An unusual bug is currently breaking iPhones̵
Security researcher Carl Shou first identified the error and posted the discovery on Twitter. Several other users followed up with their own tests that confirmed the problem. In either case, the network name is alone broke their iPhones wifi features and prevented them from connecting to other networks. Worse, the testers found that the error persists even after restarting an affected iPhone.
Oddly enough, this error does not affect other network features, such as Bluetooth or mobile data. Connects to the so-called wifi networking on Android also has no effect; the bug seems to be anchored in either it iOS operating system or iPhone hardware, but no one is yet to discern Why this particular SSID breaks iPhone’s wifi features.
Fortunately, the problem can be easily solved if your iPhone is encountered that: Just go to Settings> General> Reset and select Reset network settings. This deletes all saved wifi connection information, so you will need to establish a new connection the next time you reconnect to a secure network, but it will also immediately reverses the error.
While it is simple to fix wifi bug, it is more involved to prevent it.
Avoid, of course Connection to network or name your home wifi “% p% s% s% s% s% s% n“And warn others if you notice it public wifi spots using the special SSID. Like our friends on Gizmodo point out, is it possible Other things seemingly benign network IDs can trigger the same malfunction. It leaves iPhone owners open to trolls, malicious actors or even unsuspecting users who accidentally give their public wifi connection a buggy name. So in general, onecancel networks with lots of “%” symbols in the name, and notify a network administrator if you encounter the error after connecting to a public network.
If the error is widespread enough, it is likely that Apple will issue a patch to correct it. Of course, it is also possible that this problem can not be solved – and even if it can, it is each user’s own responsibility to keep their devices safe in the meantime.