Just like with the charging problems, the internet connection problems on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can have multiple causes. The reason is simple, you have multiple parties involved, so, there are more things for you to suspect and try to fix before you know the cause for sure.
Sometimes it’s the weak Wi-Fi signal, other times it’s the router or the modem, and there are also instances when a software update messed everything up. Plus, in case you didn’t know, the iPhone 8 also features a smart network switch function. It has the best intentions but it can force you to disconnect from the Wi-Fi when you expect less, so, you might want to check its settings as well.
Disable the Wi-Fi Assist feature from the iPhone
Wi-Fi Assist is meant to assist your internet connection and fluctuate between Wi-Fi and cellular for as many times as necessary, to always keep in place the most stable internet connection. But bouncing from the Wi-Fi on and off, even though it implies switching to mobile data in between, can give you some serious connectivity issues. So, it is best if you proceed to completely turn it off. You will find this option within the Settings app, at the Cellular menu. Suffices to switch the Wi-Fi Assist to off and, hopefully, that was all.
Wipe the cache partition of the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus
More often than not, everything you’ve read above is more than enough to sort things out when you just can’t seem to connect to the internet from your iPhone. But on some rare instances, it may not work for you and wiping the cache is an extra option. Important to remember, this action should not result in deleting any of your data, which means that accessing the recovery mode to wipe the cache is a safe option. Try it and it should fix the Wi-Fi issue. If not…
Remove app’s data to fix the can’t connect to internet iPhone 8 problem:
- Go to Settings;
- Stop by the General tab, as usual;
- This time, select the Storage & iCloud Usage menu;
- Tap on Manage Storage;
- And finally, tap on Documents and Data;
- Within that list, find the entries that refer to a problematic app and slide to left all the unwanted items, selecting Delete, or get rid of all the items at once (with Edit >> Delete All).
Let us know which of the methods from above finally helped you to overcome the can’t connect to the internet problem with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus!