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

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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68 Comments

1. Aeires unregistered

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

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

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.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

35. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

38. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 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

58. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

36. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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...

2. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

12. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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...

21. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

31. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

3. wendygarett unregistered

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

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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]…

9. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

26. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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!

42. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

13. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

You again you make me iLaugh

5. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

6. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 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.

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.

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.

20. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Apple scarificed performance for thinness

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.

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Some 200 new features....

11. hltechie unregistered

lololol

37. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Now we know what those 200 features were lulz

47. hltechie unregistered

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

14. Awaragardiyan unregistered

Bwahahaha . . . .! 200 new bugs!

16. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

That was so funny. Lmfao.

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