** 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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Ever since Saturday afternoon when Apple released their iOS 6 update, there’s a firestorm of issues from iPhone and iPad users.
One of the biggest problems across the board has been iPhone & iPad users losing WiFi connectivity capability.
More specifically, after they’ve upgraded to iOS 6, all ability to connect via WiFi was gone.
SEE BELOW: A fix for grayed out WiFi on your iPhone & iPad after iOS 6 upgrade
I’ve been researching diligently online to find solutions to help people get their WiFi back on their iPhone and iPad.
And of the solutions I’ve provided so far, the one that seems to have worked the most (not 100% of time, just the most out of the other solutions) is where you clear the cache and history of your Safari browser.
Here’s the Safari browser fix that’s had some success:
#1: Click “Settings” on the home page of your iPhone or iPad
#2: Scroll down and tap on “Safari”
#3: You’ll now be looking at the settings of your Safari browser > go down to the “Clear History” and “Clear Cookies and Data” section and tap on both of those settings to clear everything out (one at a time please!).
Grayed Out WiFi on iPhone & iPad
Now let’s talk about the issue where your WiFi is grayed out on your iPhone & iPad after upgrading to iOS 6.
Many of the WiFi solutions I’ve provided are only working some of time – not 100% of the time. And this is true with the fix I have for your grayed out WiFi after upgrading to iOS 6. The fix for this is something I’ve seen after following a very specific set of instructions. So you have to follow these exactly to have any shot at it working.
Here we go (and let me know in the comments below if it works or not)
#1: Go to “Settings” on the homepage of your iPhone or iPad
#2: tap on “General”
#3: tap on “Cellular” option > then turn it off (do this by tapping to “Off” on Cellular Data option)
#4: Now in the top left of your screen, tap back to your main “Settings” screen and then tap on “Wi-Fi”
#5: Tap on your Network name (tap the blue circle arrow so you see your network settings)
#6: Tap “Forget this Network” and remove the network from your iPhone / iPad
#7: Now, tap again in the top left of your screen and back to the “General” option under “Settings”
#8: Tap “Cellular” > and turn on “Cellular Data” (this should have been off in step #3 above)
#9: Tap back to “Settings” (again, top left to tap back to Settings) > then tap on “Wi-Fi”
#10: After tapping on “Wi-Fi” you should now see your network name > tap on to connect to it
#11: It should now connect to the network, or you’ll have to enter your password.
Once you are connected to your network, go ahead and turn your iPhone or iPad off and reboot.
Let me know if that resolves your issue of your grayed out WiFi option.