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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 12:48 PM

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How to Disable ATT Passpoint IPhone 8+ iOS 11.0.2

Hi,

 

Yesterday I was at a HomeDepot and nothing was loading on my phone.  It turned out I was on ATT-Passpoint WiFi. Not LTE. The phone won’t let me “forget” that ssid and when I toggle AutoJoin off it just switches back on. 

 

I don’t care what security ATT passpoint uses I just don’t want to auto join any public WiFi system. Anyone know how to disable this?

 

Thanks

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6 years ago

Turn off “Ask to join networks” in settings

 

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6 years ago

Thanks for the response. I already have “Ask to join” off. 

 

Thanks again. 

ACE - Sage

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6 years ago

Hmm.  Android has the ATT smart Wifi app included, which I disable for the same reason.  But your iPhone shouldn’t have that.   

Call ATT and ask for advanced tech support and if they don’t know, call Apple.  There must be a way to disable other than turning off wifi 

 

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6 years ago

I had the same issue. What finally worked is while at Home Depot I went into settings and turned off Wi-Fi (for anyone reading this who does not know, iOS 11 does not really turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth from the quick menu screen; you must go into settings to fully turn either off). When I turned Wi-Fi back on a minute later the option “do not auto connect” (or words to that effect) was magically available. That was for att pass point. There was another att Wi-Fi I was able to select “forget this network.”

 

To AT&T TROLLS. Screw you and your unsecured Wi-Fi. I don’t want it nor do I want it auto connecting. With all cyber security issues nowadays, why would you force me to auto connect to an unsecured network. YOU INVALIDS

ACE - Sage

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6 years ago


huttler wrote:

To AT&T TROLLS. Screw you and your unsecured Wi-Fi. I don’t want it nor do I want it auto connecting. With all cyber security issues nowadays, why would you force me to auto connect to an unsecured network. YOU INVALIDS


@huttler   Seriously?   First of all, there are no ATT employees on this particular thread and Trolls defines a specific activity of flaming other posters or posting made up stuff.  

    This seems to be a defect in iPhones because my ATT android phones DO NOT auto connect to any Wifi.   

 

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6 years ago

Uh yeah ok. Maybe reread what I wrote. My displeasure is directed at ATT. I provided a solution to the OP that worked for me. Maybe the issue does solely lie in Apple iOS. Either way ATT is still exposing millions of its users to cyber criminals (not to mention terrible Wi-Fi that is so useless that cellular data is needed anyway). 

 

ATT is wrecking themselves. Checkout their latest quarterly earnings and stock price. They can’t get out of their own way

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5 years ago

I am having the same issue in Canada with one of our local carriers.  They are also using IOS carrier updates to jam this down people's throats.

 

Funny enough though the symptom of "Auto Join" turning back on by itself doesn't happen to all users.  If you factory reset (and not restore your phone settings), and then try to turn off "Auto-Join", for me it sticks..

 

So something on Apple's side is broken and causing this Auto-Join to revert back to "On" unintentionally.

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10 months ago

To disable auto-joining of public WiFi systems such as ATT Passpoint on your iPhone 8+ running iOS 11.0.2, you can try the following steps:

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on "Wi-Fi."
  3. Find the ATT Passpoint network and tap on the "i" icon next to it.
  4. Tap on "Forget This Network."
  5. Turn off the "Auto-Join" option.

If the "Auto-Join" option keeps turning back on, you may need to reset your network settings. Here are the steps to do that:

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on "General."
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on "Reset."
  4. Tap on "Reset Network Settings."
  5. Enter your passcode if prompted and confirm that you want to reset network settings.

After resetting your network settings, try the steps above again to forget the ATT Passpoint network and turn off auto-joining.

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