Strange WiFi issue.

Tadros86

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So I've had my iPhone 5 since Monday, and I LOVE IT! The Wifi has been blazing fast, as well as the LTE, but there seems to be a strange problem when I turn WiFi off. When I switch it back on, it says it's connected, but nothing works. I then am forced to turn off my iPhone and turn it back on, and then the WiFi works perfectly again. Could this be a software problem, I doubt it's hardware if it's working fine until I toggle that setting switch.

Has anyone else had this same problem?
 

stridemat

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So I've had my iPhone 5 since Monday, and I LOVE IT! The Wifi has been blazing fast, as well as the LTE, but there seems to be a strange problem when I turn WiFi off. When I switch it back on, it says it's connected, but nothing works. I then am forced to turn off my iPhone and turn it back on, and then the WiFi works perfectly again. Could this be a software problem, I doubt it's hardware if it's working fine until I toggle that setting switch.

Has anyone else had this same problem?
Have you tried resetting the network settings on your phone and then adding them again?
 
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mac.fanatic

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So I've had my iPhone 5 since Monday, and I LOVE IT! The Wifi has been blazing fast, as well as the LTE, but there seems to be a strange problem when I turn WiFi off. When I switch it back on, it says it's connected, but nothing works. I then am forced to turn off my iPhone and turn it back on, and then the WiFi works perfectly again. Could this be a software problem, I doubt it's hardware if it's working fine until I toggle that setting switch.

Has anyone else had this same problem?
It's possible it may be a software issue. I have an iPod Touch 4th Generation and after updating to iOS 6, I have experienced the same thing. It happens about once a week. Hopefully this is something that will be sorted out in updates.
 
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chibri

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Same thing been happening to me too.... Since it works for a while then stops (unless you turn wifi off and on), I am also guessing software related and I am awaiting the update.
 
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Tadros86

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Its driving me nuts.
It happens like 2-3 times a day with me and turning wifi off and on again doesnt make a difference.
Sucks.
At least I'm not the only person with this problem. I thought I was losing my mind. Aren't they supposedly fixing this in iOS 6.1 though? I really hope so. It's such a stupid problem that literally makes no sense.
 
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Applejuiced

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At least I'm not the only person with this problem. I thought I was losing my mind. Aren't they supposedly fixing this in iOS 6.1 though? I really hope so. It's such a stupid problem that literally makes no sense.
Yes, with 6.0.1 soon I hope.
I just happened to me an hour ago again. I connected to an open wifi, and while it worked very fast for a minute or 2 then it stop completely getting any data.
 
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