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Here’s how to fix iOS 8’s Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone or iPad

Updated Dec 26th, 2019 11:39PM EST
iOS 8 Wi-Fi Issues Fix

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An Apple support thread detailing Wi-Fi issues following the iOS 8 update is already getting many views and replies, as plenty of iPhone and iPad users apparently experience various Wi-Fi connectivity and data speed issues following the upgrade to Apple’s recently released major mobile operating system update. While Apple has yet to offer instructions for a permanent fix – and it’s not clear how widespread the issues are – OS X Daily has put together a quick guide to help you repair your Wi-Fi issues yourself.

The publication offers users various solutions for the iOS 8 Wi-Fi bugs, including resetting iOS 8 networking settings and disabling the Wi-Fi Networking system service setting. Furthermore, users can also setup custom DNS in iOS to fix their sluggish connections, and even change Wi-Fi broadcast on their home routers from N to G networks. As always, performing a clean reinstall of iOS 8 could also fix the Wi-Fi issues.

For a limited time, iOS device users can also revert back to iOS 7.1.2 on all devices that have been upgraded to iOS 8, but not on the recently released iPhone 6 models that may have any Wi-Fi issues of their own.

Some of the solutions OS X Daily presents are simple and can be immediately performed on any iOS 8-running iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, while others may require more complex procedures. Complete instructions for taking the above steps in order to try fixing iOS 8 Wi-Fi issues are available at the source link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.