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Amy Gi Level 1 (0 points)

After iOS 6 upgrade, my iPhone 4s keeps losing wifi connection when I dont use the phone. When I wake the phone the wifi is back. This is annoying as I have to keep checking my phone to get the wifi connection. What can be a possible problem? Thanks!

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • sethdog2503 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Amy

    I had this problem on my iphone 4, this was a right pain in the backside. Try this fix as it worked for me and seems to have cured the problem

    First of all make sure you are connected to your Wi-Fi network,

    Once you are connected go to settings - then Wi-Fi - click on the blue arrow at the right hand side of you netwok

    scroll to the bottom of the page and then click on renew lease.

    Since doing this my phone has stayed connected.

    Just a thought

  • Amy Gi Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Sethdog2503


    I did that before but it didnt work. Thanks for your suggestion though.

  • Turner5spot Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem with mine.. Went into apple shop and spoke with a techie, he said to back up and restore as could have a bug or didn't install properly at first... Done that same as before though.. Going back tomorrow. Seems apple don't want to recognise there's a problem.. I'm clearly not the only person with the problem...

  • Amy Gi Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there


    I talk to a tech guy from Apple yesterday. He seems not know why the problem is. He troubleshoots everything I did before I made a call. That's annoying. He suggested to change a device if the prob continues. Duh!

  • Andrea*RN Level 1 (0 points)

    I just realized now that I also have this same problem. I am worried that my data costs for the month is going to be very high since the wifi keeps turning off and I havent even realized it. Clearly, this is a problem. I am seeing multiple postings on this same issus. I hope Apple fixes this problem. I am going to try all suggestions.

  • Amy Gi Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried many things to fix it from other posts but the problem continues. I'm just waiting for a more up-to-date iOS. This version is disappointing in this case.

  • Andrea*RN Level 1 (0 points)

    I just got off the phone with apple. My solution was as easy as just going into wifi and making sure it was slid to ON for 'join known networks' at the bottom. So far it has worked... Good luck

  • Amy Gi Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Andrea*RN. Did that. Still it most of the time lost wifi connection. Good you can solve it

  • Andrea*RN Level 1 (0 points)

    Good luck and watch your data plan usage since the wifi is not working. You might get an over charge on your data bill! That's what I was worried about!

  • matrixxzero Level 1 (130 points)

    Apple acknowledges issue and sends a fix to Verizon users phones!


    New Knowledge Base for this even.


  • Amy Gi Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you but mine is AT&T

  • Amy Gi Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, so I turn the data off

  • swnigam Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been facing a similar issue ever since I upgraded to iOS6. The wifi n/w on the iPhone keeps dropping off. This happends both at home and office (corporate network). May be I can change the Home n/w name, but what would be the solution for the corporate n/w. This never happened until I was on 5.1.1 .



    Need help.

  • Amy Gi Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here swnigam. I dont think it's gonna be fixed. Let's hope a better version is coming out soon.

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