Apple only released the iOS 16.1 update to the public earlier this week but there are already plenty of reports that it is causing a strange WiFi issue for many.
According to reports from across the internet, iPhones refuse to stay connected to WiFi after installing iOS 16.1.
The issue has been reported on Reddit, Twitter, and on Apple’s own support forums, reports MacRumors. The issues all appear to be the same — people say that their iPhone disconnects from their WiFi network of its own accord, often every few seconds.
Some people have tried to fix the problem themselves by resetting their network settings, but that hasn’t worked for them. Others have gone further and reset their entire iPhone, but again that hasn’t worked. So far, no workout has been found with devices that are experiencing the issue ranging from older iPhone XS handsets all the way to modern iPhone 14 ones.
Based on what users are sharing, they say their iPhones are periodically and sometimes randomly disconnecting throughout their day, despite no changes in their environment. Other users say their iPhones will sometimes disconnect from Wi-Fi when they’re left stationary on standby, such as overnight.
It isn’t yet clear whether Apple is aware of the issue or working on a fix. The iOS 16.2 update is already being tested by developers as well as public beta testers, and Apple could roll a fix into that before it’s released to the public.
The iOS 16.2 update is likely to be made available to everyone within the next few weeks, but Apple could choose to release a fix sooner than that if required.