Apple finally acknowledged something is amiss with the Verizon branded iPad 2s and said they are already on the job to set things right. Apple announced their iOS team has already started to work on a fix so that a solution won’t be too far away. A large number of Verizon iPad 2 users have been reportedly having difficulty logging on to the Verizon’s 3G network after having logged out.
“We are aware that a small number of iPad 2 customers have experienced connectivity issues with the Verizon 3G network and we are investigating it,” revealed an Apple source.
Problems start when iPad 2 owners log off from Verizon’s 3G network. Something then prevents logging back in. So once the 3G connection is turned off via the iPad 2’s Settings app, they are either greeted with the “Searching…” message shown on the top corner in what can be termed as the worst case scenario or may have access to the 3G network within 5 minutes. This, when it should be accomplished in just a flash.
As of now it’s not known if all the Verizon iPad 2 owners are going through the same turmoil or if it’s limited to just a portion of those who bought the Verizon iPad 2. There are no reports of a similar complaint coming from those who have opted for other carriers such as the AT&T.
So until Apple comes out with the fix, the only way out will be to reboot the device by holding down both the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously for more than 10 seconds. Sure it’s not the most preferred option to get back on to 3G networks each time you turn off 3G, but then that’s the only solution until there is a fix forthcoming from Apple. Let’s hope the iOS fix comes soon enough.