General Resetting iPhone settings kill wireless connections other devices

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by tanzblume, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. tanzblume macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2016
    I have observed one interest issue.
    I'm using iCloud Keychain for all my devices (iMac, Macbook Pro, Mac mini and iPhone). I have noticed following thing. If I reset the iPhone settings all my devices are deleting the wireless passwords from iCloud Keychain and disconnecting from current wireless connections.

    This happens everytime. Has anyone else noticed this too?
  2. dalericg macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2012
    Yes I have had this happen for my MacBook Pro 2 iPhone 6s and iPad Air 2
  3. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Happens with my iPad and iPhone. iOS does give you a message if you "forget the network" in wireless settings.
  4. tanzblume thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2016
    Thanks. It seems I'm not alone.
    Do you think it's a bug or should it be like it's work?
    I'm not glad with this, I just wanna reset my iPhone only not disconnect all my devices.

    Perhaps I have to sign of from iCloud Keychain before. After the resetting I can login again.
    But it feels not good.
  5. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    yes its super annoying and i dont understand why it does this if the passwords r saved in keychain ... always been like that tho
  6. tanzblume thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2016
    I think I understand what happen.
    Normally the reset should wipe the iPhone settings to default. In this case wireless connections will disconnected.

    With iCloud Keychain there is no normal wipe. The wireless connections will deleted. But this change will written to iCloud Keychain. At this moment all saved wireless passwords will erased.

    Apple has to change it. A workaround could be, first sign off from iCloud Keychain and then reset the settings. I think that would prevent the problem.

    I will report this as a bug.
  7. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    I don't think this is a bug. If you're using iCloud Keychain then all that info is stored across all devices. If you delete/reset from one device, all devices lose that info. It's just like iCloud Photo Library....delete a photo from one device, it's deleted across all devices. It's doing what it's supposed to do. As stated in the previous post, disable iCloud Keychain on that specific device, then reset.

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