Users report losing Wi-Fi signal strength after updating to iOS 5.0, 5.0.1

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Date: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, 05:35
Category: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, News, Software

Because software updates are either a great thing or a terrible thing.

Per Engadget, a number of users have reported losing Wi-Fi after updating to iOS 5.0 and beyond in the Apple discussion boards.The majority of replies mention intermittent connectivity and/or a significant loss in signal strength. The issue remains unconfirmed by Apple, but it appears to span across a number of devices, including the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS, along with the iPad (and possibly, the iPod Touch).

Through troubleshooting, one user was able to resolve the problem by reverting to iOS 4.3, then cause it to manifest — once again — by upgrading to iOS 5. The recent iOS 5.0.1 update failed to fix the matter as well.

Apple has yet to offer an official reply regarding this issue.

If you’ve seen this issue on your end, please let us know.

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3 Responses to “Users report losing Wi-Fi signal strength after updating to iOS 5.0, 5.0.1”

  1. I also have the issue with wifi on iPhone 4S. I have to keep turning on and off frequently and have to restart my phone at least twice a day.

  2. I have the feeling Apple is getting on the same track as all other hardware/software providers: it works in the factory but upgrades ….. on top of that Apple “never” confirms those problems.

  3. I am sick of my connectivity on my iPad being dropped after the IOS 5 update