1. born2ride41's Avatar
    Is anyone else experiencing the iPad 4 holding a wifi connection? I bought my iPad about a month ago and sometimes it just will not hold a connection. We have to power it off and reset maybe 2 to 3 times a week and I religiously reset my router once a week. My wife and I have iPhones as well and they never seem to have this problem just the iPad....any thoughts???
    04-07-2013 09:49 AM
  2. Wallace's Avatar
    I am sure that you will get lots of replies, but let me be the first.!

    My iPad 4 (WiFi + Cellular) hold onto the WiFi like a limpet. Never had a problem with it either on my home network (Apple Airport Extreme & Express), or when connected elsewhere to WiFi.

    Perhaps you could change the channel you WiFi transmits on. I have my routers set up (dual band) so that my iPad4 and iPhone5 connect to the 5Ghz band only.
    04-07-2013 11:37 AM
  3. born2ride41's Avatar
    Well obviously nobody else is having this problem lol.
    04-08-2013 11:14 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well obviously nobody else is having this problem lol.
    I don't have an iPad 4, but my iPad 2 has no problems holding a Wi-Fi signal, and like Wallace, my Apple TimeCapsule is dual band and my iPhone 5, iPad 2 and MacBook uses the 5 GHz frequency, whereas my e-book reader, Wi-Fi printer, Blu-Ray DVD player, etcetera uses the 2.4 GHz frequency. If your Wireless router/Access Point has that capability, give it a try. If not, did you update your iPad to the latest iOS version OTA? If so, may i recommend that you connect your device to your computer and restore as new via iTunes? Of course, backup your device beforehand.
    04-08-2013 11:45 AM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    I have a iPad 4 cellular and wifi and have no issue at all .. I use a airport express ..

    I would try a different router first if problem persists then go to settings on iPad and reset all networks setting.
    If that's a no go then restore iPad setup as new .. If all else fails then it is prob a hardware issue and you should go to apple tell them what you have done and troubleshooted and led you to be the iPad is the problem.
    They will replace it on the spot


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    04-08-2013 12:46 PM
  6. born2ride41's Avatar
    Ok thanks guys I have tried a couple different routers I am using a linksys right now. I am gonna give it a few more days and look at some setting on the router And then go from there....I may have to pay a visit to the Genius Bar if I can't get it figured out lol.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    04-08-2013 02:05 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    It should hold a connection on a basic setup of the router nothing fancy ..

    I would try the iPad solutions I posted if not def go to apple


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    04-08-2013 02:20 PM
  8. born2ride41's Avatar
    Ok just wanted to update you guys I called apple support and they walks me through backing it up and doing a complete reset and said that would fix it and if it didn't I would be getting a new one. My wife said it dropped once on her but it has not for me since I did the reset so hopefully it's fixed!!!!! Thanks everyone for the Advice and Feedback!!!
    04-11-2013 07:08 AM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Ok just wanted to update you guys I called apple support and they walks me through backing it up and doing a complete reset and said that would fix it and if it didn't I would be getting a new one. My wife said it dropped once on her but it has not for me since I did the reset so hopefully it's fixed!!!!! Thanks everyone for the Advice and Feedback!!!
    Glad to hear also might try the complete reset and setup from new and not restore a backup sometimes the problem is actually backed up and when you reset and restore you actually put the issues right back


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    04-15-2013 12:29 PM
  10. born2ride41's Avatar
    Did complete reset and it has been a couple days now and it's has just recently started to drop wifi again. I don't understand because our iPhones are not dropping so I dunno guess I will contact apple care again.
    04-15-2013 08:30 PM
  11. aanaya abid's Avatar
    I have iPad 2 no problems holding a Wi-Fi signal. no idea about iPad 4 wifi problems
    04-16-2013 02:20 AM
  12. clemfer's Avatar
    I have problems onnecting, to WIFI. Too. What is the solution.? Also problems connecting to. Hotmail
    04-16-2013 09:08 PM
  13. Teefus's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have been having the same problem too.
    No issues with any other connections at all, including 2 constant iphones and an ipad mini. Just the ipad4 drops with heavy internet connection. I have been getting this infrequently since Christmas, but it was more apparent when I was using a National Geographic app call fotopedia when running the slideshow which grabs the photos over the internet.

    I have sent the ipad to Apple who checked it out and said there was no problem. I am in futher discussions with them and they deny this is a problem.

    When it drops I go into settings and although it sees my router it doesn't connect until I click it. If I close wifi off and then re-open it it links automatically, so there is definitely an issue with the ipad4 or OS 6.1.3 or both on my system.

    I am using BT Infinity 2 with 37mbs download and get 7mbs on wifi to the iphone and ipad (when connected!).

    So you are not alone!

    Sorry for being selfish, but I wish you were.:o
    04-28-2013 05:32 AM
  14. rileyfletcher's Avatar
    Follow these steps which are as given below:

    1. First of all turn off your iPad as well as also disconnect the power for 30 seconds and then restart it.
    2. Now go to the Access Settings on your device, turn on Wi-Fi, locate the Wi-Fi and choose network.
    3. Tap on the blue arrow next to the current wireless network
    4. Tap on the DNS field and enter DNS servers 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 for Open DNS or 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for Google Public DNS.
    5. tap on Renew Lease button

    Hopefully you will get rid out from your issue for forever.
    05-20-2013 07:28 AM
  15. DStLouis's Avatar
    Well obviously nobody else is having this problem lol.
    I have a similar issue with my iPad 4. My Wifi connection often hold me waiting that it came back (it could take several minutes before it came back) .... most of the time I must reboot the iPad to be able to keep going.
    Its just a pain to be hold by wifi connectivity, especially considering that a tablet with no connectivity is most likely a nuke device.

    The problem is definitively my router ( a Cisco E4200 high end max performance dual band router) because of signal strength and the fact that we never get the similar issue with any of the 7-8 other devices we are using on the same connection (laptop & phones ).

    Other then restarting it on a frequent basis, my work around is to stop using it and use my BlackBerry Z10 smartphone (by the way much faster then iPad).
    05-22-2013 01:01 AM
  16. botetourt's Avatar
    Got ipad 4 last month...will not hold wifi. Sat in same place side by side all winter w ipad 1 and ipad 2 with no problem. Replaced ipad 1 with ipad 4 and it constantly drops signal. Returned it for new one...it does the same. Ipad 2 never loses signal anywhere. Hard to believe it is the router when ipad 2 works great. Is there a known problem with wireless antenna in ipad 4?
    06-13-2013 09:12 PM
  17. zrome's Avatar
    Never had any wifi issues. Bought 2 weeks after release.
    06-16-2013 05:45 PM
  18. kevin smith 619's Avatar
    i am not sure about this issue boz i m using iPad 4 last 1 year and i have never face this kind of issue....
    06-25-2013 08:35 AM
  19. Seth Hoover's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem myself, and a lot more people are too.
    07-25-2013 04:52 AM
  20. Eileen89's Avatar
    One of my coworkers was having a WiFi issue with her new iPad 4 as mentioned in this thread. Apple swapped it out for her and the new one has worked fine.
    07-25-2013 07:28 AM
  21. mysoultree's Avatar
    Same problem.........

    I have been using iPad 2 since April 2012 with no wifi problem.
    I bought 2 refurbished iPad 4s in May 2013.
    Both of iPad 4 are having wifi problems since then.
    They cannot hold a wifi signal while my iPad2 and iPhone4 hold it.
    I tried several ways to restore wifi connection, such as reset network setting, reboot iPad, restore iPad setup and etc.
    However, it kept happening.
    One day, I was so upset because one of my iPad4 dropped wifi connection again so I went to the Apple store and swapped it out with a new(?) iPad4.
    However, even the replaced one doesn't hold a wifi signal.
    Now none of iPad4s hold a wifi signal.

    Apple should be responsible for selling defected iPads to customers.
    08-18-2013 06:22 PM
  22. Rishang Santhpale's Avatar
    i too bought it 3 months a go its working perfect no problem with wifi
    08-21-2013 09:55 AM
  23. Rishang Santhpale's Avatar
    my ipad 4 with retina dsply is giving me (6hrs 45 min with 21hours and 30 min standby) approx 7 hours battery life if i use it play games continuously with wifi and bluetooth switched on do u think is this battery life is good coz according to apple official website its give 10 hours that is why i am asking???? plz reply
    08-21-2013 10:00 AM
  24. AimiP's Avatar
    My ipad3, Sony laptop, Xperia tablet, and samsung and vodafone smartphones all connect to our wifi without any problems of dropping out. Our ipad4 drops out even when we're just 12 feet away from the hub. Apple have tried to tell me it's problems with the hub, and to go through all sorts of resetting/channel shenanigans.... Of course even if that were true it wouldn't solve my problem when i'm in a cafe with wifi and it dropping out... I spent a long time searching and it seems like the auto-brightness setting might be causing the problem. When I turned it off my wifi drop-out problem decreased significantly.
    10-11-2013 03:11 PM
  25. sashlon's Avatar
    My ipad3, Sony laptop, Xperia tablet, and samsung and vodafone smartphones all connect to our wifi without any problems of dropping out. Our ipad4 drops out even when we're just 12 feet away from the hub. Apple have tried to tell me it's problems with the hub, and to go through all sorts of resetting/channel shenanigans.... Of course even if that were true it wouldn't solve my problem when i'm in a cafe with wifi and it dropping out... I spent a long time searching and it seems like the auto-brightness setting might be causing the problem. When I turned it off my wifi drop-out problem decreased significantly.
    Maybe you're holding it wrong
    10-11-2013 11:40 PM
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