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FlunkedFlank

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Found an explanation of the WiFi/Bluetooth control center changes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208086

Hmmm .... I kinda see where they were going with this, but this is a massive behavior change that hasn’t been publicized enough.

I like it more for WiFi than Bluetooth. I have to admit that most of the time when I disable WiFi it’s because a sticky “one bar” junk connection is giving me no service and I just want to get back to LTE. But then I forget to reenable it later and use up data in the meantime. The new logic solves that problem.

But that’s never the case for Bluetooth. If I’m turning off Bluetooth it’s explicitly because I want to save battery.

The solution seems simple enough: add force touch / long tap on the CC icons to fully turn off. Or revert behavior and use force touch for the new behavior.

MacRumors should make an article about this. If anyone is listening ...
 
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spacemnspiff

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Found an explanation of the WiFi/Bluetooth control center changes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208086

Hmmm .... I kinda see where they were going with this, but this is a massive behavior change that hasn’t been publicized enough.

I like it more for WiFi than Bluetooth. I have to admit that most of the time when I disable WiFi it’s because a sticky “one bar” junk connection is giving me no service and I just want to get back to LTE. But then I forget to reenable it later and use up data in the meantime. The new logic solves that problem.

But that’s never the case for Bluetooth. If I’m turning off Bluetooth it’s explicitly because I want to save battery.

The solution seems simple enough: add force touch / long tap on the CC icons to fully turn off. Or revert behavior and use force touch for the new behavior.

MacRumors should make an article about this. If anyone is listening ...
Thanks for posting the article. But it still confounds me as to why Apple chose to not give users of choice of turning of off completely if the user doesn't have any other device interfacing with the iPhone.

Apart from 3D touch and long tap, Apple could add turn off feature for WiFi and BT is by allowing two touch inputs to WiFi and BT so that the both are turned off. And turns out CC has icons for them fully turned off.
 

BenTrovato

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Bothers me if I only had wifi on and turn on airplane mode, when i take off airplane mode, all the other services fire up causing me to have to deselect everything. Thought they would have fixed that by now.
 

subjonas

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The downside of adding more of the optional ones to control centre is that the music controls get progressively harder to reach with one hand.

They still could have made it customizeable with side scroll like jailbreak apps. I think that would have been more compact and thus better. Not having to reach up on a large phone one handed.

That’s why you all need a one handed phone, i.e. SE ;)
[doublepost=1505937941][/doublepost]One small thing I like is that it tells you which WiFi network you’re connected to.

Flight mode also leaves wifi and bluetooth on now

I don’t think that’s correct. When I turn on airplane mode it says WiFi and Bluetooth are “off” as opposed to “not connected”.
 

itsmilo

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That’s why you all need a one handed phone, i.e. SE ;)
[doublepost=1505937941][/doublepost]One small thing I like is that it tells you which WiFi network you’re connected to.



I don’t think that’s correct. When I turn on airplane mode it says WiFi and Bluetooth are “off” as opposed to “not connected”.

Not for me. They stay blue on both of my iPhones. I actually use it a lot once i get home to remain on wifi and bluetooth while not needing mobile (wifi calling)
 

ck2875

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That’s why you all need a one handed phone, i.e. SE ;)

Yeah, the 5/5s/SE is the perfect size imho. I begrudgingly upgraded to the 6/6s sizes, and adapted, but missed the reachability of the screen assets. 7 Plus was my first foray into the Plus-sized Models because I didn't want a hamstringed camera. It's been a year now and I still very much hate its size. I honestly cannot wait to get rid of this and go back to a smaller width/overall footprint. I'm undecided but figure I'll try the X since it's much narrower than the Plus models, but yeah, I've learnt I very much hate large phones.
 
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subjonas

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Not for me. They stay blue on both of my iPhones. I actually use it a lot once i get home to remain on wifi and bluetooth while not needing mobile (wifi calling)

Strange indeed.
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Yeah, the 5/5s/SE is the perfect size imho. I begrudgingly upgraded to the 6/6s sizes, and adapted, but missed the reachability of the screen assets. 7 Plus was my first foray into the Plus-sized Models because I didn't want a hamstringed camera. It's been a year now and I still very much hate its size. I honestly cannot wait to get rid of this and go back to a smaller width/overall footprint. I'm undecided but figure I'll try the X since it's much narrower than the Plus models, but yeah, I've learnt I very much hate large phones.

I actually miss the 4s size. When the 5 got the taller screen it made it quite a bit harder to reach the top far corner. But it’s manageable since at least the width stayed the same. Just can’t deal with anything wider.
 

LaylaGaia

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On my iPad mini, there is no option in settings to turn off access to control panel within apps. In your video, you clearly show it as an option on the iPhone. Shouldn't it also be on the iPad? It is very annoying to have control center pop up in apps when I am doing something else near the bottom of the screen.

Does anyone else have any experience with this issue?
 
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