iPhone needs restart to switch from WiFi to Edge

blakebaxter

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Original poster
Aug 24, 2008
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Whenever I leave a WiFi network, I need to restart my iPhone in order for it to successfully start using the Edge network again. Five bars and the little E show that I am connected to Edge, however, without the restart, the iPhone simply doesn't connect to anything (Mail, Safari, Contacts/ActiveSync Directory search). The little circle spins and spins, the phone heats up, and the battery drains quickly as it continually attempts to negotiate network access.

Once I restart it, Edge is back to normal (meaning painfully slow, but working). I jump on Wifi several times a day, so I am restarting my iPhone several times a day. This started happening recently, I think with either the 2.0 or 2.01 udpate.
 

blakebaxter

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 24, 2008
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Thanks. Reset is what I've been doing. I may take the further step of restoring the phone entirely.
 

waw74

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May 27, 2008
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you might try turning airplane mode off and on, it should be quicker than a full reset.

Not really a solution to the problem, but it might make it a bit less annoying.
 

pabrognara

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Nov 2, 2011
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Hi

I am also facing exactly the same problem as the opener of this thread was. The only difference is the device which is the Iphone 4 and IOS 5.0. If someone has the solution pls write here, coz I´ve just tried everything (except restoring the Iphone) without any success.