WiFi keeps turning itself on.

techiegirl

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I have an iPhone 8+ on 11.0.3 and WiFi keeps turning itself on. I turn it off and next thing I know it’s on.

Is there a setting where I can keep WiFi off unless I turn it on?
 
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techiegirl

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How are you turning it off?

The toggles in control centre don’t turn it off, they just disconnect from the current network. (This is new since iOS 11)
Thanks. I was toggling it off from the control center.
 

matteman50

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How are you turning it off?

The toggles in control centre don’t turn it off, they just disconnect from the current network. (This is new since iOS 11)
This is driving me and nearly everyone else I've spoken to crazy. Any word on whether any future alpha/beta versions of IOS are going to fix/restore CC's wifi toggle functionality?
 

C DM

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This is driving me and nearly everyone else I've spoken to crazy. Any word on whether any future alpha/beta versions of IOS are going to fix/restore CC's wifi toggle functionality?
They aren't considered to be broken (for there to be a fix). No indication that there are plans to change their current iOS 11 functionality.
 

mman454

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This is driving me and nearly everyone else I've spoken to crazy. Any word on whether any future alpha/beta versions of IOS are going to fix/restore CC's wifi toggle functionality?
They aren't considered to be broken (for there to be a fix). No indication that there are plans to change their current iOS 11 functionality.
I agree, you aren't likely to see a "fix" for this. After all, it is a feature, not a bug. ;)

Personally, I find it to be somewhat useful. If I'm walking out of a building at school or taking my dog for a walk I use the control center toggle to "disable" wifi, since I would rather not wait for the phone to lose practically all bandwidth before it switches over to cellular data.
 

matteman50

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I agree, you aren't likely to see a "fix" for this. After all, it is a feature, not a bug. ;)

Personally, I find it to be somewhat useful. If I'm walking out of a building at school or taking my dog for a walk I use the control center toggle to "disable" wifi, since I would rather not wait for the phone to lose practically all bandwidth before it switches over to cellular data.
The problem is that it connects to networks where the phone isn't authorized to access data (to say nothing of situations where I wouldn't to use that wifi network to access certain things). Then data doesn't load at all, since it's trying to use a nonfunctional wifi network instead of just using cellular data. Apparently I have to "Forget" however many dozens of these networks one by one over the coming weeks, months...
 
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geoffm33

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I agree, you aren't likely to see a "fix" for this. After all, it is a feature, not a bug. ;)

Personally, I find it to be somewhat useful. If I'm walking out of a building at school or taking my dog for a walk I use the control center toggle to "disable" wifi, since I would rather not wait for the phone to lose practically all bandwidth before it switches over to cellular data.
This is exactly my use case and I love the new way that toggle works in iOS 11.

I do, however, think they should fix it with 3D Touch/Long Press to allow for the ability to temporarily disconnect OR disable wifi radio. Or a setting to choose the behavior you want.
 

Mlrollin91

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The problem is that it connects to networks where the phone isn't authorized to access data (to say nothing of situations where I wouldn't to use that wifi network to access certain things). Then data doesn't load at all, since it's trying to use a nonfunctional wifi network instead of just using cellular data. Apparently I have to "Forget" however many dozens of these networks one by one over the coming weeks, months...
If you have a Mac. You can bulk delete these networks and it will sync to your phone.