How to Fix Wi-Fi problem after iOS 6 upgrade on iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS – iPod Touch 4G, 5G – iPad 3, 2 ? Apple introduced iOS 6 with more than 200 amazing features, keynote of this major release were Facebook integration, Redesigned Maps app, Passbook and Improved Siri. We have already posted the links to download this major release.
However, we are receiving some complains that users are having Wi-Fi problems after updating to iOS 6. But most of the readers are satisfied with perfectly working Wi-Fi. This problem was due to a faulty Apple page which was fixed shortly after the release of iOS 6.
According to an iOS developer, Steve Streza, the problem was due to “captive network detection page 404ing” in iOS6. In other words, Apple iDevices are programmed in such a way that they will ping a test URL while connecting to the Wi-Fi. This is just to check if the Wi-Fi Network is protected by a “captive portal.” This test page was down yesterday, which caused this problem.
According to Errata Security:
“When an Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod) connects to a WiFi network, the first thing it does is make a request to the URL http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html.
The purpose of this request is to discover if there is a “captive portal” in the way. A captive portal is when, after connecting to the WiFi, any web request you makes gets redirected to a login/ToS page. In order to continue, you must either login with a username/password (or sign up, then login), and/or access the Terms of Service.”
So, it should automatically resolve your problem just after the update, however, if you are unlucky and are still having the same problem, you can follow the simple steps to fix this:
How to Fix Wi-Fi problem after iOS 6 upgrade :
- Go to setting and tap on Wi-Fi and Turn it “On” and then “Off”
- The second way is to set up the device’s HTTP Proxy to Auto: Go to “Settings” > “Wi-Fi” > Arrow Next to your Wi-Fi Network > scroll down and set it to auto.
That’s it! This will surely solve your problem, if the problem persists, don’t hesitate to share it with us in the comments section below.