iPhone 5 wireless issues

Inquiring minds want to know… Is anyone else experiencing this?

First, it was Barry’s new iPhone 5 he had just picked up… It said it was connected to our many wifi hotspots in the house, but the signal wasn’t actually connected. So, he took it back to the Apple Store, and the friendly guys in blue immediately replaced it.

Now, mine is doing it. It’s been fine since I got it in late October, but now, when I absolutely don’t have time to be messing around, it decides it doesn’t want to play nice.

How extremely annoying.

Thankfully, I have six gigs of data on my plan, so I can afford to wait until after my last exam on June 8th to go in and get it replaced, but Barry is on a different version of our BMO Telus corporate plan, so he required access at home before he blew by his data hurdle and on to the more expensive plan. (He’s on the tiered plan).

But, it got me thinking – I wonder if this problem is more common than the odd iPhone 5 going awry? I mean, two in one household? That seems a bit over the top. I bet some people don’t really know this is a hardware problem, and think it’s their router causing the problem. The only reason why I know it’s not, is because my iPad (and previously my iPhone) was connecting fine when Barry first started experiencing it.

YOUR TURN: Do tell… Have you seen this issue?


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    I haven’t had any issues with my 5, but the 4 and 4S before that would drop wifi from time to time. I found a complete reboot (power off then back on) usually resolved the issue

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    life is good! Wish the weather in this city was a little less chaotic, but I knew what I signed up for when I moved back

    How’s life treating you? :)

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    Life? What life? LOL… I haven’t been outside with others in months. It’s all about cramming for me at this point. One more week ;)

    PS: I picked up a new iPhone 5 while near one of the Apple Stores last week, and I no longer have any issues. Apparently, this is a common problem with the wireless antenna. Took all of 10 minutes to get a new one and be on my merry way.

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    Is it a Telus router by chance? I did to swtich my girlfriend’s settings so it would talk to her iPhone 5. I have the fix somewhere in my computer if you need it. Let me know!

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