There are a lot of different ways to change the settings on your iPhone, so many troubleshooting guides will walk you through adjusting some settings, or locating information like your iP address, when you are trying to fix a problem. Sometimes these settings won’t work as intended, and a last step may involve resetting some of the relevant options.
If you are experiencing a problem that might be related to the network settings on your iPhone, then it’s possible that you need to reset the network settings entirely. Our guide below will show you where to find that option so that you can use it.
What will happen if I reset the network settings on my iPhone 6?
The steps that are outlined below are going to reset all of the network settings on your iPhone and restore them to the default settings. This includes all of the Wi-Fi networks, VPN settings, and preferred network settings that you have saved to the device. This means that you will need to re-enter Wi-Fi network passwords and other similar network credentials that you had previously entered on the device. If you have a lot of important information concerning these types of network connections, then you should make sure to have that information handy before you complete the steps below so that you can re-enter the information as you need it.
Here is how to reset network settings on your iPhone in iOS 9 –
- Open the Settings menu.
- Open the General menu.
- Select the Reset option.
- Select the Reset Network Settings option.
- Enter the passcode for your iPhone (if you have one set.)
- Touch the Reset Network Settings button again to confirm that you wish to do this.
These steps are repeated below with pictures –
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General option.
Step 3: Scroll all the way to the bottom of this menu, then tap the Reset button.
Step 4: Tap the Reset Network Settings button.
Step 5: Enter the passcode for your iPhone, if prompted. If you do not have a passcode set up for your device, then your iPhone will skip this step.
Step 6: Tap the Reset Network Settings button at the bottom of the screen to complete the process.
Are you unsure if you are connected to a cellular network or a Wi-Fi network, and you are looking for a simple way to tell? Learn how to see if your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular by identifying the relevant icons at the top of your screen.
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