How to Reset Network Settings On iPhone and Tips & Tricks

Nov 23,2019 • Filed to: Fix Mobile Device Issues • Proven solutions


While using iPhone you may experience problems with your network connectivity like you cannot connect your iPhone to Wifi networks, you cannot make or receive calls even your iPhone may show no service. You may want to take your iPhone to the store for tech support. But you can fix these problems by yourselves. iPhone has 6 reset options to troubleshoot different types of problems. By using the reset network settings, an effective option to solve network related issues, you can fix all these problems by simply resetting the network settings of your iPhone as it will clear all the network settings, current cellular network settings, saved Wi-Fi network settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and VPN settings and bring back your iPhone Network Settings to factory default. This article covers 2 simple parts:

Part 1. how to reset iphone Network Settings

When you find the the network on your iPhone quit working, then the very first thing you should do is to reset network settings on iPhone. By resetting iphone network, the problem might be solved susscessfuly. And it doesn't require you any techniques to do the resetting, but 4 simple steps. Keep patience. It will take one or two minutes to complete the task. Then the iPhone will reboot with default network settings.

Step 1. Tap the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap General.

Step 3. Scroll down to find Reset and tap it.

Step 4. In the new window, select Reset Networking Settings and confirm the action.

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Part 2. Troubleshotting: iPhone Network Not Working

Sometimes even though you don't change any settings on your iPhone, the network might not work. If it happens, don't take your iPhone directly to a local repair store, because you might fix it by yourself. Below are some tips and tricks for how to make it work when your iPhone network quit working.

* Wi-Fi is not working:

A good number of iPhone users face difficulties with Wi-Fi connectivity after upgrading to the latest iOS 9.0 from the older iOS version. Those who installed new iOS also face the same problem too. If it happens, follow the above mentioned steps to reset network settings on your iPhone and then try to connect with Wi-Fi again.

* Cannot connect iPhone to a specific Wi-Fi network:

If you are facing problems connecting to a specific Wi-Fi network then first select that network from the list and click forget. Then search for the network. Enter network password if needed. If problem exists then, do a reset network settings. After rebooting the iPhone, connect to the Wi-Fi network.

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* Searching for network or no service:

Sometimes iPhone takes longer time to search for a network or sometimes show no service. To solve this problem first turn on the airplane mode and then turn it off after a few seconds. If it does not solve the problem then perform "reset network settings". Resetting the network settings will surely fix the "No Service" issue.

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* Cannot make or receive calls:

Sometimes iPhone users cannot make or receive calls with their iPhone. It happens when the airplane mode accidentally turned on. Turning it of will fix the problem. But if the airplane mode does not cause the problem a reboot may solve the problem. If problem exists then perform " reset network settings" and it will solve the problem.

* iMessage is not working:

Some say that iMessage is not working and even it doesn't let them turn it off. So they reset the network settings to fix the problem and iPhone stuck in the half way of booting for hours. To solve problems with applications like iMessage do a hard reset by selecting Reset All Setting in the reset menu instead of doing reset network settings.

* Settings or iOS is not responding:

Sometimes the Setting menu is not responding as well as the complete iOS. A hard reset can fix the problem. You can do so by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings > Reset all Settings.

* iPhone could not be synced:

Sometimes iPhone users experience problems with their computer. It shows a warning that the iPhone cannot sync due to connection to the iPhone was reset." A reset network settings in the iPhone and a computer reboot will solve the problem.

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James Davis

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