By Yvette Marmito Divino
One thing people consider first before buying a gadget is its capability to connect to the Internet. Yes, an iPad is still great even when it is not connected, but then again, an iPad that connects to the Internet is much greater. Some even sell their iPad just because it won't connect to the Internet, thinking that it is now broken. The Internet really is, for some, essential to their lives. So it is very irritating when an iPad won't connect even to a home network.
In this article, you will get introduced to some basic troubleshooting tips on what to do when your iPad won't connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Check Whether It Is Able to Connect to a Network
Other than checking if the Wi-Fi is turned On via Settings > Wi-Fi, you must check first whether it is able to connect to any Wi-Fi network. Take it first to a place that has Wi-Fi. If you have a generous neighbor, then ask them their Wi-Fi password for you to make a quick check. If not, go to a coffee shop or even a mall for free Wi-Fi.
Check Your Other Devices
Next, check your other devices, like your desktop computer, an iPhone, an iPod Touch, to see if they can connect successfully to your home network. If not, then you need to troubleshoot the network itself because the problem is probably not the iPad.
The Quick Fixes
Now that you are sure that your iPad can connect to a Wi-Fi network, and that your other Devices can connect to your home network, but the problem is that your iPad cannot, then here are some quick fixes that you can do to get your iPad working on your network. After testing one, try to see if you can connect to the Wi-Fi. If not, move to the next one.
1. Navigate to Settings, then Wi-Fi. Turn it off and on repeatedly and test your iPad if it can connect.
2. Restart your iPad then press and hold until you see "Slide to Power Off." Slide it.
3. Hard reboot your iPad by holding down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for about 12 seconds. Ignore the "Slide to Power Off" and keep holding down the two buttons until the screen goes dark and the Apple logo appears as the iPad turns on again.
4. Restart your wireless router by pulling out its power adapter from the router for about 15 seconds, and then plug it back in.
5. Reset the network settings of your iPad. Navigate to Settings then General then Reset then Reset Network Settings.
6. Reset all settings of your iPad by navigating to Settings, then click General, then Reset and click All Settings.
7. Change the passphrase of your network. You have to rejoin the network with a new passphrase. If your network does not have one, make one by switching the network from unsecured to secure.
Try one of the steps mentioned above to resolve your Wi-Fi issues. If it won't still connect, then there are some solutions out there that are slower. You can get a full restore of your device, but it might not be a good idea if your iDevice is still under the warranty period or has an Apple Care Plan to it. Contact Apple first before doing a full restore.
If your iPad still cannot connect, then it may be broken. It is better to sell your broken iPad at CashforiPads.com and get a new one.
Yvette Divino is a freelance writer. She is writing stuff about business and technology (especially electronics, tablet, iPad tablet). Sometimes she tends to write articles for marketing, internet, and computers. She's now currently writing an article for CashForiPads.com, they specialized inselling old iPad.
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