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  • Some Users Experiencing Wi-Fi Problems After Upgrading to iOS 6


    Apple’s iOS 6 release didn’t came and went with a few minor hiccups, most notably an embarrassingly simple Wi-Fi snafu.

    The problem stems from the way mobile Safari handles network verification. In order to connect to a Wi-Fi network through Safari the browser loads a special page, which apparently went down earlier today.

    Based on the claims, the issue has arisen from a network verification process baked into the software, wherein the OS attempts to load a dummy page on Apple.com to detect if a users is connected to a paywalled network. Unfortunately, however, the verification page seems to lead to a 404 error, resulting in an inability to connect to Wi-Fi for many users. — AppleInsider
    The issue plagued iPad and iPhone users alike, but Apple appears to have fixed the issue for most users as the problem was server-side on Apple’s end. However, for those that are still having Wi-Fi troubles heading into your Wi-Fi settings and setting HTTP Proxy to auto is a potential solution. Others have had success simply resetting their network settings.

    Have any MMi readers run into problems after upgrading iOS 6?

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Some Users Experiencing Wi-Fi Problems After Upgrading to iOS 6 started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      ^^^^I'm not reading all of that. My fifth grade edumacation prevents me from doing so.
    1. Retrolock's Avatar
      Retrolock -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Sorry for the rest of the world but, iPhone is a US product. If they want the features they should wait to update.
      I'm from the philippines and Siri now recognizes places of interests here. I haven't tested the turn-by-turn feature though. And I fortunately have not experienced any wifi issues.
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Sorry for the rest of the world but, iPhone is a US product. If they want the features they should wait to update.
      What a daft comment to make. Why would apple release a product elsewhere without all the features enabled? It's like saying people outside the US will have to wait to get bubbles in their coke as its an American product! And maps has been working fine for me in the UK....
    1. garfielgato2's Avatar
      garfielgato2 -
      I just reboot my iPhone 4 and the problem was gone
    1. Svet_boy's Avatar
      Svet_boy -
      iOS 6 works fine in the uk, Siri, maps and camera all work as they should
    1. august2197's Avatar
      august2197 -
      I had the wifi issue. I didn't follow the fix here, but instead went to Settings-->Safari-->Advanced-->Website Data and just clicked on Remove Website Data. It worked for me.
    1. Nintendo Tim's Avatar
      Nintendo Tim -
      I ran into that same issue, but I set HTTP settings to Auto (I didn't put in any URL when it asked) for my home network, and it has been working without any problems since.

      No other network I've tested so far has shown that issue.

      I'm using an iPhone 4, btw.
    1. Saved0ne's Avatar
      Saved0ne -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
      Why has Apple still not enabled Siri on the iPhone 4 and turn by turn on the maps app, when the JB community has proven Siri works on the device with no issues? Looks like I'll still be waiting for a JB before upgrading as I'm sure the community will come up with better solutions and as always show Apple how to do it!!
      That's because it's their third and final device aka most outdated. Just like the 3G didn't have iPhone 4 features. :/
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Had this problem on a 4s. I just waited 20 mins and it connected fine. I wonder how long it’ll be before there are reports for batteries draining fast, it has happened on every one of apple’s big software .0 releases.
      I can say I have seen a vast improvement in battery life since using the GM build of iOS 6 and I've been using 4s just as much and started to use Bluetooth as well, now after a 12 hour day I'm heading home with 70% still avail where as before I would have been looking at only around 35-45% at best. So I'm happy! And I always do a clean install when updating so shouldn't have that as an issue!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Guys, the issue had NOTHING to do with the update or the device itself.

      Apple stupidly deleted the verification page from their web site so when the wifi login portal looked for said page to verify you were online, it was nowhere to be found. They quickly realized this and brought the page back online once everyone started freaking out.

      None of your "fixes" addressed anything since the problem wasn't on your side. So unless you bypassed the portal login (as some did), your "fix" was timed around the same time Apple brought the page back up.
    1. phoenixfire425's Avatar
      phoenixfire425 -
      I had this problem but I am on 5.1.1 and my girlfriend had that problem too 5.0.1. Also my uncle had this issue too but he was on iOS 6 but we were all on the some WiFi. I think Apple F'd something big on this one.

      all well. Everything seems well after about 8PM EST for me. we even tried different wifi's and I tried using PDAnet and MyWi to let the other users connect and the same thing happened.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      I had the wifi issue yesterday evening at around the 7 p.m. hour (EST) on my 4S, "new" iPad, and my wife's 4. I rebooted my wireless router and problem went away.
    1. alirz's Avatar
      alirz -
      even though i could be called an apple fan boy. The more i read about ios 6 flaws, limitations, reduced funtionalities,, just a minor bump is iphone 5 specs and features,, the more i've started to drift away from the iphone now... Even though i had ordered the ipone 5, i just might return it once i get it... I'm hearing nothing good about IOS6 so far.. maps application seems to be pretty crappy from the reviews so far....
      Google maps might be the deciding factor for me to upgrade to ios6 and even iphone 5. I really hope google comes out with a stand alone app.
    1. digitalreflex's Avatar
      digitalreflex -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
      Why has Apple still not enabled Siri on the iPhone 4 and turn by turn on the maps app, when the JB community has proven Siri works on the device with no issues? Looks like I'll still be waiting for a JB before upgrading as I'm sure the community will come up with better solutions and as always show Apple how to do it!!
      To get people like you and I to upgrade our phone to a newer model.
    1. nityanandachandra's Avatar
      nityanandachandra -
      my volume wasn't working with the update. It seems a big buggy. Hard reset seems to help
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quit trolling, y'all.
    1. Bassvictim's Avatar
      Bassvictim -
      I took the update first thing yesterday, and not one issue that I know of. Siri, maps, nav, wifi, panorama- all good.
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      MMS doesnt work, anyone else?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Apple force you to update. You dont have a choice unless you know what you are doing.
      Forced as in today an update to iMovie came out and its for IOS6.0 ONLY. So if you have and use iMovie then you are FORCED to update to IOS6.0
      That's not true. I have iMovie on my iPhone 4S on 5.1.1. I do get a badge that I can update if I want to but no force from apple's side. Matter of fact, i can't even update iMovie coz I'm not on iOS 6.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Saved0ne View Post
      Okay, I have a problem..

      I am on iOS6 (from dev) and i'm on the latest i believe final version, yet I don't have panorama and stuff like that, but it says that i'm all up to date.. can anyone else?
      It has to have a gyroscope, iPad 2 iPhone 4 4s 5 iPad 3

      Also I get this every time I tried to connect to wifi but the problem went away after about 4 times