When we returned home from vacation, our iPhones connected right up to our wireless, but they couldn’t load any websites. I was quite confused as nothing had changed with our wireless, but it failed to work; yet the computer worked just fine.
Turns out, the issue was with the DNS. A quick update to the wireless settings on our phone and everything worked again.
To fix your internet connection on iOS6:
- Open Settings
- Touch Wi-Fi
- Touch the little blue arrow next to your active connection.
- Touch DNS
- Change the numbers to 126.96.36.199 (Google’s Public DNS)
- Touch Wi-Fi at the top of the screen to return to the main Wi-Fi page.
- Give it a few seconds and then try to load a webpage. It should work.
I don’t quite understand why the DNS just suddenly stopped working, but it was an easy fix and has been working smoothly since.