Network Sys Prefs wifi ask to join
Network Sys Prefs wifi ask to join

For some time, iOS has offered wifi setting on a per-network basis as to whether your device should automatically join a network. Maybe you sit down at a coffee shop once to grab something, but you don’t always want your device automatically joining when you walk by or frequent said shop. This setting is for you.

Apple has brought this option to OS X Yosemite. Go to System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi, and if you’re connected to a hotspot you will see the option I have pictured (and enabled) here.

I’m not sure if this setting is present for all networks, or just known public hotspots. It appeared for ‘attwifi’ at a Starbucks, but disappeared when I tethered to my iPad. Anyone know for sure?

You May Also Like

iOS 14: Assign reminders to people on shared lists

A small detail but a big change.

How to cut down on iMessage group chat notifications with mentions, hidden alerts, threads

Group chats are great, and iMessage is pretty great. But getting a…

iOS 14: How to create your own widget stacks

Apple’s widget stack is cool. Know what’s cooler? Creating your own stacks from any apps.

📱💻 Safari can translate webpages without a plugin

Basic translation tools are built right into Safari on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.