Previous 1 10 11 12 13 14 Next 586 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2014 3:34 PM by jacobfreakingharris Go to original post Branched to a new discussion.
  • Trent Baur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The one additional thing I noticed after doing the blow-dry-iphone trick on the iPhone 4s is that, although I could toggle the wifi, it wasn't accepting the password for the network. So I went into the Airport Utility and essentially "changed" the password to what I'm pretty sure it was all along. And then the iPhone could reconnect. And it's been perfect since.

     

    It's odd because my Macbook continued to connect to the network both before and after I "changed" the wifi password, confirming that it was the same password. But I think I did need to re-enter it on my iPhone 5.

     

    The whole thing is screwy.

  • azizeoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tested the temperature method, and it works, but it comes back after 15 minuntes as before,

     

    Other solution?!

  • Trent Baur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    TerminatorXD, are you saying that the Apple rep told you to heat up the phone?

     

    Can you imagine if this becomes the solution Apple has to give to its customers???

  • azizeoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okey, Thanks for answere.

  • TerminatorXD Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Well one logical explanation they gave me was that it heated up the chip....?

  • TerminatorXD Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Another method I have heard about was to put it in the fridge...for 15 mins, while it is off, and turn it on again after...

  • Goggsy76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tryed the freezer trick, no joy. But did your method Trent and I still have wifi after 4 hours, thanks very much mate!  How long it will last I don't know. Apple hero you have been listening to the crap apple are talking about this being a hardware issue. How could a phone be perfectly fine one moment then when it is updated not be? I think if mine breaks again it will go through the apple shop window!!!

  • Chrissie 7358 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeeeeeh I have my wifi back and here is what I did.

    Having backed up your phone in iTunes.

    Restore the phone but set it up as a new phone when asked

    Then reboot phone 3 times (no less than that) by holding power button and home button together, each time for 10secs Until Apple appears then let go.

    Make sure you do it 3 times

  • pwrchord Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    UPDATE II:

     

    phone still operating on Wifi inthe house.  I had charged it last night and the battery was @ 98% this morning (as designed at idle).  I was using ~40-50% of the battery sitting on my night stand each evening.

     

    Apple engineers must be on Holiday.

  • Trent Baur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just curious pwrchord, but have you turned off background app refresh as well as all of the other invisible actions on your phone? I have a iPhone 5 and don't have issues with the battery.

     

    Personally, I don't use iCloud or iTunes Match, both of which seems like a nightmare for background activity.

     

    The other thing that I noticed is that since upgrading to iOS7, my iPhone charges VERY fast. Almost disturbingly so. Maybe it says the battery is 100% charged but it really isn't.

  • pwrchord Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Trent - yes, I would have to manually turn everything off, and the batteyr was still being eaten at alarming rates during the great Wifi Blackout!

     

    When I started with this problem, I didn't notice Wifi was even out...what I did notice was my battery was being drained at a rapid rate.  So my first attempt to 'fix' anything was through the all of a sudden poor battery performance with Apple Support.  This was days (approx) after my iOS7 upgrade from 6.  In the process of going through suggestions from Apple (to turn off fetch in a bunch of cases), I came across the greyed out Wifi, never noticing the quarter-circle Wifi antenna icon was missing from the upper scroll bar.

     

    I bought a new, OEM battery (ebay, $14) in the middle of trying to fix the issue - Apple initially said to replace the battery (through them $79.95 and shipping it in). 

  • azizeoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally my wifi working again, here's how I did:

    1. Elevate the temperature to get the message "the temperature is elevated"
    2. Restart your smartphone

     

    Conclusion:

         It works for 15 minutes then go back how it was before

     

    Then i do this :

    1. Elevate the temperature to get the message "the temperature is elevated"
    2. Turn off your smartphone
    3. Put your smartphone into a bag and put it in the fridge for 15 minutes
    4. Turn on your smartphone


    Conclusion:

         Wifi back normal as before, and the end of the story

     

    Big "thank you" to everyone for the exchange of ideas.

  • JPic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just wanted to add my name to what seems to be a growing list of users who have the same WiFi issue as myself. I'm a bit disheartened to see that this WiFi issue is more than a simple glitch and that Apple hasn't yet stepped up with a fix.

  • ZD232 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Our iPhone has started having this same issue a few days ago.  None of the options have worked for us.

     

    Yesterday I popped out the SIM card and WiFi turned magically turned on.  Unfortunately it was just for a few minutes.

     

    Apple Store "Genius" told us we'd have to pay for a replacement...

  • LoubyLou22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm just trying your 'fix' now.  Thanks for the details.  I only realised that I could no longer connect to wifi after I spotted my battery life was suddenly dire, and that my apps were running much slower than usual.  It's a while since I upgraded to iOS7.0.1 but I assume that s what has caused the issue as this s what everyone seems to be saying.  I guess it's just a matter of time before my partner's phone does the same thing as I upgraded them both at the same time.  I will be much more wary of upgrades in future. Very frustrated that this has happened as I love my iphone and have never had a single problem with any apple products before.  Apple really need to take note of this and respond to their customers.

Previous 1 10 11 12 13 14 Next