AP with watchos 4, conneted to iPhone even the Bluetooth are off

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  1. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

    mykelala01

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    in the past you need to turn on the bluetooth on your iPhone. For Apple watch (series 1 and 2)to be connected, to your phone. Now you don’t even need to turn on your bluetooth... I am missing something is this a new technology or something?
     
  2. nws0291, Sep 21, 2017
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  3. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Apple Watch will also connect to the iPhone over Wifi if Bluetooth is unavailable (usually when you're out of range of the iPhone's Bluetooth).
     
  4. dave006 Contributor

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    It is a feature of iOS 11. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi now work differently than in previous releases. "Even when toggled off in Control Center on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 11 and later, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will continue to be available for AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Location Services, and Continuity features like Handoff and Instant Hotspot."

    Dave
     
  5. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Hmm. Turning off Bluetooth in settings on the iPhone, the Watch should have switched over to Wifi, but it didn't. (though the iPhone did lose connection to it when I did so).

    Rebooting the Watch did nothing to correct this.

    Series 0.

    Anyone else seeing this? (that the Wifi radio has been disabled on the watch?)
     

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