devices joined network without requiring password

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blenderbender, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. blenderbender macrumors newbie

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    For starters my network is password protected. I just added two iHome Smart Plugs into the iHome app on my iPhone 6 and both devices never required my network password to join the network. That doesn't sound right. When I did the exact same thing on an android tablet I was asked for my network password as expected. Any idea why the iPhone didn't request my password? Should that worry me? I'm running ios 10.2
     
  2. Kjung7 macrumors 6502

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    If your devices are synced with one iCloud account and you have Keychain sync enabled, it will remember all your wifi passwords across all your devices. So if you added a password protected network on your iPhone your Mac will connect to it automatically.

    Your Android tablet doesn't do this because it can't sync to Keychain. Nothing to worry about in terms of security.
     
  3. blenderbender thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.... I new nothing about Keychain till now o_O
     
  4. Kjung7 macrumors 6502

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    Yup no problem. Keychain is a godsend once you get all your passwords in haha
     

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