Wifi issues 8.1.1...

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by geeshiet, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. geeshiet macrumors member

    May 26, 2014
    (iPhone 5s) It seems that my wifi slows down on me... For example when I was on pandora the music stopped playing and I noticed that there was a message saying "limited network connection ... Buffering." This was the first time it buffers on me... Also when watching videos on YouTube, buffers. I'm getting really frustrated with this, thinking about getting a replacement. But before I do that is there any solutions to this or fixes? Thanks.
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Could it be your ISP? I find using Google's DNS instead of my ISP's helps tremendously with YouTube.
  3. aidenh37 macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Just for the heads up if he doesn't know: Google's DNS is and Correct em if I'm wrong.


    Also, wouldn't know of any Wifi problems in 8.1.1. I am still on 8.1 for jailbreak.
  4. Kurios2 macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2012
    The update 8.1.1 caused my iphone 6 to buffer you tube videos. Some of the posts on here are helpful, however, none of them fixed my problem. I'm pretty optimistic and sure Apple will fix it. We're not the only ones with this annoying bug.
  5. geeshiet thread starter macrumors member

    May 26, 2014
  6. Old Time Ford macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2014
    Turn off cellular data while you are connected to your own or local WIFI.

    Settings>Cellular>turn off cellular data

    Turn cellular data back on when you get out of WIFI range.

    I found that WIFI and cellular data do not like to play together at the same time nicely.
  7. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    That's a huge hassle. Not really a solution. I can't really see myself doing this everytime.
  8. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2009
    Awesome tip....thanks!
  9. Old Time Ford macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2014
    It is a hassle, but my WIFI drops out and does not reconnect. Apple needs to fix this problem.

    My guess is there a data buffer that is used between WIFI and cellular data that does not share well when both systems are turned on together.

    I figure it is less of a hassle than turning "airplane mode" on / off or "forgetting network" and then reconnecting every few hours.
  10. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    This is what I've had to on my 6 plus. I would have thought all these updates like 8.1 and 8.1.1 would solve the wifi issues. This also means you can't receive mms messages and visual voicemail. I hope Apple finally fixes this with 8.2. This only happens to my iPhone when I haven't used it in a while I guess the wifi goes to sleep.
  11. jfischer macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2014
    Just got a new 6+, and my WiFi drops out too. Might hold for 3-4 hours, but if it sits unused for more than that the WiFi is gone. Indicator still shows full bars, but there is no networking.

    This is really annoying. As much as I like the new phone, if this WiFi issue isn't fixed soon I will probably end returning this phone and going back to Android. Never had any WiFi issues whatsoever on my GS4.
  12. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2013
    Not upgrading to 8.1.1 thanks, Wifi on 8.1 works just fine for me. :cool:
  13. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    I was hoping to downgrade to 8.1 but Apple is no longer signing it. Guess I'll have to wait until 8.2 comes out.
  14. Ericbe59 macrumors member


    Dec 23, 2013
    WiFried... if it works on 8.1.1. It fixed my wifi issues in 8.1.
  15. gaanee macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2011
  16. TeToslaw macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2013
  17. MartyCan macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    I get times when WiFi seems to drop even on my iPads which do not have cellular. This is a problem in iOs 8.1.1.
  18. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Yep, not going guinea pig for weeks.
  19. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I get dodgy wifi issues on 8.1.1. It looks like he did some good work to track this down but it doesn't appear to apply in my case. I tried his test of pulling up Control Panel whilst speed testing and it did not degrade my connection.
  20. Morac macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2009

    For iOS 8.1.1 he said Air Drop needed to be on.
  21. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    That's precisely what I was testing.
  22. ckisgen macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014

    The Control Center test didn't seem to affect me either but after installing WiFried - I can say it made a big difference to my overall WiFi experience. I didn't even really think I had much issue with WiFi (was blaming the apps..like Tapatalk.. or had just gotten used to that being how it is) but I can see now just how much lag I had before and how much better it is now.
  23. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    My wifi issues have gotten much better. So far 5+ days. Before I had to disable cellular data when on wifi. I recently got my sim card swapped out for a new one since I was having a no sim error. Since then no issues. I wonder if it has anything to do with it or its just a coincidence.
  24. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    Just to add my 2¢ worth. I've been having WiFi issues on both my 4S & my iPad Air 2 since updating to 8x. Just like the WiFi on Yosemite on OSX. Seems the need some new WiFi developers all around.

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