9 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2012 11:28 PM by RWarnecke
RWarnecke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have two iPads 2 with the iOS 5.1. The first iPad is a 16GB and the second is a 32GB. On the 16GB iPad 2 I have the option "not automatically connect". On the 32GB iPad2 I don't have this option. There is the option to "ignore this network".

 

Why is that different and how can I change the option on the 32GB iPad 2 to "not automatically connect" ?


iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iOS 5.1
  • 1. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (17,105 points)

    Did you already try to reset the network settings in Settings/General/Reset on the 32GB iPad?

    After that you'll have to fill in the passwords for all Wi-Fi connections again, but your autoconnect option should be back again.

  • 2. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    RWarnecke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I do that. If I configure a new Wi-Fi Connection after the reset from the network settings I didn't get the autoconnect option. The same is, when I make a full reset of the iPad.

  • 3. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (17,105 points)

    Did you try to set it up as new device, without using the latest backup afterwards?

    How to back up your data and set up as a new device

  • 4. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    RWarnecke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I set it up as new device and I don't have the autoconnect option. Is there a way to reset the ipad to the factory settings ? Than I can try again to install the iOS 5.1. I suspect that the update to iOS 5.1 is not running correctly.

  • 5. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (17,105 points)

    Click on the blue link above in my last post, to find out how to set up your device to factory settings.

     

    You can also try to erase the firmware file before you start, to make iTunes download a new copy.

     

    Rename, move, or delete the iOS software file (.ipsw)

     

    iTunes uses "ipsw" files to restore your iPod or iPhone. If those files are unusable, then try deleting them, renaming them, or moving the file to a different directory. This will cause iTunes to download a new copy of the IPSW. When a restore issue is specific to a user, it is likely due to an unusable .ipsw file. If removing the .ipsw file does not resolve a user-specific restore issue, then the issue is caused by other user-specific security software settings or iTunes preferences. Creating a new user will also cause new .ipsw restore files to be downloaded in the new user. You can find the ".ipsw" files in these locations:

    Mac OS X

    iPhone~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates
    iPad~/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates
    iPod touch~/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates
    Note: The tilde "~" represents your Home directory.

     

    Windows XP

    iPhoneC:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates
    iPadC:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPad Software Updates
    iPod touchC:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates
    Note: If you don't see the Application Data folder, you may need to show hidden files.

     

    Windows 7 and Vista

    iPhoneC:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates
    iPadC:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPad Software Updates
    iPod touchC:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates
    Note: If you don't see the AppData folder, you may need to show hidden files.

     

     

  • 6. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    RWarnecke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If I used the option "Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings" only the user settings and the information by removing the encryption key that protects the data. That all have no effects on the wifi options. I get a new ipad with the iOS 4.3.5 and there isn't the option autocconect.

  • 7. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (17,105 points)

    If you only can restore to 4.3.5 by erasing the content, did you try the "set up as new device" to restore to iOS 5?

    Any restrictions set in Settings/General/Restrictions?

  • 8. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    RWarnecke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The restrictions are complete off.

  • 9. Re: Problems with options in WiFi
    RWarnecke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If I get a new iPad and there isn't the option autoconnect for wifi, how can I enabled the option ?