iPad mini Anyone else's Mini keep disconnecting from WiFi

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  1. HowardSmith, Nov 2, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    My office WiFi runs all of our Apple devices but my new mini keeps loosing connection to my WiFi. Not only does it loose connection but when I reconnect, I have to keep putting in the password!

    Any suggestions?
  2. macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    I'm sorry you are having issues - very frustrating. Have you upgraded it to iOS 6.0.1? It includes "Improved Wifi Quality" as a bug fix.

    More detail here:


    And a MacRumor's personal user experience here:


    I guess there is a lot of discussion concerning wifi issues on the iPhone 5 MacRumors pages. You might search there if updating to iOS 6.0.1 doesn't work. I'm still waiting on UPS for my mini.
  3. macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2005
    Yes. And I can't upgrade to 6.0.1 because wifi keeps disconnecting. I am not, however, requested to enter my credentials each re-connect.
  4. macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Thought I was the only one. I'm running latest software too.
  5. macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I'm not having any problems so far but check your router just in case
  6. macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
    Kind of here and I'm on 6.0.1 and its not losing signal it's just getting to 1 bar with my airport in the next room which is not normal.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    It works perfectly with my other two iPads and iMac, without flaw. Will see if it does the same with the home WiFi, if it does I will get it replaced. Has not done it in over an hour.

    Really liking the little bugger!:p


    One of the first things I did was to download the new software. It did with out disconnecting but then did while downloading my apps multiple times. This is what really puzzles me is that I have to keep typing in my password
  8. macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2010
    Plug in and upgrade over wire via iTunes.
  9. macrumors regular


    May 27, 2008
    I am having issues with my iPad mini and I have upgraded to the latest OS.
  10. macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    Hmm. I'm still waiting on UPS. If it works out of the box, I will probably wait before updating. Thanks for the information.
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    Is it disconnecting? If so are you having to re enter your password each time?
  12. macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2010
    I've had mine on for a couple of hours at work using wifi with no issues.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I too am having some issues with my new iPad mini. I've never had an issue with any of my apple products before. I am using an older Express router that has been iffy lately and I thought that was the issue. Now I'm worried. In the apple store I had a bit of an issue with my mini downloading songs from iTunes Match too.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    No problems so far, I upgraded it out of the box.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    No problems after 3 hours and I only just now upgraded to 6.0.1
  16. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2005
    No problems with mines I'm tethering off my galaxy tab 7.7 right now but will see how it works when I get home.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    I had few problems on iOS 6.0 but its been much better on iOS 6.0.1
  18. macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    this doesn't happen with my iPhone or MacBook.
  19. macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2007
    Make sure the network is secured using WPA or WPA2. Anything newer than 2006 or so seems to have issues with WEP. Also: WEP sucks.
  20. macrumors 603


    Oct 5, 2008
    Nope. The first thing I did was upgrade to 6.0.1.
  21. macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2009
    Two hours since iPad mini joined my Apple Extreme Base Station, it has been disconnected twice (on iOS 6). And oddly enough, one of my mac, the MacBook Air, Which has been the closest to the mini, also experienced wifi issues, twice. It has never happened before. While trying to turn its wifi on and off, I noticed the MBA wifi icon became gray with an exclamation mark, without asking password. I have restarted the MBA and will see if it happens again.

    Kind of worrying......
  22. macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2012
    I have the same problem with my new iPad 2


    Did anyone find a solution to this problem? I have the same problem but with an ipad 2. Basically I could go for many hours without losing my wifi connection, but then I can go through a period of a few hours where the connection just keeps going.

    It is odd as the iPad appears as though it is connected, but I am unable to connect to the Internet, or any other device on my network. I am even unable to access the admin screen for the router itself.

    Usually I find that if I turn off wifi and then turn it back on again I will be fine for a while.

    We have 2 laptops, 2 iPhones, plus a couple of other wireless devices that all work fine. My iPad is on the latest iOS (6.0.1) and I have an up to date router (BT Home Hub 3).

    Just to emphasise the problem:The iPad thinks it is connected to the wifi, the wifi symbol in top left hand corner shows a full strength signal and according to the settings screen the iPad is connected to the right wifi, and yet any attempt to access either the Internet, other devices within the LAN (home network) such as a NAS drive, or even the admin screen of the router itself just results in a time out.

    So does anyone have a solution for this, or will I have to return the iPad and get a Samsung Galaxy instead?
  23. macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    I have also been suffering this. Upgraded to iOS 6.0.2 and it was much worse, disconnecting far more frequently and draining the battery more rapidly.

    As I have an iOS dev account I have access to 6.1 which I installed and it is now back to the same as on 6.01. Seems that it will stay connected for quite a while and then randomly disconnects while asleep (although re-connects again without issue when you switch on).

    This should be solved in a future iOS update.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2014
    North Queensland
    I have the same problem, apparently it is common with the mini and so far apple refuses to recognise the problem.
    Only started few days ago and now seems to happen after a few minutes.
    Ipad is only about four months old, I bought it for my christmas present, beats socks and ties hands down.

    Just updated to latest IOS so I will advise if it fails again.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2014
    North Queensland
    Still loosing connection

    I upgraded to the latest IOS and it still drops out. Wish apple would fix this, most annoying. Iphone works fine as does my macbbok pro.
    Just mini has mini connection time.

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