How to Fix Wi-Fi Privacy Warning on iPhone

Wi-Fi Privacy Warning

iPhone is a device that is highly demanded in the market because of its high speed and advanced features. People love these devices because of their design and appealing features like camera, speed, and quick charging device. It has strict protection against the privacy and security of data of a user. It has many other features like privacy indicator, iPhone encryption, great control over location and pictures, password security, and so on. Well, one recent but not well-made feature i.,e WiFi privacy and you might see a notification regarding wi-fi privacy warning in the network settings option.  However, in the upcoming section, we will let you what it actually is and how this issue can be resolved. So, let’s go ahead with the article.

What WiFi Privacy Warning actually is?

WiFi warning feature in iOS 14 was introduced by Apple company. This feature works to improve your WiFi security and privacy issues. Well, their users have complained that this feature is not working well on iPhones and it gives error issues like weak security and privacy warning. Also, whenever you get the privacy warning settings, it means that your MAC (media access control) address is no longer hidden. Those who shared their hotspot with you can see that MAC address and can access your device if they want. So, it is better if you take this warning seriously and make your internet as secure as possible.

So, you don’t need to get worried and must have to read the whole article because we will mention some of the solutions that will surely help you out. Let’s go ahead !!

How to fix this privacy issue?

WiFi Privacy warning issue can be resolved by following the six simple and easy steps. They are as follows:

1. Setting up a Unique SSID

One way to fix this issue is by setting up a unique name for your network because network names act as an identifier to verify that particular network and users can easily recognize it when it appears on a list of available networks. Well, you can not set the default names and also, ensure that your routers all the bands should use the same name. If you do not do this then, errors might occur and your device fails to connect to your network. Also, there might be a possibility the device which connects to a network might join other networks via the same name. 

2. Enabling of Private Address

Another effective way to resolve this issue is to turn on the private address. Well, follow the simple steps:

  1. Head to the settings icon on your device and click it
  2. Tap on the WiFi option and then, tap on an info icon placed next to the wifi signals icon, which will open network settings. 
  3. Scroll down to the Private WiFi Address and turn on the toggle option
  4. Rejoin the Wifi connection and check if a message disappears

3. Enabling of an Airplane Mode for a Few Moments

To fix this issue then, turn on the Airplane mode for a few seconds. When you connect your internet later, this error should be resolved. Now, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Head to the Settings option of your device 
  2. Turn on the airplane mode by tapping it.
  3. Alternatively, swipe down from the top of a screen to access Control Centre and tap the airplane mode to enable it. 
  4. After a few seconds then, again tap airplane mode to disable it
  5. Since your device did not forget the network then, it will automatically join the network

That’s it! Hopefully, now your issue will be resolved. 

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4. Forgetting a Network and Reboot Your Device

One of the ways to fix this issue is to reboot your device. Now, forget this network and take a fresh start. Well, follow the simple steps:

  1. Head to the settings option of your device and tap the wifi option 
  2. Tap on the info icon placed next to the WiFi icon you are connected to
  3. Scroll down and search Forget this Network option then, tap it to turn it off
  4. Now, reboot your device and simultaneously, long-press the side button and volume down button
  5. Power slider will appear on a screen simply drag it to the right side to turn off your device
  6. Now, long-press the side button until the Apple logo appears on a screen
  7. Enter passcode to unlock it and go to the settings option again
  8. Finally, go to the WiFi option and tap it to reconnect your WiFi 

5. Updating a Router’s Firmware

If your device is facing a WiFi privacy warning issue on the latest iOS version then, make sure that the router’s firmware is also updated. Now, follow the simple steps:

  1. Download the iOS app from the Play Store for your device
  2. Open this app and tap the settings icon placed at the bottom 
  3. Search for Check Firmware Option and tap it
  4. If an update is available, tap the refresh button
  5. Wait for the update to complete its installation process
  6. When done, a pop-up message appears on a screen then, tap ok 

However, kind in mind that your network will get some errors when a router is updating its firmware version. 

6. Using Router Settings Suggested by Apple

If nothing worked for you, it is better to contact Apple support and ask them for router settings. The company at the backend always knows the problems with your router. Since they don’t give you admin privileges, you have no option but to call them and change the settings.

However, if you have the admin panel, you can open it and check the problems there. You can also contact the support and tell them to send a person who can fix this problem. If you are using a non-supported third-party router, then it would be good if you change it and grab a supported one.

Do let us know if you have issues with the methods above and which one of them worked for you easily.

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