If you’re having trouble with your wireless connection on your iPhone, then there are a lot of possible ways that you can troubleshoot it.
But one of the suggested resolutions may involve renewing your lease with the network. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, you are given an IP address that identifies your device on the network.
Renewing the lease will reassign the IP address and renew the wireless connection to the network, which may change your IP address.
Our tutorial below will show you where in your iPhone’s settings menu you need to go to find this option. Once you are done with these steps you will have refreshed that connection, hopefully resolving the problem that you have been having.
Our article on the VZW WiFi indicator at the top-left of your iPhone screen can explain why you might be seeing that piece of information.
How to Renew Wifi Lease on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.3.2. This guide assumes that you are currently connected to a wireless network, and that you would like to renew your Wifi lease on that network.
This is helpful as a troubleshooting measure, or if you are receiving a warning about an IP address conflict on the network.
Renewing the lease will let the DHCP feature of your router reconnect you to the network, possibly reassigning an IP address to the device, which should typically resolve the IP address conflict.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Select the Wi-Fi option.
Step 3: Tap the small i button to the right of the wireless network to which you are currently connected.
Step 4: Tap the Renew Lease button.
Step 5: Touch the Renew Lease button at the bottom of the screen.
Now that you know how to renew your wireless connection on an iPhone 7 by employing the Renew lease Wifi tool, you will be able to include this in your process whenever you are troubleshooting a wireless internet connection.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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