Cant turn wifi/bluetooth off in Control Centre

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by yabot, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. yabot macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    Hi guys,

    Probably like most people im used to turning my wifi/bluetooth off by swiping up into command centre and disabling them from there. However, now i have updated to iOS11 i am unable to do this, Wifi and Bluetooth ALWAYS stay on and seem to basically have a mind of their own and they only way i can turn them off/on is in Settings and its a pain to be honest.

    is this a bug? any else have this issue?

  2. RhysoTDI macrumors member


    Sep 1, 2017
    It’s normal behaviour for iOS 11

    hitting the switch in control centre only disconnects you from what you’re currently connected to
  3. yabot thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    so you DO actually have to go all the way into settings to turn it off now?
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Or use Siri.
  5. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2014
    Is this bizarre to anyone else? FACE ID implementation and now an "always on" way of tracking you "thinking" you've turned it off to the normies who don't visit forums to figure out what this issue is?
  6. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
  7. Mr_Ed macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2004
    North and east of Mickeyland
    It's not just bizarre, it's outright misleading. Until iOS11, you could always disable BT or WiFi completely this way. There are lots of reasons to want to quickly disable Wifi or BT, including wanting to extend battery life. This is what I most frequently used it for. Since I don't really have any other Apple hardware I care to have my phone connected to, using this as an explanation for why iOS11 now maintains this "phantom" set of connections regardless of what you did in command center is complete BS.
  8. RabidMacFan macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2012
    I think people are overestimating the amount of battery life that is saved by turning wifi/bluetooth off as opposed to just disconnecting. I don't think it makes much of a difference, and your cell signal is probably the biggest battery drain. Regarding tracking, iOS also has some privacy protections in place to prevent tracking via wifi/bluetooth identifiers when not connected to a device/network.

    This is similar to the way people used to think they were saving battery life by force quitting every app on their phone they are not using - which has been completely debunked in the past.

    Give it a shot for a week and see how things are - leave wifi/bluetooth on and just use the disconnect feature when necessary and see how your battery life changes.
  9. hendrilei macrumors member


    Feb 1, 2015
    Mine is strange. Actually I love this feature, it allowed me to connect automatically to my home’s wifi. But since I updated to the latest os, it won’t connect automatically anymore (inhave to turn on the wifi from control center). Anyone has this problem ? Or have a solution ?
  10. yabot thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    its completely backwards to me like what the bloody heck were they thinking with that, having wifi and bluetooth on and roaming all the time is a complete battery drain.

    its also not just that, i dont like having it on when its in my trouser pocket... if you know what i mean i dont want my future kids to fry down there.
  11. Mr_Ed macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2004
    North and east of Mickeyland
    LOL! Yeah, I had not even considered the phone might “cook your boys”.

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