The iPhone 5 is great but we’re constantly receiving emails from customers on how to fix their WiFi issues. Here’s a temporary fix while waiting for a permanent fix from Apple.
This isn’t the first time an iOS device has had issues connecting to routers and hotspots.
This solution may not work for everyone and definitely not a permanent fix. However, many have reported that their WiFi signal has significantly improved after doing this.
The fix is accomplished simply by changing the protocol used by your router over from WPA/WPA2 to WEP. Newer routers are quite straight forward to configure. When in doubt, Google for your router’s model number and a bunch of tutorials should come up to guide you on how to change the settings.
Essentially, all you need to do is go to the Wireless and Security options on the router, and select WEP instead of WPA.
Once again, this may not fix everyone’s issue but worth trying. Now let’s wait for more software updates from Apple.