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How to Fix New iPad Wi-Fi Connection Issues



When I first got my new iPad on March 16th, I immediately noticed that my Wi-Fi signal was much weaker than the Wi-Fi signal found on my iPad 2. At first, I thought it was my actual internet connection but, as it turns out, I wasn’t the only one that found this to be an issue. Our own Warner Crocker also noticed that his new iPad wasn’t as good at picking up a connection.

Others have been complaining about it too.

Turns out, the issue likely has something to do with the software on board and not the hardware itself. And, as I learned, there is an extremely simple fix that worked for me that might work for some of you.

OS X Daily has posted a quick little tutorial on how to fix the Wi-Fi connection issue with the new iPad. I decided to give it a go and sure enough, my Wi-Fi signal on my new iPad is similar to the signal found on my iPad 2.

Here’s what I did.

1) Go to Settings, and head to General.

How to Fix New iPad Wi-Fi Connection Issues

2) Now go to Network and then go to Wi-Fi.

How to Fix New iPad Wi-Fi Connection Issues

3) Once in there, tap the blue arrow that is next to the device that your iPad is connected to.

How to Fix New iPad Wi-Fi Connection Issues

4) Then, you’ll want to Forget This Network on the next screen.

5) Return to the Wi-Fi screen and connect to that network again.

6) Hopefully, enjoy a better Wi-Fi signal.

Now, I doubt this works for everyone but it certainly worked for me. I’d be willing to wager that Apple releases a software update down the road that takes care of the problem for everyone. For now though, you’ll want to think about giving this fix a go.

Anyone out there having issues?

Did this fix work?

Let me know.



  1. Bobby79

    04/07/2012 at 12:07 am

    First of all i will like to say thank you for the tip.At the beginning i thought i was  among those ppl with wi-fi problems on the New iPad and i decided to give it a try.when I’ve notice that in some areas of my house i have a different signal i decided 2 make a speedTest internet with the ipad,then with the iPhone.The results were almost the same.Then i did the steps you did and still the same results. I guess that means there  is nothing wrong with my  iPad wi-fi.
    I suggest everyone to give it a try!!!Good luck

  2. Steven

    05/06/2012 at 1:05 pm

    I had the similiar problem with my new iPad, but I found a very good solution, it’s about some cases, Pong Research makes it. This cases have a new technology for fix iPad wifi issues

  3. Rene

    07/25/2012 at 6:50 pm

    This worked! I am a new Ipad user and was so frustrated that I lost conection when no one else in the house was having a problem. Thanks!

  4. lyn

    08/08/2012 at 7:46 pm ipad 2 doesnt even work when i go to safari but my wifi is connected…I went to the apple store and i told them about my ipad problem then they told me just refresh the routor and turn off everthing i did but still its just nothing happend and the wifi is connected but when i go to youtube or yahoo someting like that its just blank ang it keeps loading.but when the guy connected the internet to the apple store t was fine and eveything was working but when i got home it was still nothing happend can you please help me?

  5. jodi Baltus

    11/28/2012 at 5:36 pm

    nope didn’t work for me….I have the ipad (original). I have tried everything from your tip to restarting the modum, to restoring my ipad to factory settings. Nothing…. :(

  6. jodi Baltus

    11/28/2012 at 5:53 pm

    WHOOT WHOOT! I got it to work. I had to shut off the ipad. Then shut off/unplug the modem. Wait several minutes. Then plug in and turn on modem. Then turn on ipad. :)

  7. Consuela Lawler

    04/19/2013 at 6:27 pm

    It worked. Thanks for saving me a headache

  8. Cidny Paul

    05/20/2014 at 9:17 pm


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