10 Quick Tips to Fix "iPad Won't Connect to WiFi" in iOS 14

Recently, many users have reported that their iPad won’t connect to WiFi after upgrading to iOS 14. Here we will teach you a few ways to deal with it.

ipad wont connect to wifi

1. Check the Wifi Password to Enter Again

If your iPad won’t connect to wifi, you should check whether the wifi password you entered is right or wrong. It is very easy to type the incorrect password especially when the password is combined with numbers and letters and result in the failure of wifi connection. So the first and foremost thing you need to check is the wifi password.

check ipad password

2. Turn off Wifi and Turn Back on

In most of the cases, a minor software glitch will affect the wifi connection on your iPad. Turning off and turning on wifi is probably the most common way to fix iPad not connecting to wifi issue.

Go to your iPhone settings and select Wifi, then toggle the switch button to turn off and turn on the wifi.

Normally, the wifi connection problem shall be removed after that.

disable and enable wifi ipad

3. Forgot This Network and Rejoin

If the wifi problem existed stilly, you may doubt that there is some software bugs affecting the wifi connection on your iPad. It’s time you forgot the wifi network and join it again to refresh the wifi connection. Here are the steps:

  • Step 1. First, click Settings, select the Wi-Fi function bar to enter the main interface.
  • Step 2. Click the [i] button after the WIFI name you want to forget its password.
  • Step 3. Select ‘Forget This Network’.
  • Step 4. Then you can click the wifi you need to connect again and re-enter the new password to proceed.

forget this network

This basic fix shall be workable to troubleshoot the problem of iPad won t connect to wifi. If not, you can move to the next troubleshooting method.

4. Restart Your Device

The previous 3 basic methods may not be useful for you if you are trying this method. It is possible that restarting your device could fix this issue.

Keep pressing the Wake/Sleep button and the slider of “slide to power off” will appear. Just swipe it from left to right to power off the iPad. After 8-10 seconds, keep pressing the power button again to power on the device.

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5. Restart the Wifi Router

In fact, router is the main ‘medium’ to connect wifi and iPad. If your iPad is not connecting to wifi, it may be influenced by some external factors such as the router. Most wifi issues will arise if the wireless router is not working normally. To confirm whether this issue is caused by the router, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1. Hold and press the power button at the back of the router to turn it off.
  • Step 2. After turning off the router, disconnect the power adapter for more than 1 minute and reconnect it to the power source.
  • Step 3. Turn on the router until your iPad detects the wifi signal and automatically connects to the wifi.

reset wifi router to deault settings

6. Update Wireless Router’s Firmware

If wifi router is not the factor that affects the iPad wifi connection, you may have to check if the router runs the newest firmware. In fact, router also has its own "systems" like mobile devices. You can access the router's update page, download the update file, then update the router software to the latest version to improve your router's performance.

7. Reset Network Settings on iPad

Another common troubleshooting method you can use when your iPad can’t connect to wifi is to reset network to default settings.

Go to your iPad's Settings > General, then under the "Reset" section, click the "Reset Network Settings" option. Confirm that you choose to restart your device. In addition, if you frequently encounter other Pad issues, you can also choose to reset all settings on your device.

Note: Reset network settings will only restore the network settings, other settings and data on iPad will not be affected.

reset network settings ipad

8. Toggle on and off Airplane Mode

Most minor wifi glitches can be eliminated by turning off and turn on the airplane mode.This fix woks by restarting the network connection simultaneously. You can check the steps below to carry out this method:

  • Step 1. Tap on Airplane Mode from iPhone settings.
  • Step 2. Drag the Airplane Mode switch to enable it and. After turning on Airplane Mode, the function of wifi, bluetooth and cellular will all be disabled.
  • Step 3. Turn off your iPad by following the steps in 4th solution and turn it on. Click on Airplane Mode from iPhone settings again to disable it.
  • Step 4. Go to the wifi settings interface to turn off and turn on the wifi to see if your iPad can connect to wifi or not.

turn off and turn on airplane mode

9. Restore iPad System with iTunes (All Data Will be Erased)

Have the aforementioned solutions solved your iPad wifi connection problem? If not, the last but not lease solution is recommended to you: Factory reset iPad. This will refresh all the iPad settings, including wifi function.

Note: Before resetting your iPad, keep in mind to perform the full backup of the important data on iPad beforehand since all of the data will be deleted after resetting the iPad.

The preparation to factory reset the device is to ensure that the newest iTunes is installed on your windows or Mac computer.

  • Step 1. Open iTunes software on your computer or laptop. When it is launched, use a cable to attach the iPad to your computer.
  • Step 2. If you are prompted to trust this computer, just tap on Trust on the home screen to proceed.
  • Step 3. When the iPad icon shows on the navigation bar in iTunes, click on it to go to the Summary section.
  • Step 4. Tap on Back Up iPad option before restoring the iPad system. Then tap on Restore iPad to start to restore the device to factory settings.

restore ios system

When the iPad is set as a new one, follow the setup instruction to go back to the wifi settings interface. Connect the iPad to desired wifi and check if your iPad is still not connecting to wifi or not.

10. Fix iPad Won’t Connect to Wifi without Data Loss

The last unexpected solution is to use FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. It is one of the popular tools to repair all kinds of iPhone and iPad issues like iPad not connecting to wifi, iPhone touch screen is not responding, iPhone stuck in black screen/white screen, etc. Millions of users have downloaded and user our software and famous sites such as PC Advisor and PC World have highly recommended our software.


Step 1. Launch iOS System Recovery app on your computer and connect iPad to the program. If the iPad is unlocked, the software will detect the iPad and continue with the next step.

choose repair mode

Step 2. When iOS System Recovery correctly detects the iPad and displays the firmware versions, choose one that matches the device version and click on Repair.

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Step 3. iOS System Recovery will immediately start to repair the iPad wifi issue. After that, this issue will get fixed.



If you have run into the problem of iPad not connecting to wifi recently, then don’t miss the 10 easy methods we show you above.


By Fay J. Melton

Posted on Aug 08, 2019, 21:28:35

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.