iOS 16.1 Causing Random Wi-Fi Disconnects for Some iPhone Users

Users report that their iPhone periodically and sometimes randomly disconnects from Wi-Fi after updating to iOS 16.1, according to reports across Reddit, Twitter (1,2,3,4), and the Apple Support community forums.

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Based on what users are sharing, they say their iPhones are periodically and sometimes randomly disconnecting throughout their day, despite no changes in their environment. Other users say their iPhones will sometimes disconnect from Wi-Fi when they're left stationary on standby, such as overnight. Some users have attempted resetting all network settings on their iPhones, but the reset appears ineffective.

iOS 16.1 was released last week and is the first major update to the iOS 16 operating system since its release in September. iOS 16.1 brings multiple new features to ‌iPhone‌ users, including Live Activities.

Apple this week began beta testing iOS 16.2, the next major update to the operating system expected to be released later in November. It's unclear if Apple plans to release an interim update to potentially address the Wi-Fi bug and other issues being experienced by users.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

vtuberalpha Avatar
8 months ago
Another release, more bugs...

Everybody buckle up for this.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Prpolo Avatar
8 months ago
Happens to me at least once a day. Don't worry, the iOS 16 bugs will be ironed out around this time next year.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
8 months ago
It happened to me in the beginning but after resetting the network settings it fixed the issue for me. Seems like it’s a hit or a miss.

Also turning this off helps.?

But now, my iPhone has been running hot lately. it’s getting annoying.

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Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Novaoblivion Avatar
8 months ago
Ahh is that why that was happening. I was blaming my router but my MacBook was still online ?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
f00f Avatar
8 months ago

The perfect symbiosis of hardware and software ??
Right??? And remember when "fragmentation" wasn't a thing in the Apple universe?

Have we seen the iPad lineup lately? lol
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
f00f Avatar
8 months ago
I bet that earnings call will be stellar though! /s

I was legit planning to to update the iOS devices in the household to 16.1 this weekend (we're still on 15.7). Based on this issue alone The Wife has issued an executive order forbidding said update. Seems like every dang release is a public beta in disguise. Sheesh.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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