IPhone :: 4S "Could Not Scan For Wireless Networks"?
Jul 4, 2012
I got my iPhone for Christmas, and it was connecting to available WiFi, switching from 3G to WiFi, fine until May. I have tried the recommened resolutions on the Apple site, such as Resetting Network, turning on/off WiFi, but none have worked.
What I don't understand is why the wifi isn't working? I just got the iPhone 4S yesterday, I already have an iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 is consistently using my home wifi while I am at home perfectly. My iPhone 4 is updated to the latest software too iOS 5.1. My iPhone 4S will not connect to wifi. I am entering the right WPA user & pass. It is updated with iOS 5.1.
My iPad, iMac, Macbookpro, & iPod ALL have no trouble connecting to my home wifi. I do not understand how this is a wireless router issue when it works with all of my other Apple devices BUT the iPhone4S? I have tried everything under the sun, restart reboot, turn off, turn on, switch network off, switch it on, reset this, reset that?
So, I got my iPhone 4s brand new from apple.com (UK) on christmas day, from then I had no problems at all with the iPhone although a week or so ago I lost my connection to WiFi. When you go to Settings>WiFi usually you will be given quite a few options ( your own WiFi and neighbours), this has always worked for me but now it doesnt, I get the message 'Could not scan for wireless networks'. I've looked in the forums for resolutions but nobody seems to have any although this problem is popping up for quite a few people! I dont have access to an apple store for help from an assistant which makes my situation even worse! I have never dropped my iPhone 4s and have never put it in water either, so has anybody ever had this problem and found a fix? I have also tried reseting my iPhone completely and done the same with my wireless 02 router! Turning on and off again, most things you could think of i have tried!
I've already done a hard reset, and I've also reset my network settings, but my wifi is still having problems. Also, this is for every single wifi spot. Whenever I go to the wifi section in my settings, my iPhone 4s will continue to search for wifi, and it won't stop! If I try to connect to the wifi by using the "other" (which you have to type in the name of your wifi), a message pops up saying "could not scan for wireless networks". Another thing to add is that it's not my wifi because none of my other family members have problems connecting to the wifi on their iPhone 4s'! I am at 1.1 gb of my 2 gb monthly allowance while I still have 20 days left, and I also just noticed that since this problem started, my phones battery life is shortened 2 to 3 hours!
I hgave reset network, reset phone, hard soft shut down, plugged it into the router-time capsule, and nothing. It just keeps on spinning around and around. I do not have a VPN network, but I tried that, and still nothing. My office is where I have wifi-plus their are 10 other wifi's in the building it used to pick up, now nothing. Even at home nothing. Just spinning and spinning.It is 2 weeks old. I bought it in Canada, and am now in Africa. I purchased it factory unlocked, and it is running the 5.1.1 software. I don't want to take my phone to the apple resellers, as I bought it at an actual Apple store, and I don't trust the guy here in Tanzania. Is their anything that I have missed that I could possibly do? If you say fixed or static IP, I have no idea how to do that so if you could explain where that said IP is so I could utilize it, and how do I input it to my phone. I'm thinking that is my last hope. Other than that the chip or antenna are fried somehow-even though it is brand new, and has had a case on it the whole time.
I just picked up a MiFi 4G device and I carry it at all times. However since it has a cap on data per month I want it to be secondary to several other unlimited WiFi networks such as my office WiFi, home WiFi, free WiFi hotspots, etc. Is there any work around to make the MiFi wireless (or any permanent wireless network) 2nd to all other recognized networks? This is the ideal set-up for my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 WiFi. I don't want to have to turn the MiFi on and off constantly, I want it on in the background as a seamless secondary option. I appreciate any insight and find it odd that you cannot prioritize networks. Meaning if I "forgot this network" and start over will the 1st joined or most recent joined become primary when there are multiple networks available?
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-Taking out the battery, sim, and memory card for a few minutes. replacing them all and restarting the phone. -doing the above but while everything is out holding the back key for 30 seconds, then putting everything back in and holding the power button for 10 seconds. -Plugging the phone into my computer
The only thing I haven't done is the factory reset. I do NOT want to do this because I have heard that it only sometimes works and if it doesn't work, then I cant't get any of my apps or anything back on my phone and it will be completely useless to me. I do not want to lose all the data on my phone because I have no internet currently, and therefore can not backup anything.
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I have done a little research and it seems that is could be the 'use wireless networks' option that is causing this so I have just now disabled this and will see how it goes. Any reasons as to why maps might be showing up as using the largest (if not, second largest) chunk of battery power?
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