I’ve been covering the iOS 6 WiFi problems ever since the first iteration of iOS 6 was released back in September.
On the 18th of this month, Apple released an update to iOS 6 (called iOS 6.0.2) that was released for the sole purpose of fixing WiFi connectivity issues specifically for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.
Since a lot of people have asked me about their WiFi connectivity issues, I decided to put together a guide on how to fix WiFi problems on the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini by upgrading to iOS 6.0.2., along with a step by step “how to”.
But interesting enough, people are telling me that after trying all the steps, they still can’t get their iPhone 5 or iPad Mini onto their WiFi network even though some of these people have earlier iPhone versions like the iPhone 4, or iPhone 3GS, they are connecting just fine their WiFi.
This led a couple of people to take some extra trouble shooting steps like removing the case from their iPhone 5. And amazingly enough, a couple of people are telling me that after removing their case, their iPhone 5 was able to successfully connect to their WiFi network. Then they would put their case back on only to find the connection lost again. They would remove their case again, and connect to their WiFi network.
Do cases interfere with iPhone 5 WiFi connectivity?
At this point, I’m not sure I would go so far as to say there is a hardware problem with the iPhone 5 that when certain cases are but on the device, those cases interfere with the iPhone 5 connecting to WiFi.
However, it is interesting enough to pursue this problem further.
So if you own an iPhone 5 and are having WiFi connectivity problems, try removing your case and see what happens. Again, I’m not saying this is a 100% fix to all iPhone 5 WiFi connection issues, but it is definitely helping some people fix their problem.
Otherwise, head over to my step by step guide to fixing your iPhone 5 and iPad Mini WiFi connection issues.