iPod Touch losing connection?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gunnersluver, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. gunnersluver macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I had an iPod touch 4th Gen the white one with iOS 5 and I've had a wifi issue, I would notice that I would lose connection on the iPod (on safari and other apps that require internet) but the wifi icon would still be up there.. The only fix was to turn wifi on then turn it back on.. It happened twice or three times in 2 weeks so I returned it and bought another 4th Gen from eBay the black one with iOS 4.2.1 and i just had the same problem today after having it for almost a week. My connection is fine I was using the internet fine on my computer when the issues occurred plus both iPods were running different iOS... So am I the only one who had an issue like this? Or am I just unlucky and bought faulty devices twice?
     
  2. gunnersluver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm they mention the fix that I tried already, just to turn wifi off then back on for it to work.. I guess that's normal but still shouldn't happen in my opinion. Thanks anyway.
     
  3. mmf01 macrumors member

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    If you're restoring from a backup that had the problem, it may be possible you're "restoring" the problem. As a last resort, you could try to setup the device as new device without restoring the backup. This would give you a known good starting point. Give it a day or two and see if the problem occurs. If no problems, the backup is likely corrupt. If it continues to drop, I'd take it back. There is no reason for wifi to drop on a brand new setup/device. I went through this on an iPad replacement (Replaced for another reason) and an exchange was the only solution. Hope this helps.
     
  4. gunnersluver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I had set it up as a new device when I got it, I didn't back it up or anything and it only happened once so far on the new one I got so I'm not sure what the problem could be but the link you provided provides a fix by turning wifi off then back on to fix it. I'm assuming if wifi was faulty it would just not work at all so I'll just use that fix if it happens again I guess. Thanks
     
  5. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    sometimes when I hold it with gloves, and at the top really hard, my wifi disconnects. I wouldn't think your doing that though
     

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