Skip to comments.iOS 6 device users report baffling range of Wi-Fi problems
Posted on 09/28/2012 5:40:22 AM PDT by smokingfrog
Some number of iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 6 are reporting a range of Wi-Fi problems, as are some iPhone 5 users. The solutions, when there are any, seems as baffling as the problems.
The continuing posts at Apple's tech support site and at online forums show users with existing iPhone and iPads frustrated by a flurry of different problems, including a "grayed out" Wi-Fi option, dropped connections, slow connection speeds, and having to connect manually to a Wi-Fi access point. Separately, there are posts by some owners of the new iPhone 5, released last Friday, also about Wi-Fi problems.
Confusedly, these are problems that are unrelated to the Wi-Fi glitch last week when iOS 6 was first released. In that situation, the iPhone or iPad pings an Apple Website to determine if the device is on a hotel or airport Wi-Fi network and needs a network "terms of agreement" page. That webpage was temporarily offline, but its absence prevented a lot of users from getting Wi-Fi access for a few hours. But it was quickly fixed.
Because of the nature of online postings, it's difficult to see patterns or to gain a sense of how widespread these problems are. When queried last Friday, an Apple PR spokesman replied via email "Thanks for bringing this to my attention." Two follow-up emails asking for a statement from Apple have not been acknowledged by either of two PR persons contacted.
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Just got the notice to update my iPod Touch to iOS 6. Having second thoughts about doing it. Should I wait?
I was having that problem before the upgrade.
I’m getting a Samsung Galaxy and skipping by the Cupertino Cabal
Definitely wait. I too am having all kinds of problems with Wi-Fi including my kids. My wife has not yet upgraded to iOS 6 and she is happy!
I would wait.
Mac’s have had that problem since the Macbook G4 days.
My iPad (MC705LL) was kinda slow, compared to my iPhone 4s, before the update to iOS 6. It’s still slow, so I’m not noticing much there.
Battery life seems a bit iffy, again. More so on my phone than the iPad. Could be some of the new stuff that keeps running in the back ground. After the last update, I know I had to go back in and shut off a lot of stuff I don’t use. Mostly Push and Location services. That’s about the only way to maintain decent battery life...
i upgraded. no issues, and i have been traveling a lot in airports and hotels. i have the last model i phone, probably get the new one this weekend at the mac store if they are in stock.
I just wish the Calendar on the iPhone didn’t insist on downloading all the events from Facebook.
That’s what I’m looking at as well-I have an archaic Samsung Solstice and have had it for 3-4 years...not one problem with it-ever.
I have had sooo my problems downloading stuff from iTunes; I continually get someone else’s music (not good stuff either even if it is free) and sometimes can’t play certain songs that I bought.
Not once has Cust Serv ever addressed the fact I am getting someone else’s stuff and it took them 2 months just to fix my own songs.
Can’t imagine using Apple daily for my business communications...
You lose the youtube app and it wiped out my buddies Garmin pilots charts app. I also have the Garmin app and still have youtube so no upgrade til they fix it.
You can turn that off in settings...
I’m in No Man’s Land.
I’ve had an ongoing problem with album and podcast art becoming scrambled and the only way to fix it is to do a restore of the phone. Time consuming but it worked.
However...a restore installs the latest OS and in this case I want nothing to do with iOS 6, especially as consumers are treated like cannon fodder in the Google/Apple War Of The Corporate Egos.
So in order to stay on 5.x I have to deal with generic and/or mismatched art.
More and more people are offering unsolicited advice to go with Android and Apple may just push me there.
A co-worker just bought a new iPhone 5. Had numerous connectivity problems. He took the phone back, Apple couldn’t fix it in the store, and had to replace it. His replacement phone is doing the same thing. No signal dropped calls.
Did it...they still show. I don’t want to know my Facebook “friends” birthdays...
Me too. Our 3 iphones have constantly dropped in and out of wifi for at least a year. My blackberry has no problems as well as the ipad and laptop. The first time one of my kids goes over the data plan, I will be having a discussion with ATT.
this cant be truuuuuu, we’ve been told apple and the iphone is the greatest thing ever and nothing compares to it and if you dont get one you are a weenie, and its perfect and even the Lord has one, cause itz great and anyone who doesnt agree sux and this is all a lie.....
(you get the picture)
I did a quick google search for you on “stop facebook notifications on iphone”, there seems to be more than a few little “offs” you have to set.
I updated my iphone 3GS and while mail has been a bit screwy I had problems before and was needing to redo my email addy’s and servers.
I got around the loss of google maps by going to google maps in safari and conveniently letting google maps put the maps icon on home screen lol
I don’t get turn by turn on my phone (only for 4S and later) but discovered the free MapQuest app does vocal turn by turn. another win.
iphone 5 is too big to fit in my pocket or leather case so I won’t be getting it.
I could possibly go for a “mini” ipad for in purse. I really miss my tungsten E2 which was awesome because I could write on it with stylus and it had alot of great apps. I would love for a small tablet like that. ipad is just too big to carry around (and having to have adapter for sd/usb is just ridiculous).
I really really liked my Evo but just didn’t get any signal at work with Sprint after moved to FL, and with other family on iphone it made more sense to go that way.
Poor programming. Instead of writing real, bomb proof code, today’s programmers play footsie with java toys and other stacked up nightmares just waiting to fail.
The wife’s iPad 1 and iPad 3 have had consistent connection problems that sometimes drive her to distraction. Fortunately, she has learned that her Win7 PC at work and her notepad laptop at home are still the way to go. Nowdays she uses the iPad for mostly entertainment and leaves the grunt work to real computers and real smartphones.
I have not upgraded to IOS6 on my Iphone 4S but have noticed in the last 4- 6 weeks the dropping of WiFi in my house. This is not an issue I had previously experienced. Also I have to manual connect to Wifi may times at the house.
Another interesting bug is that I have two WiFi networks at the house, and the Iphone has stopped connecting to one (the non Apple network).
No matter how advanced technology gets, there will always be those who will complain about it.
Yes...in same room with a ios5 user and I could not get a wireless connection on my ipad. His was fine. It worked in the same place before upgrade.
Java was introduced when the only real programming language for the web was C++ so at that time (1995) it was the only web programming language that was easy to use. It never was that good for the web and the “error proofing” the code constructs and framework to keep developers from making errors only made it easier for incompetent programmers to produce more crap code; it is also still a heavy resource hog. Incompetent programmers write crap code, regardless of the language and Java has not changed that.
Thanks. I just Googled it too
I thought crap what have I done when I upgraded from BB to IPhone. Fortunately I figured out a new gadget I paid $80 for called Mophie. It’s an external battery/case comes in about 4 or 5 beautiful colors and gets my phone thru the entire day into the evening w/o a recharge
I lost the Youtube app, too. All I did was go to Youtube and instead of bookmarking it, I added it to my homescreen. Works just like it did before.
True. The Object Oriented guys have gotten very lazy. The development cycle is a fraction of the length it should be and Beta testing is almost nonexistent. In fact, general release has become Beta testing since feedback is instantaneous in either case.
maybe opt out of the apps on facebook itself, although sometimes it still tells you. I haven’t gotten any notifications. I did have to go in and turn off it putting my photo next to me when I got an email which was really weird because it didn’t even use my profile photo (Gadsden flag) it used a photo I had been tagged in by the hubby. I really dislike having facebook be all in my contacts since it fills up my contacts with many people I will never call or email, but that I do like seeing the occasional news from on FB.
My wifes text messages get copied back to her. They also still haven’t fixed the broken Bluetooth or the voice command in the iPhone 4.
My next phone next month won’t be an Apple. It’s USELESS as the phone I need; no working Bluetooth or voice command, which makes it useless on a motorcycle with a Bluetooth helmet. It also interferes with the bike’s Bluetooth system so getting the radio/satellite from the bike hit and miss.
And that is my main beef with that OS. It’s clogging up my calendar and screen with notifications I don’t GAS about.
I lost Google Earth, You Tube and Adobe Flash Player. I can’t watch any videos. I have no maps. There have been multiple trivial issues as well.
I haven’t had any problems.
I mysteriously lost Adobe Flash Player a couple weeks before the upgrade. You Tube worked fine as a separate application, but not in my browser. Now without the You Tube app, I have almost no videos. If it requires Flash Player, I can’t watch it.
Upgraded my iPhone 4POS and it keeps dropping even my 3G connection. I get the dreaded “o” symbol. Time to reboot again!
The latest Samsung Galaxy S3 goes for about the same price as the latest iPhone (5). This tells me that Samsung is very very very competitive with the iPhone. That the Galaxy S3 is highly desired worldwide. Plus you can get Google maps on it not that effed up up Apple mapping...released way before it was ready
You go to places like Argentina, Uruguay or Thailand where consumers don’t have so much money to squander...Android phones outsell iPhones by a large margin.
I came, I saw, I stuck? LOL
but i thought ‘it just works’
yea, serious shadenfreude on my part toward the smug iDrones
i love the liberty of choices the Android platform offers, and at a reasonable price ;-)
note: im not calling the op smug nor an idrone....these epic apple fails just amuse me. i wish no additional ails to the op ;-)
ran out of tags over the years...
You told it too, or more accurately, you gave Facebook permission to add facebook events (and likely your facebook contacts) to those on your iPhone.