How to Use the AirPort App for iOS as a Wi-Fi Scanner

Here's how you can use the AirPort app for iPhone and iPad to scan the area for wireless networks and see which channels are in use.

Note that the following procedure is only supported in iOS 8 and later.

Setting up the AirPort App

  1. Download AirPort from the App store.
  2. Go to Settings > AirPort and turn on Wi-Fi Finder.

Using AirPort for Wi-Fi Scans

  1. Launch the AirPort Utility app
    1. Tap Wi-Fi Search
    2. Tap Search
  2. Tap a specific network to see saved search results for the wireless network.

More about Wi-Fi scanning

For more information about Wi-Fi scanning, see also:

Article by Jan Pedro Tumusok and Sverre Steinsland (illustrations)

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