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  • nickonomics101 Level 1 Level 1

    UPDATE:  After about 20 minutes, WiFi failed again.  Called Apple and after about five minutes the Customer Service Rep agreed that I had an exchange-worthy problem on my hands.  I should only be out a phone for a few days with Express Exchange or whatever it's called. 


    Best of luck, all, but it seems like a hardware sensor failure to me, where the sensor can be reset but then when something heats up, it switches off as a precautionary measure.  That would allow for the cold of a freezer to reset it when the battery is drained, but it only resets it, does not fix it.  You'll have to freeze your iPhone all the time, I imagine.  If you live in Siberia or the Antarctic, you might not have this problem, but the rest of us... you probably just need to replace the phone.

  • 200MaNiAcS Level 1 Level 1

    You may have already tried this but will throw my 2 cents in.

    Open your settings, open General, scroll down to Reset, Reset All Network settings, it will ask you to confirm, YES, you loose no data but will have to log back onto the wifi.

    Good luck.

  • Paul-nz Level 1 Level 1

    Reset network settings doesn't work for me.

    In my case, I can enable wifi, I just get a message that the iPad

    "cannot join network". For all networks I've tried

    (which is many - airports, hotels, cafe's).

  • Weedums Level 1 Level 1

    i tried switching off cellular data and restricting it completely to wi-fi. Then turned off my phone, after i turned it back on I was able to use wifi again?? strange??

  • RossApple Level 1 Level 1

    I took my iPhone 4S in today, if its still on warranty I'd suggest you send it in and they'll give you a free replacement. I had this bug since iOS 6.0.1, thinking iOS 6.1 would fix it.

  • brunosr Level 1 Level 1

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  • Ameli29 Level 1 Level 1

    Violetta, it seems the problem lies within the iOS 6, and unfortunatley it seems there's no solution, yet, in sight.

    Wi-Fi on my iPhone 4S stopped working today, just a few days after I did the latest iOS 6 upgrade.

    Did the iPhone restore and all possible resets and suggestions, but to no avail.

    After talking to an Apple tech rep, I was told that my iPhone can be replaced at no charge since it's still under the warranty, but I'm in no rush to replace it 'cause I'm sure the problem is not with the hardware.

    Hope Apple can fix this widespread wifi software glitch soon.

  • Paul-nz Level 1 Level 1

    So I took my new iPad 4 into apple, and they swapped it.

    Now I can connect (at least to all 2.4 and 5GHz wifi APs I've tried)


    So I'm beginning to wonder if some of this widespread problem does

    have a hardware component, which is why apple is doing nothing. They

    can't. They just need to wait for all the disgruntled consumers to take

    their ipad/iphones in.


    Apple would never admit to a hardware problem - that would kill sales.

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