How to Fix an iPad's WiFi Connection

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How to Fix an iPad's WiFi Connection
Make sure there is a router in your area to receive a wireless Internet signal. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

In July 2010, Apple acknowledged that iPad users were experiencing Wi-Fi connection problems. After identifying the symptoms, the company published a support document with solutions on their website. Some iPad users have discovered and suggested their own solutions, which you can try to fix your device's Wi-Fi connectivity problem.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open the "Settings" app from the iPad home screen. Go to the "Wi-Fi" setting. Select the network you are connected to and tap the "Renew Lease" option. When prompted, touch the "Renew" button.

  2. 2

    Select the network. Tap the "Forget this network" option. When prompted, touch the "Forget" button. Afterward, you will need to select the network again. Type in the password.

  3. 3

    Adjust the iPad's screen brightness. Go to the "Brightness & Wallpaper" under the "Settings" menu. Move the slider left or right to adjust the brightness. Apple reports this as a possible solution, but its unknown how this actually fixes the connection.

  4. 4

    Go to the "General" option from the "Settings" app. Scroll down to the bottom of the next page, click "Reset" then "Reset Network Settings." Tap the "Reset" button when prompted.

  5. 5

    Remove any covers or cases from the iPad. Sometimes these accessories interfere with the Wi-Fi antenna's reception.

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