Help, reset network settings on iphone does something weird

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by purpleparrotuk, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. purpleparrotuk macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Hello. I have to reset my network settings every morning due to a know problem with Three and 4G on an iPhone 7. What is weird is that whenever I do it my iPad also loses wifi connection and I have to enter the password in again when I get home. What's weird is my iPad is at home on the wifi and my iPhone is at work when I do it. How can this be happening? Is it because they are all linked by iCloud?
  2. Stewie macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2004
    You answered your own question. Remove a wifi network from one iCloud device it clears it from the others.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Usually it's iCloud Keychain that is behind something like that, although some have said it happens even without it and just simply from logging in with the same iCloud account.
  4. jkozlow3, Sep 22, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2016

    jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Yes, it's iCloud. Resetting network settings will wipe out the saved WiFi connections on all of your devices where iCloud keychain is enabled. It happens on my MacBook and iPad every time I reset network settings on my iPhone.

    If desired, you can disable iCloud keychain and this will no longer occur.

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