Ok, so some of our regular correspondents and readers have sent me a little missive detailing the issues they seem to be having with their iPhone connecting to Wi-Fi networks.
So, I wrote back, full of cheek and scampy-ness, saying it really shouldn’t be that hard, walked them through it and sent them to our older blogs which cover a fair bit about using iPhones etc, setting them up and all.
However, shockingly, their issues refused to go away. And that means I’m on the job with the tenacity and doggedness of Garfield’s best Canine friend, Odie.
And guess what I found all these little tricksters had in common?
A jailbroken phone. Now, for the record, I am no fan of the Apple ecosystem, closed off to the world and developers which means we lose out on nifty little adaptations and customizations. That doesn’t mean that I advocate jail breaking of iPhone’s. And i have many reasons for that, not least that it opens you up to a lot more confusion and heartache
But since they’ve reached out, it’s my blog bound duty to offer whatever pearls of blogging wisdom I can. So here we go.
If you are one of those people who are having issues connecting to Wi-Fi, Edge or 3G networks, or can’t work your push notifications properly, or maybe have problems with Youtube then these are some fixes you can try out.
Try to reset your Network Settings by going to ‘Touch Settings’ -> ‘General’ -> ‘Reset’ -> ‘Reset Network Settings’.
That hasn’t fixed the issue? Then try this, ‘Touch Settings’ -> ‘General’ -> ‘Reset’ -> ‘Reset All Settings’. Note: This reset will cause you to lose your preferences
If the issue is using YouTube then try installing youtubeFix from a developer like Cydia
Rub the slate blank. Essentially do a full reset of your phone. It’s a little tricky, but the only way to get back to Factory settings. Remember though, that you will need to reload your contacts and media onto your device again once this process is over:
- Hook up your iPhone to your PC
- Start iTunes
- From the ‘Summary Tab’ select ‘Restore’
- Create and select a backup if you think you need to do that. If your iPhone is brand new this isn’t something you need to do.
- After the necessary things are over your iPhone will display a screen where you need to tap on ‘Set up as a new phone’
And that’s that. It should be quite easy, and it should help you get back on track with your needs. So here it is, how to get your iPhone working again.