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iphone 4s iOS 6.1 (wi-fi grayed out)

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  • Woodenearth Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 9:41 PM (in response to darylacer)

    I was having issues with my iPhone 4s... the battery was dying quickly, the wifi was greyed out and my flashlight app wouldn't satay on. I had a suspicion that it was a software issue. I updated to ios 6.1 last night and it solved all my problems. However, this evening I couldn't cpnnect to wifi so I restarted my phone and it went back to greyed out wifi, no flashlight app and I suspect the battery will die quickly tomorrow...  weird!!! Oh, even tried to restore phone... no luck!!

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    Feb 6, 2013 6:54 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    Lawrence... your missing the point.   The IPhone4s (much the same as mine) worked great BEFORE the IOS 6.1 Update and now the Wi Fi is Grayed out.

     

    Logic would dictate the if the Wi Fi functioned normally immediately prior the update caused the issue.

     

    Wouldnt you agree?

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 7:04 AM (in response to Spectrum Man)

    Except for the fact that the "WiFi greyed out" problem has been reported by a few users after every upgrade that has ever been issued for 5 years (and also in every iPhone model from the original through the iPhone 5), so it can't be just a 6.1 defect. It's either a defect that has been in every version of iOS since 1.1, or there is a different explanation. One explanation that I have seen is that the chip is stressed during the upgrade process, so a marginal chip might fail. Another is that there is data corruption caused by an upgrade which affects the WiFi functionality. In this case a restore as new will fix it (and sometimes does).

  • Woodenearth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 8:19 PM (in response to darylacer)

    Okay, I actually put my phone in the freezer and restarted when it was cold. The Wifi came back and worked!!! Then over the following week, whenever the wifi din't work I would put it in the freezer for 3 minutes or so and it woud work. However, it is getting worse and only working for a minute or two after I take it out!! Can I change the wifi chip? Also, are the Bluetooth and the Wifi on the same chip, cause I've never had an issue with the Bluetooth... hmm what about a wifi antenna replacement?

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    Apr 23, 2013 1:02 AM (in response to darylacer)

    oMG I have the fix!!!!!  I tried the ziplock bag and freezer. I placed the phone in a ziplock bag after turning it off and i squeezed all the air out.  I left it in the freezer for 45 min.  The power was too low when it came out and I had to if it on and keep wiping off the ice/condensation. After a min it had enough juice. And I checked the wifi and it is no longer greyed out.  I use the Internet so much it must have over heated a few weeks ago.  I tried the reset 10 times and turned the phone off 10 times.  We laughed when she put it I. The freezer thinking I had to go to ape and back it up on the cloud before filing an insurance claim. Not gonna do that now.  Try the ziplock bag in a freezer.  Fitzinseattle@hotmail.com on face book look me up if it works for you too and let me know.  I hope it does.  I'm still totally in awe that it worked

  • fitzinseattle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 1:03 AM (in response to Woodenearth)

    oMG I have the fix!!!!!  I tried the ziplock bag and freezer. I placed the phone in a ziplock bag after turning it off and i squeezed all the air out.  I left it in the freezer for 45 min.  The power was too low when it came out and I had to if it on and keep wiping off the ice/condensation. After a min it had enough juice. And I checked the wifi and it is no longer greyed out.  I use the Internet so much it must have over heated a few weeks ago.  I tried the reset 10 times and turned the phone off 10 times.  We laughed when she put it I. The freezer thinking I had to go to ape and back it up on the cloud before filing an insurance claim. Not gonna do that now.  Try the ziplock bag in a freezer.  Fitzinseattle@hotmail.com on face book look me up if it works for you too and let me know.  I hope it does.  I'm still totally in awe that it worked

  • fitzinseattle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 1:04 AM (in response to darylacer)

    oMG I have the fix!!!!!  I tried the ziplock bag and freezer. I placed the phone in a ziplock bag after turning it off and i squeezed all the air out.  I left it in the freezer for 45 min.  The power was too low when it came out and I had to if it on and keep wiping off the ice/condensation. After a min it had enough juice. And I checked the wifi and it is no longer greyed out.  I use the Internet so much it must have over heated a few weeks ago.  I tried the reset 10 times and turned the phone off 10 times.  We laughed when she put it I. The freezer thinking I had to go to ape and back it up on the cloud before filing an insurance claim. Not gonna do that now.  Try the ziplock bag in a freezer.  Fitzinseattle@hotmail.com on face book look me up if it works for you too and let me know.  I hope it does.  I'm still totally in awe that it worked

  • Woodenearth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 5:30 AM (in response to darylacer)

    Ya, I was meaning to post that I fixed my greyed out issue. I tried the freezer trick and to no avail...then I had a brainwave, what if I over-heated it with a hairdryer and then put it in the freezer it might work. And it did!!! Absolutely perfect!! No problems since!

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