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Old Sep 22, 2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 keeps dropping Wi-Fi

Hi all, got two iPhone 5's on friday, one for me, one for wifey, both keep dropping wifi. Sometimes either takes a few hours, or if i just move out of wifi area it wont connect again.

anyone else got issues, seems strange that both do it.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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my iphone hold wifi way better than my old lg android but yeah it drops now and then though it really depends on a lot of things all my housemates complain from weak wifi aswell

btw my macbook holds like a champ with full signal
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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My Iphone 5 has been dropping Wifi and switching to 4g

Sometimes when I unlock the phone the Wifi is working and sometimes its on 4G cellular data. Even when iam right next to the Wifi base station.


I have to go into setting and manually turn the wifi back on.

Its annoying, been trying everything to make it stop.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Same thing happened to me Saturday morning for an hour or two. Reset router and everything's been good since.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:27 PM   #5
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Ive tried reseting network connections on both phones and reseting the wifi router, both keep dropping it or not reconnecting. Its rather annoying
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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Tried forgetting network and then logging into network anew? Or is that what you meant by resetting network connections on both iPhones?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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I suspect my new iphone 5 of causing my wireless to crash about every 20 minutes or so. I'm on it now with wifi turned off on my phone. I'm going to see if it crashes again.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:40 PM   #8
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Same here. It's giving me problems with every wifi I tried today.
Something is not right.
Everyone else connects to those routers fine but the i5 is the only one having issues.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:41 PM   #9
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No, i hadnt tried that. I actually done the full network reset, by going to 'setting/general/reset/reset network connections'

Weird, cant seem to find 'forget network' in there, has it been removed in ios6??
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:44 PM   #10
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hey guys.

i'm having this problem again

all i did was "reset network settings", working so far.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:47 PM   #11
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If it works on other apple devices your iPhone needs replaced at apple. I had that problem yesterday and the replacement phone is working awesome on wifi! In my case Bluetooth was also affected(poor range)
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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If it works on other apple devices your iPhone needs replaced at apple. I had that problem yesterday and the replacement phone is working awesome on wifi! In my case Bluetooth was also affected(poor range)
Hi KW, they will replace the phone if it is having this problem? what if it suddenly decides to 'work' over there?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:02 PM   #13
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taking for forever to get my music DL from music match on cloud via wifi.. best I can tell looks be copying files really quickly and then all sudden comes to a hail.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:17 PM   #14
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I'm pretty sure that it is an iOS 6 issue. The same thing is happening both on my iPad 3 and iPhone5.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:20 PM   #15
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Hi KW, they will replace the phone if it is having this problem? what if it suddenly decides to 'work' over there?
I told them the problem I was having and they made me a genius apt to get it replaced. No problem what so ever
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:20 PM   #16
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I'm pretty sure that it is an iOS 6 issue. The same thing is happening both on my iPad 3 and iPhone5.
It's been happening on my iPad also.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:20 PM   #17
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No, i hadnt tried that. I actually done the full network reset, by going to 'setting/general/reset/reset network connections'

Weird, cant seem to find 'forget network' in there, has it been removed in ios6??
Settings > Wi-Fi > Name of your network > Blue Arrow at right > Forget this Network (immediate top of page)

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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:20 PM   #18
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I'm pretty sure that it is an iOS 6 issue. The same thing is happening both on my iPad 3 and iPhone5.
Yep. Husband just came in and asked if I was "hogging" wifi. His Ip4 keeps losing it.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:29 PM   #19
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If it works on other apple devices your iPhone needs replaced at apple. I had that problem yesterday and the replacement phone is working awesome on wifi! In my case Bluetooth was also affected(poor range)
It worked before and sometimes it connects then cuts out and stops receiving data all of a sudden.
I dont think its a hardware problem but most likely a software issue that needs an update from Apple.
If for every glitch we ran to Apple for a replacement I'd have to move in there
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:41 PM   #20
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Settings > Wi-Fi > Name of your network > Blue Arrow at right > Forget this Network (immediate top of page)
its not there on my iphone 5
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You only get the blue arrow and next screen if you're connected to your Wi-Fi.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:16 AM   #22
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yeah i know, i can connect and then it shows, but then it just eventually disconnects again. Plus the forget network isnt htere on the i5, it is on the i4 on ios6 though
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:23 AM   #23
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yeah i know, i can connect and then it shows, but then it just eventually disconnects again. Plus the forget network isnt htere on the i5, it is on the i4 on ios6 though
My directions were given while looking at the Settings of my new iPhone 5.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 01:03 AM   #24
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iphone keep dropping wifi and keeps asking for password!

My I phone 5 keeps dropping the wifi connection. Then when I go to reconnect it keeps asking for the password again as if I'm connecting for the first time. I tried the resetting of all network hardware, hard reset of the iphone itself. It seems to have varying lengths of time before it drops the connection with varying wifi connections, i.e. different routers with different services. At work it seemed to work after I reset all the network hardware, but at home it keeps the connection for about 10-20 minutes and then it's back to reconnecting and reentering the password. I have an Ipad 3, iPod 4th gen, 3 Macbook Pros (the new retina, 2yr old 17 inch, and 3yr old 15 inch). All these devices work great with my router. I never had a problem with the router itself only problems with Comcast internet service on a very seldom intermittent basis. I have updated all iOS devices to the new iOS6 and the only one having problems is the iPhone 5. This leads me to believe that either this is a hardware issue in the new iPhone, or some sort of software issue related to iphone 5 specific hardware. Maybe some sort of driver for new hardware only the iphone 5 has. Hopefully, it's a bug in the software and will be addressed in an upcoming update. I hate going and making an appointment with the "Genius" bar and going to the store. The whole reason I am a big fan of apple products is their reliability and ingenuity. The only times that I had apple products fail on me were when I had older iPods 2-3 years old. That I can understand but when you purchase what basically turns out to be a $1000 phone, I expect much more. I spend this money because their products make my life easier and more productive, but if I have to enter a password 20 times a day, it makes my blood boil. I think this problem is common enough to where it apple will make some sort of announcement and address the issue.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:08 PM   #25
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Same exact issue as jmlee523. Works, then drops wireless and then asks for password with new iPhone 5 running iOS 6.
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