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How to Fix an iPad That Won't Connect to Wi-Fi


Most common problems connecting to the Internet can be fixed in a few easy steps, and sometimes it is as simple as moving from one room to the next. Before we delve into deeper troubleshooting issues, be sure you've already tried these tips first.

•Move closer to your router. The first solution is to move closer to your router. If you are too far away, the Wi-Fi signal strength may not be strong enough for your iPad to connect to Wi-Fi.

•Make sure the Wi-Fi network is running. Before spending too much time troubleshooting why your iPad is having a problem, make sure it's actually the device that has the problem. Use your laptop, desktop or smartphone to connect to the Internet and verify the router is working. It's preferable to connect wirelessly to verify the Wi-Fi is working, but if you don't have another wireless device, using your desktop will be fine.


•Remove any case or covering on the iPad. If you have a case, it's a good idea to remove it while following these troubleshooting steps. This probably won't fix the problem, but any obstruction could cause the signal to lose some strength.

•Verify the password. If you are being asked to join a network and keep getting denied after entering the password, it's a good idea to verify that you are typing in the right password. Some passwords can be quite long and complicated and it is easy to mistake an "8" for a "B" or a "0" for an "O".


If none of these fix the problem, move to the (slightly) more complicated steps below.

Troubleshooting Your iPad's Network Settings It's time to check some of the basic network settings, but first, let's make sure it's not a public network causing you a problem.

1.If you are connecting to a public Wi-Fi hotspot such as at a

coffee house or cafe, you may need to agree to terms before you can access apps that use the network connection. If you go into the Safari browser and attempt to open a page, these types of networks will often send you to a special page where you can verify the contract. Even after you okay the contract and get on the Internet, you may not have access to all of your apps.


2. If you're connecting to your home network, go into the iPad Settings and make sure everything is set up okay. Once you tap on the Settings icon on your iPad, the first setting you want to check is at the top

of the screen: Airplane Mode. This should be set to Off. If Airplane Mode is on, you won't be able to connect to the Internet. 3. Next, click on Wi-Fi just below Airplane Mode. This will show you the Wi-Fi settings. There are a few things to check: Wi-Fi Mode is On. If Wi-Fi is set to off, you won't be able to connect to your Wi-Fi network.

Ask to Join Networks is On. If you aren't being prompted to join the network, it may be that Ask to Join Networks is off. The easiest solution is to turn this setting on, though you can also input the

information manually by choosing Other from the network list.

Are you joining a closed or hidden network? By default, most Wi-Fi networks are either public or private. But a Wi-Fi network can be closed or hidden, which means it won't broadcast the name of the network to your iPad. You can join a closed or hidden network by choosing Other from the network list. You will need the network's name and password to join.


Reset the iPad's Wi-Fi Connection Now that you've verified that all of the network settings are correct, it's time to start troubleshooting the Wi-Fi connection itself. The first

thing is to reset the iPad's Wi-Fi connection. Usually, this simple step of telling the iPad to reconnect will solve the problem. 1. You can do this from the same screen where we verified the settings. (If you've skipped the previous steps, you can get to the correct screen by going into your iPad's settings and choosing WiFi from the list on the left side of the screen.) 2. To reset the iPad's Wi-Fi connection, simply use the option at the top of the screen to turn Wi-Fi Off. All of the Wi-Fi settings will disappear. Next, simply turn it back On again. This will force the iPad to search for the Wi-Fi network again and rejoin.


3. If you still have problems, you can renew the lease by touching the blue button to the far right of the network's name in the list. The button has a >symbol in the middle and will lead you to a page with the network settings. 4. Touch Renew Lease towards the bottom of the screen. You'll be prompted to verify that you want to renew the lease. Touch the Renew button. Reset the iPad

Before you start tinkering with some of the other settings, reboot the iPad. This basic troubleshooting step can cure all types of problems and should always be done before you actually start changing settings. Rebooting or restarting the iPad is simple and only takes a few moments to complete. For more information visit here : www.mcafee.com/activate


1. To reboot the iPad, hold the Sleep/Wake button at the top of the iPad down for several seconds

until a bar appears on the screen beckoning you to Slide to power off.

2. Once you slide the bar, the iPad will display a circle of dashes before finally shutting down completely, which will leave you with a blank screen. Wait a few seconds and then hold down the Sleep/Wake button again to start the iPad back up.

3. The Apple logo will appear in the middle of the screen and the iPad will reboot completely a few seconds later. You can test out the Wi-Fi connection once the icons reappear.


Forget the Network If you're still having problems, it's time to actually start changing some settings to tell the iPad to forget what it knows about connecting to the Internet and giving the iPad a fresh start. 1. This first option is on the same screen we visited before when we were checking the settings and renewing the iPad's network lease. You can get back there by tapping the Settings icon and choosing Wi-Fi from the left-side menu.

2. Once you are on the Wi-Fi Networks screen, get into the settings for your individual network by touching the blue

button beside the network name. The button has a > symbol in the middle.


3. This will take you to a screen with settings for this individual

network. To forget the network, tap Forget this Network at the top of the screen. You'll be asked to verify this choice. Choose Forget to verify it. 4. You can reconnect by choosing your network from the

list. If you are connecting to a private network, you will need the password to reconnect. Reset the Network Settings on Your iPad If you're still having problems, it is time to reset the network settings. This may sound drastic, but for most people, it is about the same as simply forgetting the individual network. This step will fully flush all settings the iPad has stored, and it can solve problems even when forgetting the individual network doesn't do the trick.


1. To reset the network settings on your iPad, go to Settings by tapping the icon and choose General from the list on the left. The option for resetting the iPad is at the bottom of the general settings list. Tap it to go to the Reset Settings screen.

2. From this screen, choose Reset Network Settings. This will cause the iPad to clear out

everything it knows, so you'll want to have your network's password handy if you are on a private network.

3. Once you verify that you want to reset the network settings, your iPad will be at the factory default where it concerns the Internet. If it doesn't prompt you to join a nearby Wi-Fi network, you can go to the Wi-Fi settings and choose your network from the list.


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How to Fix an iPad That Won't Connect to Wi-Fi  

Most common problems connecting to the Internet can be fixed in a few easy steps, and sometimes it is as simple as moving from one room to t...

How to Fix an iPad That Won't Connect to Wi-Fi  

Most common problems connecting to the Internet can be fixed in a few easy steps, and sometimes it is as simple as moving from one room to t...

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