Posted on 3rd October 2016 by Amsys

iOS 10 Wi-Fi Tips: Fix Connection Problems

iOS 10 Wi-Fi Tips: Fix connection problems in your device

Have you ever connected to a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone and wondered why it’s not working?

Unless you’re an IT technician you may not know what you can try to resolve the issue.

The good news is that iOS 10, (released recently), has incorporated new Wi-Fi network status notifications within the Wi-Fi settings menu.

For example, if you try and connect to a Wi-Fi network which cannot connect to the internet, you will see the error ‘No Internet Connection’ :

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If you then select that Wi-Fi network, you will receive tips on how to resolve this issue :

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iOS 10 Wi-Fi network status can also offer security recommendations :

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The security recommendation can range from how to add security to an open Wi-Fi network, to how to improve the security.

In the below example, i have tried to connect to a Wi-FI network that has NO security :

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It can also suggest a stronger encryption protocol for your Wireless network password by displaying suggestions such as : ‘WPA is not considered secure. Configure your router to use WPA2 Personal (AES) security type for this network’.
These security suggestions can be useful to recommend to people how they can better secure their Wi-Fi networks as well as warn you that the network you are connecting to is not as secure as it should be.

Blog Summary

I hope you have found this blog useful and look out for other iOS new features, tips and tricks on our Blog.

If you would like to learn more about iOS or just the Mac in general, then take a look at our collection of introductory training courses and iOS Training courses.

We also have a large collection of OS X, iOS App Development and Apple Hardware certification courses available which you may also find useful.

Disclaimer:
While the author has taken care to provide our readers with accurate information, please use your discretion before acting upon information based on the blog post. Amsys will not compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss/inconvenience/damage because of/while making use of information in this blog.

This blog was written and demonstrated using iOS 10.0.2 which was the latest release of iOS at the time of writing.