Fing blocking iOS devices after upgrade to iOS14?

AustinJerry
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I have upgraded all of my iOS devices to iOS14.  When these devices are restarted, Fing is blocking their access to my local WiFi network.  These devices have been on the network for a long time.  Why would an iOS upgrade result in the devices being blocked?
Fingbox owner from the beginning

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  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,652
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    @AustinJerry, there have been changes to iOS 14 where by default the OS creates unique virtual MAC addresses per device per network.  While this is a pretty good privacy measure, as far as Fing is concerned, because the MAC address has changed, it see's the device as a new device.  You have 2 choices here.  You can change the default setting of iOS to turn off the virtual Mac address capability or you can go into the Fing app and just accept the devices and reenter their configuration info.  

    For reference from Apple on th subject...  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211227
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  • AustinJerry
    AustinJerry Member Posts: 101
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    Thanks, at least it is a known issue.  I just un-blocked the device, but now I know what is going on.
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  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,727
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    Thanks, at least it is a known issue.  I just un-blocked the device, but now I know what is going on.
    Please check this link for detailed information: https://www.fing.com/news/private-mac-address-on-ios-14
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