iPad - SaberWireless Privacy Warning

Written by Christopher Lee

Last published at: July 21st, 2023

Implemented Fall '23


Why does the SabersWireless connection display a Privacy Warning?

In iOS 14 Apple implemented a privacy feature that randomizes the device address (Media Access Control (MAC) address) iPhones and iPads share to wireless networks instead of the factory set MAC. More details on this feature can be found in Apple Article: "Use private Wi-Fi addresses on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch" (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211227)

This feature is being disabled for district iPads on SaberWireless so that they will report the factory MAC, which preserves our ability to locate misplaced devices.