What to Do When Wifi Greyed Out iPhone 4? Four Methods!

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“Hi, I restart all the settings for my iPhone 4s but it seems not working. Still wifi greyed out. What happen to APPLE? Is there any ways to resolve the wifi greyed out iPhone 4?”

While most iPhone users did not experience any bugs while upgrading to iOS7, some iPhone 4S users found their phones to be negatively impacted by the upgrade. Some iPhone 5 users are affected as well. The frustrating issue here? The Wi-Fi icon is greyed out and will not work. Luckily there are some steps that can be taken to resolve the iPhone 4 wifi greyed out issue at hand.

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How to Fix iPhone 4 Wifi Greyed out

1. Reset Your iPhone’s Network Settings

Step 1: Go to settings on your phone and navigate to ‘general’.
Step 2: Scroll down until you find the reset option, and from there, you can choose to reset network settings.
Step 3: After about 2 minutes at max, the process will be completed and your iPhone will restart itself with default network settings. From there, you can attempt to reconnect to your chosen Wi-Fi access points to see if you have bypassed iPhone 4s wifi greyed out.

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2. Reset Router

Alternatively, sometimes it’s our Wi-Fi router instead of our device that is causing the wifi greyed out iPhone 4 issues. You can try to unplug your router for about half a minute before plugging it in and switching it on again before you resort to reset your router.

To reset this, you can use a paperclip or something similar to hold down the reset button found at the back of your router for about 30 seconds. Afterwards, you will need to change your router’s Wi-Fi settings once more before you can use it again. This should be able to resolve most network issues.

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3. Hard Reset Your iPhone

If you still believe that the problem that cause wifi greyed out iPhone 4 lies within your iDevice, you can try to do a hard reset on your iPhone. Contrary to popular beliefs, factory resets might not be able to completely reset your iPhone, since there can still be recoverable traces of your logs, media and data. We recommend using iMyFone Umate Pro for Win or for Mac to completely erase the data found in your iPhone with 0% recovery rate.

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Steps to Hard Reset iPhone via iMyFone Umate Pro:

Step 1: After downloading this software on your PC, you can connect your iPhone to your PC with a cable.
Step 2: On iMyFone Umate Pro’s interface, there’s an option for ‘Erase All Data’.

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Step 3: You can choose from 3 security levels for your data erasing by clicking on the options provided. To erase all private data and settings, the medium level is recommended.

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Step 4: Afterwards, you need to type ‘delete’ in a box provided to confirm that you want to delete the data from your iPhone permanently.

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Note:

  • In this case, it is recommended that you back up your media and other important data somewhere else to recover them.
  • Keep your device plugged in at all times during the process and don’t use your iPhone until the process is complete.

4. Upgrade IOS System

Should the above options not work for you and the Wi-Fi icon still appears greyed out, you can try upgrading your iOS to a newer version. Since this problem is usually associated with iOS 7, you can choose to upgrade to available newer upgrades easily.

Way 1

Step 1: Simply plug your device to charge and connect to the internet in whichever method you can.
Step 2: Go under settings and general, where you will find the software update option. Then, you just need to download and install this new update. You might need to remove some files to make space for the upgrade.

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Way 2

In cases where you need to recover your data, you can do it via iTunes. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.

For iPhone 6s and earlier models:

Step 1: Press and hold the home & top or side buttons at the same time until you see the ‘connect to iTunes’ screen.
Step 2: You can try to choose Update to reinstall your iOS without losing data.
Step 3: Afterwards, you can set up your iPhone all over again.

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Why My Wifi Greyed out iPhone 4?

  • Usually, the wifi greyed out iPhone 4 issue is caused by a hardware problem within your iPhone.
  • More specifically, the issue usually lies with the Wi-Fi antenna, which is directly under the earphone jack for iPhone 4s in particular.
  • Any liquid or debris that falls into the earphone jack can potentially cause this issue.

You can check if your device has some water contact by looking down the earphone jack. The small circular sticker at the bottom will turn red if it has been in contact to water, so that will probably resolve your question as to why this problem will happen!