Power button on the modem or router and unplug it from the power outlet for at least 5 minutes.
  2. After the said time, plug the modem or router back into the power outlet and flip the Power button again to turn it back on.
  3. Wait until the lights on the modem or router become stable to reconnect your iPhone XR.

Wait until the signal indicators on the router/modem become stable. Then connect your iPhone XR to your wireless network again and browse multiple websites to see if you already have internet access.

It is also recommended to update your router/modem’s firmware to clear out software bugs that is causing the wireless network to not work as intended. To do so, check your router’s manufacturer manual. 

Make sure as well that the router is situated in a ventilated place to avoid overheating and improve the quality and range of your wireless connection.

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Second solution: Forget Wi-Fi network then soft reset your iPhone XR.

Deleting or forgetting the Wi-Fi network can also be considered among the possible solutions if the problem is mainly due to a corrupted Wi-Fi network from the recent update. This process is also another way of giving your network a clean, fresh start. So either the wireless network was already exhausted or totally corrupted, removing it from your phone’s network directory will likely suffice in resolving no Wi-Fi internet connection problem on your iPhone XR after the iOS 13 update. Just follow these steps:

  1. From Home, launch the Settings app.
  2. Select Wi-Fi menu.
  3. Tap on the information (i) icon next to your Wi-Fi’s name to forget/delete your Wi-Fi network.
  4. Tap on Forget This Network and then confirm.

Deleting the rest of the saved wireless networks from your phone’s Wi-Fi directory is also recommended to prevent any of them from conflicting with your current wireless network in the future. After successfully deleting all saved Wi-Fi networks, reboot your phone to clear and refresh its internal memory for faster and smoother system performance. Just follow these steps to soft reset your iPhone XR, if you haven’t already:

  1. Press and hold the Side/Power button and either Volume buttons simultaneously for at least 30 seconds.
  2. Release both buttons when the Slide to Power Off command appears on your phone screen.
  3. Drag the power off slider to the right to shut off your phone.
  4. After at least 30 seconds, please the Power/Side button again until the Apple logo appears.

Once your phone is completely back on, head back to Settings->Wi-Fi menu and add your wireless network back then reconnect. If your iPhone XR still has no Wi-Fi internet, move on to the next solution.


Third solution: Toggle Airplane Mode on and off to fix your iPhone XR that has no Wi-Fi internet connection in iOS 13.

Airplane Mode deactivates the wireless radios on your iPhone when enabled and thus, giving wireless functions a fresh and clean start. Various types of wireless connectivity issues in iOS devices have been successfully remedied by this trick so it won’t hurt if you give it a try and see if it could render a positive outcome. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. From Home, launch the Settings app.
  2. Select Airplane Mode menu.
  3. Tap the Airplane Mode switch to turn the feature on. Doing so will simultaneously deactivate your phone’s wireless radios and functions.
  4. Reboot (soft reset) your iPhone XR while the Airplane Mode is enabled, to dump cache files from your phone’s internal memory.
  5. Then head back to Settings->Airplane Mode menu then toggle the switch to disable the feature.

Wait until your phone re-established all its wireless services including Wi-Fi. Then open any online apps and services to check if the Wi-Fi internet issue on your iPhone XR has been resolved. 


Fourth solution: Reset network settings on your iPhone XR.

Your phone’s network settings manage your device how to connect to cellular or Wi-Fi networks. Hence, it ruins the operation when the values and options had been misconfigured. May it be due to incorrect manual set-up or automatic system-override after iOS 13 update, restoring your phone’s settings to default will likely resolve the Wi-Fi internet problem. To reset network settings on your phone, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll to and tap on Reset.
  4. Select Reset network settings from the options.
  5. Enter your device passcode when asked to continue.
  6. Then select the option to confirm the network settings reset.

After the reset, your iPhone XR will reboot by itself then restores the original network settings configuration. If needed, go to Settings->Wi-Fi menu to turn on the feature and reconnect to your wireless network.

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Fifth solution: Disable Wi-Fi networking services on your iPhone XR.

Normally, Wi-Fi networking searches nearby Wi-Fi networks and sends out information to Apple that can be used for the Location Services. Hence, turning off the Wi-Fi networking services on your iPhone will stop Wi-Fi networking from using your location that may have possibly caused network congestion and affects the Wi-Fi function on your phone. So here’s what you can try doing next:

  1. From your Home screen, launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Privacy and then select Location Services.
  3. Scroll down to and select System Services.
  4. Scroll to and tap on Wi-Fi Networking to disable the feature.

Reboot (soft reset) your iPhone XR while the Wi-Fi Networking is disabled. Once the problem has been rectified and your phone already has stable Wi-Fi internet access, you can proceed to enable the Wi-Fi networking again. Simply head back to Settings-> Privacy-> Location Services-> System Services-> Wi-Fi Networking and toggle the switch to turn it back on.

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Still having trouble with your iPhone XR that has no Internet connection in iOS 13?

Restoring your iPhone from a previous iOS backup can also be deemed among the last options of none of the given procedures is able to fix the problem. It’s possible that the recent update had caused complex system errors that eventually ruined the phone’s Wi-Fi system. To repair these types of errors, entering a recovery or DFU state will likely be able to help repair the damage. Should you wish to troubleshoot further, performing a recovery mode restore can be considered as the next option. Note that this process will wipe everything from your iPhone system, so be sure to back up files beforehand to avoid permanent data loss.

It is also possible that the problem isn’t rectifiable on your end because it’s due to some temporary network outage affecting wireless services. For further assistance and more advanced internet troubleshooting procedures, you can escalate the problem to your internet service provider. Otherwise, report it straight to Apple Support if you suspect it’s an iOS 13 internet bug that requires a dedicated fix patch.

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