A bug that disabled an iPhone’s ability to connect to WiFi if a user connected to a WiFi network with SSID “%p%s%s%s%s%n” has finally been patched in the latest beta of iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7, MacRumors is reporting.
After joining my personal WiFi with the SSID “%p%s%s%s%s%n”, my iPhone permanently disabled it’s WiFi functionality. Neither rebooting nor changing SSID fixes it :~) pic.twitter.com/2eue90JFu3
— Carl Schou (@vm_call)
The latest beta release has silently patched the bug discovered last month on Twitter, that caused an iPhone or iPad to become unable to connect to WiFi networks.
Affected users noted that doing so would “permanently disable” their device’s WiFi functionality, making the bug quite serious.
While some have claimed the bug “permanently” disabled their iPhone ‘s Wi-Fi, other users found that resetting their network settings after connecting to the network restored Wi-Fi for the iPhone .
Apple has been testing iOS and iPadOS 14.7 with developers and public beta testers for the past few weeks. Apple can be expected to publicly release the update soon, given the crucial bug fix that it provides to iPhone user.
Let us know if you also experienced this bug and if resetting your network settings or updating to the latest iOS beta release has fixed it for you.