iPad Mini joins wireless without asking

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HDJulie, May 5, 2016.

  1. HDJulie macrumors demi-goddess

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    I have an LTE iPad Mini 4 that I carry with me. At work, we don't get a good LTE signal so I have my iPhone connected to our guest wireless network. It does not require a password. I noticed that the Mini was also on the wireless even though I didn't remember connecting it. So I told the Mini to forget the network. A little later, I notice it is on the wireless again. I thought that if I told it to forget the network it would no longer be considered a known network & would not join without asking (I have Ask to Join Networks on). Is this not the case?
     
  2. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have iCloud Keychain sync then because your iPhone is using the network it will be telling the iPad that the work wifi is a known network and to use it.
     
  3. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately, unlike OS X, I don't think theres a way to prevent certain iOS devices that have sync'd networks not to join a selective one of them.
     
  4. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Apple tried to make your life easier by adding in shared wireless hotspots as described by Marshall. If you don't want your iPad Mini on the wireless hotspot, turn wireless off for that specific device. Apple had things in mind such as if you bring your Mac to a Starbucks that you've already connected to on your phone, it will automatically join the hotspot so it's one less thing you have to worry about.
     
  5. C DM, May 5, 2016
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    Still, some fairly straightforward related options related to it all could certainly be provided either.
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I realized the same thing a few months back. Several people directed me to the keynotes where Apple talked about it. Sometimes it convenient other time not so.
     
  7. HDJulie thread starter macrumors demi-goddess

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  8. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    I'm the wrong person to be complaining to about that, these people can do something about it.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    No complaints really, just commentary essentially. But, yes, there's certainly that.
     
  10. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    I read that you may be able to create a custom provisioning profile to prevent a device from connecting to a network.

    Seems kind of roundabout, but makes it a possibility.
     

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