iPad Air Wifi Issues

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  1. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    My iPad Air recently loses connection with my wifi. It only works again when I reboot iPad.

    Is this a Router issue or an IOS 8 issue?

    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Seems to be an ios8 issue. Same problem here. As a possible temporary workaround, try switching your router to 2.4Ghz instead of 5G.
     
  3. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!
     
  4. lugworm macrumors 6502

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    Same in the UK mate !
     
  5. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Try changing your 5GHz frequency/channel to a higher one. Worked for me.
     
  6. Blueinternet42 macrumors newbie

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    Happens on my iPad Mini Retina too - after the upgrade :(

    Assume there will be a patch soon.:apple::apple:
     
  7. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Just in case people haven't tried this yet, do a Reset Network Settings and see what happens. This has helped people with connectivity issues before. You'll have to re enter credentials and all that but that shouldn't be a big deal.

    Can't hurt.
     
  8. Blueinternet42 macrumors newbie

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    I tried that - the solution (for now) apparently appears to be either use 2.4GHz on the router, or if on 5GHz switch to a higher channel -

    I did that and the iPad is now OK - however last night the Macbook Pro kept dropping out :roll eyes: - keeping my eye on it!:D
     
  9. theBostonian Suspended

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    I can no longer wirelessly sync with my iTunes since iOS 8. iPhone 5 works but my Air seems to struggle; a reboot helps but it's not very ideal.

    I've reset network settings and disabled handoff but to no avail.
     
  10. frankdogg macrumors 6502

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    i too lose connection to my Airport Extreme on my Air. All the other devices connected to the same router have no issues what-so-ever. I'm assuming this is an iOS 8 issue.
     
  11. bridgesldn macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here!

    First started with iOS8, I took the iPad back down to 7.1.2 but the problem still persisted! Now back to 8.0.2 with same issue. Not really sure where to go next with this, hoping a future update sorts it!
     
  12. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I've got this as well on iOS 8. Seems to work alright if I turn off wifi, then turn it back on, but it will eventually disconnect or stop loading again.
     
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  14. Rich74 macrumors regular

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    Yep, my iPad air does it too.

    Also UK based fwiw.
     
  15. Serban Suspended

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    it is an iOS8 issue with wifi and 5ghz..wait tight for iOS 8.1
     
  16. Blueinternet42 macrumors newbie

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    Or as I said above. Switch router to higher channels. That sorted my issue.
     
  17. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    I don't usually complain about iOS 8 or any iOS for that matter. But this upgrade for me personally has been the worst. I constantly drop Wi-Fi signal and the only way to get it back is either reboot or turn Wi-Fi on and off. It's getting so frustrating that more often than not I start reaching for my MacBook.

    Edit: how do you change the channel with AirPort Extreme to something higher?
     
  18. Blueinternet42 macrumors newbie

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    If you can't change the channel drop back to 2.4GHz for now..... that also fixes the issue.
     
  19. marioguarneros macrumors regular

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    Same here, iPad air keeps disconnecting from Wifi. I can try to adjust the channels and all that at home in my Extreme base station but right now I'm in a hotel and it keeps disconnecting me.

    Needless to say it is extremely annoying. I hope they patch this soon.
     
  20. milezone macrumors newbie

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    Sent my in for replacement, 2nd one does the same thing. Senior Tech at Apple tells me there is no issues that they are aware of, and my best bet is to return for refund as they have no "fixes or changes" as they are not aware of any problems.

    So thinking mine is going back, will stick with my ipad 3, maybe it is time to try those galaxy or nexon tabs
     
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