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iOS 6 Wi-Fi Issues Leave Users Disconnected



It appears that some iPhone and iPad users who upgraded to iOS 6 last week are still experiencing issues connecting to Wi-Fi.

AppleInsider discovered a 91 page thread, a thread that is still growing, that has surfaced on Apple’s forums and it details the Wi-Fi issues that iOS 6 owners have run into since installing the new software.

Many users are saying that the Wi-Fi option is simply grayed out which means they are unable to connect to their home or even a foreign Wi-Fi network. Other users in the thread are saying that they are able to enable Wi-Fi in iOS 6’s settings but are still unable to gain access to any Wi-Fi network. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Wi-Fi is the only issue plaguing iPhone and iPad owners.

In addition, it appears that others are seeing issues with Bluetooth where their device can’t recognize other devices and instead, just show the spinning wheel.

Read: How to Fix Wi-Fi Issues in iOS 6.


iOS 6 users are still reporting Wi-Fi issues in iOS 6.

The issues don’t appear to be connected to the iPhone 5 only as owners of various other iOS 6 devices are reporting these issues as well. And given that the thread is 91 pages long, it appears that these are issues afflicting many owners.

I haven’t experienced any of these issues on my iPhone 3GS with iOS 6 or my iPhone 5 with iOS 6. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi function as normal.

It does appear that Apple is aware of the issues, not surprising given how long the thread is, but there is no telling how long a fix, if there is one, might take.

In the meantime, those experiencing the issue should take a look at the fixes that we brought to surface last week when the Wi-Fi issues first surfaced. If the fixes work, this will help prevent users from going over tiered data limits.

Read: 10 Reasons to Upgrade to iOS 6.

Last week, users were experiencing difficulties with Wi-Fi and were being re-routed to a non-functioning Apple webpage when trying to connect to Wi-Fi.

However, that was discovered to be an issue on Apple’s end and it appeared that the problem was fixed. That doesn’t appear to be the case though the fixes may, at least temporarily, help users fix the issue.

Have you been experiencing Wi-Fi issues in iOS 6?



  1. Jeremy

    09/27/2012 at 9:07 am

    My Wifi issue is that it doesn’t display the Wi-Fi symbol when its connected. It is driving me crazy because I think mt network is down at home…

  2. tpm40

    09/27/2012 at 9:43 am

    Huh, that’s funny. You failed to mention this in your ten reasons to upgrade to ios 6 article.

  3. Chris

    10/03/2012 at 11:05 am

    I have lost connection many times since the upgrade

  4. AngeLee

    10/19/2012 at 7:29 am

    itouch is still having problems with wi-fi in all areas with wifi.. when it connects, it gets disconnected in less than 5 minutes. when is the next iOS update??? wifi connectivity is useless!!!?

  5. Rick Brown

    10/24/2012 at 2:41 pm

    I have a n Iphone 3gs and everything works perfectly after 6.0 except I can not get onto wifi. It normally would get a screen asking for password but it never reaches that stage hence no wifi.I have tried restting everything still no luck

  6. gilesey

    01/01/2013 at 5:46 pm

    My iPhone 4s only started exhibiting intermittent success/failure connecting to my wifi recently. I’ve had the 6.0.1 software update for a while, but exactly what’s been described in the forums is now happening. Combinations of rebooting the phone, playing with airplane mode and rebooting my gateway/clearing network settings suddenly make things happy for a few hours but it fails again later.
    Eventually it gives up connecting/disconnecting rapidly then the Wifi on/off button is totally disabled.
    I’ve not tried the formal steps yet.. I will tomorrow.

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