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Wifi receptor on the Ipod touch 5th generation

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Nov 15, 2013 6:14 PM

The wifi receptor on the back of the iPod Touch 5th Generation can be easily covered with cases and such, I would like to know if covering this wifi receptor with a case etc. will block the wifi signal. I am thinking about getting the Lifeproof case for the iPod Touch 5th Generation, the Lifeproof case blocks the wifi receptor. Will this pose a problem?

iPod touch, iOS 7.0.4
  • jwukitsch Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 7:07 PM (in response to Apple User121)

    For my iPod, I have a very thin case on it and it doesn't seem to block the connection.

  • JEM24 Level 3 Level 3 (940 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 8:04 PM (in response to Apple User121)

    You'll be fine, the Lifeproof will not interfere with wifi or Bluetooth reception. When I bought my iPod 5, Lifeproof had not yet released a case for it so I went with a Griffin Survivor case. Both get it done and protect the iPod. I will say this, the Lifeproof states that it is watertight to something like 6 - 10 feet, but people have complained that the seals sometimes fail or leak and the buttons are at first difficult to operate. The other pain is you will most likely need to purchase cable adapters to plug in your iPod to headphones, docks, charges, etc. People have also stated it is difficult to get the case on and more so to remove it. The Survivor (the one I bought-- mostly because it was the only other case I would buy) does everything the the Lifeproof does, BUT makes no claim to be watertight, only waterproof. Meaning, it will keep the rain and snow off you iPod, but take a bath with it and it's going to get wet. Plus it's easier to put on and remove, and you do not need special cables for headphones, charger cables, etc., you might need an adaptor to use in some docks. Also, the Survivor will not interfere with wifi or Bluetooth reception.  Something else, the Survivor costs less and the removable belt clip doubles as a stand. Either case will serve you well. I looked at Otterbox as well, personally, I was not impressed. Good luck.

  • JEM24 Level 3 Level 3 (940 points)
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    Nov 19, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to Apple User121)

    Apple User121, have seen a complaint about the Griffin Survivor from an other user in this forum, there iPod got wet after getting caught in the rain and was using a Survivor case, I have a Survivor case, used mine in the rain a few times without issue, but at least one person had water damage. Thought I'd pass it along.

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