Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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wifi option not available

How to fix wifi option not available anymore?

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One possibility is that your solderjoint/s of the wifi ic has lost contact to the logic board (very common after a drop). Often resulting in "greyed out wifi" error. Meaning the wifi option stays white/grey and can not be activated.

Many DIY repair tutorials suggest heating the wifi ic with a heatgun (I do not) hoping the solderjoints make contact again. But if it works , it will be only a temporary fix (thats why ppl say, "no guarante that it will last) because its a matter of time before those contacts become loose again.

The ultimate repair would suggest changing oder at least resoldering (not reflowing)the following Wifi IC.

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Most of the time, it sadly is a hardware problem related to the wifi IC.

When did it happen, after updating your phone over the air ? Waterdamage ? dropped ?

You can try to rule out a software problem by restoring your phone. Do not forget to backup your phone.

Never forget it is important to know the history of a phone to solve a problem

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I think it drop, I had my 2 kids playing with it. I did ask on apple store, they've told me it will be fix but no assurance on how long it will last, it's the problem existed in iPhone 4 & 4s when updates IOS 6 up... it cause battery to work in full and gets hot easily.


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