Latest iOS 14.7 beta fixes strange WiFi disable bug


The news: Apple has fixed a somewhat serious bug that would completely disable networking capabilities on your iOS device, as spotted first by YouTuber Aaron Zollo.

  • A recently discovered bug showed that connecting to a WiFi network with the name “%p%s%s%s%s%n” could permanently disable network connectivity…until you went into settings and reset all network settings
  • The latest beta version of iOS 14.7, iOS 14.7 beta 5, appears to fix this bug (video below)

Our take: Surprised it took Apple this long to correct the issue, which was relatively serious, but glad to see this ship alongside iOS 14.7. No idea when that update is coming, though, as it has been in beta testing for some time now…