Apple's iOS 10 will give you a warning when you're connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network



Apple has been mum about it so far, but it appears that iOS 10 will provide iPhone and iPad users with a warning when their device is connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network. Don't expect to see a flashing screen with a siren, or a Dennis Nedry type pop-up saying "Ah ah ah. You didn't say the magic word." Instead, the warning will appear when you head to Settings > Wi-Fi.

Under the Wi-Fi network's SSID, you will find the words Security Recommendation. Tap the 'i' button and you will be warned that the Wi-Fi network you are using is unsecured. The actual warning reads, "Open networks provide no security and expose all network traffic." 

Many of us use unsecured Wi-Fi networks every day without giving it a second thought. For example, some large cable T.V. firms like Xfinity (Comcast) and Time Warner offer Wi-Fi Hotspots for their customers dotted throughout their coverage area. While the cable firms usually flash a reminder that their network is not secure, not all unsecured Wi-Fi networks do. And that is where Apple's new feature serves as a handy reminder to watch what you're saying.


source: RedmondPie

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36 Comments

1. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

My android does that every time I connect to xfinity WiFi lol

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Intersting, I came in here to say the same thing about my iPhone. Not sure how this is different, but my iPhone always has been showing me a warning popup whenever there's an unsecured wifi.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Post 2 made your attempt to troll, moot.

10. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

There you go darrkjetti calling people trolls now him?? Dude chill out and you say I'm trolling ha just because your been here 4 years don't make you the best in PA!!!! You have made crazy replys as I have and i admit it, i do as most on here, it's freedom of speech and expression!! This is the USA, i see you don't reply that's fine but, your 4 years is not perfect on here at all and people know this,

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Pointing out Android had it is trolling but pointing out iOS had it isn't trolling to you? Hypocrite much?

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Pointing out Android had it is trolling". Proper grammar much?

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You really don't need to act that dumb, pretending like you couldn't comprehend it, grammar nazi. You could simply just explain the rational logic behind your statement...if you actually have any.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

May I ask a genuine question? Why does "first" mean so much to people here (both sides mind you)? It's not like the other party is every going to acknowledge the claim, so what's the point? I can't find a sensible answer.

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Why does "first" mean so much to people here (both sides mind you)?" Please, kindly ask that to apple themselves who started the BS, hypocritically stifling competition with obviously stolen patents (i.e. patents of items they didn't invent). Die-hard fans being what they are, just mindlessly support the hypocrite move without question, misleading other readers. Such misleading and anti-competitive moves just further calls for people to point out past works from competitors whenever apple is falsely credited for almost anything. Especially on sites like this that you'll NEVER see an article pointing out apple as a copycat, but you'll see dozens of articles pointing out competitors copying apple, even if apple isn't the original inventor (side note, that's partly why this site is called iPhonearena). I have a lot of examples ready to be pasted if you want, feel free to ask. In the end, I'm fine with them copying one another, competition is welcomed by me, just not fine with apple's hypocrisy of suing competitors for what they themselves are 100% guilty of ( http://goo.gl/0ZpBx7 ).

22. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Yep, it's actually not a big things about whose being first. But i'm sure some people here like to blabbing about how great apps permission is, and fact that iOS had it before Android does. It simply fanboyism things, sounds stupid eh?

32. AlikMalix unregistered

Kiki, it's passive aggressive for me, to be honest. I've been, and still am bombarded by people like these: just yesterday, I was at a party, and someone witnessing us sharing photos with everyone silmontaniously they airdrop - started pointing out that android had that "bump the phones together thing for years". Then they went to say that iPhone doesn't have the nfc file transfer thing - no one cared as we were easily transferring videos and photos thru air drop and enjoy doing it. It happens in line at Starbucks. It happens at gathering. It's always the same "android had it for years, BS". Or "android can do everything iPhone can". And that's why you point out that iPhone had this - thus - it's not true that android can do anything iPhone can. I still can't get any android phone to stop significantly dropping battery juice doing absolutely nothing laying on the table. Like I said - passive aggressive.

34. AlikMalix unregistered

To late to EDIT: I meant kilo, not Kiki. Autocorrect - kiki is out cleaning lady, so keyboard thinks that's what I'm trying to type.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It doesn't deserve an answer, It deserves to be proofread. Now get lost, and stop trolling my posts. I don't want to converse with you in the slightest.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Ok, so the hypocrite has no answer, thought so too, just the usual butthurt whenever anyone isn't in favor of apple...same old iSheep attitude.

25. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

That dumbass Darkkjeddi does this all the time. You will never get an answer which explains why. His first point of view to attack anyone whose against Apple, he will focus if you've made any errors, so he could attack you. The dumbass himself, English is not his native language, but it's his 2nd language. He speaks Zulu or whatever the preach....

35. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Very well said, MrElectrifyer! You've proven him wrong.

20. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Ok teacher LMFWAO

24. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

-Couldn't answer the question -Then find the grammar mistake in it -Win the argument

27. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Nothing new. That's what he always does. Dumbass troll.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He wasn't teolling. He o lyrics said his Android does this already. You can't troll with facts.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Proofreading is fundamental.

28. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Having knowledge is fundamental dumbass troll.

29. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

5 users on here agree, that you are a dumbass troll.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When I hit submit, that isn't what it said

3. Alan01

Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Those warnings come from Xfinity. Not every unsecured network will warn you. Alan F.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I was just on YouTube looking at what's new in beta 3, and iOS 10 looks to be an outstanding update. I'm looking forward to it.

6. sun0066

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Every time there is an update with iOS I am hoping lot of things and at the end after the update my phone does the same like always , one thing change for sure. , it becomes slower , so the needs for phone upgrades comes So it is coldly calculated

8. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Haha. Totally agree bro

7. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

How about don't connect to open wi-fi's?

9. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Exactly....

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