This post is targeted towards anyone (like me) forgetting that they run beta software on their phones (IOS 9) and tries to use the Particle IOS app to configure their Photon. The Particle IOS app does not manage to complete the setup on IOS 9. Switch to IOS 8 and everything runs smooth.
The App does not continue after I´m asked to connect to the WiFi hotspot of the Photon on iPhone 5s running IOS9. The App does not time out (waited approx. 30 minutes), it does not lock or terminate… it just does not continue the setup process.
On iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 and iPad 2 running IOS 8 (various versions) the App detects the Photon quickly and completes the setup without any problems. I have therefore concluded that it has to be related to IOS 9.Of cause, the problem could be related to Locales (or other things) on IOS 9 (Norwegian Locale), but this is the same Locale settings I have for all my IOS 8 devices as well.
My guess is the Particle team already figured out what the cause is, but if not I have a good guess, but can’t share it here due to pre-release confidentiality. If someone wants to ping me privately I’d be happy to share my theory.
OK. Issues were caused by Apple deprecating CaptiveNetwork API in iOS 9, we use this API to detect the currently connected network name. Finally Apple changed their minds and re-enabled this important API on iOS 9 GM and final release - I can confirm all is back to normal and photon setup is possible with iOS 9, no code changes required.
Yes. Can’t setup legacy Core using the legacy core app on iOS nine. Get stuck in the same place as described. I realize the description is referring to the photon and the new app but the old app is behaving the same way for me with legacy core