Update to iOS 5 can Disable Your Wi-Fi
Many Apple consumers are complaining about glitches on Wi-Fi capabilities after the update to iOS 5. This issue seems to affect iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs and the iPad, with common complaints such as failed connection attempts, weak signal strength and broken connectivity. However, it appears that the iPad 2 is immune to this problem. Many users find it difficult to connect to a Wi-Fi network after getting an iOS 5 update, despite the fact that the same Wi-Fi network works fine with non-iOS devices. Networks are detected easily, but it takes a very long time to make a successful connection. On connecting to a secured Wi-Fi network (WPA/WPA2), no IP address is obtained and a spinning wheel is shown, instead of a tick. Even when a connection is established, sending and receiving data is usually very slow. There is still no confirmation from Apple and social media websites are flooded with reports in the same problem. Users tried to isolate the problem by reverting to iOS 4.3 and the Wi-Fi problem disappears. Unfortunately, an update from iOS 4 to iOS 5.0.1 still cause the same problem, which is a clear indication that Apple hasn’t taken this issue seriously.
Consequently, it is highly advisable to postpone an update to iOS 5 before Apple fix the problems. The iOS 5 adds a number of enhancements to iOS 4, such as improvements on notifications, iMessage, Newsstand, Reminders, Twitter integration, Music, YouTube, Camera, Photo, Calendars, Maps and Others. The iOS 5 is definitely a significant update, but if you can’t live without a Wi-Fi network, the new update is simply a waste of time.