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Wifi Keeps Disconnecting


my phone keeps disconnecting after roughly 5 minutes on Wifi. i am right beside the Modem so i know i'm not too far away and also other phones in the household do not have this issue. any help to fix would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi Ashley, what phone do you have exactly?
i'm not 100% certain.. IPhone but its not a new one.. a couple years old maybe? i think it might be an Iphone 6? its smaller than a 6S that's about all i know :( 
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Ok it's probably a iPhone 5 or 5s if it's smaller than the iPhone 6 and 7. It seems to be an issue with he iPhone 5. Are you running the most recent compatible version of IOS on the phone? If not try updating the iOS software.
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Ok it's probably a iPhone 5 or 5s if it's smaller than the iPhone 6 and 7. It seems to be an issu...

thanks! i tried the update and it didnt fix the problem unfortunately :( 
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It could also be the problem with the router that gives WiFi! Because so many devices are connected, it might cause some interference and that will cause it to disconnect! You should set the router to a certain channel and not to auto
Robert wrote:

It could also be the problem with the router that gives WiFi! Because so many devices are connect...

even when there is only my device connected to it the same thing happens. i should mention that a month ago i changed my router password (NOT the Wifi password) and ever since then it has been doing that.. except it doesn't do that for anyone else so its still an odd situation.
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Robert wrote:

It could also be the problem with the router that gives WiFi! Because so many devices are connect...

Have you tried to choose for your phone to forget the router in the wifi settings and then set it all back up again? Also tried a simple unplug of the router for a minute or so then plug back in so it resets the router? I've had issues with a single phone on our router before and a simple test power down and repower of the router solved the issue so worth a try if you haven't.
Robert wrote:

It could also be the problem with the router that gives WiFi! Because so many devices are connect...

okay I will try all these suggestions.. hopefully one will work ahah!! thanks so much for your help
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Robert wrote:

It could also be the problem with the router that gives WiFi! Because so many devices are connect...

Instead of forgetting the single WiFi network, I'd just reset the network settings (settings - general - reset - reset network settings). You'll lose all saved WiFi passwords.
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Robert wrote:

It could also be the problem with the router that gives WiFi! Because so many devices are connect...

If you can change the DHCP settings on your router, reserve a fixed IP address for your phone, then reset the router then the phone network settings in that order.

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