Somehow, I’ve not been affected by the latest iPhone bug that’s seen a lot of people’s 2011′s start off on a poor note. Although I’ve not had to use an alarm on either January 1st or 2nd, my iPhone has been a lot more annoying.
Since we got the broadband sorted out here a few months ago, my iPhone hasn’t been as used as it was back when we had no internet; but for the majority of time that I’m at home, the WiFi on my 3GS is turned on – and with the router pretty much always on, it’s handy to have around for updating apps overnight and such like. Except there’s one bug with it: despite my home WiFi router being no more than 4 metres away from the phone at any time (it’s a small house!), and my phone always having 3 bars of WiFi signal, the 3GS randomly decides that it doesn’t want my home router and it’s strong signal strength, and will instead attempt to lock onto an “open” BT Openzone router that’s located down the street.
In theory, I can understand why my iPhone wants to use an unprotected signal – it’s less work for it to do encrypting/decrypting data; but when I barely get signal from that router (at the best of times I get 1 bar from it, and that’s only noticable when the 3GS is connected to it – for the record, I can’t actually do anything with it as I can’t sign into Openzone from my iPhone for whatever reason), you can understand why I’m mad at my phone. It’s a weird one, because I can use my home router signal for hours on end, then put the phone down (lock/unlocking it), then pick it up again to find that I have no interet, because it’s trying to switch to the “free” router.
Apple – sort it out! In the meantime, anyone able to tell me why this is happening??