How to fix a blank Wi-Fi login screen in iOS

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How to fix a blank Wi-Fi login screen in iOS

Does this happen to you?

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

For as long as I can remember, my iPhone 4S has had trouble connecting to certain Wi-Fi hotspots.

When I go to Panera Bread, for example, I can connect to their network on my laptop without a problem. But it requires visiting a landing page in my browser and clicking a button to agree to the terms of service.

When I try to make that same connection on my iPhone , a log-in screen immediately pops up — but stays blank. For some reason, it fails to load that landing page, meaning I can’t tap “I agree” and therefore can’t get online.

This same blank log-in screen appears at other Wi-Fi hotspots as well; those that require some kind of interaction. Needless to say, it’s a huge inconvenience.

I’ve googled this issue many times, reset both my phone and its network settings, and shared my plight on Apple ‘s community forums, but have yet to find a solution. Until recently, when I discovered one quite by accident.

I was in the basement of a museum, of all places, trying to connect to their hotspot. I was especially desperate because I couldn’t get cell service down there. No bars at all.

As usual, the log-in screen popped up — but this time it wasn’t blank! I zoomed the page so I could see the little “agree” button, tapped it, and… [Read more]

How to fix a blank Wi-Fi login screen in iOS

How to fix a blank Wi-Fi login screen in iOS

How to fix a blank Wi-Fi login screen in iOS

How to fix a blank Wi-Fi login screen in iOS

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