1. jmartini's Avatar
    Has anyone else experienced the repeated connection failure alert box?

    I've noticed this since upgrading to OS 3.1. I get the alert box mostly when unlocking the phone directly into email. The alert box will appear stating a connection failure and I have to touch OK to dismiss the box. It will immediately reappear with the same message, as if it is retrying to connect. I'll get it 8-10 times before it stops appearing. A PITA!

    I've noticed that if I unlock to the home screen then go to email, it is less likely to happen.

    Any ideas/advice?
    11-10-2009 10:11 AM
  2. flyingember's Avatar
    it means you're having connection failures.

    are you in an area where only wifi works for data connections?
    11-10-2009 12:33 PM
  3. jmartini's Avatar
    I generally have 3G turned off to save battery and reduce heat when I'm home and rely on my wifi. Has there been an issue with connection using wifi?? Again, this only started in Sept. about the time I upgraded to 3.1.
    11-10-2009 01:49 PM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I get the message all the time, I think even though you're home and Wifi is available the phone doesn't have the connection all the time. So when you open mail it tries to connect but can't until the Wifi connection refreshes itself. This is just my thought since that would explain what I notice. When I'm home I have Wifi and if I open Mail it will give me the error message twice and then I can see my Wifi signal at the top bar reappear and then mail works.
    11-10-2009 04:24 PM
  5. flyingember's Avatar
    ipheuria is right. when the phone is in a sleep mode wifi turns off
    11-10-2009 04:51 PM
  6. jmartini's Avatar
    Thanks. Odd though that it has just started doing this in the last couple months. I've had no issues over the last year.
    11-10-2009 06:13 PM
  7. Rsxerr's Avatar
    I also have this problem. It started ever since I upgraded to 3.1.2 and JB with blackra1n... Any solution?
    11-10-2009 06:28 PM
  8. flyingember's Avatar
    the solution is to not turn off 3g and/or not jailbreak.

    remember that the word "break" is in that term, or what you're risking doing to your phone
    11-11-2009 09:12 AM
  9. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I also have this problem. It started ever since I upgraded to 3.1.2 and JB with blackra1n... Any solution?
    I've had the problem ever since I started using mail so it's not a firmware specific problem. However if you wake up your phone and open some other app that requires a data connection your Wifi will wake up/refresh then if you go into your mail the Wifi is already active you shouldn't get the error message. The message doesn't really bother me at all so I've never tried to resolve it but see if the trick above stops it.
    11-11-2009 09:16 AM
  10. jmartini's Avatar
    I do notice:
    - if I unlock the phone to the home screen, then go to mail, I don't get the connection error.

    - if I unlock the phone to the mail app and get a connection error, I go to the home screen then back to mail and all is fine.

    Does this mean that even though the wifi signal indicates full strength, the phone actually is not "connected" and going to mail right from unlock catches the phone before it reconnects? Just trying to get a handle in this.

    And if this is the case, what has changed in OS3.1.2? It used to work fine before.
    11-15-2009 10:02 AM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I can't tell what would be different in the newest firmware but I've had the problem since I've had my iPhone since I've never had a data plan on 2.x You don't need to go back out to homescreen if you just hit the reload button in mail it will check again using Wifi it may gave you the error again until the Wifi connection finally kicks in. Yes even though it shows full strength I don't think it is active until accessed mine shows full strength too.
    11-15-2009 06:35 PM