It seems iOS 16.1 Has a bug that makes Wi-Fi connections very unstable Iphone And iPad users, at least by many online reports.
shred Mac rumors (Opens in a new tab) Tags, the problem consists of random wireless disconnection after updating to iOS 16.1, an issue that users are complaining via Twitter and Reddit, and people dealing with it Apple Support Forum (Opens in a new tab) very.
Some are affected People (Opens in a new tab) Let’s say the problem can appear regularly, like disconnecting (and then reconnecting) every 10 seconds or so (which would of course be very frustrating).
Typical complaints are like something Estee (Opens in a new tab): “I just upgraded to iOS 16.1, and I’m having a problem with my Wi-Fi, and my Wi-Fi sign is still going on.[s] It disappears and appears on its own.”
or Estee (Opens in a new tab): “I was watching the NBA and streaming was fine because it’s connected on ATV4K. But my iPad and iPhone lost access to Wi-Fi. And I was just a few feet from the router. It was weird because my ISP had no problems.” The router was restarted and everything was fine. ”
and fact Estee (Opens in a new tab): “I have this issue and it is very inconsistent. Things like my browser will still work but Zoom/Google Meet/etc. It stops working unless I disconnect from Wi-Fi and make the call on 5G.”
Analysis: A frustrating bug, but there are potential workarounds
Between the randomness of disconnecting and the way the problems manifest in slightly different ways, this is odd.
Also note that some users have noticed this bug was popping up in the beta version of iOS 16.1 – which wouldn’t be too surprising, although you hope it will be fixed – or even earlier with iOS 16.0 in what seem to be rare cases. So, if gremlin came before, it looks like iOS 16.1 made things somewhat worse.
With any luck, this is something Apple views as a priority, but for now, there are a few suggested solutions.
The most common remedy is to forget the Wi-Fi, then add it back – some say this fixes the problem, but others say it didn’t make any difference for them. However, it’s worth a whirl, if you’re having a particular Wi-Fi issue.
Another theory we have I have seen (Opens in a new tab) It is head to Settings/Privacy and Security/Location Services/System Services and then turn off the switch Networks and Wireless.
It’s not clear exactly how big this issue is, but there appears to be a worrisome number of complaints about this, so we hope Apple continues its investigation into these Wi-Fi issues quickly.
In the meantime, fingers crossed that one of the solutions mentioned will hold you back, although it looks a lot like the disconnects themselves, whether or not they work seems a bit random.