Did you install iOS 6 on your iPad or iPhone? Are you still experiencing a bug that prevents you from activating Wi-Fi? You’re not alone. In fact, there are 91 pages and 888 responses to an original Apple Discussion thread discussing the problem. Several users recommend resetting all network settings, but others have re-installed the operating system and rebooted their phones only to find the problem still exists.
“Upgraded iPhone 4S OTA to iOS 6 and Wi-Fi is grayed out. Reboot and Reset Network settings did not work,” Alexander_O wrote in Apple’s forums. “Gave up on trying to fix this issue and just returned the phone to our network provider,” another user said. And yet another found that, after 10 re-installations of iOS 6, the Wi-Fi was working again.
Apple has yet to comment on the issue, but apparently you can take your phone to an Apple Store for a replacement if you’re in the same bind as thousands of other people. “I contacted Apple Support again and they told me to replace my phone,” one Apple forum poster said. “The new phone was working just fine. iOS 6 upgrade was no issue at all.”