Final month, a safety researcher named Carl Schou discovered that if any iPhone person connects to a Wi-Fi community with the identify “%p%s%s%s%s%n” then Wi-Fi could get disabled on the iPhone eternally. It seems that there are different Wi-Fi community names as nicely that may conk the Wi-Fi in your iPhone. One other Wi-Fi identify has been discovered by the identical safety researcher and it’s known as “%secretclub%power”. In case you come throughout any open Wi-Fi networks with this identify, then don’t join as it will probably disable Wi-Fi in your iPhone. Even resetting community settings received’t assist.
It could possibly be doable that there could also be different Wi-Fi community names that may kill Wi-Fi on iPhones. Normally, Wi-Fi names with characters like “%s”, “%n” and “%p” can set off iPhones to disable Wi-Fi networks fully. So, in case you use an iPhone, then don’t hook up with any Wi-Fi community that has received symbols within the identify, particularly “%”.
It’s because the second you choose a WiFi reference to the identify “%p” or “%s” or “%n”, your iPhone or iPad will cease connecting to WiFi altogether. Additionally, this bug impacts AirDrop’s functioning. In case you restart your iPhone, after connecting to this WiFi community, even then the issue continues to exist and your iPhone and iPad will lose the power to connect with any WiFi community.
You might attempt to reset community settings to take care of the difficulty however it could not at all times be sufficient. To reset the community, go to Basic> Reset> Reset Community Settings.
The explanation as to why “%” in WiFi names is creating issues could also be because of the truth that ‘%character’ syntax is used to format variables into an output string in programming languages. On account of an unpatched bug in iOS, this identify with % signal is inflicting reminiscence corruption. Apple hasn’t fastened the difficulty but, so, avoid Wi-Fi names with symbols.