Apple Wireless Settings

As I sit here at the doctor’s office with my Mom it occurs to me that there is a way the iPad’s access to wireless could be improved.

There is a free (ie unsafe) wireless access point at a restaurant nearby for their guests. If I connect to it to check the weather several things will happen including checks for email and app updates. This will send my passwords over the unsafe and unknown network! No way!

A better way is for Apple to build in a setting for such unknowns that we can whitelist apps to use. I don’t have a password for my weather app and several others but I can’t use them in this setting because connecting is all-or-nothing.

How about it Apple? Can we have a “Use any available network for these apps” list? As I sit here writing this offline, completely cut off from the Internet I think it would be a great idea!

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