Do not connect your iPhone to this wireless Internet network

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Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi (Getty Images) – Connect to a WiFi network with the word “%%% s%% s% s% n” causes a bug and disrupts the wireless functionality of your iPhone. Fortunately, it can be corrected.

If you have an iPhone, be careful of a weird wifi networks called “%p%s%s%s%s%n.” This name causes a heavy bug. Do not connect to this network unless the WiFi functionality of your phone is interrupted.

The bug was found by Carl Schou, a security investigator who shared the issue on Twitter. Schow has explained that his iPhone permanently disabled its WiFi functionality after joining the network “%p%s%s%s%s%n.” The bug affects the iPads and services such as AirDrop, according to 9to5Mac.. Even after rebooting or modifying SSID of the hotspot, devices cannot connect to wireless networks.

Schou didn’t reveal exactly how the bug was found, though other courageous Twitter users confirmed it, they tried to connect to this name to a wireless network. MacRumors reported that wireless internet does not appear to break when connected to the same network on Android phones.

Fortunately, your Apple hardware doesn’t seem to suffer permanent damage and may be corrected. You should be in this situation after your fury and frustration have been overcome. (It’d be my reaction or at least).

The fix is straightforward. All network settings have to be reset, noted 9to5Mac. You can do this by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Configurations. This restores every saved wireless network on your iPhone, thus deleting the cursed network name from the memory of your device. Then your phone should normally be able to wireless connection again.

The common theory, as to the reason for the bug, is that iOS thinks that the characters following the percentage sign are a string format specifier, referring in the code language a variable name or command. Some think this may finally lead to memory corruption, resulting in the iOS watchdog removing the process and your wireless functionality.

While you do not find wifi networks called “%p%s%s%s%s%n” on a daily basis, you should be vigilant about every network with a percentage sign, or the same vein as this, until Apple corrects the update issue.