1. Trees's Avatar
    Today I tried to tether a Windows laptop (Win7) to my 6+ running iOS 8.1.2 (stock). I noticed the small orange/yellow shape over the WiFi status icon in the system tray, and upon further investigation, only saw one network.

    Now I was expecting to see one network at minimum - mine that was based upon the iPhone 6+'s name. But the name I expected wasn't there, and instead the generic "iPhone" without quotes.

    I do not remember renaming my phone at all. I could have of course done this and completely forgotten, but am certain that is not the case. Now its been a few weeks since I used tethering, but prior to the holidays, connecting the same Windows laptop to the same iPhone 6+ (different name) worked perfectly fine.

    I had a naming convention of "name6+" without quotes. Unless the "+" character is unsupported, and why would it all of a sudden be since its worked perfectly fine that way for months; it feels like a bug just popped up.

    The thread below references a similar situation with OS X 10.10. I've seen this happen with older OS X versions.

    Is there an iOS 8.1.x bug (didn't get any obvious clues when searching around), or am I imagining things?

    http://forums.imore.com/os-x-yosemit...g-10-10-a.html
    Last edited by Dog5000; 01-06-2015 at 08:43 PM.
    01-06-2015 07:50 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I guess its a bug of some sort. Best to leave Apple with feedback. Or... the iPhone doesn't like the name.
    Trees likes this.
    01-06-2015 08:01 PM
  3. hatchettjack's Avatar
    Siri did it! She's evil!


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    Bowlegz likes this.
    01-06-2015 08:46 PM
  4. Trees's Avatar
    Silly me. Just read this https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6614211 and remembered that I did reset Network Settings over this past weekend to troubleshoot a SIM activation problem. Didn't realize that apparently resetting Network also resets the phone name to "iPhone" (indicated in the Apple Support Forums thread about 2/3 down the page).
    01-06-2015 10:17 PM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Silly me. Just read this https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6614211 and remembered that I did reset Network Settings over this past weekend to troubleshoot a SIM activation problem. Didn't realize that apparently resetting Network also resets the phone name to "iPhone" (indicated in the Apple Support Forums thread about 2/3 down the page).
    At least you sorted it out.
    01-06-2015 11:23 PM
  6. Darran's Avatar
    Yeah it's annoying that resetting network settings resets the device name. I found out this back in September when I had to reset network settings to resolve a wifi issue and then found various instances of backups etc because of the instances of the same device with diff names. Wish it wouldn't happen!
    01-07-2015 03:22 PM

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