1. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Also, I cannot update to the IOS 7 because I cannot connect to wifi which is uberrrrrr frustrating!
    Can you not plug it into iTunes to update?
    10-21-2013 02:28 AM
  2. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Don't buy any Apple products - none represent reasonable value for money.
    And if you must buy one, don't ever update/upgrade software because Apple do program their IOS to kill off old devices batch by batch - this explains why some people experience the No WIFI problem while the rest seem to be okay. And the fact is Apple will never allow you to downgrade IOS says it all.
    For the unlucky one who can't fix their problem by resetting and all other software tricks, try FREEZING because Apple program their phone to shut off the Wifi once the Wifi chip is a little hot, and try Hair Dryer blowing if the freezing only return you so much much time before you need to refreeze again.
    Why hair drying ? Because WIFI chips in certain batches are not printed/soldered properly (defective) and therefore when the new IOS runs, there is a bottleneck of current unable to pass through smoothly, and causing the chip to overheat as a result. Apply heat to the chip area (on the other side of the camera, just below the headphone jack hole) will help to somewhat to allow more flow to the demanding IOS 6 especially IOS 7 (which is designed with lots bullsh*t running in the background - that's what eat up your battery too).
    Unless Apple is willing to change IOS and make it compatible with older phones, the only solution is to downgrade IOS back to IOS 5 which they refuse ... meaning they want you to keep buying new phones.
    If you want to use Apple products, be ready to keep buying new gear or your best bet is NEVER update software.
    I welcome Apple to to tell me this is not the case.
    I have a 4 year old 3GS which is operating just fine.
    Ditto for my 1year old iPhone 5.
    Glitches like this happen unfortunately.
    Eventually the issue gets solved, usually via software updates (bug fixes).

    I think there might be a hole in your tin foil hat which is letting alien mind control beams into your brain.
    I recommend replacing it before the imminent zombie apocalypse.
    10-21-2013 05:32 AM
  3. Sheila Begnaud's Avatar
    That's exactly how mine looks! I tried to connect my iPhone to iTunes and it tells me it cannot connect, please try again. Very frustrating!
    12-12-2013 04:55 PM
  4. Caroline Hodgshon's Avatar
    Thanks, this worked for me
    02-22-2014 11:53 AM
  5. erwaso's Avatar
    Old thread i know, but this "Wifi Grey-ed Out" issue happened to my wifes replacement 4S (first one replaced due to broken speakerphone). WiFi would work for a minute then disappear, random online suggestions said to mess with clearing Network Settings and also swear that some freezer then blow dry it trick works but that sounded super dumb so i brought it back to apple store.

    They said all replacements are brand new if it comes from in store so they weren't sure why this happened. The result was a broken radio (according to diagnostic scanner in their iPhones) and there is no fix except for a replacement. Free under Applecare thank goodness.
    04-25-2014 10:49 AM
  6. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Glad it worked out for you
    04-25-2014 02:28 PM
  7. claire holmes64's Avatar
    Hi, if your phone is under 6 years old, ring your phone provider and tell them that you want to make a consumer law claim, by law they have to replace the phone if it is 6 years old or under but only if it is a hardware problem. Apple gave me this info and my phone provider gave me a new phone coz the wifi greyed out. i live in the uk and dont know if this law applies to all but worth a try at least.
    04-30-2014 09:48 AM
  8. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    We aren't that lucky on this side of the pond.
    04-30-2014 01:07 PM
  9. Christopher McCarthy's Avatar
    Exactly same screen and problem, also blu-tooth range sucks now.
    09-29-2014 09:41 PM
  10. dgetsol's Avatar
    Hi All,
    i can't turn on my wifi on the new ipda mini. i have the latest os 9.3.5. and i did all the restore including network setting and factory setting but not working. and i need help, Thanks.
    Last edited by dgetsol; 11-12-2016 at 03:45 PM.
    11-12-2016 02:14 PM
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