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How to Fix: My iPad Won't Connect to WiFi

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What to Do When Your iPad Won't Connect to WiFi
Troubleshooting iPad Internet Problems

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Are you having problems getting your iPad to connect to WiFi? Don't worry. Most common problems connecting to the Internet can be fixed in a few easy steps, and sometimes it is as simple as moving from one room to the next.

Move closer to your router. The first thing we want to do before we get into more complicated troubleshooting is to move closer to your router. If you are too far away, the WiFi signal strength may not be strong enough for your iPad to connect to WiFi.

Make sure the WiFi network is running. Before we spend too much time troubleshooting why your iPad is having a problem, let's make sure it is actually the device with the problem. Use your laptop, desktop or smartphone to connect to the Internet and verify the router is working. It's preferable to connect wirelessly to verify the WiFi is working, but if you don't have another wireless device, using your desktop will be fine.

Remove any case or covering on the iPad. If you have a case, it's a good idea to remove it while following these troubleshooting steps. This probably won't fix the problem, but any obstruction could cause the signal to lose some strength.

Verify the password. If you are being asked to join a network and keep getting denied after entering the password, it's a good idea to verify that you are typing in the right password. Some passwords can be quite long and complicated and it is easy to mistake an "8" for a "B" or a "0" for an "O".

Next: Troubleshooting Your iPad's Network Settings

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