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WiFi is SLOW after iOS 6 Update

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  • zkli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 2:39 AM (in response to kimcheefists)

    Nevermind the wifi being slow. I am getting a problem with the connection dropping all the time on my Virgin Media supplied wifi router now that I have upgraded to iOS6 on my iPhone 4. I have also tested this on a different Virgin Media supplied router at my friends and it does the same!

     

    Plus, the battery life on my other iPhone 4 seems to be affected too, I tested it last night, 40% life when I went to bed, wake up 8 hours later, it's on 15%. I made sure I had no apps running when I went to bed. What is going on?!

  • WyCyberguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 4:18 AM (in response to kimcheefists)

    It only works if you have an ISP or Work DNS that is slow.  8.8.8.8 is a DNS server grooved by Google and is really fast.  Your ISP' DNS is likely fast too so you get little if any gain. In my case my works DNS is a dog.  There my speed really improved.  At home with my ISP I don't see the improvements.   Do a search on the web for "DNS 8.8.8.8" and you will get all the info you need.

  • 3dit0r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to WyCyberguy)

    I'm having issues with wifi connectivity and speed too, the connection to my home router (and many others) drops all the time and password prompts, and then is slow afterwards. Intermittently it also won't access the internet, or the router even when the correct password is entered. I had none of these issues before my iOS6 update and all of them immediately afterwards. This is a major PITA and needs sorting, it's almost making my iphone a useless brick. I've tried all the troubleshooting methods here and elsewhere I could find and none have made any difference

  • Jariffle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to kimcheefists)

    I have the same problem.  I'm pretty sure it's intentional.  I think their goal is to have it the speed be so slow that we turn WiFi off and use more cellular data, so our monthly bills are higher. 

  • lkpeters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to Jariffle)

    Ha! The same thought crossed my mind!

  • lkpeters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to Luc.)

    Going in to settings>general>reset>reset network settings finally worked for me, but I'm still no fan of iOS 6.

  • April_lai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to kimcheefists)

    God dammit this is happening to me too.

    APPLE BETTER FIX THIS SOON CAUSE I CANNOT USE SAFARI CAUSE ITS SO ******* SLOW

  • lkpeters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to zkli)

    Do you have Siri running? I don't think "she" shows up as a running app and is a huge, fast battery drain. You have to turn Siri off in settings then see if the battery is better.

  • lkpeters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to Luc.)

    Wow! Changing the DNS improved speed. Thanks for the tip!

  • ruteg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to WyCyberguy)

    DNS (8.8.8.8) change doesn't solve on a problem with very slow Internet access of Wi-fi. Or with total absence as that. Initially to me helped transfer to the FLY mode (compulsory inclusion of wi-fi, surprisingly worked) which completely blocks data of provider (that isn't acceptable). Found the decision in

    Settings > Privacy > Geolocation > System Service > Genius for App - set to Dissable

    and hard reset iPhone.

     

    Have iPhone 4S iOS 6.0

  • ruteg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to ruteg)

    Using DNS-Server 8.8.8.8 Internet access worked any time, then it was again disconnected.

    The method described corrected this situation above. At least within 5 hours Internet access wasn't disconnected.

  • AppUser60606 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 7:01 PM (in response to Luc.)

    Luc...I reset my network settings per your post and that fixed the slow connection to my wifi.  Thanks!

  • BigSpoon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to lkpeters)

    lkpetersResetting the network settings totally worked for me. I didn't even know this reset option existed. Thanks!

  • tat2stave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to kimcheefists)

    Network reset seems to have improved wifi speed for my 4s. This wifi speed frustration is only compounded by apples complete lack of customer support, to even admit, or address this widespread issue.

    If this is, infact, some sort of marketing ploy, it's certainly backfiring.

    I now look at my friends new Samsung with envy, and warn all not to update to ios 6.

  • MACWE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to kimcheefists)

    Same issues here.  Clearing cookies and cash to no avail.  Reset DNS to 8.8.8.8 still no joy.  All since the iOS 6 upgrade and not fixed with the iOS 6.0.1 update.  Issue with iPhone4 & iPad3 at work, home and out and about.

     

    Apple needs to FIX this part of the upgrade from iOS 5

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