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Some iOS 6 users continue to have trouble using Wi-Fi

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Some iOS 6 users continue to have trouble using Wi-Fi
When iOS 6 was pushed to users earlier this month, complaints about problems with Wi-Fi connectivity started flooding Apple's discussion forums. It was quickly discovered that a special webpage that iDevices used to check if a network requires log-in credentials was accidentally taken down. When it was brought back up, everyone thought that the problem has been solved.

Well, think again! It turns out some users are still experiencing troubles connecting to Wi-Fi, with some reporting that the option is simply greyed out. Not everyone has this problem, though, and by the looks of it, it isn't even limited to a particular model. Unfortunately, the reason behind it all hasn't been identified yet (or at least it hasn't been announced), but since it's a software-related problem, we're willing to believe that Apple will come up with a fix soon.

Just a word of advice, though: if you're trying to complain to any of Apple's executives personally, it's probably a waste of time, as we can imagine you'll get an answer in the lines of "Just use 4G".

Are any of our readers experiencing problems when trying to connect to Wi-Fi networks with their iPhones?

via: Cnet

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posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:26 10

1. Aeires (unregistered)


Sucks for the people on limited data plans though, or work in areas where they can't get a data signal.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:00 16

18. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


This is getting crazy. Does anything work with Apple's iPhone 5 & iOS 6? I mean even iOS 6 is more full bugs than the rain forests of the Amazon.

Man Apple you really have a winner with the iPhone 5 & iOS 6.

Let me guess it's because people are opening their iPhone 5 boxes wrong & that is why the unit has scratches all over, & they must be using iOS 6 wrong because the maps suck & the Wi-Fi is broken.

I can keep going but this is a moot point as of right now.

Apple following Nokia & RIM into infamy. lol

+1

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:12 13

28. Aeires (unregistered)


When you have a ridiculously small R&D budget, things like this happen.

My personal opinion is Apple is arrogant when it comes to phones. They think just because they made the Mac, they can easily make cell phones. I'm a Telecom tech and see this attitude from the computer techs all the time. People think phones are easy, the reality is they are far more complicated than people know. Apple has been making the iPhone for 5 years, that's an infant amount of time compared to companies like Motorola and Nokia. What Apple needs to do is increase their R&D funding and do a ton more quality control checks before pushing products out the door.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:38 14

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I completely agree. They spend more on lawyers for patent suites than they do for R&D. That is just plain stupid. Then again, that also explains why iOS hasnt changed all that much in 6 versions with just a new feature and a few bug fixes per year, while Android has gone through metamorphosis after metamorphosis and companies like Samsung have pushed the tech we use forward more than all others combined. That R&D budget is very important.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 10:20 9

35. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Thank you to BOTH Aeires & remixfa. It's sad that Apple now buys tech & spends more money on lawyers than R&D.

Android is innovation & it's evident with the sales explosion its had.

Apple's customer satisfaction is going down like the mess we all make in our toilets every day. Apple's best days are now over because they think they can feed anything to their customers & it will sell.

Well guess what Apple? You underestimated your fan base, even the i$heep are not falling for horrible design meaning if you sneeze on the iPhone 5 it will chip & scratch. & also the buggy iOS 6.

How can such a simple & bland OS be so buggy? Well it's because they are trying to make it more & more like Android. They are going through the growing pains Android had with 1.0 to about 2.2. Since 2.3 Ginger Bread Android has BEEN very stable.

Food for thought. lol

+1 to both of you!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 10:33 3

38. CDGMobile (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


This is true, Apple just iches along like a slug on their OS, while every other OS has to make leaps, bounds, twists and turns around all the patents Apple keeps filing

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 13:02 3

58. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Apple.... Meet Microsoft of 2007. iOS 6 sounds just Vista.... buggy as hell.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 10:23 5

36. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I have a couple of buddies who were brainwashed into getting the new iPhone, and they are going crazy with the wifi going in and out the whole time or the phone is just not able to find it at all. It's just buggy...

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:27 16

2. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I'm starting to think there are more problems with iPhone 5 & iOS6 than there are real features.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:49 9

12. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


You are absolutely correct and I am not even joking... I am not an Apple hater... far from it.. but the scuffgate, the light leakage, this WiFi problem, the purple coloration when light is outside the frame when taking a picture, and more...

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:04 1

21. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Purple haze looks more like a lens flare, which even the S3 has.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:21 7

31. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Lens flares should be the same color as the source with slight color changes, not a pure purple color.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:33

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Yay!! More cookies for me!!! :D

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:34 8

4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Oh Dear Lord, say it aint' so, no iWiFi?!

How is one supposed to Facetime, check email or surf the flash-less web?

I guess iPhone 5 is still a great music player, after all [dangle preposition]…

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:45

9. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


you'r missing a word in you'r paragraphs... What happen to you'r letter "i " ....?

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:10 11

26. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


It's up there: "iWiFi" (three i's, more than enough for a short comment).

Besides, iTruly feel bad for "them":

• Small Phone
• No flash (I can still play flash embedded videos in Chrome on my RAZR MAXX & Rezound)
• No Maps; "they" think a cathedral in Europe is a Burger King
• No turn-by-turn
• No expandable memory
• No wi-fi
• No video calls over cellular (AT&T)
• Purple pictures
• And, they have to throw out all their old accessories!

What an iScAm!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 11:22 1

42. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


i like when post on Apple articles, you make me laugh honestly

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:50 2

13. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


You again you make me iLaugh

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:37 4

5. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


No basic feature like wi-fi?
What's next...no calling feature from the iPhone???
well thats what happens with iOS on iCrap!
this s#!t just keeps getting better and better!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:44

6. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


O no i'm planning to buy the iP5 in 3 weeks time and allready all these problems! il'e have to wait 2 months till they get a new shipment.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:45

7. hltechie (unregistered)


I had this problem. I reset my wireless router and modem, reset my WiFi credentials on my iPhone, restarted and redid everything and it started working correctly again. I had this problem on my iPad 2 WiFi and my iPhone 4s (Sprint)

Apple needs to get these glitches fixed... This iOS 6 update has been very disappointing.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:47

10. hltechie (unregistered)


Also this issue only happened with my home network (a Cisco router and Motorola modem). At work (a Cisco wireless router) I never had this problem.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:02 3

20. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Apple scarificed performance for thinness

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 12:04 2

48. hltechie (unregistered)


Well that may be true but my problem was with the iPhone 4s. Over all I agree... iOS 6 has been a let down. Apple seriously needs to fix issues like this.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:45 5

8. bubbadoes (Posts: 1151; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Some 200 new features....

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:48 1

11. hltechie (unregistered)


lololol

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 10:27 3

37. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Now we know what those 200 features were lulz

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 12:01 1

47. hltechie (unregistered)


I still can't believe Apple ditched Google Maps... that was the biggest FAIL

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:51 5

14. Awaragardiyan (unregistered)


Bwahahaha . . . .!
200 new bugs!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:56 1

16. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


That was so funny. Lmfao.

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