1. xMatter's Avatar
    I noticed something odd today after restoring my 5s to iOS 8.1 at work. I came home and it connected to my home wifi automatically.

    I know someone will ask, so let's get it out of the way, I downloaded a fresh 8.1 through iTunes and SET UP AS NEW, not from a backup.

    During setup at work, I connect to my work wifi and there I entered the password. I came home and my home wifi network was already connected and working.

    Does iOS save these networks through iCloud? Anyone else notice this?
    10-21-2014 05:13 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Nope. That shouldn't be happening.
    10-21-2014 05:36 PM
  3. xMatter's Avatar
    That was my first thought! I have no explanation though. When I get home tonight, I am going to recreate the scenario and see what happens
    10-21-2014 05:37 PM
  4. SnapThrow's Avatar
    This startled me the first time it happen to me -- I think it was when I got my 5S and set it up as new and the same thing happen. If I remember correctly I asked the same question here and the consensus was that it is the "magic" of iCloud. Pretty cool if you ask me. This time with my 6 I set it up as new as well and the first thing I did was enter my iCloud credentials and it saved me a ton of time entering accounts and passwords.
    10-21-2014 05:44 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If that is an iCloud feature then I guess it should be happening.
    10-21-2014 05:55 PM
  6. xMatter's Avatar
    If we think it's a feature of iCloud, can anyone provide documentation? I did a quick search, returned nothing.

    Any devs out there familiar with iCloud's saved data?
    10-21-2014 06:08 PM
  7. xMatter's Avatar
    Well, I have done the exact same process as before and iOS again, connected automatically to my home wifi after a fresh install. Since I have 2 different SSIDs in my home, I selected the second one and was NOT prompted for a password and connection was successful.

    I guess iOS must store wifi information in iCloud somewhere.
    10-21-2014 10:29 PM
  8. xMatter's Avatar
    It appears it is stored within KeyChain, thought it was only used for Safari.

    I wiped device and did NOT turn KeyChain ON, and I was prompted for wifi password.

    I wiped again and turned KeyChain ON and I was not prompted for a password, wifi just connected.

    I am not sure if I like the convenience factor of this.
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    10-22-2014 03:12 PM
  9. xMatter's Avatar
    "Forget This Network" confirms all:

    iOS save WiFi networks after wipe on iCloud keychain-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1414011350.597944.jpg
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    10-22-2014 04:56 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Thanks for checking all that out for us. It's some good info to know.
    10-22-2014 05:00 PM
  11. xMatter's Avatar
    You're welcome. It's good to know that KeyChain reaches beyond Safari, but I also wonder what else it saves. If only there was documentation about KeyChain specifically.
    10-22-2014 05:56 PM

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