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Old 09-17-13, 03:05 PM
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iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

i went through all the docs. reset my network settings and all that and I can't turn on WiFi because it is greyed out. I also have the latest software for iPhone.

funny thing is...i always had it turned on and don't even know why it is off.

Anyone know what I can do short of resetting entire phone?

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Re: iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1559
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Re: iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

thanks. i was there and did all and still nothing...
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More things to try:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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still not working...
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Ah, shucks.

iOS 7 comes out tomorrow. I would apply that patch and see if fixes the wifi problem. If not, a full reset may do the trick (assuming this is not a hardware problem).
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Re: iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

A few of my coworkers all have 4S's and they all have similar wifi issues. They were told it was a hardware failure.
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A few of my coworkers all have 4S's and they all have similar wifi issues. They were told it was a hardware failure.
any resolution?
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Ah, shucks.

iOS 7 comes out tomorrow. I would apply that patch and see if fixes the wifi problem. If not, a full reset may do the trick (assuming this is not a hardware problem).
but, a full reset means, i lose everything correct? music, ringtones, videos, etc...?
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Re: iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

If it's a hardware failure the only realistic option is a new phone.

Do you have AppleCare or some other extended warranty? Is your contract up soon?

You don't lose everything on a full reset....just make sure you back up first!

Because your wifi is hosed any backup or OS update will have to be through iTunes (shudder).
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any resolution?
For those who still had the option, warranty replacement. Otherwise, nothin'. There were about 3 or 4 of them.
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For those who still had the option, warranty replacement. Otherwise, nothin'. There were about 3 or 4 of them.
fuck. oh well, 5s here i come!
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Re: iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

My wife had this issue on her phone. Everything we read said it was a HW issue, but when she upgraded her iOS to 6.1.3 the problem resolved itself.
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Re: iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

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My wife had this issue on her phone. Everything we read said it was a HW issue, but when she upgraded her iOS to 6.1.3 the problem resolved itself.
i wish mine was that simple. i upgraded to 7.0 and still the same. i pray this doesn't happen on new phone...
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Re: iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
If it's a hardware failure the only realistic option is a new phone.

Do you have AppleCare or some other extended warranty? Is your contract up soon?

You don't lose everything on a full reset....just make sure you back up first!

Because your wifi is hosed any backup or OS update will have to be through iTunes (shudder).
You can't update via mobile network?
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You can't update via mobile network?
No, over the air updates on Apple devices are wifi only. Not that you'd want to on a 4S anyway (3G).
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Re: iPhone 4s...can't turn on WiFi?

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No, over the air updates on Apple devices are wifi only. Not that you'd want to on a 4S anyway (3G).
I can't dispute this since I didn't see it with my own eyes, but a co-worker updated her phone to iOS 7 while at work yesterday on her 4S and we don't have WiFi here. Maybe she was feeding off of another nearby network.
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