1. MrMars's Avatar
    Is there a way to prioritize which wifi network your phone connects to by default when multiple are available?
    05-13-2017 02:50 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Nope, unfortunately this is not something that's possible on iOS.
    05-13-2017 07:38 AM
  3. MrMars's Avatar
    Well that sucks! I have Comcast internet and so do multiple neighbors with the Xfinity hotspots enabled. I find our phones are connecting to these hotspots instead of my secure home network.
    05-13-2017 08:31 AM
  4. MizWylie's Avatar
    I'd hit the "I" next to all those hot spots and "forget this network."
    05-13-2017 08:34 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Well that sucks! I have Comcast internet and so do multiple neighbors with the Xfinity hotspots enabled. I find our phones are connecting to these hotspots instead of my secure home network.
    I had that same problem with the hotspots from my provider. I simply did the 'Forget this network' option for the hotspots and haven't enabled it since. Back in the day I had a cellular data plan with 6GB and even then I had no use for those 'hotspots'. Since last January I'm on an unlimited data plan and have definitely no need for it.

    Surely it's up to you, but I'd delete it if it inconveniences you that much.
    05-13-2017 08:42 AM
  6. MrMars's Avatar
    I had that same problem with the hotspots from my provider. I simply did the 'Forget this network' option for the hotspots and haven't enabled it since. Back in the day I had a cellular data plan with 6GB and even then I had no use for those 'hotspots'. Since last January I'm on an unlimited data plan and have definitely no need for it.

    Surely it's up to you, but I'd delete it if it inconveniences you that much.
    It's not really a huge deal. I don't have an unlimited plan but with 4 phones on my plan we've come close to our limit but it's never really a big issue. I myself have found that those hotspots are never really that great anyway.
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    05-13-2017 09:30 AM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    I myself have found that those hotspots are never really that great anyway.
    That's my experience too. But I couldn't speak for your providers Hotspots.
    05-13-2017 09:37 AM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Charter has started installing hot spots in my city. Some of my neighbors have them installed so as long as I use my Charter credentials, I can connected to any of them throughout the town.

    Back to the OP, nope, can't be done.
    05-13-2017 09:39 AM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    Charter has started installing hot spots in my city. Some of my neighbors have them installed so as long as I use my Charter credentials, I can connected to any of them throughout the town.

    Back to the OP, nope, can't be done.
    That's different than how my provider does it.
    Their modems have a built in guest network, completely sandboxed and separated from the client part. It has its own IP and also works with login credentials.
    If I understand it correctly, Charter installs their hotspots separately in street lanterns or something similar?
    05-13-2017 11:44 AM
  10. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    That's different than how my provider does it.
    Their modems have a built in guest network, completely sandboxed and separated from the client part. It has its own IP and also works with login credentials.
    If I understand it correctly, Charter installs their hotspots separately in street lanterns or something similar?
    Yes, but I understand Charter can also create a completely isolated wifi network for their customers so use in their home and business units too.
    Tartarus likes this.
    05-13-2017 11:50 AM
  11. Kilwillie's Avatar
    Cox has quite a few hotspots installed around where I live. The ones I've connected to were terrible! Most of them I couldn't even connect to any web sites!
    Tartarus likes this.
    05-13-2017 12:22 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Is there a way to prioritize which wifi network your phone connects to by default when multiple are available?
    After forgetting the other networks, use the feature depicted in the screenshot below.

    iPhone wifi network priority-img_0226.jpg
    MrMars likes this.
    05-13-2017 12:33 PM

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