iPhone iPhone 5 isn't automatically using WiFi

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by youradhere4222, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. youradhere4222 macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2007
    I'm using my iPhone 5 on my school's network and it works fine. But each time I power up the phone I need to go into settings and select the network for it to use it.

    I want it to use WiFi by default over cellular data. Is this something to do with the network or does it relate to iOS?
  2. MozMan68 macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2010
    Right here...
    Your school's network is probably set up so you are forced to sign in every time. A lot of public/guest networks are set up like that so people are not connected all of the time.

    I've been on networks that kick you off after an hour and don't automatically re-connect.
  3. youradhere4222 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2007
    My Android didn't have that problem staying connected to it.
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    I think others are having the same problem you are. I'd search the forums for other threads I remember seeing at least three others. I don't remember seeing a solution yet that works for everyone.
  5. Joesmith13245 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    I am having same issue. With attwifi access. It will not automatically connect when phone reboots.

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