How to Fix Wi-Fi Issues in iOS 6

iOS 6 is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and while we’ve been hearing good things for the most part, it appears that some iPhone and iPad owners are unable to connect to Wi-Fi after installing the new iOS 6 update. Fortunately, there appears to be a fix for the issue which should return things to normal if they haven’t returned to normal already.

iPad and iPhone owners are seeing an issue where their device can’t connect to their Wi-Fi network, even though the network is available. Users are saying that after trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network, the cellular data pops back in and they are taken to an page that oddly enough can’t be found.

According to The Mac Observer, this has to do with a sever outage that disrupted Wi-Fi for many users. It knocked them off of Wi-Fi and would not allow them to reconnect.

For most, if not all, the issue should be fixed. But for those that still can’t access W-Fi, here are a couple of fixes to try.

A user on Apple’s Support forums, courtesy of Twitter user Scott Radcliff, posted a supposed fix for the Wi-Fi issues.

Read: Passbook Cannot Connect Error Frustrates iOS 6 Users.


iOS 6 users have been experiencing Wi-Fi issues.

The temporary solution lies in adjusting a Wi-Fi setting within the iPhone or iPad’s general Settings. Here is what you should try if you’re unable to connect to Wi-Fi.

1. First, head to Settings.

2. From there, go to Wi-Fi.

3. Click the blue arrow that rests to the right of your preferred Wi-Fi network.

4. Scroll down to the bottom and find HTTP Proxy.

5. Set it to Auto.

This is working for many people it seems and it’s definitely worth a try for those that are experiencing issues with Wi-Fi after installing iOS 6.

We’re also seeing another possible fix and it involves turning off Cellular Data, connecting to Wi-Fi and then turning Cellular Data back on.

1) Head to Settings.

2. Go to General.

3. Click Cellular, which should be on.

4. Flip Cellular Data to Off.

5. Connect to Wi-Fi.

6. Turn Cellular Data back On.

Again, this is obviously a temporary fix but it’s definitely worth trying if you’re still having problems connecting to a Wi-Fi network.

This issue joined a problem iPhone users are having with Passbook in which some users are not able to connect to the Apple Store once they enter the new app.

iOS 6 is Apple’s latest operating system and it comes with over 200 new features from iOS 5. It’s currently available for iPhone 3GS and up, iPad 2 and up and the iPod touch fourth generation.