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  • LauraMackie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Yes of course there are problems.  My point kid that this wifi thing is not just in the phone and I wonder if there is a reason behind it other that crappy quality control.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (26,140 points)

    LauraMackie wrote:

     

    Yes of course there are problems.  My point kid that this wifi thing is not just in the phone and I wonder if there is a reason behind it other that crappy quality control.

    Yes, there are always problems but the question is, how widespread are the problems? You can't tell that from a forum or even the blog media (who just ape reports in the forums).

     

    Some people are reporting problems but if you look at the history of iOS releases you will find a flurry of WiFi problems reported against every new iOS release (even iOS 5.1.1 - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3948157, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3939760, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3937410, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3955927, etc.)

     

    While there could be some problems in iOS 6, they are not widespread, and many are due to introducing a new variable into a already shaky WiFi environment (e.g., there are many reports of iOS 6 problems solved by router resets, router restarts, router firmware updates, router firmware downdates - to avoid regessions introduced by the manufacturer, etc.)

  • LauraMackie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Oops and I didn't mean to call you "kid".  That was an iPhone typo.  lol.    I think people have gotten dumbed down by these devices and just lay back when these major issues occur.  They are major indeed.  I've read about people's companies coming to a grinding halt because of no wifi.  Personally, I find it unacceptable but it would be a bit better if the customer was kept informed.  I can't believe apple hasn't known about this problem within a week or so after the release, or as you pointed out, they've known they've had shakey wifi over the years yet they continue to deliver the same.  I find it completely unacceptable.  If this were a programmer of mine at work, and they rolled out such an obviously ill-working product, I would immediately send out customer notices acknowledging the issue and would have it fixed ASAP.  There is absolutely NO excuse for their silence.  Oh wait...that's right....a mini ipad is coming out soon.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (26,140 points)

    LauraMackie wrote:

     

    They are major indeed.  I've read about people's companies coming to a grinding halt because of no wifi. 

    Do you believe everything that you read on the internet? I've seen nothing like that. Neither myself nor any other user I know has had any problems with WiFi in iOS 6.

     

    LauraMackie wrote:

     

    I can't believe apple hasn't known about this problem within a week or so after the release, or as you pointed out, they've known they've had shakey wifi over the years yet they continue to deliver the same. 

    I did not say that Apple has had a shaky WiFi! I said that many people are using a shaky WiFi environment: old routers with firmware bugs, misconfigurations, etc. If you read the links about WiFi and iOS 5.1.1 (now the gold standard of iOS WiFi perfection in this thread) you will see that there were many initially-reported problems but that these faded away with router updates, configuration fixes, bad hardware replacements, etc. Wait awhile til the dust settles before blaming Apple for everything under the sun.

     

    Unfortunately, it's also true that there are some who post bogus information on these forums. The forum is anonymous and there is no guarantee that posters even have any Apple equipment. Caveat Emptor!

  • Barbican7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So to summarise your post...

     

    1. It's not Apple's fault.

    2. Internet. Evil. Can't be relied upon. For anything.

    3. It's not really a problem & only a handful are having issues.

    4. Those issues are caused entirely by outdated or "bad" equipment.

    5. Actually that handful don't even own Apple products.

    6. It's not Apple's fault.

    7. The Easter bunny is real.

     

    Head. Bury. Sand.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (26,140 points)

    Barbican7 wrote:

     

    1. It's not Apple's fault.

    Probably not.

    2. Internet. Evil. Can't be relied upon. For anything.

    I didn't say that. Do you believe everything that you read on the internet?

    3. It's not really a problem & only a handful are having issues.

    Yep, that's certainly true. If there were a serious problem there would be hundreds of thousands of posts here and the forums would be swamped.

    4. Those issues are caused entirely by outdated or "bad" equipment.

    I didn't say that. Read the post.

    5. Actually that handful don't even own Apple products.

    Nowhere did I say that.

     

    Do you actually have an iPad WiFi problem? I don't remember ever seeing you post one here.

  • bonehed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm also having wifi problems since updating to iOS 6 on my 4S.  The first issue I noticed is that the phone seems to recognize many fewer SSIDs and have trouble staying connected to weaker signals (I compared side-by-side with my girlfriend's 4S that was running 5.1.1).  I thought maybe it was due to changes under the hood, which switch from wifi to 4G when the signal is unusably weak (a welcome change: it used to be very annoying to have to turn off wifi just because I was connected to the fringe of some access point).

     

    The problem that has persisted is poor connectivity at home.  The wifi will be fast and strong for a while (several days to a week), then suddenly become choppy and freeze (e.g. I cannot complete a successful speedtest.net run).  I'm running an ASUS WL-520GU 802.11b/g router flashed with DD-WRT.  I tried giving the phone a static IP and upgrading DD-WRT (running Eko 18946 04/07/12).  I also run the router on a non-default channel, optimized based on wireless LAN transfer speeds.

     

    Ever since upgrading the firmware (was running Eko 12774 09/01/09), the problem seems to be mostly fixed, but I just ran into a choppy wifi snag that lasted a few minutes just now (it resolved itself without a reboot or any other action), which led me to post this.  I'm thinking there's a bug in the new OS that is making the phone less lenient to imperfections in various routers (perhaps ones that do not adhere strictly to 801.11 protocol or something).  Maybe it's related to the new, smarter wifi => 4G switching that disconnects wifi when the signal is too weak.

  • tomfromathlone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My IPad 2 is constantly asking to join a known network which it should do automatically. I know that my broadband connection is constantly dropping for a second or two every now and again. But none of my other devices have any issue with this problem I might have to hit refresh on a web link an odd time. I have tried all the fixes listed on this forum and have spent hours on the phone with apple to no avail. (Problem only since ios 6)

     

    If I set ask to join networks to off- I have to exit what I am doing every time - go into settings to rejoin the network. So I leave this option to on so at least the request to rejoin the network appears most (but not all) the time on the pop up screen.

     

    I have security off on my router as I would have to keep entering the password every time (this is an unacceptable position Apple have put me in)

     

    I just wonder will this problem escalate as phone users start getting bills and realise that wifi dropouts are being hidden by 3G data taking over when no wifi available

  • jmb131 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

    Since downloading the ios6 on my Iphone 4, my wifi won't connect to my home network.  I am using my macbook right now, using my home wifi network.  Therefore, there's nothing wrong with my home wifi. 

    I am also having a problem with some of my photo editing apps.  They won't allow access and when I try, a message comes on saying", change the privacy settings on the app".  Can anyone explain what' s happened and how can I get my iphone working properly again?   I can see from all the posts that I'm not alone.  thanks

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (26,140 points)

    This is the iPad forum not the iPhone forum.

     

    To solve you Photo problem go to Settings -> Privacy -> Photos and allow your photo editing apps to access the photos database.

  • Barbican7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, my Apple Newton won't connect to WiFi.

     

    It doesn't matter if its an iPad, iPhone or iPod.

     

    The problems are caused by iOS 6 and the 46 pages of comments on this thread back that up.

     

    We (the contributors) don't want anything other than for Apple to release an updated version of iOS. Quickly.

     

    It's not a lot to ask....

  • jmb131 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi -

     

    I just toggled my airplane mode off and on a few times.

    Then toggled my wi-fi on and off a few time.

    Put in the password and voila -  IT WORKED!

     

    I do hope APPLE comes out with fixes to help this problem.

    Programs, such as the camera, are still opening slowly and not working properly.

    Good to know these forums/discussions are current and productive for both Apple and its' special customers. 

    Having said that, Apple should come out with a statement and a fix to retain its' reputation.  I'd hate to think that not having Steve Jobs at the helm means the downfall of Apple in the industry.

     

    Thanks again for all your posts

  • mastrbuilder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree, well said!

  • Mog-x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an Apple Extreme base station and once upgrading some devices to ios6 they could no longer see the network.  My ios5 devices and all Macs continued to work fine.  After reading this and so many other posts, I switched my Airport Extreme from WPA2 to WPA/WPA2.  Now the ios6 devices work.  Of course the rest still work as well.

     

    As many others have said, this is pretty clearly an ios6 issue, since no hardware changed to cause the problem, a only a single router config change fixed the problem.  Unlike some other situations where there are questions about vendor compatibility, this is Apple to Apple, all with the latest firmware/OS.

     

    Until Apple releases an update to ios6, I have a lower security network, but since this is my home network, I'm willing to live with it.  I will switch back to WPA2 only as soon as a fix comes in...

  • Selbow78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This wifi on ios 6 is an absolute joke.. I mean me and me and my girlfriend both have the same problem.. Yet here's the thing we live separate... So at home I have to put in password constantly but when I'm in her house my wifi is perfect...

     

    When she's at home she has issues but in my house hers is perfect.. I can't explain it. I've tried changing security on router.. Nothing!!

     

    We've thought about switching phones ha. But why should we have to..

     

    Fix this now or re relase 5.1.1 to the people you duped in to upgrading..

     

    5.1.1 a step forward... 6 is two back!!! REALLY.

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