Users are having connection problems with Verizon’s iPad 2

April 8, 2011 7:55 pm 0 comments

There has been a growing issue swirling around Apple support forums, and it seems to indicate that Verizon iPad 2 owners have been experiencing some connectivity issues.

The problem happens when the tablet pc will simply not connect to Verizon’s 3G network, which seems to be happening completely at random.

The issue occurs when a person toggles the on and off switch on the iPad 2’s 3G connection, which is located within the settings application. In some cases, users are being forced to reboot their iPad 2s in order to connect to Verizon’s 3G network.

Here are a few of the comments from Apple’s support forum:

When I try to connect to the cellular data it just says iPad or Searching in the top of the screen. It did work last night. If I do a hard reset I can get it to work. Switching Airplane mode on and off to reset the modem does NOT work. Anyone have any ideas?

Easy way to duplicate: turn off cellular, then reboot normally. 3G will not come back regardless if switched on or off. Only way to turn back on is to 1) switch cellular back to ‘on’ and 2) reboot. All time consuming… Tried restoring, didn’t help……

On my issue, when 3G is turned off followed by unit, it doesn’t come back regardless of toggle but CAN comeback if you leave it in the on switch, then reboot

It’s currently not known if all of Verizon’s iPad 2 customers are being affected by this bug, or if only a small percentage. But with any luck from Apple, the new iOS 4.3.2 update should fix this and other problems that customers are having.


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