iPhone needs restart to switch from WiFi to Edge

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by blakebaxter, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. blakebaxter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    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.
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
  3. blakebaxter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    Thanks. Reset is what I've been doing. I may take the further step of restoring the phone entirely.
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    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.
  5. pabrognara macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011

    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.

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