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      Latest reply on Jan 18, 2020 11:58 PM by hanabi
      hanabi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        NEHotspotConfigurationManager working normally in iOS 12,


        IOS 13 (13.0~13.3), in general, it works well,  but sometimes internal error will appear,


        In this case, I  only restart the device to solve the problem.


         NSString *ssid = @"***";
            NSString *password = @"***";
            if (@available(iOS 11.0, *)) {
                NEHotspotConfiguration * config = [[NEHotspotConfiguration alloc] initWithSSID:ssid passphrase:password isWEP:NO];
                [[NEHotspotConfigurationManager sharedManager] getConfiguredSSIDsWithCompletionHandler:^(NSArray * _Nonnull list) {
        //            if( ![list containsObject:ssid] ){
                        [[NEHotspotConfigurationManager sharedManager] applyConfiguration:config completionHandler:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {
        //            }
            } else {
                // Fallback on earlier versions

        The same thing happened when I try get my WiFi SSID, anyway, I only get null.


        After restarting the device, I can read the correct SSID


        - (NSString*)fetchSSID
            NSString *wifiName = [NSString stringWithFormat:@""];
            CFArrayRef wifiInterfaces = CNCopySupportedInterfaces();
            if (!wifiInterfaces) {
                return wifiName;
            NSArray *interfaces = (__bridge NSArray *)wifiInterfaces;
            for (NSString *interfaceName in interfaces) {
                CFDictionaryRef dictRef = CNCopyCurrentNetworkInfo((__bridge CFStringRef)(interfaceName));
                if (dictRef) {
                    NSDictionary *networkInfo = (__bridge NSDictionary *)dictRef;
                    wifiName = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@",[networkInfo objectForKey:(__bridge NSString *)kCNNetworkInfoKeySSID]];
            return wifiName;
        • Re: Sometimes NEHotspot doesn't work
          M_Bischof Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

          We actually had this issue (internal error) on iOS 12 and it was fixed in a leter version. Now with iOS 13.3 it resurfaced.

          If anybody else is also having this problem on iOS 13.3 it would be nice to know.


          Regarding the SSID: If you don't have location permissions on iOS 13 you only get the SSID from networks you added yourself using NEHotspotConfiguration. If you did not manage to connect -> asking for the SSID will return nil / "WiFi"

            • Re: Sometimes NEHotspot doesn't work
              eskimo Apple Staff Apple Staff (12,715 points)

              We actually had this issue (internal error) on iOS 12 and it was fixed in a leter version.


              Now with iOS 13.3 it resurfaced.

              Bummer.  Please make sure you file a bug about such misbehaviour.  For problems like this, your only real option is to file a bug about it.  When crafting your bug report:

              1. Install the Wi-Fi for iOS profile from our Bug Reporting > Profiles and Logs page.

              2. Likewise for the Location Services for iOS profile.  That’s because iOS 13 couples Wi-Fi and location.

              3. Reproduce the problem.

              4. Make a note of the time.

              5. Trigger a sysdiagnose log.

              6. When that’s done, attach the log and your timestamp from step 3, to your bug report.

              Please post your bug number, just for the record.

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              • Re: Sometimes NEHotspot doesn't work
                hanabi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                Of course, I know that I need location permission, otherwise I will not be able to read SSID  after restarting the device. As I said above,  it works normally,  but sometimes ,  'internal error' will be printed in the Xcode output.