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    Default Iphone 4s cant turn wifi on

    I cant turn the wifi to on, on my bro in laws iphone 4s help!
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    Default Re: Iphone 4s cant turn wifi on

    Quote Originally Posted by robson21 View Post
    I cant turn the wifi to on, on my bro in laws iphone 4s help!
    Hi robson21, Welcome to iMore ! Lets see if I can help you out a bit.
    I'm assuming that you went into Settings>Wifi>and then touched the button to turn it on and 'ON' turns blue, and that button would not switch to 'ON' ? (see attached)
    Once you do that any available networks should show up provided there are some, and if they are locked you would have to know the password to join that network.
    Hope this helps
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    Default Re: Iphone 4s cant turn wifi on

    Quote Originally Posted by robson21 View Post
    I cant turn the wifi to on, on my bro in laws iphone 4s help!
    If you mean when you hit the "ON" button it doesn't do anything or its grayed out. I'd say do a back up and restore to see if that corrects the problem. If not maybe a hardware issue.
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    You do know just to clarify although Wendy did a great job, You just have to tap the button or even slide it a bit and it will go on as Wendy indicated.
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    Default Re: Iphone 4s cant turn wifi on

    Try to reset network settings?

    or

    Try turning it to Airplane Mode and Rebooting. Then turn Air Plane mode back on and try WiFi
    Has the device been exposed to water recently?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    You do know just to clarify although Wendy did a great job, You just have to tap the button or even slide it a bit and it will go on as Wendy indicated.
    I agree, but I was thinking the OP meant that when they tapped or slide the ON button it did not work. Maybe I misunderstood. The OP has not responded since the original post so I assume the problem may have been resolved.
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    And if what Wendy said doesn't work, check your router to make sure your wifi is working. The one here at the office goes out all the time and has to be reset.
    Dude! You slapped a fish. You punched it! Why would you hit it?

    So she's praying...To Justin Timberlake apparently
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    Here is the solution!

    Get you hair dryier and heat over your iphone for 2 minutes until you get a warning that your phone is warm.Wait until message turns off and then try to turn your wifi on. It worked for me and never had to do this again till now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cococho View Post
    Here is the solution!

    Get you hair dryier and heat over your iphone for 2 minutes until you get a warning that your phone is warm.Wait until message turns off and then try to turn your wifi on. It worked for me and never had to do this again till now.
    Where on Earth did you find this solution? Got a link or something? I'd like to see this documented/sourced... and I would put this in the "Don't try this at home" file... but that's just me...
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    Pls check this web page and look for Florian's message. Believ me it worked for me with this crazy solution. If you decide to try just let me know.


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    The wi-fi is grayed out, I looked on apple support did what it said and still nothing..
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    Quote Originally Posted by robson21 View Post
    The wi-fi is grayed out, I looked on apple support did what it said and still nothing..
    Did you do a restore? What things have you tried?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Where on Earth did you find this solution? Got a link or something? I'd like to see this documented/sourced... and I would put this in the "Don't try this at home" file... but that's just me...
    There should be a button next to Thanks and Liked for LOL on that one. I would love to see it also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    There should be a button next to Thanks and Liked for LOL on that one. I would love to see it also.
    Lmao. Agreed. I cracked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryland View Post
    Lmao. Agreed. I cracked up.
    The link is all in Spanish but I have to tether back on my thoughts as I do represent iMore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bustermin View Post
    Did you do a restore? What things have you tried?
    I did a full restore still nothing.. now have a apple appointment for monday smh
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    Return it...it is a glitch in the phone....I did...Apple replaced it

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