wifi selection grayed out


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
New Jersey
the other day i noticed the wifi selection completely grayed out right from the main screen. anyone know what caused this? a hard reset fixed the issue though. just wondering thanks


macrumors 6502a
Jul 6, 2011
CA Central Coast
Whatever caused it, the hard reset was the right thing to do. If there's been a lot of activity, such as installing or deleting apps, a hard reset gives the device a chance to organize all the changes.

Also, if there are multiple wireless networks available, make sure it's connected to the right one. It may be attempting to connect to another wireless network but doesn't have the password.


macrumors 65816
Sep 7, 2004
I'd DFU Restore and setup as new, if wifi issues persist, head to apple and get a replacement.

Don't hard reset your phone. That's foolish. It's the equivalent of pulling the power plug out of your iMac or mac mini while you're working on it.

Power it down normally by holding the sleep/wake button for 4 seconds and sliding to power off. Don't listen to these people who tell you hard reset your phone every day. They don't know what they're talking about and you'll end up causing far more problems than good.
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