Solved iPhone 7 Will Not Stay Connected To Wi-Fi Network

The #Apple #iPhone7 which was released in 2016 is a model that arrived with many firsts for an iPhone model. It is the first model that ditches the 3.5 mm audio port in favor for the lightning port. It is also now waterproof as well as dustproof. The mechanical home button has also been replaced with a button that uses a taptic engine to work. Although this is a solid performing phone there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the iPhone 7 will not stay connected to Wi-Fi network issue and other related problems.

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iPhone 7 Will Not Stay Connected To Wi-Fi Network

Problem: Wifi connectivity issues. June 16th 2018, everything worked. June 24th 2018 after returning from a trip experienced issues. The problem is that Apple devices will not stay connected to router. Router both 2.4ghz and 5ghz are displayed as available networks. When selected and password entered will attempt connection. Sometimes it connects and then promptly disconnects. Sometimes it will take a few seconds and simply not connect. Sometimes it will connect maintain connection for upwards of a minute and then disconnect. Additionally, sometimes when device connects to router it will rapidly connect/disconnect several times before eventually disconnecting. While all of this is going on all Windows 10 operating system devices have connection to router, internet, and fast speeds.

Secondary issues discovered:

Amazon fire tv stick and Echo dot Will not connect to wifi w/ firmware v1.0.1.42. Fire tv stick will not connect to 5ghz wifi, says unexpected error has occurred or says wrong password. However, Fire tv will connect and stay connected to 2.4ghz. (Update) Echo dot will not work w/ firmware v1.0.1.36.

Netgear Router

AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

Model: R6400

Serial: 4B315779A5A58

Security: WPA2-PSK[AES]

                     Wireless settings (2.4ghz) Wireless settings (5ghz)

Name             SSID Netgear44             SSID Netgear44-5G

Region           North America                North America

Channel          Auto (10)                   149 + 153(P) + 157 + 161

Mode             Up to 450 mbps               Up to 1300 mpbs

Wireless AP On                                        on

Broadcast name On                                  on

protected setup Configured                      configured


1) Custom built desktop, hardwired w/ Cat 7 cable, Windows 10

2) Western Digital My Cloud, hardwired w/ Cat 7 cable,

3) Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13, wireless, Windows 10

4) Iphone 7, update current IOS 11.4

5) Iphone 7, update current IOS 11.4

6) Ipad, Model: MD785LL/A, Version 11.4 (15F79)

7) MacOS High Sierra-MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), Version 10.13.4

8) MacOS High Sierra-MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), Version 10.13.5

9) Amazon Fire tv stick,

10) Printer HP Envy 7640, connected

11) Alexa echo dot, cannot connect to wifi

Steps I have taken.

I restarted my modem. I have power cycled router, have reset router (held restart button for 10 seconds), I have hard reset router (held restart button for 30, unplugged power held restart button for another 30, plugged. power back in and continued to hold restart button for another 30).

I have installed updated firmware to v1.0.1.42_1.0.28, hard reset after

I have installed firmware v1.0.1.36_1.0.25, hard reset after, and reset

I have installed firmware v1.0.1.32_1.0.23, reset

On my Iphone 7 I have forgotten network after every firmware install. I have also gone to settings>privacy>location services> system services> and turned wi-fi networking off. I have reset network settings, twice.

Solution: I would suggest that you try connecting your phone to a different Wi-Fi network outside of your house then check if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t the the problem could be caused by your router settings. You will have to troubleshoot this on your own further. In case the issue persists even when the phone is connected to a different Wi-Fi network then I recommend that you restore your phone to its original factory condition. Make sure to backup your phone data before restoring the phone. You should also set up your phone as a new device temporarily. This way you can check if the problem still occurs without any of your old data installed in the phone.

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should bring your phone to the nearest Apple Store and have it checked.

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