How to Reset Network Settings on iPhone 13 (iOS 15)

This post will walk you through restoring the default network configurations on the new Apple iPhone 13 smartphone. Read on to learn how to reset network settings on iPhone 13 running on the latest iOS 15 platform.

iOS 15 Network Reset

New Apple smartphones including the recently released iPhone 13 variants do come with various reset options embedded in the iOS settings menu and reset network settings is among them.

A reset network settings command works by deleting all custom network settings made on the device including saved Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth connections, cellular data configurations, APNs, VPNs and other relevant information. 

After the reset, all default network options and settings are restored to their default or factory state. 

How does Reset Network Settings work on an iPhone?

As opposed to a factory reset, only the network-related features and settings are affected with the network reset.

What it deletes only the previously used networks and VPN settings that were not installed by a configuration profile or mobile device management (MDM).

All wireless features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and others that are disabled by default will also be turned off. That said, your iPhone will be disconnected from any network it’s on.

All network preferences you’ve previously set will also be removed.

To sum everything up, a network settings reset on an iPhone deletes the following information:

  • all Wi-Fi networks (SSID) and passwords
  • saved Bluetooth devices, connections and preferences.
  • VPN settings and preferences
  • Cellular/Mobile network preferences including 4G and 5G settings

Mobile carrier functionality and account information will not be affected.

If you’re new to the iOS platform and need some input on how to access and execute the iPhone 13 (iOS 15) network reset command, I’ve laid out the actual steps for your reference.

Easy Steps to Reset Network Settings on iPhone 13

The following steps are also applicable when performing a network settings reset on other iPhone and iPad devices running on the same iOS version with that of the iPhone 13 series. 

Actual screens and menu items may vary between device models and network carriers so expect some slight distinctions on the user interface.

Step 1: Go to your Home screen and then open the Settings app.
Step 2: While on the main settings menu, scroll to and then tap General.
Step 3: Tap Transfer or Reset iPhone on the succeeding window to proceed. 
Step 4: On the next menu, tap Reset.
Step 5: Select Reset Network Settings from the given options.
Step 6: Enter your passcode if prompted. Otherwise, skip to the next step.

Step 7: On the reset pop-up window, read and review the reset details and then tap Reset network settings to confirm.

Your phone will then instigate the network reset and then reboots by itself when the reset is finished. After it boots up, all default network options and values are restored.

In order to get back online and use online apps and services,  you will need to set up the Wi-Fi network to join and connect like the first time.

When to reset network settings on an iPhone?

Performing this reset is often recommended among the last resorts when dealing with recurring network connectivity issues on an iPhone including Wi-Fi drops, slow internet or no internet and other network-related errors.

Cellular data errors as well as post-update network errors that are attributed to some faulty network settings overrides can also be addressed by this reset.

Unlike a factory reset, a network reset on an iPhone doesn’t delete any personal data saved on the internal storage and thus, all your downloads and personal files will remain as is.

To ensure optimum network performance and stable internet functionalities, be sure to keep your iPhone software up-to-date.

And that’s all about restoring the default network configurations on the iPhone 13 using the iOS 15 reset network settings command.

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