iPhone: a mysterious bug on iOS neutralizes Wi-Fi, how to fix it?

A researcher has just uncovered a very annoying bug occurring on iPhone. This manifests itself in particular when the user connects to a Wi-Fi network with a specific name. Explanations.

iPhone 12
iPhone 12, image Unsplash

iOS is not immune to major malfunctions. Proof of this is with the software bug that occurs when starting the iPhone 12. Or with the green screen bug observed on the twelfth iteration of the Apple smartphone. Today, it is a malfunction of Wi-Fi on iOS that is reported by the researcher specializing in computer security Carl Schou. Via his Twitter account, he detailed how the iPhone’s Wi-Fi could be completely disabled if the user connects to a network called “% p% s% s% s% s% n”.

“After joining my personal WiFi network with the SSID”% p% s% s% s% s% n “, my iPhone has permanently disabled the WiFi functionality”, he emphasizes on the social network, illustrative video in support. We see that it is impossible to reactivate Wi-Fi after connecting to this network., the researcher no longer able to tick the corresponding box.

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iPhone: How to fix the Wi-Fi bug

Obviously, you should avoid at all costs connecting to a network with a similar name. The presence of character « % » could be the cause of this bug, although there is no evidence yet. Anyway, if you are victims of this dysfunction, a solution exists to overcome it, very fortunately. Restarting your smartphone will not help you, however. To solve the problem, you will need to completely reset your smartphone’s network settings.

To do this, simply follow the following process:

  • Go to your phone’s Settings.
  • Select General then Reset.
  • Then click on Reset network settings

For information, it will be necessary to re-enter all the Wi-Fi networks saved until then on the iPhone after having carried out this manipulation. A tedious task. But that should at least allow you to make your Wi-Fi functional again. We hope in any case that the firm at the apple resolves this bug as quickly as possible.


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