A weak Wi-Fi signal is not an issue to overlook. Most Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users rely on a wireless connection, whether they are at home, at work, or even in other public places. For this reason, you can expect to become very unhappy with how your iPhone works, soon enough. What can you do to fix the slow internet speed and make the Wi-Fi signal stronger?
The one thing that can never go wrong is to ask technical support. You just take the device to an authorized shop and let an authorized technician look into it. You can never know what kind of problem the tech guy might discover, so, it is best to be prepared. Who knows, it could even be completely defective and you might have to get a replacement, on warranty, or not.
If you don’t like the thought of it, you could also consider wiping the cache, all by yourself.
Clear the iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus cache to make Wi-Fi signal stronger
This is yet another option that, once again, cannot go wrong. As it refreshes your iPhone’s cache memory without deleting any data stored on it, the function has all the chances to make you happy. Stop worrying that your photos, messages or videos might be lost, they won’t – simply boot into Recovery Mode and use the function with this name Wipe Cache Partition. Don’t really know what we’re talking about? Time to read this clear guide with details on how to clear the iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone 8 cache memory.
If it doesn’t work, we have some more for you.
Inspect our top 11 most common reasons for an iPhone 8 slow internet problem:
- Signal strength is too poor or too low;
- Wi-Fi network is too poor;
- Website is too crowded, overwhelmed by visitors;
- Network is too crowded, overwhelmed by users;
- Internet app is slowed down by a corrupted or full cache memory;
- Internet app is slowed down by an outdated software version;
- Device is slowed down by apps running in the background;
- Device is slowed down as it ran out of memory;
- Device is slowed down by an outdated firmware version;
- Device is slowed down by an exceeded data speed limit;
- Wi-Fi connection is constantly interrupted by the Wi-Fi-Assist.
That’s right, from the 11 probable causes listed above, the first 10 are pretty straightforward. You should know at least how to test for those possibilities, if not to come up with an actual solution. But the Wi-Fi-Assist is, perhaps, the biggest unknown aspect of them all, isn’t it?
How to make sure that the Wi-Fi-Assist is actually turned off:
We already suggested, but maybe we need to make it clearer. The Wi-Fi Assist is supposed to assist you for a smooth internet experience. It should analyze your wireless connection and decide to interrupt it when it becomes too slow, switching to mobile data automatically. If your Wi-Fi network or connectivity, in general, is too unstable, the Wi-Fi-Assist might jump in too often. And all this back and forth between Wi-Fi and Mobile data will only cause harm to your navigational experience, hence all the problems. Again, this is just a possibility, but one that is well worth being tested!
Speaking of which, you can test it by simply disabling this option. You’ll find it within the general Settings of the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, under the Cellular menu. It’s called just like that, Wi-Fi-Assist, and you can turn it off with one tap on a toggle. Let us know if it worked!