iPhone 5 / ios6.0.1 - Wifi icon missing

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by rantzzz, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. rantzzz
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    Hi guys,

    Been experiencing an issue whereby I am connected to wifi but the Wifi icon is missing. A restart of the phone fixes it, but it has been recurring quite frequently and I am tired of restarting the phone everytime this happens

    When this problem happens, I am still able to surf on the wifi network, it's just that the wifi icon is missing from the status bar

    Any clue?
     
  2. Tyler23
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    Just to get this out of the way; are you jailbroken?
     
  3. adm.hpe
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    How do you know you are connected when the icon is missing. This might sound stupid, but could your Wifi be dropping out?
     
  4. rantzzz
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    I am not jailbroken

    I know i am connected because i can surf the net even when i switch off cellular data. there are no symbols of LTE or wifi yet i can surf net. thats how i know i am connected
     
  5. MxMxM
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    I have the same problem.

    Same issue.
    WiFi icon is gone. It shows 4G instead.
    However, when I go to WiFi in Settings, it shows that I am connected to my WiFi network.
    To double check, I used the app "Fing" to scan my network. (It shows all the devices on the network.) It doesn't work when connected to AT&T 4G. So, in my test, it shows all the devices of my WiFi network as I expect.

    iTunes says my software is current.

    Rebooting does make the icon reappear. I just tested this, so I don't know if it will last.
     
  6. physicsdude1
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  8. chrisu91
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    Are you connected to a 2.4ghz or 5ghz network?
     
  9. isova
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    I had the same issue. The wifi icon came back on my iPhone after I deleted few unwanted applications. I had a lot of apps and was doing cleanup. You can give it a shot and see if it helps.
     

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