Carrier Selecting Wireless Network Alert

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  1. i1280 macrumors regular

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    I'm running an iPhone 6s on Verizon and when I get phone calls, I get a "Select A Wireless Network" alert that comes up if I am near wifi. Why is this happening and how can I get it to stop? Has this happened to anyone else?
     
  2. beernut, Oct 28, 2016
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    beernut macrumors 6502

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    In wifi settings, is "ask to join networks" disabled?

    -If it's enabled, disable it (give it a restart if it doesn't take effect).
    -If it's disabled, enable it and then disable. again, give it a restart.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yup, @beernut nailed it. That should take care of the issue.
     
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    Yes, disabling that will also save some battery since it will not be constantly scanning and searching for wifi networks.
     
  5. i1280 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried this with a restart and haven't had any issues since...but not sure I've been in wifi ranges either. I'll post if it continues/happens again. Thanks for the suggestions!!
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It's not an issue. It's a feature. Once you've disabled the feature as described, it won't pop up again.
     
  7. i1280 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ironically, it just occurred. It happens when I get a phone call sometimes before and sometimes after I hang up or the call is declined. It never happens when I am within range of wifi unless there's a phone call...???
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Something is not right then.
    I'd do a restore and setup as new.
    Sounds like a software bug.
     
  9. willmtaylor, Nov 2, 2016
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    Do you have wifi calling enabled?

    Could it be a bug related to that?
     
  10. mrwalleyeman macrumors newbie

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    i think willmtaylor is right. Mine was doing that with wifi calling enabled, I turned it off and now it doesn't do that.
     
  11. i1280 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did that once. Still occurred.
     
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    I Do not. It's turned off and I don't believe that Verizon offers that option yet.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Verizon has been offering WiFi calling for phones that support it since iOS 9.1 days or so.
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    Are you sure you have the "ask to join" option disabled? Perhaps try enabling and disabling it again. Maybe even reset your network settings too if you are still seeing something odd.
     
  14. i1280 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I believe so:

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    I will try to reset the network settings later and see what happens...

    Lol. I didn't realize Verizon was offering that...
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    But do you have THIS disabled?
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    ^ Awesome SSID :)

    I don't know how anyone can stand to have that option turned on.
     
  18. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It used to be "pretty fly for a wifi," but then I got old and uncool. ;-)
     
  19. i1280 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I reset my network settings and reset the phone...I'll let you guys know if that helps.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If it does come up for some reason, can you try to take a screenshot of it as well, just to see what you are seeing (in case it might somehow be something else other than what most of us here have been thinking it is).
     
  21. eyeswords macrumors newbie

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    I've had the exact same problem since updating to IOS 10. I was using a iPhone 6 originally, and had hoped the problem would go away once I upgraded to the 6s. It did not. Wifi calling is off, "ask to join"is off, and I have tried resetting network settings as well.
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    Here is a screenshot of what I am experiencing. Seemingly, it only happens if a call comes through while data is also being used. It pops up and I have to dismiss it before I can access the call screen. Once I end the call to go back to what I was doing, I am often prompted again and have to dismiss.

    I suspect it has something to do with data (LTE) being used while the call is in progress.. I thought Verizon supported data while on a call at this point..

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  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Do you have LTE enabled for both data and voice?

    Are any of the networks that come up ones that you at lesser sometimes use or perhaps used at some point before?
     
  23. eyeswords macrumors newbie

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    Yep.
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    No. It just happens every time I am off wifi and a call comes through.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But only if you are using the phone at that time, right? Does it happen if you are just not doing anything and let's say only swiping to another home screen or looking in some folder? Or is it only if you are inside or using some app? Any particular apps?
     
  25. eyeswords macrumors newbie

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    Exactly. It never happens unless a phone call is involved. I could even be doing nothing, with my phone in my pocket. Whenever I'm off wifi and a call comes through, I am greeted with this screen when I pull my phone out of my pocket to accept/decline.
     

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