Learn Effective Solutions To Fix iPhone Keeps Forgetting The Password Of Home, Office or Public Wi-Fi!
Overview: There are iPhone users, who are complaining that their iPhone doesn’t remember the WiFi password. They say iPhone keeps forgetting the password of WiFi. So, in this post, I am going to share some effective solutions that will help you to fix the problem – Why iPhone Doesn’t Remember The Password Of WiFi?
So, let’s start with a real user practical scenario!
Practical Scenario: iPhone 11 Pro Doesn’t Remember The Password Of Home Wi-Fi
Why doesn’t my iPhone 11 Pro remember the password for my home WiFi? The iPhone finds the WiFi but I have to type in the password everytime. The iPhone also requires regular bouts of Reset Network Settings at least weekly. Otherwise I get limited service on text and no internet once I leave home. This is a VERY HIGH maintenance iPhone.
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That was just one example.
Well, this has become a common problem among iPhone users. After connecting to Wi-Fi, your iPhone keeps disconnecting and forgets the password again and again and it happens again and again.
Nevertheless, follow the below-mentioned solutions one by one and see if your problems have been solved or not.
Note: The below-mentioned solution is applicable for all iPhone models including iPhone 13 series/iPhone 12 series/iPhone 11 series/iPhone XS/XS Max/X/8/7/6, etc.
Solution 1: Restart Your iPhone And Restart Your WiFi Router
The very first thing you should do is to restart your iPhone. Restarting the device can fix many problems by itself.
Simply, press and hold Side button along with Volume Down button and then slide to Power off. Or simply, press the Side button, if your iPhone has Home button and then slide to power off. Now, just wait for at least 30 – 60 sec and then press the side button to restart your device.
Now, check if your problem is solved or not.
If not, then restart your WiFi router as well. You can simply switch off the plug-in and after waiting for a few minutes restart the router again. Now, wait for a few minutes for your router to restart and then you can access the internet again.
Solution 2: Restart Your iPhone WiFi
Sometimes restarting the WiFi also fixes the issue of iPhone keeps forgetting the WiFi password. So, what you need to do is to disable WiFi on your iPhone for a few hours.
Note, if you are using the WiFi option from Control Center to disable WiFi, then let me tell you it turns off WiFi temporarily. It may or may not fix the problem. So, you may want to use Settings app instead.
Go to Settings on your iPhone and then tap on WiFi, then toggle the WiFi button at the top of the screen to keep WiFi off. And keep it off for an hour and then turn it on again.
Of course, if you want to use the internet during this time, you must use mobile data.
Solution 3: Update Your iPhone To Latest Version Of iOS (If Update Available)
It is one of the universal troubleshooting to fix any type of iPhone problem is to update the iOS to the latest version. Let me tell you that Apple releases minor updates frequently to fix software bugs. And due to software bugs, it might be possible that your iPhone doesn’t remember the WiFi password.
Hence, update your device iOS (if any update is available). Connect your iPhone to WiFi, thereafter open Settings>General>Software Update. If you are not able to connect to WiFi, then you can connect your iPhone to a computer and then you can use iTunes or Finder to update iOS.
Solution 4: Check If Auto-Join For WiFi Network Is Enabled
It is common, if your Wi-Fi network is too weak, then it might temporarily disconnect your iPhone. Anyway, you usually want your iPhone to connect automatically to WiFi to the same network as soon as it can.
If that doesn’t happen, then you must enable Auto-Join from the WiFi Settings.
First of all, manually connect your iPhone to WiFi network and then open Settings, tap on WiFi and then tap on i button next to the network. Finally, enable Auto-Join option located at the top of the WiFi settings.
After this, your iPhone should connect to that WiFi network automatically whenever it is available.
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Solution 5: Renew The WiFi Lease
Your iPhone may forget the password of WiFi due to this particular reason.
The reason is when you connect your iPhone to a WiFi network, then your iPhone gets a unique IP address. This address is temporary. Set to renew its lease automatically after a certain period of time.
It could be possible that this lease might have expired without your iPhone renewing it.
Hence, you need to renew the lease manually. Go to Settings>WiFi. Next to the WiFi network tap on i button. And finally, tap on Renew Lease.
Now, your iPhone should not forget the password of that WiFi and connect to that WiFi network automatically whenever it is available.
Solution 6: Use The Feature Forget The WiFi Network
It could be possible that your saved WiFi detail might have bugs and your iPhone doesn’t remember the password and ask you to enter it again and again.
Hence, the quickest solution to fix this issue is to tell your iPhone to forget everything that it knows about that network and then save the password again.
In order to do so, open Settings>WiFi>tap the i button next to network button and tap on the Forget This Network at the top of the screen and confirm it that you want to Forget.
After forgetting the Wi-Fi network, you need to connect to that network again and by entering the password. And now I hope your problem should be solved.
Solution 7: Reset Network Settings
Your iPhone might do not remember the Wifi password because there could be several problems in your network settings. Hence, you must reset all settings to fix problem.
But, keep a note that resetting all network settings will cause your iPhone to forget all its saved passwords. Hence, you must first make a copy of them.
Now, to reset the network settings, go to Settings> General>Reset. Finally, tap on Reset Network Settings and confirm that you want to reset the settings by entering your passcode.
Once, you do that. Connect your iPhone to that WiFi network by entering the password of that password.
Solution 8: Contact Your WiFi Internet Service Provider & WiFi Router Manufacturer
After following the above-mentioned solutions, if that doesn’t help you to fix your problem, then it’s time to contact your WiFi internet service provider & WiFi router manufacturer. There could be a problem with the WiFi router itself. This can be the case even if it only affects your iPhone.
They may suggest you to do certain changes in the settings and it might help to fix your WiFi router to connect with your iPhone.
Solution 9: Factory Reset Your iPhone
It is possible that there could be other several iPhone settings that could create problems with your WiFi connection.
Hence, at this point, you may need to factory reset your iPhone. But before you do so, make sure you have a recent backup of your iPhone, else it will delete all data and content, including photos, videos messages and everything else.
Go to Settings>General>Transfer or Reset iPhone>Erase All Content & Settings. If asked, enter passcode and confirm the factory reset process.
Once your device erased all content and settings, set-up your iPhone and connect it to your WiFi.
Solution 10: Contact Apple Support For Troubleshooting
If nothing works at all, then it’s high time to contact Apple Support. Your iPhone might have a physical problem or might have some software glitch. In specific, there might be a problem with the antenna, which can cause your iPhone to doesn’t remember the password of the WiFi.
If you need help with Wi-Fi password, then check Apple official Help – If you need help with your Wi‑Fi password
If even that also doesn’t work, then you can contact Apple Support for the inspection or repair for your iPhone. If your iPhone is out of warranty, you might have to pay, but Apple should inspect your device for free.
So, these are the total ten solutions that might definitely help you fix the problem – iPhone doesn’t remember the password of WiFi. Or how to fix iPhone keeps forgetting the password of the WiFi networks.
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Max Field is a founder of recoveriphone-data.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.