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karan.somaiya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have recently updated my iphone 4's OS  from 5.0.1 to 6.1 now I'm not able to use wifi option on my device the wifi button in setting is grayed.


iPhone 4, iOS 6.1, wifi button in setting is grayed
  • 1. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    kirt252 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    connect to itunes and restore...set up as new 100% fix

  • 2. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    T Aprigliano Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Do the restore. If it's still greyed out after that then get it checked out.

    Sometimes is a software issue, sometimes its a hardware issue.

    Do remember though, they will be able to know whens the last time you restored, so if you call up and haven't done it yet, they'll just tell you to do it.

  • 3. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    karan.somaiya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no its not working, I did restore but not working.

  • 4. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    karan.somaiya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no its not working, I did restore but not working.

  • 5. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    Dnomyar4s Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    We are on the same boat buddy. I have also recently updated to iOS6.1, and also did a restore. it didn't help! Hopefully it's a software issue, otherwise I would have to pay to fix this.

  • 6. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (11,545 points)

    Hi karen,

     

    Here is a link from Apple that has troubleshooting tips for a grayed out Wifi button:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1559

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • 7. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    Deeptanshu Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi Karan,
    even i have been facing wifi greying issue on my 4s since November 2012. wifi toggle was greyed out and nothing fixed it. occassionally once in december my wifi somehow was back as i had put it in airplane mode and switched it off for 12 hrs or so. but it was temporary for 4-5 days the problem continued until yesterday. i read a post where a guy had put his fone in the freezer for 10 min and his wifi was back. sounds crazy but being frustated of this issue i tried it out. i switched off my fone put it in the freezer for 10min and wifi was back. even i hadnt believed the guy who had first written this procedure. but it has worked for some including me. try it out at u r own risk

  • 8. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (11,545 points)

    This is NOT a good idea. As you have indicated, the switch to Airplane mode and then back out fixed your problem for 4 or 5 days. What makes you think that your "freezer fix" is not going to do the same thing once 4 or 5 days have passed.

     

    I know you indicated to do it at your own risk, but even posting this solution is a bad idea....

     

    GB

  • 9. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (11,545 points)

    Have either of you tried resetting your Network Settings? Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings.

     

    GB

  • 10. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    Deeptanshu Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I tried every possible thing on this planet to fix the problem but all in vain. I knew abt the freezer thing since last November but I never tried coz I knew it wasn't a good idea but I Finally tried it out as I was so sick of this problem and it worked and it has worked for many ppl around the world. Many ppl also suggest that u can heat u r fone using a hair dryer for 1min just below the lens of the camera. Well I din try that but the freezer one worked for me. Rest I tried updating-restoring-reset-setup as new device-downgrading which I later came to know is not supported for iPhones.

  • 11. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    Deeptanshu Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I know it's a bad idea to post this but apple isn't listening and no other option works as I have been through this greying since 4months now

  • 12. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    Dnomyar4s Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi Deeptanshu, could u explain the whole procedure of putting the phone in freezer? I saw many posts about it too but am unsure how to do. Just out of curiousty, have u tried contacting Apple support?

  • 13. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    Deeptanshu Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It's simple. Just switch off u r phone. Remove the the case or sleeve if any and place the fone in the freezer for approximately 10min or less. As soon as u remove the phone (which shud be freezing cold) turn it on and check u r wifi in the settings. It shud mostly work :)

  • 14. Re: wifi button is grayed in setting
    Deeptanshu Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Btw there is no other option than the freezer method, the hair dryer method or apple store replacement method in which most of the people either have crossed their warranty period or have purchased from another country and apple is not gonna listen to us coz if they wud have they wud have fixed it in 6.0.1 or 6.1 even after so many users complaining abt it. So u either wait for iOS 7 or u live long enough to see yourself getting frustrated coz of this issue

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