Here's A Quick Fix For Your iPad 3 Wi-Fi Signals Issue
First it was heating problem and now hundreds of people are facing Wi-Fi connectivity issues with their all new iPad 3. A lot of people have reported on multiple forums that their new iPad (3rd generation) is loosing WiFi connectivity. There’s a mile long thread on Apple’s Support Discussion forum where people are reporting different stories. Some of them are getting weak WiFi signals while others are unable to connect to WiFi network. Other Apple devices like MacBooks and iPhones are working perfectly fine on the same network but it’s just iPad 3 which is facing connectivity issues.
Some people are reporting that it’s hardware issue like one person mentioned that:
I noticed something interesting with my new iPad (64gb/4g) while sitting in bed last night. I can’t remember which orientation of landscape mode I was holding it in (speaker top right or bottom left) but I did notice that if I rested my finger along the top left of the unit, my wifi signal would lose 1 bar. I could repeat this at will and as soon as my finger lifted off the side of the unit (no more than 1 inch) I’d get full strength. The bedroom is almost as far from the router (Netgear WNDR3700) as you can get. Now, it didn’t really seem to affect performance.
To me it looks more like a software glitch because my Mac does that whenever I try to connect to a new network. It looses signals while my iPhone and iPad works perfectly fine. It takes a lot of “refreshing” and “settings tweaking” before it starts working. Folks over OS X daily posted a great quick solution to this problem and I believe that’s the only thing which I can recommend to you guys right now. So here’s what you can do to fix iPad 3 Wi-Fi issues:
iPad 3 Wi-Fi Signals Issue Fix 1:
This one is a quickie, navigate to Settings>General>Network now you will see the WiFi network your iPad 3 is currently connected to. Tap on on the blue arrow which will take you to advanced settings of your WiFi network. Tap on “Forget this network”. Your WiFi will disconnect, now try to reconnect.
Fix number 2:
If fix number 1 is not working for you then try this one, navigate to Settings>General>Reset and tap “Reset Network Settings” reboot your iPad after doing this and try reconnecting with your WiFi network again.
As I mentioned above this a minor software glitch and NOT a hardware issue. If you follow the above mentioned steps your iPad 3 should be back on surfing mode again.
There is no official word from Apple on this issue.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!