The most recent beta for iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7, which was seeded to developers this week, patches a bug that disables an iPhone’s WiFi connectivity if a user connected to a WiFi network with the specific name of “%p%s%s%s%s%n.”
YouTuber Zollotech announced in a video found that the update has silently patched the bug that caused an iPhone to become unable to connect to Wi-Fi networks.
The bug was discovered by security researcher Carl Schou, who found that after joining a Wi-Fi network with the name “%p%s%s%s%s%n” his iPhone’s Wi-Fi functionality was left “permanently disabled.”
Changing a hotspot’s SSID did not correct the problem, even a reboot failed to provide a fix. However, some users found that resetting their network settings after connecting to the network restored WiFi connectivity for their iPhones.
iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 have both been in testing with developers and public beta testers for the past few weeks. The update will likely be released to the public by Apple soon.