How to fix weak iPad & iPhone Wi-fi Signal
If you’re experiencing a poor WiFi signal from your iPad or iPhone 6 at home, there are several ways to improve the signal. With a weak signal, the user would be frustrated with slow internet speed, random disconnect and short WiFi internet coverage.
The guide below will explore ways that will help you get faster internet speed on iOS 9.3.
Solution #1 Rebooting the iPad
The most simple step in fixing this problem is just rebooting the iPad Air. By rebooting the iPad, it will fix various other problems, you didn’t even notice.
How to perform a hard reboot
- Hold the Sleep/Wake and the Home buttons down.
- You will see the “Swipe to Turn Off” screen come up… keep holding the buttons.
- The screen will go black (turn off)… continue to hold the buttons.
- A white Apple logo will appear on the screen, now you can release the buttons.
- Let the device boot, this should only take a couple minutes.
Check here if you need more information on rebooting your iPad.
Solution #2 Reboot the Router
Just pull the router power off for 1-2 minutes before powering it back up. This will allow the router to reset.
Changing the Router WiFi Wireless Channel
To change the router broadcast channel, you’ll need to login into the router setting: to access this try the following address on the iPad or PC http://192.168.0.1, if this address doesn’t load try these two instead http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.2.1.
If you don’t know your router’s username/password try putting “admin” and leave the password blank. If this doesn’t work, you might have to do a hard reset on your router by pressing the red reset dot on the router for one minute. Look for a Menu Wireless Settings to change the wireless channel
The best wireless channel for the iPad or iPhone would be 1, 6 and 11. Test them out and see which channel is the best, since you don’t want to be using the same channel as your neighbour which will interference with your Wi-Fi. Can test the speed with an App: Speedtest
Router Signal Improve with External Antenna
If the router have an external antenna, make sure it is pointing up straight.If you want can try out this easy DIY antenna signal booster for iPad. All you need is an aluminium can to boost the signal. Watch the video below for an in-depth instruction. A lot of people found this to increase the Wi-Fi Signal.
Download an IOS App
Download a free iOS app and go around to test the Wi-Fi speed. If you’re getting fast internet speed, than it is your router’s problem.
Buying New Router
If your wireless routers is old, it might be time to get a new router. I suggest you go for an AC router or N router which will have a stronger Wi-Fi signal and longer range compare to the older model. The new router technology ensure you wouldn’t be interfere by your neighbour’s broadcast channel. Below are some of the best reviewed router from Amazon.
If you don’t want to buy a new router, checkout iPad Wi-Fi problem to get more help