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  • Sunny0308 Level 1 (0 points)

    GOOD NEWS (I hope)  I have done all the so called resets, reinstalls and restarts.  I have even put my 4s in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes then did a General>Reset>Reset Network Setting which was successful for a few minutes.  As soon as the 4s got back to room temperature, it would lose the wifi connection.  Yesterday morning (9-29-13) I tried another suggestion which HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL for almost 12 hours now.  After putting the 4s in the refrigerator for 15 minutes (just so I could get wifi for a short time)  I did another General>Reset>Reset Network Settings.  Then I went to my wifi and it connected.  Once connected I tapped on the wifi connection  and then I tapped on the small "i" within the circle to the right of my wifi connection.  I scrolled down near the bottom of the page and tapped on Renew Lease.  My 4s has been connecting perfectly.  It stayed connect in my home.  I went to Starbucks and it connected there with NO PROBLEM and then I went to another local location and it picked up wifi with no problem.  Upon returning home it reconnected automatically to my home wifi.  I hope this is not a short term thing.  I will be thrilled if it is truly fixed.  UPDATE:  It has been 26 hours now and I still have perfect wifi & Bluetooth

  • bourst Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been following this discussion topic since almost day one and this is the first time I've seen this suggestion.  Thanks.  I only regret that I'm not home or near any wifi spot to try it out.  But I'll check into this as soon as I get home.  (crossing my fingers)
    In the meantime, I have an appointment this afternoon at Apple Genius Bar to address this very problem.  This will be my 2nd visit to Apple.  The 'genius' I spoke with yesterday told me to do a complete reset and then set it up as a new iPhone instead of restoring from backup.  She did the reset in the store and then we restored it from iCloud.  Unfortunately when I got home to a wifi, there was no difference.  My problem is not accessing wifi, but maintaining the connection.  So I will keep this in mind this afternoon and try it was soon as I return home. 

  • Sunny0308 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have no idea why tapping on "Renew Lease" has worked.  I too have been following the thread(s) and performed all the suggestions as well as suggestions from Apple.  Good luck!  I hope it works for you.

  • Angoasa Level 1 (0 points)

    Really, do you even realize how ridiculous this sounds ?! ..."putting the iPhone in the refrigerator..." seriously ?!!..

    Android users and guys at Samsung must be laughing sensless...

    It is not the device, nor the router, it is just a software bug and will be fixed soon via a patch. Don't try to fix it yourselves, it's not your job.


    Anyways, I had a different problem today... Without doing absolutelly nothing out of the ordinary, I noticed that iMessage could not send anything, only receive texts. I had a queue of 11 unsent messages, with no error, they just hanged there waiting to be sent.  I have also tried WhatsApp, same story...messages could not be sent and I got no feedback whatsoever. Anything else worked fine Safari could send data both ways, Find iPhone could find all the devices, everything worked fine. I have switched the airplane mode on and off, still no changes. It only came back to normal after resetting network settings.


    This happened while I was at work, on a Vodafone 3G network full bars (dots) signal using an iPhone 4S.

    Did something like this ever happened to any of you ?!

    (probably there is a topic on this somewhere but I did not care to look)

  • Sunny0308 Level 1 (0 points)

    Angoasa... Of course I realize how ridiculous it is!  I didn't even try to refrigerator thing until 4 days after I read it because it sounded crazy.  However, it seems the 4s gets to warm and does not stay connected.  I don't know what "Renew Lease" has to do with overheating and I really don't care.  What I do know is that my 4s is STILL working.

  • doohah Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had the same issue, went to Apple Store, got new phone....same issue.  After several calls to Apple Support was ready to pull my hair out, but the last tech I talked to asked about my router.  I said it works fine with everything else in the house including my wife's Iphone (4s, same as mine) and my daughters Iphone 5.  My wife has not upgraded to ios7, as she has seen my frustration.  He said to take on last shot and see if there was any firmware updates available for my netgear router.  After loading my IP and going to the router settings, there was an update available.  I downloaded it and shazam!!!!  It works!!!!  Only took 4 four calls and one trip to the Apple Store....

    Hope this works for anyone with the same issues, because I swear it was ios7 causing the problems, and was waiting for a patch....

  • Superzooi Level 1 (0 points)

    So, my wifi is frozen again, tried everything even resetted and formatted phone.

    No succes, ios 7.02.

    Battery is drained in half a day without hardly using it.

    Apple told me my phone is broken and need to get it repaired or new one.

    It workes fine before that horrible update, worst customer service ever to be honest.

    What to do now, wait for patch??

    Need the phone working for my upcoming travels next week...

  • tdog1382 Level 1 (0 points)

    so all i have to do is put in the refrigerator and reset my network settings bc i have had the ios 7.0.2 update and my wifi is greyed out and im really mad bc most of mt apps require wifi but i cant even turn it on (iphone 4)

  • Sunny0308 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same thing happened to my 4s.  Read above (Sunny0308 Sep 30, 2013 8:43 AM).  It's worth a try. 


    10 or 15 minutes in the refrigerator wrapped in a paper towel to avoid moisture.  You just need it cool enough so it may connect to wifi.  The follow the steps above.  Good luck!

  • Col.TED Level 1 (0 points)

    IOS 7 just like IOS 6 is WIFI proof....LOL!!!!

  • rjulao Level 1 (0 points)

    I really HATE this issue. Some days, my iPhone will connect fine to my home network. Some days, it will drop every 10 seconds. Tried everything and the only thing that works is to reboot my router. I'm NOT constantly going to reboot my router because of ONE device. This is rediculous. Care obviously does not CARE and it's all about blaming the other. sheesh, if my iMac, tablets, other misc Android devices work JUST FINE, why can't my iPhone? Like i mentioned....i'm NOT constanty going to reset my router daily because of ONE device. I have no problems replacing it.


    I've tried:

    Static IP

    Airplane mode trick



    Standing on my head

    Updating my updated router

    Turning off all the electronics in the house

    Mowing the grass because the neighbor next door mowed his and now i look out of place

    Washing the car

    Charging my phone


    Nada, nothing.

  • Superzooi Level 1 (0 points)

    Hairdryer trick actually worked for me and unfroze the wifi.

    Now to see how long it will stay connected and not freeze up again

  • Sunny0308 Level 1 (0 points)

    After you are connected to wifi, tap the "i" in the small circle to the right of your setting.  Scroll to the bottom and tap on RESET LEASE.  I had ALL the same issues and this has work since Sept 29th.  NO drops of wifi and it connects at other locations perfectly.  Good luck!

  • tdog1382 Level 1 (0 points)

    didnt work but thnxs anyway

  • Angoasa Level 1 (0 points)

    Resetting the lease only asks the DHCP server of your router for a new IP... In most cases, you'll get the same one, it only extends the lease period. I surely do, because I have manually mapped the IPs on MAC addresses of each device I own.

    I see my other problem (with the iMessage) has been addmitted by Apple and they're working on a fix.

    But even if they fix iMessage, I still can't send iMessages without network now can I ?!!


    We need somehow to make Apple acknowledge this issue and fix it ASAP. I can live without iMessage or screenlock, but an iPad with NO NETWORK is pretty much USELESS !!

    I even found myself the other day checking the prices on the new Nexus 7 ! :(

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