Final month we reported a bizarre bug that disables iPhone WiFi when related to a community named “%ppercentspercentspercentspercentspercentn.” Now Apple has mounted the bug within the newest iOS and iPad OS 14.7 beta.
YouTuber Zollotech has put up a video describing the most recent modifications on the iOS 14.7 beta. Later into the video, he exhibits how Apple has patched the bug that induced WiFi to cease working when related to a community named “%ppercentspercentspercentspercentspercentn.” A consumer on Twitter first highlighted the bug. As soon as the information began making rounds, extra folks reported the identical subject.
The WiFi bug might sound bizarre and minor. Nonetheless, customers report that it “completely disables” iPhone’s WiFi connectivity. A bug like this could trigger havoc in case you are travelling and counting on WiFi for details about a brand new metropolis and even one thing so simple as utilizing Uber.
The iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 beta is within the testing section for the previous couple of weeks. In different phrases, Apple may quickly launch the replace publicly. Because the bug repair is crucial, it gained’t be shocking if the replace is pushed quicker than beforehand assumed.
Programming languages usually use the “%” as a string format specifier. Maybe the code has been misplaced and inflicting hassle with WiFi. Safety researchers used different phrases with the “%” image firstly and finish. As soon as once more, the WiFi performance was crippled, and the app crashed. Some customers discovered success after eradicating WiFi community names from iCloud Keychain on a Mac. In the meantime, others needed to edit iPhone backup and take away the community title manually.