Is this an iOS 10 bug?

iOS and iPadOS

Is this an iOS10 bug? My GF's not always seeing her wi-fi network among the list of available networks on her iPhone, but she's seeing it on her iPad.



Submitted by Becca on Sunday, October 30, 2016

I'm not sure if this is a bug, because I've never experienced it, but maybe reset the phone?

Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Monday, October 31, 2016


I have not seen this on iOS10. However, I think I've had something similar happen on iOS 9 when I first got my ipad mini. I also think my wi-fi signal played a part. One time when I rebooted my ipad one time when I first got it, I went to reconnect to my wi-fi... & nothing happened! It kept asking for my password. We inputed it on set-up. Turns out, somehow some way all the network info got deleted!! Dad has to re-enter the data for our network! YIKES!! I think you should try deleting the info for the network on the phone & re-enter it onto the phone.

I'd also try rebooting the phone or also the wi-fi.

This is something that's a little weird but it may be part of the problem. Maybe the signal is bad? Is she seeing it only in certain parts of the house? That happens to us a lot because of our signal. We have dead zones (mainly in my room) so if there are any, I'd look into extending her signal.

I also agree with the previous posters on rebooting the phone. I'd honestly try resetting the wi-fi & phone first before you delete the network info & re-enter it on the phone. It could also be dropping the phone & that could be a sign that the router is wearing out.

I know it's a lot of options/causes/potential solutions, but I hope I gave you a few places to start at least.

Hope this helps & good luck!

Submitted by david s on Monday, October 31, 2016


I agree with Kevin. IF her iPad or your phone can connect to the wifi, it’s not a router or signal issue.

Reset the network settings and if that doesn’t work, post here to let us know. Is this an iPhone 5c?

HTH and good luck.