Apple iOS14 Release Information

Apple is releasing the iOS14 update, with many new features for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iWatch). A new default feature in iOS14 uses a private address when you join a Wi-Fi network. On public Wi-Fi networks, this is an important safety feature.

Unfortunately, when you’re on the Widener campus Wi-Fi, this feature conflicts with our enhanced security measures. Unless you deactivate private addressing, you will have to re-register your device every 24 hours when your random address changes. Please follow the directions below to disable this feature on all widener wireless networks (“wu-secure”, “wu-secure-resnet”, “wu-open-game-stream”, and/or “wuguest”).

This feature will still be on by default when you connect to public and home wireless networks. This will simply disable the feature for the Widener Wireless Networks.

Turn private address off or on for a network

You can stop or resume using a private address with any network. For better privacy, leave the setting on for all networks that support it.

iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app, then tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the information button next to a network.
  3. Tap Private Address. If your device joined the network without using a private address, a privacy warning explains why.
    1. Uncheck the Private Address.

Apple Watch

  1. Open the Settings app, then tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the name of the network you joined. If you haven’t joined the network yet, swipe left on its name and tap more .
  3. Tap Private Address.
    1. Uncheck the Private Address.