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 Post subject: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 10:15 pm 
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I went on a trip with several friends last week. We stopped at a coffee shop out in the middle of nowhere. There was no cell service from any carrier. The coffee shop had wifi. Those of us with Android phones were able to access the Internet. Those of us with Apple phones could not. The Apple phone has a check mark on the menu that I thought meant it was connected, but as soon as I tried to go to any site, all that happened was the little icon spun. I tried turning cell data off, tried everything I could think of, no good. Anyone have any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 10:58 pm 
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You should have been able to connect. I have an older iphone that is on a carrier I no longer have and I use it to stream audio from internet all the time. It could have been the most recent ios update. My real phone has to be rebooted sometimes for things to work after the most recent update.

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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 11:04 pm 
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I was trying to connect on the wifi.


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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 11:06 pm 
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Yes I know.

once you got the check mark it should have worked regardless of cell service.

ios can be stupid sometimes and needs a reboot.

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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 1:15 am 
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It was 3 i-phones that did not work and about 5 other brands that did work. I suspect that it was somethng that all 3 of us were doing wrong. None of us are computer / phone smart.


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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 1:23 am 
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It's a bug in the router. I encountered this issue a couple of years ago. I don't know of any work around. At the time we just replaced the router.


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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 1:41 am 
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I don't know anything about Apple phones..
But I'm guessing it must have the same sort of abilities as a Samsung android.
Turning off "mobile data" is one step.
Turning "on" wifi is another step.

But my Samsung Galaxy S4 also has a smart-switch that will automatically switch to wifi if it can... however I have a very small (300mb) limited DATA plan from ATT so I NEVER want to use DATA on my cell plan... only on WIFI... so I can turn off mobile-data and my smart switch option off too.
That will force the phone to NEVER use DATA on my cell plan but only use DATA when on wifi.

In any case ... I never have any real problem because my smartswitch works quite well and I usually never use more than about 100mb from my ATT plan even if I'm anxious to have data available when I'm away from any wifi.

But I also have a data warning control set just below 300mb so that I get a warning if I do approach my limit.
So for absolute protection from ever getting any data overage charges I can turn off mobile-data and my smart-switch will force all data usage via wifi only.

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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 4:57 am 
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The problem must be not enough Apple users complaining to the management. See Alan's post above. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 1:12 pm 
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It was a ploy by the coffee shop to make you all put down your phones and actually talk to each other but it only worked for half your table. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 2:24 pm 
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The most common cause is having both Mobile Data and Wi-Fi enabled at the same time. If you're going to enable Wi-Fi then turn Mobile Data off.

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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 1:49 am 
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I think Alan has the right answer, more than one phone with the same problem and I tried all of the suggestions here.


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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 1:55 am 
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J. Hill wrote:
I think Alan has the right answer, more than one phone with the same problem and I tried all of the suggestions here.

If it's a "bug in the router" not the iPhone... why does it only affect Apple's phones?

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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 2:24 am 
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Pbpix wrote:
J. Hill wrote:
I think Alan has the right answer, more than one phone with the same problem and I tried all of the suggestions here.

If it's a "bug in the router" not the iPhone... why does it only affect Apple's phones?


because apple's proprietary protocols

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 Post subject: Re: I phone problem
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 4:51 am 
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simplex1040 wrote:
Pbpix wrote:
J. Hill wrote:
I think Alan has the right answer, more than one phone with the same problem and I tried all of the suggestions here.

If it's a "bug in the router" not the iPhone... why does it only affect Apple's phones?


because apple's proprietary protocols
Yes, I bought a 3rd party charger cord for an iPhone and it fits nicely but doesn't work.
You are compelled to pay double for the Apple cord and charger, or take the battery out of the phone to charge it.

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