Most users tend to rely on the Wi-Fi feature embedded in their iPads for accessing the internet. Most users rarely use the cellular data and instead rely more on the Wi-Fi network since it is available in many areas and offers quicker connections. However, there can be certain instances when the device will not connect to an available Wi-Fi network. It can be caused due to various little issues with either the iPad or the network. Described below are some of the basic troubleshooting tips for diagnosing and resolving Wi-Fi connectivity issues in the iPad.
- The first thing to do while troubleshooting iPad for any Wi-Fi connectivity problems is to determine if the device connects to any other network besides the home Wi-Fi network. Make sure that the Wi-Fi option is turned on in the device and that it displays the list of available networks. Check whether your iPad is connecting to any other home or public Wi-Fi network. Moreover, verify that the device is still able to access the internet and load pages after the connection is secured with a network.
- In case if the iPad fails to connect to your home Wi-Fi network, it is better to troubleshoot the network also. First turn off the Wi-Fi and switch it back on after a few seconds. Then restart the iPad by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button and the home button at the same time for some time. The screen will turn off and after a few moments, the iPad will power back up as the Apple logo will appear on the screen.
- Perform a resetting of the network settings on the iPad. For this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Another troubleshooting method is by carrying out a general rest of all the iPad settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings for performing a reset of the settings.
- Change the passphrase given to your wireless network. This will prompt you to rejoin the network with a new passphrase, which in some cases can resolve the problem of connectivity. Consider the security of the network while doing this method and change it to secure means. Then try connecting to the network and verify if the device is still connecting to the network.