Despite what it may seem, iOS is far from perfect. Currently, there are almost certainly some major bugs to be discovered. However, the scenarios in which they can occur are so particular that it is difficult to find them. Sometimes just a coincidence can prevent our phone from working as it should.
Security researchers are ready to find these kinds of errors in order to remedy them. And recently, one of the strangest was discovered. An error that can cause IPhone stops connecting to Wi-Fi networks
This finding was made by Carl Schou, who later shared the error in Twitter. Specifically, it seems to have to do with the SSID of the Wi-Fi networks, the identifier used for these. If a very specific is used, “% p% s% s% s% s% n”, the iPhone is no longer able to connect to any Wi-Fi network.
As the tweet itself shows, it is not even possible to access the network selection menu. IPhone simply stops responding correctly when connecting. It is also not solved by restarting the device or changing the network SSID. However, there is a solution for those who have dared to try it.
After joining my personal WiFi with the SSID “% p% s% s% s% s% n”, my iPhone has permanently disabled its WiFi functionality. Neither restarting nor changing the SSID fixes it: ~) pic.twitter.com/2eue90JFu3
– Carl Schou (@vm_call) June 18, 2021
And we recover the default network settings, everything will work normally again. To do this, we will have to go to Settings, General, Reset, Reset network settings. Once done, the Wi-Fi network selection should be accessible again.
As for the possible explanation of this error, it seems to be in how the iPhone interprets this SSID
Although this is an unlikely mistake, I hope now that it has been discovered be solved by apple. Something that could perfectly well happen in one of the beta versions of iOS 15, the next big system update.