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Wifi on my Ipad mini has become very poor post ios upgrade to 6.0.2

19914 Views 31 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2013 3:53 AM by timallen RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • Liden80 Calculating status...

    I also got this irritating problem... Is there some way to solve it? Or I should buy a google product instead! :)

  • joe chump Calculating status...

    I had this issue on my new iPad2. Spent hours trying to fix. In the end I took it back to the Apple Store and got them to replace it. my new one is working well and I'm not touching the upgrade button for a few months yet.

  • uk SUb Calculating status...

    getting the same problem too. upgraded to 6.0.2

    logs in to wifi network fine and that loses connection. Full wifi signal as i'm right next to the router.

    Only work-around is to turn wifi off then back on again in the ipad settings.

    this issue needs sorting asap

  • apple product Calculating status...

    i have brand new ipad mini. it came with version 6.0.2 the wifi barely connects unless i am right next to the wireless router.

  • timallen Calculating status...
    I have Fios and Actiontec MI424 WR-Rev D. Ipad3 ipad mini and iphones 4, 4S and 5 had all been connecting without any problems.

     

     

    Updated iOS to 6.0.2 two days ago and after that the connection speed is very slow (download 1mbps and upload <1mbps) even though iphone 4s had 12/10 download/upload. Moving 1 floor up from the router leads to disconnection of wifi.

     

    Exactly the same problem, isolated to ipad mini, at my place of work.

     

    Called support, after trying everything else listed here and other forums. Unable to help. Went in to the store today and got it exchanged. LUCKILY the replacement is running 6.0 and connects without a problem.

     

    I am not upgrading to 6.0.2. Clearly there is a problem with the upgrade. Apple should acknowledge (at the bare minimum) and respond.

  • Chris917 Calculating status...

    I was very excited to get my new iPad mini, until I got it. After just two days, I had to contact apple with the same issues regarding wifi. I tried everything: master reset on router, release new ip, restored my iPad mini through the iPad and then iTunes. I'm extremely frustrated and very disappointed in apple. One would expect the best of the best after paying a high price for this device, but I was wrong!!

     

    My videos on YouTube and elsewhere constantly buffer. I have to constantly refresh my web browser or the page im trying to load in order for it to completely load. Web pages either load 15-20% of the way or if the page loads, it will not finish loading by 15-25%. I'm super ****** about these wifi problems to the point that I'm sick and tired of this ongoing issue!

     

    Please apple fix this problem, otherwise I have no other option than to return my device! I swear tht I will never get another apple device if this issue isn't resolved soon!

     

    I don't understand why apple is so quick or in a rush to release a new product, if it isn't perfected.

     

    I'm really beginning to change my views about apple. I think they're getting much more sloppier with their work, and that they're only concern is about keeping their popularity and name on top of headlines, by releasing products every 6-12 months. This may be about consumerism or whatever,

     

                               but it's not fair especially to those of us who are most loyal to apple!

     

    If ios 6.0.3 doesn't fix these wifi issues, I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER APPLE PRODUCT EVER AGAIN!!

     

    Please do something, if apple even reads these discussions!

  • Mikemagz Calculating status...

    This is ridiclous. I'm with all of you. I can't even stream a video on Youtube without it buffering every 4 seconds. What year is this, 1995? It's just about as slow as dial up is. You know what else is funny? The product was advertised to have GREAT Wifi. Oh yeah, Free lightening fast Wifi. I want my money back.

  • wmcmurra Calculating status...

    I fixed the problem! This is how I did it: I took my iPad Mini back to the store, and they replaced it with a new iPad Mini, one that had 6.0.2 installed ... works great now. No that doesn't help, but nothing I tried worked, so, replace them all!

  • timallen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    wmcmurra - Did it have 6.0 installed or 6.0.2? My replacement had 6.0 which fixed the issue.

     

    Please clarify.

  • Mikemagz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Originally 6.0 as I bought it back in November. Sounds like I'm in the same boat. Going to replace it sometime this week. thank you!

  • wmcmurra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My original Mini had 6.0 on it when purchased. I installed 6.0.1 then 6.0.2 as they came out. 6.0.2 was the problem for me, ended my ability to use wifi (anywhere). Very frustrating.

     

    The replacement had 6.0.2 already installed out of the box ... Everything is OK now. So, it might have been hardware (doubt it), don't know ... But when it's working fine prior to a software upgrade, then not at all after, you have to say it's a software problem. Apple does not acknowledge the problem since there has been no patch released.

     

    Take your Mini back, get a new one.

  • JoA59 Calculating status...

    I am having the same problem.  I'm not sure when it started but I think after updates to 6.0.2.  I frequently lose wifi and have to reboot the ipad to get it back...or it will just load extremely slowly.  I received it for Christmas as a gift.  Could I just take it to an Apple store to get service and see if there is a problem (without a receipt)?  Is there a way to go back to the original version of iOS?

  • wmcmurra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is all a moot point now with the release of 6.1 a week ago. Apple may not have aknowledged any of our concerns (getting more like MIcrosoft now -- always seemed to have better Customer Service when "The Steve" was still with us). But perhaps this is their way: fix the problem without aknowledging it exists -- alarming potential buyers -- but there were far too many bugs with 6.0.2.

     

    Since my iPad Mini was replaced with a new one, two weeks ago, I have had no issue of any kind -- ran 6.0.2 until upgrading to 6.1 this past week. Try the update, if that doesn't work (any nothing posted above worked for me, justmade me more frustrated), take it back! Demand a replacement (but the problem is software).

  • W M R Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    I have the same issue, but I don't want to send it back and get a refurbished one if the software is obviously the problem. I hope for a soon update...

  • JennFarry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay so I have the ipad 4 ios6.1.3

    Recently had two problems.

    Problem 1- ipad would not connect to wireless router so internet was unaccessible.

    I resetted the router and got a new ip and bam the ipad is up and running again.

     

    Problem #2, router at home would send out a wireless signal and all bars would be full but the ipad could not seem to connect to server.

    I went to check this on my computer and sure enough internet was working but the server would not connect so I had no internet access.

    I tried resetting my wireless router which made no changes.

    Saw that there were a few attacks on the server by an unknown agent and it immediately sent up firewalls.

    This automatically shut down my server for protection.

     

    So I resetted my devices.  I resetted my networks from my ipad.

    I turned it on and off.

    Closed all apps.

     

     

    Unplugged my router and replugged.

    Resetted my router, changed sdid and password.

     

    And that seemed to do it surprisingly.

    Honestly I didn't think it would work.

    But my internet is working and immediately my ipad started responding.

     

    Hope that helps.

    Worked for me.

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