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post #81 of 102

I tried to reset to original factory settings. No change.  Connecting to Wi-fi is sporadic. Also the battery drains quickly despite having turned off most the applications.  Phone is extremely slow.  No warranty..   sigh.

post #82 of 102

I agree. fix the problem or give us a new phone!

post #83 of 102

this is an ios issue.  apple is keeping pretty quiet about it.  i've read a lot of posts and forums on several websites.  it's too bad customers are left trying to deal with this obvious ios issue.  there's many odd fixes out there, like heating the chip with a hand held heater, to reseting, restoring, sim card removal, etc.  
apple needs to put the fix out ASAP or they will lose a lot of credibility and customers.  confidence is starting to wane with this company.... samsung seems to be postured in the right place right now... perhaps, this is the right time for them now, as well.

post #84 of 102

my iPhone 4s  has the wifi grayed out since upgrading to iOS 7.    all the resets on the phone don't work to fix it.  

:-(      apple can't ignore this or cover it up.  there are too many complaining for it not to be real.  just like the big antenna gate,

was it with iphone4?  should we be going back to the apple store.  

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post #86 of 102
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I tried to reset to original factory settings. No change.  Connecting to Wi-fi is sporadic. Also the battery drains quickly despite having turned off most the applications.  Phone is extremely slow.  No warranty..   sigh.

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I agree. fix the problem or give us a new phone!

So now your phone can't make calls anymore also? So you start replying to yourself?
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post #87 of 102
I'm having this issue on my 4S. Upgraded all the way through 7.0.3 without any problems, then suddenly one day WiFi wouldn't work anymore - button greyed out. Tried the freezer thing, left if turned off for 24 hours, reset network settings, did a full restore of iOS, nothing worked. I originally bought Apple hardware because I wanted something that just worked and I was ready to pay more for that. Now I'm down to fumbling around (already had issues with iTunes backup which took me quite some time to solve) and my personal feeling is that the number of glitches I'm experiencing is increasing over time with new releases of iTunes and iOS. At this point I'm seriously considering to walk away from Apple.
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Originally Posted by nofanboy View Post
At this point I'm seriously considering to walk away from Apple.

 

Bye.

 

You realize that everything else on the market is Schmidt, right?

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post #89 of 102
Apple should be punished and everyone should "STOP" buying their shitty stuff. They chose to blame this issue to the broken hardware(that's the end result caused by ""APPLE""), but not telling us what the root cause is. I can't believe how contemptible they are. I have called Asia apple care and they told me they didn't see this issue reported in Asia and they won't acknowledge any evidence from apple forum or websites. I was pissed and told them that if I paid the stupid fee, can you promise me you refund my fee if the new phone exhibits the same problem after the upgrade? They said they can't promise that and they can only make another replacement if it happens. WTF. If they are so confident with their damn phone/iOS7, why can't they promise that? Then I called US apple care. I sent them the link about this problem in apple forum and she told me "I do want to let you know that the likelihood of heat causing the wifi to be grayed out is extremely slim.". I don't know if they are all blind or retarded. Even with so many postings, they can still ignore it and educate their staff to talk this BS. I really want to know if this issue happens to their own phone, what would they react??? Believe this BS themselves!~ ? APPLE, please stop wasting our time. I don't want to try fixing your damn phone myself!!! My next step will go for media and force them to speak up!!!!
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.APPLE, please stop wasting our time. I don't want to try fixing your damn phone myself!!! My next step will go for media and force them to speak up!!!!

We,, it's actually your phone since you bought it right?

 

Why not short out all the drama by accepting the replacement or just buy a newer iPhone or another from a different manufacturer?

post #91 of 102

Yes it is my phone, but i didn't make this phone. I regretted I bought it at first place. If your car dealer changed a part after your car is out of warranty and causes your car fails to start. Are you happy to pay for it or buy another new car from them? Think about it.  I am not asking unreasonable compensation, but a correct answer/action from Apple. But all I got are irrational excuses and deny. Sigh...... 

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Yes it is my phone, but i didn't make this phone. I regretted I bought it at first place. If your car dealer changed a part after your car is out of warranty and causes your car fails to start. Are you happy to pay for it or buy another new car from them? Think about it.  I am not asking unreasonable compensation, but a correct answer/action from Apple. But all I got are irrational excuses and deny. Sigh...... 
Why does it matter why it won't work? If you are out of warranty, Apple does not need to do anything for you. You can get it replaced at the Genius Bar for a fee ($149 us I believe). You are out of warranty. What don't you understand? Go to the media? For what? So they can laugh at you? Your phone is two years old and out of warranty. Electronics fail that is why warranties and extended warranties exist. If you are unhappy with those options, look elsewhere and good luck.
post #93 of 102

Ya my phone is out of warranty. So what. Apple keeps suggesting me upgrading to iOS7 and breaks my phone. So they don't need to take any responsibility???  Not even a sorry from them.  If you are willing to pay 200 dollars for a refurbished phone which might happen same issue again and again.  Please go ahead and buy it yourself. I would rather spend this money for another manufacture's phone. The money is not the most important thing. I am looking for justice ok???? Because this issue doesn't happened to you, so you can give an onlooker's unsolicited comments. If you don't have this issue, please shut up and go comment at other place because you are not helping. 

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Ya my phone is out of warranty. So what. Apple keeps suggesting me upgrading to iOS7 and breaks my phone. So they don't need to take any responsibility???  Not even a sorry from them.  If you are willing to pay 200 dollars for a refurbished phone which might happen same issue again and again.  Please go ahead and buy it yourself. I would rather spend this money for another manufacture's phone. The money is not the most important thing. I am looking for
 justice ok???? Because this issue doesn't happened to you, so you can
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an onlooker's unsolicited comments. If you don't have this issue, please shut up and go comment at other place because you are not helping. 

Go for it. You dont have to worry about upgrading the OS then.
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Ya my phone is out of warranty. So what. Apple keeps suggesting me upgrading to iOS7 and breaks my phone. So they don't need to take any responsibility???  Not even a sorry from them.  If you are willing to pay 200 dollars for a refurbished phone which might happen same issue again and again.  Please go ahead and buy it yourself. I would rather spend this money for another manufacture's phone. The money is not the most important thing. I am looking for
 justice ok???? Because this issue doesn't happened to you, so you can
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an onlooker's unsolicited comments. If you don't have this issue, please shut up and go comment at other place because you are not helping. 

Actually I was hoping you would quit crying and grow up. The whole point of a warranty is that the company stops being responsible for any issues after the warranty period. If it lasted two years without issue, then apple does not NEED to do anything. The responsibility to do something about it falls to you. You are posting on a forum. How are my comments unsolicited? You my friend need a dictionary. Look up warranty and forum and then go away
post #96 of 102
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Please sign the petition

That's not gonna fly. Any petition for that matter. But you know that, right?
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post #97 of 102
Originally Posted by Damnapple View Post
Please sign the petition here:

 

Never. You need to be personally investigated for wasting government time with this nonsense. 

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post #98 of 102

Tried the hair blow dryer method for the same Wi-FI issue on iPhone 4S. It actually works!

post #99 of 102

i would like to share with you how i fixed my iphone 4s after ios 7.0.4 update and lose of wifi, bluetooth greyed out.

 

Ive resolved the grayed out wifi bluetooth issue, i just wanted to share thia with you and hope it works for you as well.

Firstly i was innocently upgrading a fully working Iphone 4s no problems ever, after the ios 7.0.4 update i lost all wifi and bluetooth which was grey out.

 

After having contacted apple they told me like everyone else hardwear issues, i never beleived this from the start as the iphone previously worked fine before the update. Also if you check settings - General - about phone - wifi has no address where as before it was fine.I almost believe in my case the ios 7.0.4 has deactivated the wifi hardware by not re-entering a address upon updating as a issue.

 

As the iphone is out of warrenty apple informed me if the item has a issue we could replace for £166 for out of warrenty, "what for downloading apple software thats prevented a perfect phone from working"! I informed apple this is a common issue and on the apple support communities site many people have this issue, the response was dont believe anything online.

 

Literally i searched the entire internet for solutions, from trying to downgrade software and use tinyumbrellas software to alter the host settings to enable itune to download without a popup message of  'this device isnt eligible for the requested build' basiscally a block download. To more obscure solutions such as placing the iphone in a freezer or using a hair dryer. Please check these online for further reference.

 

I would just like to share the fact if all else fails and you dont believe the obscure solutions work please have another rethinken, as they did in my case as id like to share my resolution with you.Please check online for further references if you prefer, but i to was doubtful about this idea and melting the phone etc.

 

Fix iphone greyed out wifi bluetooth problem - worked on a iphone 4s with recent ios 7.0.4 update worked fine before update on 7.0.3

 

1.Place a hairdryer 6 inches away, apply heat for 10 sec.

 

2.Then remove for a few seconds BE CAREFULL KEEP CHECKING.

 

3.Then repeat, till phone gets hot and upon the screen the iphone will say to hot to use.

 

4.Switch phone off and let cool down.

 

5.When you switch on it reactivates the wifi hardware with the software and you can use wifi and bluetooth again.

 

 

Im just a normal person thats had apple products for over 15 years due to being a designer, ive been messed about by apple and tried everything on the net and the only reason i post this is to offer a solution that may work for you as it did for me.

If any one has another opinion then that is there opinion, but this worked in my case and what i state is my experience and thoughts on this issues.All i intend is to try and help others as other online advice helpped me.

post #100 of 102

The same thing happened to 2 of my iPhone 4S that were purchased at the same time.  I had one and my daughter had one.  Different usage levels, same phone.  Upgraded to iOS 7, and my WiFi card was fried within a month.  I took it in for warranty replacement (I bought a carrier warranty through Rogers that replaced the phone within 2 years.)  My daughter's phone soon followed.  She did not want to be without a phone over Christmas, so I made her shut off the data and we would take it in after the holidays.  Nope.  She ended up dropping the phone- and even though it was in an Otterbox Defender case, it broke the screen- which voided the warranty.

 

So now my question is.  Will this ever be fixed?  The replacement 4S I got has iOS 6 on it, and I am too afraid to upgrade to iOS 7.  I sucked it up and replaced my daughter's phone with a 5S- added the $100 bucks for Apple Care and made her pay for the works of it.  The apps I use are updating to the new operating system, and I am able to use less and less of them.  Please fix it, or tell me that if I must upgrade, Apple will replace my phone or put another WiFi card in it.

post #101 of 102
This is a reported hardware issue and has noting to do with the software. These are Broadcom chips that are losing connection. Please go to http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1559?viewlocale=en_US, follow the directions and if it does not work then seek service. If the device is out of warranty then you will be charged, Simple as that.
post #102 of 102
do later versions (latest is ios 7.1.1 as of april 22, 2014) address any of these problems?
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