Wi-Fi Issues with iPhone Running iOS 17: What Users are Experiencing
When Apple releases a major new version of iOS and a new iPhone, it’s not uncommon for users to encounter some bugs that are usually fixed with software updates. This year, following reports of overheating issues with the iPhone 15 Pro, some users are now experiencing problems with Wi-Fi on iOS 17, particularly with the iPhone 15 models.
According to reports from 9to5Mac readers, users have been experiencing Wi-Fi issues since upgrading to iPhone 15 or iOS 17. Users have reported that apps are unable to load content, or the connection feels extremely slow. One reader, David Chen, shared his experience, stating that his apps failed to load content or were sluggish. Similarly, app developer Willian Max noticed unusual slowness when connected to Wi-Fi on his iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The same issues have been observed by many, including myself. Despite being connected to Wi-Fi, iPhones running iOS 17 have trouble loading content in apps such as Threads, TikTok, and Safari. At times, the issue resolves itself after a few minutes, but sometimes manual disconnection and reconnection to Wi-Fi is required. Interestingly, the issue seems to be limited to iPhone 15 Pro Max and M2 iPad Pro, as browsing the web on other devices connected to the same network remains unaffected.
A search on the internet reveals that several other users have reported similar problems, with most of them being iPhone 15 users. On the Apple Community forums, a user mentioned that the Wi-Fi periodically disconnects on their iPhone 15 Pro but works fine with other devices. Another user on Twitter complained that pages load very slowly when their iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.
Similar reports can also be found on Reddit, where one user claimed that adjusting the Wi-Fi channel range to 20 MHz, 40 MHz, or 80 MHz helped solve the problem. Another user mentioned that putting their iPhone in flight mode and turning it off again resolved the Wi-Fi data connectivity issue.
Users affected by these Wi-Fi problems are eagerly awaiting a fix. While it’s unclear whether this is a widespread issue or limited to a small number of users, 9to5Mac reached out to Apple for a comment, but the company has yet to acknowledge or deny the issue. Hopefully, these problems are caused by software bugs that can be resolved with an iOS update.
If you’re experiencing Wi-Fi issues with your iPhone or iPad running iOS 17, share your experience in the comments section below.