iPhone 5 Wi-fi

Holden Caulfiel

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 18, 2013
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I keep having trouble with my wifi and I wanted to know if anyone else has had the same problems or know any solutions.

I can connect to a network the first time no problem, but if I leave that wifi then come back my phone won't connect. I have to "forget" the network then re-enter the password every time. Its annoying.

Any help would be great. I'm not really able to make it to the genius bar for help for another few weeks so i'd like to be able to fix it on my own.
 

darster

Suspended
Aug 25, 2011
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Do you have "Ask to join network" turned off? If yes, have you rebooted phone? If yes, go into settings, general and reset network setting. If it still doesnt work, connect to itunes and restore as new. Apple will make you do that anyway.
 

Holden Caulfiel

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 18, 2013
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Thanks Darster,
Unfortunately I've done all that. Seems it must be something a little bit more serious. :(
I suppose I just have to wait until I get close to an Apple store again.
 

radioking

macrumors regular
Nov 5, 2012
177
35
I'm not sure if this is the same problem I had but it sounds similar. Mine was solved by not selecting the network from the list, but selecting "Other..." and entering the network name and password manually.
 

nwmtnbiker

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Apr 5, 2011
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Fidalgo Island
By chance are you using an AirPort Extreme? I was having the same sort of problem but was resolved with an update the other day. You have to manually check for updates...
 

chuffman15

macrumors regular
Sep 30, 2011
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Martinsburg, WV
i had the same problem with my wifes iPhone 5. returned it before the 14 day grace period. got a new one. had them check to make sure the wifi was active before i left. hopefully you can return yours