iOS5 - Wifi & Bluetooth connection problems - 3GS

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  1. Sweeperdk macrumors regular

    Sweeperdk

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    #1
    Hey all,

    A quick (and odd) question here.

    A colleague has an iPhone 3GS, and just recently upgraded to iOS5.

    Everything works as intended, but for two things: Wifi and Bluetooth.

    It is as if the range for the connection has been shortened massively, bluetooth is down below 1 meter, Wifi 2 to 3 meters as far as I remember.

    Has anyone else experienced this? And furthermore, does anyone have an idea what causes this (and is there a solution?)?

    We're quite sure it's a software issue...
     
  2. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    A lot inc myself are having the same WiFi trouble after iOS 5 update. And it's not just a 3GS problem, our 4 does the same thing. Apple def fudged something up in the software. B/c my 3GS is jailbroken and I downgraded back to check from my ssh blobs and WiFi works fine, install iOS 5 and WiFi sucks donkey balls. Here's my thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1272250&highlight=

    I can't get a signal unless I'm like right next to my router. Only problem is Apple won't acknowledge the issue. Even my Apple store said they've had quite a few complaints after the update.

    check this thread too:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3381610?start=195&tstart=0

    Also even my 3G signal is screwy now, instead of full bars, with iOS 5 it hovers between 2-3 bars.
     
  3. Leslie Barbaro macrumors newbie

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    Same issues here. Please let apple know about the issues here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    At some point they're going to have to acknowledge and deal with this. I've been thinking I should tweet Howard Stern (a new Mac user) and see if we can get him to get something done. :)
     
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

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  5. Leslie Barbaro macrumors newbie

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    It's not a hardware issue. Many people using different phones have reported the same issues... only after upgrading to iOS5.
     
  6. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Yes, a ton of people had a hardware fault out of nowhere while coincidentally installing iOS 5 lol . 100% not hardware, I even replaced the #6 cable just incase but didn't change anything.

    I downgraded my 3GS back to os's 3 and 4 since I still have old bootram, WiFi works fine on those. Go back to iOS 5 and WiFi doesn't work. Proves right there it's not a hardware issue. iPhone 4 is affected too since my 4 does the same thing, but seems majority have the 3GS with the issue.

    Plain in simple Apple has a major flaw in iOS 5 causing this, and they won't acknowledge it. I even sent them a detailed response regarding downgrading back and showing how the phone works fine, and only to issue arise when running iOS 5.

    Why others have no trouble and others do, no clue... doesn't make sense.
     

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