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If you HAVEN'T updated to I0S6 thingy on your iPhone is it refusing to connect to your WiFi?

(31 Posts)
HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 18:29:24

Or is it just me and random other bloke I spoke to today have this issue?

HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 22:56:48

Cheers Rusty. That's helped, 'specially as I could connect to o2 wifi fine out and about but nowt else. Spoken to another IT bod. Turns out I'm not imagining it, but only some phones are affected.

RustyBear Sat 10-Nov-12 22:54:11

It's an iPhone 4, on O2, model MC603B, running iOS5.1.1(9B206)

Since Sunday I have connected to my home wifi (Orange), paid-for wifi in a Travelodge, free O2 wifi in a pub on several different days, free wifi in another pub I'm now staying in (bt) and bt wifi in my Dad's house. With the Travelodge wifi I had to login each time before using it, but the connection was there straightaway, and it picked up the O2 in the pub immediately each time (after my first login)

When I arrived at the second pub last night it picked up the wifi immediately (I've stayed here before and it remembers the password each time) and switched to my Dad's wifi when I arrived at his house, and back again to the pub when I came back. No problems at all (except when my sister accidentally unplugged my Dad's bt box!)

Mine's a 4 using 5.1.1 on Giffgaff (O2) with no problems.

HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 20:27:02

Arthur and Rusty, which model phone do you have?

RustyBear Sat 10-Nov-12 20:14:46

My iPhone 4 has connected to five different wifis with no problems at all this week, and I haven't updated to ios6 yet - I'm on 5.1.1

ArthurShappey Sat 10-Nov-12 20:10:32

I haven't updated and my connection to wifi is absolutely fine.

HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 20:09:53

I have never updated mine either.

But I now have speed and connectivity back. I wonder if it is a 3G / 3Gs issue?

picturesinthefirelight Sat 10-Nov-12 20:08:57

I've not updated and have had probs.

I don't know passwords to wifi though as dh keeps changing them for "severity" & keeps forgetting them.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 20:07:45

I've never updated mine, and I've had it well over a year. Never updated any of my others either. I haven't got any problems with connecting to my wifi. In fact I never have any problems with it, possibly because I don't bother updating it?!

I'm a shit iPhone user!

maxmillie Sat 10-Nov-12 20:06:34

iPhone 5 issue maybe?

maxmillie Sat 10-Nov-12 20:04:54

I have iPhone 4S and haven't got around to updating yet and mine is on my wifi ok

DoodleAlley Sat 10-Nov-12 20:00:38

Oh that's interesting.

Will talk to DH who is in 'the know' about this sort of thing.

Determined not to update though!

HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 19:56:20

This has made me decide finally to get an S3. I don't like being told what to do.

HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 19:40:44

Have updated and miraculously I have connectivity again hmm

AIBU to think Apple are gits?

PrincessSymbian Sat 10-Nov-12 19:14:05

I have no software update within my settings, oh well!

HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 18:48:24

Ruled out router as cause.

Rebooting my router or resetting network settings on phone helps temporarily.

But then it starts again.

I can only get wifi if I stand next to the router.

It's wank.

frazzlerock Sat 10-Nov-12 18:46:20

Go into Settings, General, Software Update

PrincessSymbian Sat 10-Nov-12 18:45:22

But how do you update your ios? Someone let me in on this archane knowledge!

noblegiraffe Sat 10-Nov-12 18:45:16

My iPhone 4 is fine, I'm with tesco/O2. I couldn't download the update even if I wanted to (which I don't) because I don't have any space left!

Jins Sat 10-Nov-12 18:43:14

I have this occasionally. I haven't updated and I have a 3 gs and bt as my provider.

Rebooting my router usually sorts it out

HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 18:42:11

Not case here, had the same case since I got the phone over two years ago.

frazzlerock Sat 10-Nov-12 18:40:31

I had this very problem! I couldn't D/L it without being connected to wifi.
I googled and someone said it was the case they had on it.
I took my new (very cheap Hennes) case off and hey presto. I connected to my wifi.
Very strange considering wifi can travel through concrete and metal confused

Oh, and I now have iOS6 and haven't noticed anything different yet...

HoneyDragon Sat 10-Nov-12 18:40:25

That's what I was doing WhoKnows but my wifi keeps getting jiggered and the friggin' thing keeps telling me to update.

I am on 3gs, don't know if that makes a difference.

If updating will fix it, I'd do it, but it could make it worse.

Susieloo Sat 10-Nov-12 18:36:37

After I updated I got a text from Vodafone and I followed the link and it did something technical re my wifi I think, I then had to go back into settings and choose my wifi and re-enter the password.

Mine's fine, I usually ignore updates for a few weeks while they iron out the bugs.

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