Wi-Fi

How to connect HomePod to Wi-Fi networks in school, colleges, universities, hotels and more

Apple's marketing image promoting the full-size HomePod smart speaker

You can easily set up your HomePod on a personal or home Wi-Fi network, but using the Apple smart speaker in places with Wi-Fi networks that are protected with usernames and passwords can be challenging. In this video tutorial, we'll show you how to connect your HomePod to wireless networks that require a username and password or other security methods, such as Wi-Fi typically found in universities, offices, hotels and more.

WiFiNameBugFix protects jailbreakers from the newly discovered malformed Wi-Fi name bug

Another notable bug was discovered and publicized just over the weekend by security researcher Carl Schou in which the presence of a malformed Wi-Fi network name, also known as the SSID, could ‘permanently’ disable an iPhone’s ability to view and connect to nearby Wi-Fi networks. It’s not the first time a Wi-Fi name glitch has affected iPhones, which understandably raises some eyebrows.

Citing the security researcher, the bug would be triggered if the iPhone comes within range of a Wi-Fi network or personal hotspot with the offending name or SSID. Consequently, the Settings app’s Wi-Fi toggle switch becomes disabled and grayed out, preventing the user from turning it back on. Not even resetting the iPhone’s network settings fixes this, compelling the iPhone owner to effectively restore the device to factory settings.

NetFence is an effective outgoing firewall for jailbroken iPhones & iPads

Most people view the internet as a powerful tool for accessing information in an instant, but advertising companies see it in just the same way — often utilizing the very internet connection you depend on for said information to track your every move and report back with personally identifiable statistics.

A firewall can help preserve your anonymity and privacy over the internet by giving you the distinct choice to allow or deny these connection requests. That’s just one reason why a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed NetFence by iOS developer FoxfortMobile might be of interest to you.

How to use Low Data Mode on iPhone

How to forget a WiFi Network

Have you ever been worried about running out of mobile data on your iPhone when travelling? Maybe you don't have an unlimited internet plan at home or on your mobile device, and want to limit the data usage. Luckily, iOS features a Low Data mode that will do just that. It'll help limit your internet usage on cellular, and Wi-Fi. You can also use the feature to make sure that you don't blow through your data plan if you're sharing data over a personal hotspot.

Conditional gives jailbreakers more control over how and when apps can connect to the internet

Right out of the box, iPhone and iPad users are able to choose which apps can and can’t use cellular data. This can be particularly helpful for those who might be subscribed to capped data plans with their cellular providers since it’s easy to blow through a couple of gigabytes with certain apps.

Oddly enough, neither of the aforementioned devices offer a way to choose which apps can and can’t use Wi-Fi networks, which seems like a no-brainer given that even some home Wi-Fi plans have data caps. With that in mind, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Conditional by iOS developer daniel seems like it could be useful for anyone under this umbrella.

IPCarrier replaces the Status Bar’s carrier text with your IP Address

Intermediate and advanced jailbreakers often do more with their devices than merely download and install jailbreak tweaks — many will SSH into their devices to carry out deeper device customization in the file system itself.

SSH connections require knowledge of the handset’s local IP address, which can be found in the Wi-Fi preference pane in the Settings app. But those who use SSH often, especially on networks besides their own, might be interested in a faster way to access their handset’s local IP address, and we have the solution.