** Update 10.29.12 ** I’ve been covering the iOS 6 WiFi problem from day 1 (actually from the first hour iOS 6 was released) – I don’t profess to know everything, but I’ve found (and a lot of the readers that have communicated with me have also found) that more than likely one of the fixes I’ve written about below will resolve your WiFi connectivity issue. If not, then it’s possible your WiFi problem is outside the scope of iOS 6.
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** UPDATE 10.11.12 **
Here’s a 100% confirmed fix for iOS 6 WiFi connection problems on your iPhone & iPad (also a video “how to”) >>http://wp.me/p10Eoa-2hA
** Update 9.27.12 @ 10:56am – I’ve discovered yet another fix for the iOS 6 WiFi problems – read the tutorial here. Just remember, not all of these fixes are working 100% of the time. And don’t forget to check out the two fixes already laid out below.
** Update 9.25.12 @ 11:25pm — I’ve discovered another fix for the iOS 6 WiFi problem, so now there are 2 verified fixes below. If one doesn’t work, try the other.
Throughout the day I’ve been busy trying to help people with their iOS 6 upgrading issues. And there’s a lot of them that are popping up that unfortunately I haven’t figured out a fix for yet.
But the iOS 6 WiFi problem, such as your iPhone or iPad not connecting to WiFi after upgrading to iOS 6, is something that I’ve been able to help quite a few people with successfully.
Why exactly your DNS or nameservers get changed during the iOS 6 upgrade is really beyond me, if in fact that’s what’s causing the problem. But the main problem users are having is after they’ve upgraded, their WiFi just will not connect.
People have been trying everything to get fix their WiFi connectivity issues such as rebooting their iPhone, rebooting their wireless router, and even resetting their wireless router, but to no avail.
How to fix the iOS 6 WiFi problems with your iPhone / iPad not connecting to your wireless network
Below are 2 options to fixing (if one doesn’t work, try the other)
Below is the one and only fix that I’ve been able to find that has worked nearly 100% of the time in resolving this issue. Try it out on your iPhone or iPad and let me know if it fixes your issue.
#1: Go to the homescreen of your iPhone or iPad and tap the “Settings” app
#2: Find “General” and tap it
#3: Find “Reset” (which is all the way at the bottom) and tap
#4: Find “Reset Network Settings” and tap it
*** MAKE SURE that you only tap the “Reset Network Settings” option. I’m not even going to tell you the things that can happen if you start hitting the other options!
When you tap the “Reset Network Settings” you are, in essence, flushing out the DNS of your phone’s networking cache and given all new information in your network settings in order to connect to your wireless network.
#1: Go to your homescreen and tap “Settings”
#2: Tap on “Wi-Fi”
#3: Select “your network name” (whatever the name of your network is you are trying get on)
#4: Click the small blue circle with the white arrow next to your network name – this will open the settings of your specific network
#5: Scroll to bottom of screen and set HTTP Proxy to “Auto”
For option #1, once you hit “Reset Network Settings” your phone is going to basically shut down, do a hard reboot, and come back online just like before. This process can take about a minute or so, so please be patient and don’t touch your device until it’s 100% complete.
As soon as your iPhone or iPad comes back to the home screen and everything is done processing, you now need to got back to your WiFi settings and tap the network you want to connect to.
And that should be it.
Let me know if this works for you!