Your iPhone can automatically connect to known WiFi networks that you had previously joined. In case required, you can disable this behaviour and stop iPhone From Automatically connecting to WiFi Networks.
Stop iPhone From Automatically Connecting to WiFi Networks
The feature on iPhone that allows it to automatically join known WiFi Networks is basically designed to make it easy for iPhone users to automatically connect to WiFi Networks.
This feature can be particularly useful in case the public WiFi network at a Library, clinic or a coffee shop requires a sign-in. In such cases, you will only be required to login to the network once.
Your iPhone remembers all the WiFi Networks that it had joined previously and it will connect automatically to these known WiFi networks, anytime you happen be within the range of known WiFi Networks.
However, in certain cases you may want to Stop iPhone From automatically connecting to WiFi Networks, in order to rule out the possibility of iPhone connecting to unsafe networks.
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Stop iPhone From Automatically Connecting to Specific WiFi Network
You can prevent your iPhone from automatically connecting to specific WiFi Networks by following the steps below.
1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad
2. On the Settings screen, tap on the WiFi option.
3. On the WiFi Screen, tap on the blue “i” icon located next to the network that you want to stop your device from connecting automatically (See image below).
4. On the next screen, toggle OFF the option for Auto-Join.
After this Setting, your iPhone will not automatically join this particular WiFi network. However, you can always manually connect to this particular network at any time, in case you want to.
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