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iphone 5 problems
An American in Turkiye

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?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: apple; iphone; problems

1 posted on 09/30/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: An American in Turkiye
Here in Taiwan its about 35% or greater that are having ios6 probs with their iP5s. So you are definitely not alone.
No advice or help from me - Android guy here. HTC and now Samsung remain in my desk drawer...;)
Good Luck - I thnk this will get sorted with the usual Apple rapidity.
2 posted on 09/30/2012 6:05:54 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: An American in Turkiye

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.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 6:06:33 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: An American in Turkiye

Only issue I had was remembering my wifi password. Are you getting the wifi symbol on the phone?


4 posted on 09/30/2012 6:07:25 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: An American in Turkiye

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.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 6:09:39 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Chipper

Yes, wifi icon appears. I hope i dont have to replace this phone again. Nearest apple store is in Sacramento, an hour away.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: justlurking

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?


7 posted on 09/30/2012 6:15:20 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: An American in Turkiye

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?


8 posted on 09/30/2012 6:18:47 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: An American in Turkiye

If anything I would do a restore and try to get hooked up to your wifi without doing the data backup.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 6:53:50 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: An American in Turkiye

No, it is either a hardware problem, or a firmware problem.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 6:55:11 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: An American in Turkiye

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.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 7:01:16 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: An American in Turkiye

Very simple .... give your activation commands in Chinese. Example: pressy 1 for anglis, pressy 2 for mex .....


12 posted on 09/30/2012 7:09:48 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (God is a victim of identity theft by anointed progressive academics and intellectuals)
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To: An American in Turkiye
Try re-setting your network settings.
Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings
13 posted on 09/30/2012 7:50:09 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: SunStar

I did that already. Alas, no bueno.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 8:00:55 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: An American in Turkiye; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; ...
iPhone 5 problems? iOS 6 problems Anyone—PING!


Apple iPhone 5 iOS 6 problems Ping!

Please, No Flame Wars!
Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!
Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

15 posted on 09/30/2012 8:06:03 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: CodeToad
iOS 6 caused my wife’s iPhone 4 to copy all iMessages she send right back to her as SMS messages.

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.

16 posted on 09/30/2012 8:10:18 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: An American in Turkiye

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2937432/posts


17 posted on 09/30/2012 8:27:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Swordmaker

“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.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 8:39:42 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: An American in Turkiye
It's the OS. I have an older iphone 3GS and I also lost my 3G after the upgrade. Reset the network and restart the phone. Worked for me.
19 posted on 09/30/2012 8:40:40 PM PDT by Just_Sue (I'm from Texas)
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To: Swordmaker

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.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 4:38:37 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: An American in Turkiye

Updated my iPad2 and have had no major issues. ESPN app sometimes closes right after opening.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 5:12:01 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: An American in Turkiye
My grandsons ipod touch was funky after the update. A reboot seems to have fixed the issues.
22 posted on 10/01/2012 5:42:17 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: An American in Turkiye

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.


23 posted on 10/01/2012 6:36:01 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: kevkrom
I have had no problems with Maps either... except for the humorous 3D renderings in some instances. Yelp has put some businesses where they don't belong, but that is Yelp's wiki database, not Apple. Maps is faster than Google Maps and just as, if not more, accurate.

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.

24 posted on 10/01/2012 9:48:23 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: An American in Turkiye

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.


25 posted on 10/01/2012 2:49:07 PM PDT by overdog2
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To: Swordmaker

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.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 3:15:12 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Swordmaker

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.


27 posted on 10/01/2012 3:34:48 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: CodeToad
No more Apple products for me.

D@mn, you let that out before we could short the stock too. :)

28 posted on 10/02/2012 12:48:26 AM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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Oh, I’m not toooo mad at Apple, I made a killing on their stock earlier this year. :)


29 posted on 10/02/2012 8:16:15 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Hodar
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.

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.

30 posted on 10/02/2012 8:53:48 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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