iPad mini WiFi inconsistency

Discussion in 'iPad' started by noobinator, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    I have an ipad mini w/ retina 16gb wifi only.

    Since I have gotten it, the wifi has been spotty at best. I know it's the ipad because my imac and iphone seem to work fine when the mini just hangs when trying to load webpages. When it hangs, i can restart the ipad and it works fine. It is so annoying having to restart it all the time.

    If I use it a few hours, I'd probably have to restart every 30-45 minutes. I've tried restoring and setting up as new to no avail.

    Is this a known problem or should I take it in?
  2. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    I had some issues when first got the Air. Using AirPort Extreme, needed to reboot the router and that solved my problems. Also make sure you have latest router software installed.
  3. qua macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Same, but fixed it

    Mine began with one of those incremental updates to the system. It worked fine at home with the Airport, but very spotty anywhere else. Backed up on iTunes – did a restore to factory settings (this with the updates included) – then did a full restore. Took a while, but solved all my problems.
  4. qua macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2006

    Not working again with non-Airport wifi - Apple help made ma an appointment at Apple Store after running all efforts. That's Thursday.
  5. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    Have you tried resetting network settings? (Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings)
  6. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Thought I would add here and save opening a new thread, but my iPad Mini retina 32GB WiFi only model has been having issues. It for instance can't play a You Tube video smoothly, it tops and buffers or reduces the quality, everything else works fine plus it does it at my home AND at work on 5GHZ and 2.4GHZ networks.
    It will also drop the network too.

    I read around and it seems this was a known issue to an extent, does getting a replacement fix it? Kinda makes it a nice doorstop when the WiFi isn't working.

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