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no wifi on ios6

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helimechanic Calculating status...
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Oct 4, 2012 1:34 PM

So whats the deal, I see there are lots of issues with the wifi and the new operating system ios6, is there a setting fix or do I go to apple to replace phone?

It will not connect to wifi anywhere!

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,165 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to helimechanic)

    If you are unable to connect with any wi-fi network, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will erase all saved wi-fi networks from the iPhone.

     

    If no change after this, try restoring the iPhone with iTunes as a new iPhone or not from the backup.

     

    No change after this, your iPhone has a hardware problem.

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    Oct 4, 2012 8:47 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    i have the same problem and tried both things and still nothing.  its only since the new update. wish i didnt update it

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,165 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to loghia)

    No change after this, your iPhone has a hardware problem.

  • birquah Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    How can all of these people magically have hardware problems suddenly?  This is clearly a software issue.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,165 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to birquah)

    If you are unable to connect with ANY wi-fi network and no change after resetting network settings on the iPhone and/or after restoring the iPhone with iTunes as a new iPhone or not from the backup, it is not a software problem or EVERYONE running iOS 6 wouldn't be able to connect to ANY wi-fi network which is not the case.

  • tomaspimentadagama031 Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    I've done all you suggested and nothing.
    Still don't have wifi.
    It's not a hardware problem. It as to be a software problem because a lot of people I know have the same troubles.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,165 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to tomaspimentadagama031)

    Once again:

     

    If you are unable to connect with ANY wi-fi network and no change after resetting network settings on the iPhone and/or after restoring the iPhone with iTunes as a new iPhone or not from the backup, it is not a software problem or EVERYONE running iOS 6 wouldn't be able to connect to ANY wi-fi network which is not the case.

  • tomaspimentadagama031 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:58 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    So you are saying that a lot, really lot, iphones that "crashed" after the install of iOS 6 and after doing everything you've said, are all with hardware problems when they have never had it before?!


    Because it just so hapens that I asked some friends about that and they all told me that all those problems just appeared after istalling the iOS 6.
    And Apple Portugal support told me that we must wait until the new iOS lauch to really see what this problem is.

     

    Anyway, thank you for trying to help us Allan, you've done more than portuguese Apple Support. It's a pity that Portuguese Apple Support can't help us rightly as they should do.

  • birquah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:41 PM (in response to helimechanic)

    It seems as though the only way to for sure fix the problem is to go back to whichever iOS version you had right before you updated to ios6.  This has worked so far until they release a fixed version of the new iOS.  Unfortunately you will have to wait for the new software to stop conflicting with the hardware, which does seem to be in the way the iOS handles different data streams.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,165 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:11 PM (in response to birquah)

    Hogwash.

  • birquah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    You're obviously entitled to your opinion but, it is what worked for us and quite a few others from what I've seen on the forums. Worth a shot for people who aren't grandfathered into the unlimited data and need wifi. Good luck everyone.

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