1. iMore Question's Avatar
    What does the padlock mean in the Wi-Fi connection? Looking at the settings, Wi-Fi, and the connection, there is a padlock just before the Wi-Fi icon.
    07-21-2014 10:53 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It means you need to know the passcode to access that particular Wi-Fi network.
    07-21-2014 10:55 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It means your neighbor does not want you stealing their wifi signal bandwidth!


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    ajl likes this.
    07-21-2014 11:35 AM
  4. Bill Ambrose's Avatar
    What does the padlock mean in the Wi-Fi connection? Looking at the settings, Wi-Fi, and the connection, there is a padlock just before the Wi-Fi icon.
    10-09-2017 09:48 AM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Any wifi connection that is secure, requires authentication to connect, will have the padlock to show you that. The ones without the padlock are open access points. You still might need to authenticate via a browser window, but you do not need a password to joint he network.
    10-09-2017 10:09 AM

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