WiFi Scanner on IOS

I can’t find the WiFi scanner under troubleshoot network on my IOS device like I can on my android device?

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  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 3,081
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    The iOS version of the app does not have that feature. Might have something to do with iOS limitations versus Android.  

    As a sanity check, @Karl_From_Fing or @Dylan_From_Fing, can one of you confirm why this is not available on iOS Fing app?

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  • RJJ
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    edited August 14, 2022 #3

    I can’t find the WiFi scanner under troubleshoot network on my IOS device like I can on my android device?
    This is due to iOS limitations. As well as not being able to search for MAC addresses.
    Did you know that AirPort Utility is an app by Apple that usually supports managing your own wireless network. A Hidden setting can turn AirPort Utility into a Wi-Fi scanner, which displays information about the accessible networks with their transmission power and the used channels.
    You can download AirPort for free in the App Store. As soon as you have installed the Utility app, open the “Settings” on your iPhone and scroll down until you find “AirPort”. Open the application and turn on the "Wi-Fi Scanner" by tapping the slide button.

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  • RJJ
    RJJ Member Posts: 4
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    Jrmathe said:
    I can’t find the WiFi scanner under troubleshoot network on my IOS device like I can on my android device?
    This is due to iOS limitations. As well as not being able to search for MAC addresses.
    Did you know that AirPort Utility is an app by Apple that usually supports managing your own wireless network. A Hidden setting can turn AirPort Utility into a Wi-Fi scanner, which displays information about the accessible networks with their transmission power and the used channels.
    You can download AirPort for free in the App Store. As soon as you have installed the Utility app, open the “Settings” on your iPhone and scroll down until you find “AirPort”. Open the application and turn on the "Wi-Fi Scanner" by tapping the slide button.
    Marc
  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 3,081
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    Great info, thanks for that.

    Note that unless you have an airport router, it will not let you control your network(s) but as a discovery system, it does the job nicely. And iOS users can’t beat the price.

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