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retaliator Level 1 Level 1

After the iOS 7 upgrade on my iPad (Gen 4, 64GB WiFi only, version 7.0.3), airplay functionality (mirroring) has been unreliable - it works for a couple of times but then refuses to connect (i.e. mirror). The screen on the AppleTV remains unchanged and the iPad semi-freezes - in this situation the only way to make it mirror again is to restart the iPad and then it works a few times and then the problem cycle returns. I, however, have no issues with my iPhone 5 - airplay is super smooth with no disruptions. I have upgraded to the latest iOS 7.0.3 and have reset my iPad twice (full restore to default settings). I have tried several iPads Gen 2, 3 and 4 and the problem persists. My AppleTV has the latest version (6.0) and have tested this on an AIrport Extreme.


Any suggestions or anyone else having this issue?

iPad (4th gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 7.0.3
  • Jeff Dyason Level 1 Level 1

    I am having a very similar problem but it is with my iPhone 4S (16GB, iOS 7.0.3) connecting to my AppleTV (3rd Gen, latest update 6.0) via AirPlay. Sometimes it will connect, others not and when it does connect, it generally only lasts 1 min at the most before dropping. I have tried restarting everything but nothing really fixes it. I have the feeling that this only occured after I updated the iPhone to 7.0.3 from 7.0.2 but I'm not entirly sure.

    I also have an iPad 2 (64GB, 3G, 7.0.3) and an iMac (27-inch Mid 2011) running OS X Mavericks (10.9) and neither of these devices seems to be having any problems connecting to the AppleTV using AirPlay over WiFi (via an Apple Airport Extreme).


    The bit about my iPad 2 working seems to go against your experience. At the moment I can find no answers or fixes.

  • retaliator Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Jeff,


    Thanks for your post - I actually double checked and realized that I have not tested this with a Gen 2 iPad yet. I have tested this using Gen 3 and 4 iPads. The problem started from the very first version of iOS 7 and there is no resolution since then.


    I will try and find an iPad 2 from somewhere and see if I can replicated the problem there.

  • chrischet Level 1 Level 1

    Having the same problem here. I have an iphone 4s and an Apple tv 3. Airplay from phone to ATV3 over wifi worked great before iOS7 and now cuts out after a minute or two. Sometimes a whole song plays but very inconsistent. There was also an ATV update recently so im not sure if that had anything to do with it???? Havent been having any issues playing music over itunes airplay from my PC to ATV3, just the 4S.


    Anyways, very frustrating. Even when it does seem to work, I have trouble controlling music through the native player on the phone. Kind of hangs up and becomes unresponsive.


    Hopefully theres a bug fix on the way?

  • Jeff Dyason Level 1 Level 1

    Due to a power outage earlier in the week, both my Apple Extreme router and my AppleTV got rebooted at the same time. Now I am having no problems airplaying from my iPhone 4S to my AppleTV. Both my iPad2 and iMac are also still airplaying with no problems.


    So if you are still having problems, try and turn everything off at the same time and then turn them back on and see if it helps.

  • Aajvell Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same problem. I had an iPhone 4S 7.0.2 that worked fine with my Apple TV. I just got an iphone 5s 7.0.3. Sometimes airplay will work but will only last a while. I mostly use airplay to listen to music at night so I don't like to use mirroring; however, I can only listen to music on my tv if mirroring is enabled. I hope this gets fixed soon. My ihome is no longer compatible with my new phone and I'm waiting on the adapter.

  • mpapagni Level 1 Level 1

    We have done some research and have found that mirroring works if we use an ipad 2 with ios 7.0.3 but no ipads running ios 7.0.3 other than the ipad 2 (have tested with ipad 3 and retina and two ipad 2 and the ipad 2 work) .  We have tested iphone 4s with 7.0.3 and have the same issue - we cannot mirror but can stream video and music. 


    With the ipad 3 and ipad with retina with 7.0.2 we tested, mirroring works.  With an ipad with retina running ios 6.1, it works.  So we are pretty sure its ios 7.0.3 that is causing the problem


    Having said all of this, does anyone know how we can roll back to 7.0.2?

  • evan e Level 1 Level 1

    I am having this issue too. I am using an iPhone 5 with 7.0.3. Airplay has been arbitrarily disonnecting since the upgrade. My AppleTV OS version is the most current as well.

  • Mugen80 Level 1 Level 1

    Can confirm. Iphone 5 running 7.0.3 and an Apple TV running current os. When I turn on Air mirroring, my wireless network goes down. I have to restart my Linksys wireless router. =/

  • Marooned77 Level 1 Level 1

    Same I have. After IOS7 upgrade on Iphone5 airplay on Zeppeling air began to drop out. Upgrading Zeppelin fw to the latest did not solved the problem.

    Apple should fix it asap in next update. I am sure the problem is caused by IOS7.

  • ebor1 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having same problem connecting to Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin with iPad and iPhone. No airplay symbol appears.

    Since recent update. Macbook still connects OK.

    Hope it's an Apple fault that they will soon correct.

  • PandaSR Level 1 Level 1

    I do have problem air play my iPad to AppleTV.

    This needs a fix from Apple.

  • Daniel Stenning Level 1 Level 1

    I have an iPad2 and use Airplay _merely_ for streaming audio to my AIRPORT EXPRESS box.   Typically I am streaming BBC iPlayer material, or

    live news streaming from the BBC News app  or Al Jazeera.


    In all these three cases I consistently get dropouts.  In the case of where I am playing and streaming "on demand" material from my iPad and sending JUST the audio to my Apple Airplay  Airport Express box -  I get dropouts.


    This hardly ever used to happen pre-iOS 7.


    I am using the standard HUAWEI  broadband router supplied by TalkTalk for my broadband. 


    Apple really needs to sort this out.


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  • chrischet Level 1 Level 1

    I think I solved the problem! I simply reset my ATV to the original factory settings, updated the software, and voila! No more music being dropped. Not sure how to explain it but it worked.

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