Now Wi-Fi doesn't work for several Apple iPhone users following iOS 12.1.2 update

Now Wi-Fi doesn't work for several Apple iPhone users following iOS 12.1.2 update
Alright, so the update to iOS 12.1.2 broke cellular data connectivity on various iPhone models around the globe. But those affected can still get their daily Twitter fix via Wi-Fi, right? Uh, not so fast. According to Forbes, it appears that the iOS 12.1.2 update also prevents several iPhone users from connecting to a Wi-Fi signal. 

One Twitter user had a workaround for the loss of Wi-Fi connectivity. He says that disabling Wi-Fi calling and changing the settings from voice and data to data only might help. If your iPhone has lost Wi-Fi connectivity, it doesn't hurt to give this a try.

You might recall that one of the reasons why Apple rushed out iOS 12.1.2 was to exterminate a bug that prevented iPhone users in Turkey from connecting to cellular data (the other reason had to do with the Chinese sales ban). Ironically, the update spread the problem in Turkey to iPhone users throughout the world, broke Wi-Fi connectivity for some, and certain iPhone owners now have seen their expensive handset turn into a paperweight.


There is potentially some good or bad news on the way. Apple is beta testing iOS 12.1.3, but iPhone owners might be a little worried about what the next iOS update will do to their phone.

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212 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Intel modemz suck. Software updatez are not taking care of the issue. Apple needz to crawl back to Qualcomm, kizz some hiney, and get some real modemz back into the iPhonez. Thiz iz plain ridiculouz. My Max haz had them since day one, and no software update haz fixed it, cause it'z a damn hardware issue. I just might start laying my Note 9 on my Max, and use it az a coaster when it'z having itz issue'z. Stop trying to play the rest of uz for fulz Apple, the Big 8 play that role great.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO loving the z's

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6602; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Getting really bored of the i's. This isn't 2012 anymore.

18. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Somebody please call the iPolice for iLyndon da iPothead.... Someone iForced him to read our iComments again...

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right lol. He keepz saying he'z tired of it, like that'z gonna make uz stop. Just don't iRead em.

184. lyndon420

Posts: 6602; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So predictable.

189. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

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190. lyndon420

Posts: 6602; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So immature.

191. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

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192. lyndon420

Posts: 6602; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So predictable.

193. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

iThanks for your iSubscription and iSupport!! Stay iTriggered & see you in my next comment! ;) iLMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

206. lyndon420

Posts: 6602; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So immature.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gotta let my puppy fulz know I'm not forgetting about him. He'z been such a good boy lately, keeping me entertained.

137. monkeyb

Posts: 404; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

This issue has personally affected some of my friends QC modem iPhones as well. Also the fact that many iPhones (not all) have been effected after an update clearly shows that it is a software issue for most folks (not all).

6. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

Odd thought PA..... maybe slow your roll with the overuse of that same picture. I’m sure that person dies a little inside each time they are put on worldwide blast.

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If iOS breaks connectivity, than it's a software issue and the problem with the Intel modem is just in some dude's poor imagination.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If it's just my imagination, then why did your mr rebuttal ass apologize to me? Also, why is Apple forums flooded with post about Intel?

82. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You need to have an above than average iq to understand sarcasm... don’t worry, you’ll get it some day, because there’s more where it came from and you write a lot of bulls**t.

93. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sarcasm on a tech site usual contain this :/ . Your ass apologized, cause you got humbled fool, and you rebut a lot of bulls**t. If you can't handle me, then step off, cause I come hard and raw, and when the tech site isn't enough, we go another route. Holla back!

170. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Wow!!!! I read the post and you did apoligize. But you rather lie so you can get your buddies to come thumb up pride. Wow. That's pathetic. That is an all knew low for you. Sad!

181. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Keeep reading and you might get it too someday. PS: how can I be affected by blind pride, if you say I have “apoligized”?

195. wickedwilly

Posts: 640; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Ignoring the fact Intel modems are not as good as their Qualcomm equivalents and are giving major problems to a large number of iPhone users is silly. These problems have been around for a long time and all updates seem to do is cause more problems, take 12.1.2 as an example of the danger of IOS updates.

196. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Pc mag compared the Intel modems in iPhones and found that they are on par with qc chips inside the Note and the Pixel. There were a lot of complaints about a certain Android phone (the same one the little xs max crying girl talks about) that dropped its connection to WiFi and Bluetooth - it turned out that there were just software issues; the same phone has a s**tload of reports for camera issues (freezes, lag) that are yet to be addressed by...; I’m confident that... will fix its s**t just like Apple has always fixed it (the difference is Apple does it faster).

202. wickedwilly

Posts: 640; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Are you referring to the report titled "iPhone XS Crushes X in LTE Speeds, But Still Falls Short of Qualcomm"? You really show your comprehension problem yet again if you are, "falls short means worse than not on par! What the report focusses on is the improvement of the XS over the very poor X, proving the problems were not solved quickly and were over a year old. Yet even the latest iPhones are still having problems after all this time. The latest update makes it worse for many all over the world - "https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/12/​29/apple-ios-12-1-2-problem-iphone-xs-max-xr-wifi-​wi-fi-mobile-data-cellular-4g-cannot-load-internet​/#1ea2d5822d95". So Apples record is not that great is it? Yes, there were a lot of complaints about Googles latest in a lot of areas, not a problem with Android, as there are so many phones to choose from. With iPhones, if you want to use IOS you are stuck with them. Apples record of admitting to problems that are obviously there and down to them is terrible, so it's hard to see why you are so optimistic. Yes, they are often fast at fixing small bugs, but these usually come with more bugs which is why I only update my IOS devices when I have to and then with much trepidation.

204. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yes, that article that clearly shows that Intel modems have exactly the same speeds (“real life” tests are just results taken from Ookla database, and differences are ~10% which, if taken for granted, is far from saying “Intel modems are no good”). As I have said in my first message here: some users reported problems with the connectivity after software updates so they should be fixed by a new version of iOS. Dude, it’s not like I can buy a Note and, if I’m not satisfied with it, I can just change it for a Mate or a xz; I’m stuck with that Note and its problems (yes, I could sell it the very next day, but Android phone value usually drops like a rock and I loose at least 20% of the purchasing price). That Android manufacturer was not able to fix its camera issues, BT and WiFi issues (just like in xs, there are fixes that may or may not work) for more than 3 months now, not registering touch input on the buttons is addressed in the latest beta (after more than 3 months), and you bitch about the fact that Apple hasn’t fixed its s**t in 2 weeks (scratch that, there are 2 months already, shame on Apple)? The fact that iOS updates fix bugs while they create another bugs is a story invented by the Android haters, frustrated that there’s nothing bad they can say about Apple’s great update system. Sure we can find bugs everywhere, but researches have shown that in iOS are more on low level side, while in other os they are more on high level or critical side.

207. wickedwilly

Posts: 640; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

If you want to make a point you have to provide evidence that is not conflicting. You cited an article that had the headline titled "iPhone XS Crushes X in LTE Speeds, But Still Falls Short of Qualcomm" to justify that the intel modems were "on par" (your words) with the Qualcomm one. So no the article does not show that Intels modems are on par with Qualcomms. The X had differing modems some were inter, others Qualcomm, with the latter being faster, so much so Apple had to slow the latter. This is mentioned in the article and proved the models then were not on par. Overall the X comms performance was well below that of its Android peers. With the XS modem speed performance improved but is still inferior to its competition. There are still connection problems that have been around for ages and have not been fixed by Apple. The article by Forbes clearly shows Apple still has not solved this with the latest update, but in some ways has made it worse. Nothing you have said proves this wrong, in fact it confirms my position. What are you getting at with the Note? There is no need to replace the Note to get good comms it is excellent already! Android users do not make up that Apple IOS updates are buggy and end up providing bug fixes for bug fixes, it is well-known fact. Just look at the latest update reported by Forbes. The volume of updates is only a good thing if they bring new features that are useful and work well. If the volume is high because of fixing bugs it is a huge downside. As IOS is always behind Android in features and functionality, obviously the former is not true. The fact is Apples rush to catch up with Android is probably the reason for poor quality updates. As for research, it supports Android crashes less than IOS.

209. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Have you read the article or did you stop at the title? The test they did clearly show that the modems are on par. Note has problems of its own with WiFi and Bluetooth connection that have not been fixed to this day; it also has unresolved camera problems, so it’s not so perfect as you think it is. As for iOS, you are free to think whatever you want to think, you won’t change the truth that it still is better, safer, faster, better supported than any other mobile os (just the other day there has been found that on Android the apps just give personal data away like crazy; another report has found that google is tracking the location a few times a minute and there’s absolutely nothing that the user can do but close location service altogether; and another report has found that you can simply install malware in any Android device through usb). Well, I’m ok with some errors with the emoji on iOS instead of having to close my gps all the time, even if I tell my phone I want some privacy...

210. wickedwilly

Posts: 640; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Yes I read the article, it seems you did not. I quote directly from it. "Last year, Cellular Insights compared the Intel-powered and Qualcomm-powered models of the iPhone X and found that Qualcomm's modems provided faster performance at nearly every signal level. It also compared the Google Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to the Qualcomm-powered iPhone, finding that Apple's lack of 4x4 MIMO antennas made a big difference in speed." - NOTE big difference is speed. "Between the three 4x4 MIMO phones, you can see that in good signal conditions, the Qualcomm-powered Galaxy Note 9 and Google Pixel 2 still do a bit better than the iPhone XS Max." Note - still do better "At signal levels below -120dBm (where all phones flicker between zero and one bar of reception) the XS Max is competitive with the Qualcomm phones and far superior to the iPhone X, although the Qualcomm phones can eke out a little bit more from very weak signals." NOTE Qualcomm phones can eke out a little bit more. "All that said, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with its Qualcomm X20 modem still performs a little better than the iPhone XS in the US and Canada." Note - still performs better. So which article did you read???????

211. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

So, one gets exactly the same speeds with an intel modem, sometimes (a few times) providing slightly better results, sometimes (more often) slightly worse, resulting in an on parish performance overall; not that there’s any problem now, but with a bit of fine tuning of the software the performances should get even more similar. How does that changes what I have previously said?

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