iPhone This can't be working as intended, can it? (Wifi toggle)

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by nmco88, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. nmco88 macrumors newbie

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    I remember seeing the articles about the wifi toggle "not actually turning off wifi" thing and thought it was annoying, but OK as long as the receiver would be effectively off and not try to search for new networks. I'm not sure if this is a bug (I really hope so) because that seems like exactly what's happening?

    I'll turn off Wifi from the control center, but as soon as I walk into an area with a new wifi network I'll get a pop up asking if I want to connect to any of them. When I pull the control center up it'll have been set back to on/blue.

    And I know you can go into settings to actually turn off wifi but that just means ios11's control centers is making me do more steps than before for a simple feature. Please tell me this is a bug?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/wifi-toggle-in-control-center.2053235/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/wifi-toggle-petition.2063856/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/wifi-bluetooth-in-control-center.2052840/
    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/20/bluetooth-wifi-not-disabled-ios-11-control-center/
    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/10/06/eff-says-ios-11-control-center-toggles-misleading/
     
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It does, as most of those discussions talk about how it's set up to work there (and also address the part about the mentioned "more steps" part of it all).
     
  4. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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  5. Feenician macrumors 601

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

    Seems like you fall under the "You walk or drive to a new location" provision.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 16, 2017 ---
    It's one of my favorite features of iOS 11. I frequently disable wifi at work to avoid the pain of logging in but now longer need to remember to re-enable it at home.
     
  6. macfacts macrumors 68040

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    The feature maybe nice but the implementation sucks. Apple reused an existing icon to do something different. Apple should have used a different icon.
     
  7. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Seems like a long/3d press on the icon to choose off, disconnect, or another network would ameliorate most people's concern. Some would still complain about whichever what the default though.

    I'm very happy with how it functions and I find myself thinking about wifi much less as a result.
     

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