How to Reset Network Settings on iPhone or iPad, What Happen When Your Do It?

When you have the type of network connectivity problem on your iPhone or iPad, then you might be looking to “Reset Network Settings” after troubleshooting. This is a simple solution to solve network-related issues. But, the important thing is you must understand, what happens when you reset the network settings on your iPhone or iPad.

In this guide, you will learn what the “Reset Network Settings” option will do on your iPhone or iPad. The screenshots I added in the guide are captured on iPhone running iOS 14. You can use this guide even you are running iOS 13/12 on your device.

When Should I Reset Network Settings

You can reset network settings on your device in the following cases:

  • When your iPhone isn’t connecting to a working Wi-Fi network.
  • If you keep getting the wrong password error for the Wi-Fi connection, even it’s correct.
  • Unable to pair your iPhone with a Bluetooth device.
  • You changed the cellular settings and forgot the default ones.
  • No signals on your iPhone, you can try turning Airplane mode on and then turn it off.

Try This Before Resetting Network Settings

  • If it’s a phone call or cellular network-related issue then turn the Airplane mode on for few seconds and then turn it back off.
  • Wi-Fi connection issue? Open up the Settings, tap the Wi-Fi option, and then tap the info icon in front of the wifi connection name. On the next screen, Tap Forgot This Network. Rejoin the Wi-Fi and hopefully, this will solve the issue.
  • Restart your device, most of the common network-related issues will be solved when you just restart your iPhone. Press and hold the Power/Side button, and then Slide to Power Off the device, once shut down, turn it back on.

What does “Reset Network Settings” do?

The Reset network settings option on your device allows you to solve the different network-related issues on your device. When you do a network reset on your device, all the network-related settings are reset to the factory defaults. Reset Network Settings, will reset all the saved Wi-Fi and passwords, the Cellular settings, and the Bluetooth settings, and VPN connections as well.

So, once you perform the network reset, you have to rejoin the Wi-Fi connections and enter the password. Also, you have to pair with the Bluetooth devices again. If you were using a VPN then need to create again.

How to “Reset Network Settings” on iPhone or iPad

Before following the steps, please read the above section about what will happen If you reset network settings on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open up the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad device.
  2. Now, scroll down a bit and Tap the General option in the settings.
  3. In the General settings page, you need to go to the bottom and tap the Reset option.
  4. On the next Reset screen, you will see the list of options to reset different settings of iPhone or iPad.
    Simple Tap Reset Network Settings as shown below in the screenshot. Carefully select the option because there is a different option that can even reset your device to the factory defaults and you might lose your data.
    See also: Setup Personal Hotspot on iPhone
  5. This will ask you to enter the Passcode of your device, enter the passcode and continue.
  6. Read the confirmation message and tap the Reset Network Settings option to confirm. This will reset all the network settings of your iPhone/iPad device and returning to factory defaults.

Was that helpful? I hope this will solve the network-related issues on your iPhone or iPad once you reset the network settings.

So, this is how you can reset the network settings. If you have any questions please leave a comment below.

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