When It Comes to Wi-Fi Networks, Sometimes It’s Better to Forget

It’s easy, particularly when traveling, to end up connecting to a Wi-Fi network that doesn’t provide Internet access, requires credentials you don’t have or lacks access to the network’s printer.

Unfortunately, once your iPhone, iPad or Mac connects to such a network, it may reconnect to it later, which is aggravating.

The solution? Whenever you realize a Wi-Fi network is worthless, forget it. (The network, that is.)

On the Mac:
Open System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi > Advanced > Wi-Fi

  • Select the network in the list (you don’t have to be connected to it)
  • Click the – button
  • Click Remove

On an iPhone or iPad, when you’re connected to the offending network, go to:

  • Settings > Wi-Fi
  • Tap the i button to the right of the current network
  • Tap Forget This Network on the next screen.

iOS 15.0.2 Update Alert

One week after releasing iOS 15.0.1, Apple provided an update that includes important bug and security fixes.

Apple’s website explains:

This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
  • iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe may not connect to Find My
  • AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab
  • CarPlay may fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback
  • Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models

The update also addresses a known security issue that was actively exploited.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website.

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