Toggling the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi switches in control centre does not change status in Settings App

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by uandme72, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. uandme72 macrumors 6502a

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    If we toggle off the button for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in Control centre, it switches off there.
    However, the wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons do not change their state as shown in Settings App. In other words, the toggling in Control Centre does disconnect the connection but does not change the status of on or off in the Settings App.

    iOS Beta 3, iPhone 7
     
  2. Feenician Suspended

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    The buttons in control center no longer disable the radios. They just disconnect active connections. This leaves wifi and bt available for passive uses like assisted GPS, watch and handoff/continuity connections. You can disable radios individually in Settings or all of them by enabling Airplane mode.
     
  3. uandme72 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I really don't like that. When I use CC to disable WiFi its because I want it off. Same with BT.
     
  5. Feenician Suspended

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    It's definitely going to be controversial, It's even easily solvable by them adding a long/3d press action, but I think it's a good default action. The radios do so much more than just enable whatever current, active connection you may have at this point.

    I wonder if it was at least partially driven by support metrics ("I keep seeing a message about enabling wifi for location services!", "My watch doesn't work!", "My pencil doesn't work!", "The little icon that used to pop in the dock doesn't work!")
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yeah, or even a simple toggle in control center settings. Its just annoying because I've been using it one way for how many years now? Old habits die hard.
     
  7. Feenician Suspended

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    Yes, I agree. It will take some getting used to. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if they even walk it back between now and GM. While it suits the way I use it (I probably just want to disconnect from wifi network or BT device temporarily but don't necessarily want everything else to break, or to have to remember to switch it back on later. Other than that I haven't micro-managed radios since I got a 5s) I definitely won't say it will rest easy with everyone.
     

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