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Posted on 09/30/2012 6:00:20 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
Any fellow FReepers having difficulties with the new iphone 5, or specifically, the ios6? I love the phone but here's my nightmare:
Received phone last Wednesday. Activated it. Camera was inop, but everything else worked fine, including wifi access. Brought phone to Apple this Saturday, received a new replacement. Activated it at home. Everything works great EXCEPT I cannot connect to my wifi. Did an internet search and there are quite a few people with the same issue. Anyone else run into this?
Take it back for an exchange. It is reportedly limited to a certain subset of phones.
Alternatively, you can change your WIFi hotspot to WEP encryption, instead of WPA. But, that’s easily broken and insecure.
Only issue I had was remembering my wifi password. Are you getting the wifi symbol on the phone?
As an Android guy I can’t be of much help but it sounds like an OS bug in security for the WiFi. They will probably have a fix very soon. look for an update.
Yes, wifi icon appears. I hope i dont have to replace this phone again. Nearest apple store is in Sacramento, an hour away.
Do u think if i restored it and reinstalled my back-up data it would fix it? Or do u think its a firmware issue?
Samsung Galaxy 2S user here. No problems. My sister and brother both use the Iphone and they too are having problems, maybe its some form of software hack going around?
If anything I would do a restore and try to get hooked up to your wifi without doing the data backup.
No, it is either a hardware problem, or a firmware problem.
iOS 6 caused my wife’s iPhone 4 to copy all iMessages she send right back to her as SMS messages.
The Bluetooth is still not fixed and cannot connect to several devices and interferes with otehrs.
The voice command is still broke: “Call Wife” = “Calling 911”.
No more Apple products for me.
Very simple .... give your activation commands in Chinese. Example: pressy 1 for anglis, pressy 2 for mex .....
I did that already. Alas, no bueno.
If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.
I have iOS 6 on my iPhone 4s and my New iPad, and both work fine. No problems with iMessages. Bluetooth works fine... and voice command is working just like it did before updating.
You have hated Apple products from before.
“You have hated Apple products from before. “
So? That doesn’t mean they aren’t working well.
You have LOVED Apple products from before, so maybe that is the point of your dismissive attitude to try to trivialize Apple problems.
So far, so good on my end. The Mrs. and I both have iPhone 4S and have upgraded. I’m not seeing any issues, and frankly, it doesn’t act or feel much differently at all. Maps is the biggest change, of course, and it still gets me where I’m going, and I do like the turn-by-turn navigation that was added. I haven’t run across any of the glaring bugs that other people have reported with Maps.
I do like VIP notifications, but I haven’t played around with the settings much yet, or the do not disturb feature. I need to do that soon, as I’ll be on travel.
I also upgraded the eldest child’s hand-me-down iPhone 3GS (cell service deactivated — basically being used as a somewhat bulkier iPod Touch 3rd gen, plus camera and microphone) and don’t see any problems there, either.
Updated my iPad2 and have had no major issues. ESPN app sometimes closes right after opening.
I got mine on launch day and had a brief issue with wi fi but it was on AAPL’s authentication server side and they fixed quickly. Zero issues other than that.
A month ago, Google maps sent me and my girlfriend on a wild goose chase that put us on a dirt road that Google maps indicated was a paved road. A pothole I hit that I could not see because of the angle of the sun just at dusk on that road cost me over $500 in damage to my car and tires, not to mention recking havoc on my and my girlfriend's backs. On turning around we saw potholes we had luckily missed that my girlfriend says would have swallowed a Volkswagon! Testing Apple Maps on the same route search, the it found did not take us on that road, but found a SHORTER, safer route to our destination. . . on PAVED roads.
Now, it turns out that Motorola (owned by Google) has taken to publishing advertisements that use NON-EXISTENT addresses to show Apple Maps not finding them in Maps... while Google Maps finds the non-existent locations. Strange. However, it turns out that Apple Maps DOES find it... because what they showed, was that Apple found the RENAMED street and location! LOL!
In other instances, Google Maps showed illegal turns that if followed would get the driver a $250 ticket, while Apple Maps showed the correct LEGAL route... in downtown San Francisco... in Google's backyard. Google's Street View even shows two prominent No Right Turn signs at that intersection, yet their mapping says to turn right to get to the freeway there, instead of the correct route one block farther on.
I had the same issue. My iPod Touch connected fine to my wi-fi network (as it has been doing all year) but the iPhone5 would not connect.
I went to settings > general > reset
Then it took the password and all’s good. Hope the same thing works for you.
The cellular network vs WiFi issue does not appear to be limited to either Verizon, nor the iPhone 5.
My iPhone 4 with AT&T is showing nearly 3 GB of overage - which is the first time I’ve gone over in a year. Similar reports of 4s iPhones with AT&T as well.
Wonder if AT&T will do the right thing, like Verizon, and forgive this overage? I’d bet money that they won’t.
As a side note - I’ve also noticed that the tethering functionality is ‘flaky’. Works, but every day or two I need to re-boot my iPhone 4 to restore hotspot functionality. I could go without re-booting my iPhone 4 for extensive periods of time, without any similar hiccups.
Just waiting to start my new job and get the first paycheck, before I get my iPhone 5. Debating between 32 or 64 Gig. Making the hop to Verizon, because coverage with AT&T is horrible - and AT&T obviously has zero interest in addressing this issue.
I won’t beta-test for Apple. The update dot is now active on my settings icon, but I won’t upgrade for at least a couple months more.
Let someone else find all the bugs. I’ll install it after it shakes out a bit.
D@mn, you let that out before we could short the stock too. :)
Oh, I’m not toooo mad at Apple, I made a killing on their stock earlier this year. :)
Strange. My iPhone 4s with iOS 6 is not. I am waiting for my 16GB iPhone 5. I ordered mine the morning after the release. . . about six hours late. Should ship on the 6th of October. I ordered the 16G because I have the 64GB New iPad and use it for most things that need large data storage and use the cloud for most data storage. . . ergo, my phone doesn't need to have large capacity. I have my iPhone 4s already sold for $250. I just need to deliver it when the 5 comes in.
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