How to fix an iPhone XS that keeps losing Wi-Fi signal after iOS 13 update [Troubleshooting Guide] 

Issues that occurred after a major system update are not always inflicted by software bugs. There are times that it coincidentally happened after installing the new software. For instance, an issue on iPhone XS that keeps losing Wi-Fi signal after iOS 13 update may have been caused by firmware crashes on your router/modem or a server maintenance from your Internet service provider. But we can’t set aside factors such as random bugs that could add triggers to the problem. That’s why the solutions listed below is designed to handle software-related causes. Find out how you can fix an iPhone XS that keeps losing Wi-Fi signal after iOS 13 update with this simple walkthrough.

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Troubleshooting an iPhone XS that keeps losing Wi-Fi signal after iOS 13 update

First, try moving closer to where your wireless router or modem is installed. Proximity or distance between the network equipment and your iPhone als matters when it comes to Wi-Fi signal strength and stability. If your phone is way too far from the network equipment, the signal it receives is weak and therefore it’s prone to dropping. If moving closer to the network equipment doesn’t solve the problem, go ahead and start eliminating other possible triggers. Just refer to these outlined solutions.

First solution: Restart your router/modem.

We can start working right at the main factor, the router/modem. Firmware issues could generally affect Wi-Fi functions. If your router/modem has been running for quite some time, they could succumb to random hardware crashes and causes an issue like keeps on losing Wi-Fi signal. Restarting the router/modem will give a holistic approach in refreshing your internet connection by removing those glitches that might have been causing connectivity errors. To do that, refer to the steps outlined below:

  1. Press the power button on your modem/router until it powers down.
  2. While it’s turned off, unplug its AC adapter from the power source.
  3. Wait for at least 30 seconds then plug back in and turn it on.
  4. Allow the Wi-Fi signal indicator to be established and be stable.

Your phone will attempt to reconnect to the Wi-Fi network after you restart the router/modem. Once it’s connected, open your browser to use the Internet and check if the Wi-Fi signal has become stable.

If Wi-Fi connectivity is still unstable, you may reboot your device to clear minor network glitches. Software bugs is inevitable during an update and this might be causing relevant symptoms to occur. Performing a reset often provides system optimization by removing erratic files on the system and freeing some extra memory. Follow the steps below to carry out a soft reset on your iPhone XS:

  1. Press and hold the Power/Side button and either of the Volume buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
  2. Release both buttons once Slide to Power off prompt appears on the screen.
  3. Drag the Power off slider to the right to turn off your phone.
  4. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Power/Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Once the phone boots up, try checking if the issue on your iPhone XS that keeps on losing Wi-Fi signal has been rectified.

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Second solution: Toggle the Wi-Fi On/Off on your iPhone XS.

Network-connectivity errors caused by software bugs could be the reason why your phone’s Wi-Fi signal is unstable. A simple solution like refreshing the phone’s Wi-Fi connection can remove those glitches on your device and might get back a stable Wi-Fi signal. If this is something that you would like to try, here are the steps to toggle the Wi-Fi on your iPhone XS:

  1. Select Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on Wi-Fi.
  3. Toggle the Wi-Fi switch to turn the feature off for a few seconds and then tap the switch again to turn it on.

Allow your phone to re-establish Wi-Fi connection and try browsing any web pages to check if the Wi-Fi signal issue is gone.

An alternative method that provides a holistic approach in refreshing your phone’s connection is by enabling and disabling airplane mode. Enabling airplane mode will cut off all wireless radio connections and disabling it will resume those connections, giving a quick refresh. Doing so will remove glitches that’s causing different types of connection problems. Here are the steps for you to try on:

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Check Airplane mode. If toggle is currently turned on, tap on it to switch it off. If not, tap the toggle to turn it on.
  3. While the Airplane mode is enabled, perform a soft reset on your device.
  4. Wait for your phone to go back online after the reset then access Settings > Airplane mode. Tap the switch to disable the feature.

Once the process is done, allow your phone to connect to your Wi-Fi network and see if it fixes the problem.

Third solution: Forget Wi-Fi networks then reconnect your iPhone XS.

There’s a great chance that your Wi-Fi networks has been corrupted due to random bugs inflicted by the recent software update. If that’s the case, they might not work properly as intended. To help you isolate the issue, forgetting the Wi-Fi networks will help you out. This simply means that you can reconnect to your Wi-Fi networks like the first time. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. From the Home screen, access Settings.
  2. Select WiFi.
  3. Look for the WiFi network that you want to forget then tap the information (i) icon next to the network name.
  4. Tap Forget This Network.
  5. Read the warning prompt then tap Forget to confirm.

It is recommended to forget all Wi-Fi networks on your device to get rid of conflicts to the main one that you’re using. After doing that, reopen Wi-Fi then connect to your Wi-Fi network. It will usually prompt you to enter password if you’ve set one. After a successful connection, attempt to open any web pages and see if the Wi-Fi signal is stable or not.

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Fourth solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone XS. 

iOS overrides could happen during a major iOS update. This might be the reason why your phone keeps on losing Wi-Fi signal after updating to iOS 13. The best way to remove invalid settings that could cause connectivity-related errors is by reverting all current customized settings to its default values and options. You can initiate an all settings reset to help you out. Here are the steps:

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset.
  4. Tap the Reset All Settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm all settings reset.

Once the reset is done, your phone will reboot automatically. Once it boots up, check if the issue has been fixed.


Fifth solution: Restore your iPhone XS to its default factory settings. 

An advanced solution that will help you clear stubborn glitches caused by the recent software update is to perform a factory reset. Executing this process will delete all contents on your device and revert them to the default factory configurations. You can always create backups via iTunes or iCloud prior performing the steps for future restoration of important files. If you’re ready, here’s how to carry out factory reset:

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset.
  4. Tap the Erase all contents and settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm all settings reset.

Your phone will reboot automatically and restore configurations to its default factory settings. In order to use it again, follow the initial set up like the first time you got your phone.

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What to do if your iPhone XS still keeps losing Wi-Fi signal in iOS 13?

Software-related errors that might have caused your iPhone to keep losing Wi-Fi signal should be rectified with any of the procedures listed above. If you’ve reached this point having the same problem, then you may have to contact your Internet service provider for further assessment on your Wi-Fi internet connection. There might be some ongoing maintenance or system updates affecting the Wi-Fi signal. However, if the case is only transpiring on your iPhone XS and your other devices are getting stable Wi-Fi signal, contacting your device carrier or Apple support is highly recommended. Further solutions on how to fix iPhone XS that keeps on losing Wi-Fi signal after iOS 13 update can be obtained through them. If the problem is found to be attributed by some hardware issues on your phone, taking it to the nearest service center would be a better option.

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