3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2013 7:30 PM by bevilmen233
cybercrypt13 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Can anyone tell me if its normal for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 to not use the wifi network its connected to already to access the app store?  It appears that it has to use the 3G service which ***** and won't download anything.  Have tried from two different iPhone 5's and both are using the verizon service instead of the connected wifi network.

 

Thanks,

 

G

  • 1. Re: iPhone 5 ios6 app store won't use wifi?
    cybercrypt13 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Well, for all the people seeing this and not being able to answer my question:  After 2 hours of being on the phone with Verizon and Apple, it appears the app store should be using wifi but the 2 phones I have are not.  After further researching the issue it appears that its an iOS 6 issue.  Have seen people reporting their problem was fixed with a new phone but have seen even more claiming they have had upwards of 5 replacements and still no go on the wifi working.

     

    It also appears that not even the browser on the phone is using wifi so its not just the app store having the issue.

     

    Apple, in its usual act of cowardess is not admitting there is a problem but they have asked for me to send in all of my network router information so they can send it to their engineers.  They appear to know there is an issue here but not saying much as usual.

     

    Kills me how a company so great at everything else can be so bad with something as simple as communicating with their customers.

  • 2. Re: iPhone 5 ios6 app store won't use wifi?
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    This is all bunk. My iPhone 5 accesses the App Store using WiFi without any problem.

  • 3. Re: iPhone 5 ios6 app store won't use wifi?
    bevilmen233 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Witch version of iOS 6 are you using?