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Your iPhone Will Notify You When Wi-Fi is Available Nearby to Join

Nov 25, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Available Wi-FI Network notification

Did you know your iPhone will let you know if a wi-fi network is available to join nearby? This feature of iOS is relatively new, and it’s interesting in that it will specifically focus on public wi-fi networks are popular and being used by others that are nearby.

M2/M1 MacBook Having Wi-Fi Issues? This Workaround Helps

Dec 12, 2022 - 7 Comments
MacBook Air with M2

Some M2 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro and Air users have been experiencing wi-fi difficulties with the latest versions of MacOS Ventura and MacOS Monterey. While we have covered wi-fi issues with MacOS Ventura that have been experienced by some users and offered some solutions, another potential fix is available for a particular use … Read More

Check for Power Outage with iPhone, Mac, or iPad, by Looking for Wi-Fi

Dec 1, 2022 - 1 Comment
Use Wi-Fi to check for power outages

Electrical power outages are not particularly fun, but should you have the experience of encountering one, you may find this tip helpful which aims to determine if a power outage is impacting only your specific location or if it is neighborhood wide. All that you need is any battery powered device with wi-fi, meaning any … Read More

Fix Wi-Fi & Internet Connection Problems in macOS Ventura

Nov 7, 2022 - 27 Comments
Fix MacOS Ventura Wi-Fi issues

Some users are reporting wi-fi connection issues and other internet connectivity problems after updating to MacOS Ventura 13. The problems can range from slow wi-fi connections or reconnections, wi-fi disconnecting randomly, or wi-fi not working at all, or internet connectivity not working after updating a Mac to macOS Ventura. Network connectivity issues seem to pop … Read More

How to See a Wi-Fi Password on iPhone

Sep 28, 2022 - 1 Comment
See wi-fi password on iPhone or iPad

Need to view a wi-fi network password right on your iPhone? You can now do that, and it’s super easy thanks to the latest iOS update. A common occurrence is joining a wi-fi network with a complex password, and then needing to relay that wi-fi network password to someone else, or to another one of … Read More

Get a Shared Wi-Fi Password on Mac

Aug 10, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Joining a wi-fi network on Mac allows for getting a shared wi-fi password

If you’re a Mac user trying to join a wi-fi network, whether your own, a friend or family members, or a corporate wireless network, you can make the process of joining the wi-fi network much easier by using the shared wi-fi password feature. This is handy for many reasons, as it makes joining a wi-fi … Read More

Traveling? Beware of Unsecured Hotel Wi-Fi Networks

Jul 28, 2022 - 5 Comments
Unsecured Wi-Fi Network on Mac

Nearly every hotel nowadays offers free wi-fi, but a surprising number of them use unsecured wireless networks. Most commonly, the unsecured networks use a captive portal to access the wi-fi network, where a splash screen pops-up in a web browser window before you are granted further access to the network. Often there’s some marginal login … Read More

How to Force Open a Public Wi-Fi Login Page (Captive Portal)

Jun 26, 2022 - 28 Comments
Captive portal wi-fi network login page

You may have visited somewhere in the past where in order to access the local internet hotspot, you connect to the router, and then a captive network portal page comes up where you typically agree to have access, or enter a room number, or something similar. But what if you want to join a local … Read More

How to Use Private MAC Address on Apple Watch

Jan 16, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Private MAC Address on Apple Watch

Do you frequently connect to multiple Wi-Fi networks from your Apple Watch, say at work, school, coffee shops, airports, or other networks that aren’t yours? If so, you may want to safeguard your privacy by using private MAC addresses for the public Wi-Fi networks you connect to. Much like you can do so on iPhone … Read More

How to Share a Wi-Fi Password with QR Code from iPhone or iPad

Jul 8, 2021 - 11 Comments
How to Convert Wi-Fi Password Into QR Code on iPhone

Have you ever wanted to share your home or work Wi-Fi with your guests without giving away the network password? You’re certainly not alone in this regard, but we’re pleased to inform you that you can now do just that using your iPhone or iPad, thanks to this neat workaround.

How to Change HomePod Wi-Fi Network

Jun 13, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Change HomePod Wi-Fi Network

If you recently purchased a HomePod or HomePod Mini, you may remember how you didn’t have the option to even connect to a Wi-Fi network while setting up the device. Accordingly, you may be surprised to know that the HomePod wi-fi network can in fact be changed, albeit to a limited extent.

How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Nov 23, 2020 - 45 Comments
How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Are you having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Mac after updating it to macOS Big Sur recently? Although connecting to Wi-Fi networks on a Mac is a fairly straightforward procedure for the most part, some users have reported issues with getting the internet to work over Wi-Fi after installing macOS Big Sur.

Wi-Fi Calling Not Working on iPhone? Here’s How to Fix & Troubleshoot

Nov 8, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Calling

Wi-Fi Calling is great iPhone feature that allows you to make regular phone calls over your Wi-Fi network. It comes in handy when you’re indoors but your cellular signal strength is poor, or even nonexistent. Assuming wi-fi calling is enabled on your iPhone, your carrier will automatically switch to the active Wi-Fi connection to improve … Read More

How to Fix iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 Wi-Fi Problems

Sep 18, 2020 - 59 Comments
Fix iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Wi-Fi Problems

Some iPhone and iPad users have updated to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and discovered wi-fi issues that did not exist before the update, whether it’s that a wireless network suddenly doesn’t work, or the connection is dropping, abnormally slow, or some other wi-fi difficulty. Considering that nearly everything relies on the internet these days, … Read More

How to Connect to Wi-Fi Network on iPhone & iPad

Jul 14, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Connect to Wi-Fi Network on iPhone & iPad

Connecting to Wi-Fi networks on an iPhone or iPad is a fairly straightforward procedure. If you’re not already familiar, you’ll find that learning how to connect to a wireless network is pretty easy. Depending on whether the Wi-Fi network is public, private, or hidden, the way you connect to the network may slightly vary. In … Read More

How to Prevent Mac from Remembering Wi-Fi Networks Joined

Jun 7, 2020 - 3 Comments
Prevent Mac from remembering joined wi-fi networks

By default the Mac will remember all wi-fi networks that have been joined and accessed from the computer, and will automatically join those wireless networks again when they’re within range. This is a good setting for most users to leave enabled, since it’s convenient to not have to constantly reconnect to familiar wireless networks. But … Read More

How to Enable Low Data Mode on iPhone & iPad for Wi-Fi Networks

Feb 13, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Enable Low Data Mode on iPhone

Looking for a way to reduce data usage on a wi-fi network while using your iPhone or iPad? This trick is for you. Depending on where you live, Internet may or may not be expensive. If you’re living in the United States, there’s a good chance you’re paying a higher bill for your broadband connection … Read More

How to Switch Wi-Fi Networks on iPhone & iPad from Control Center

Feb 4, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to Switch Wi-Fi Networks from Control Center on iPhone

Ever wished you could quickly change wi-fi networks on iPhone or iPad? How about switching wireless networks right from the Control Center? Control Center is a handy feature allows users to quickly toggle certain functions like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and more. With each new iteration of iOS, Apple has been adding incremental upgrades to … Read More

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