iOS 8.1 iPad Air WiFi freezing problems

By Peter Chubb - Oct 27, 2014

It’s been a week since iOS 8.1 was released and even though Apple said it brought with it several bug fixes and a few new features, such as Apple Pay for those with an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, there are still a few issues being experienced by users. We have already heard from a few iPad 2 owners continuing to experience a slowdown with their tablets, and now we have gotten reports of iPad Air owners having WiFi freezing problems since last weeks update to iOS 8.1.

We already reported this problem with iOS 8 and 8.0.2, yet this WiFi freezing problem still persists. There is a fix for this, and that is to shutdown the tablet and restart, although this does not last long and we are waiting for Apple to offer a more permanent fix, whether this will be in iOS 8.1.0.1 is another version, as we have no clue as to what the number of the next update will be.

iOS 8.1 iPad Air WiFi problems

The worrying thing here is the fact that some users said they never had such an issue before, and only encountered the WiFi problems after updating their iPad Air to iOS 8.1, which in some cases becomes extremely slow, around 0.1mbps, rather than 20mbps. What is strange is how they updated other iOS devices, just like we have with our iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and have yet to see any such issues.

We have yet to update our iPad Air just yet due to hearing about these WiFi problems, although we will have to go ahead and update soon, just in case there are other issues lurking that have yet to be reported.

Possible fix – Some people had tried to reset their network settings, but to no avail, although we have heard that updating your router to the latest firmware version often helps. Have you been able to resolve the issue yet, and if so what worked for you?

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iOS 8.1 iPad Air WiFi freezing problems

  • wowpad

    Ipad Air 2 0 8.1.2 patch. Constantly rebooting my Dlink 655 router. This thing can’t go online at all. Everytime, I enable the Ipad Air 2 wifi, it kills off my router. Same as Iphone 6. They are going to be returned in end of second months when i am done with them.

    If the Ipad Air 2 that has connectivity issues, I wouldn’t be that upset but this Ipad Air 2 rebooting my router and causing everything else losing connection. So far, there is no fix for this issue.

    My older Iphone 4S and 22 other wifi devices work just fine. Crapple no more for me.

  • Bob Harvey

    Slow wifi, poor wifi sensitivity, freezing apps, broken cut-and-paste. 8.0, 8.1 have wrecked what was my favouritedevice

  • Eagle0542

    Apple, just fix the darn thing. 8.1 fixed nothing when to comes to Safari freezing.

  • upSet Apple iPhone 6 buyer

    I received my iPhone 6 one week ago today. Installed the iOs8.1 and have had nothing but problems maintaining and connecting to wifi on this phone. It is horrible every other device in my household works and I contacted the cable company and made sure it wasn’t my router’s firmware. It is the phone not functioning properly I am frustrated and annoyed with Apple at the lack of concern for releasing a basically brick of a phone to the general public. Do not buy this phone until they fix this wifi bug because the wifi is worthless.

  • MyIpad

    Installed version 8.1 on my IPad today, and have problems with my keyboard freezing when on Twitter. Also Apple Mail freezes and/or cannot access junk mail or recently deleted mail. Is this a temporary problem? Any fixes?