iPhone Wireless & Bluetooth Control Center

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by bogdan127, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. bogdan127 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    When pressing the Wireless & Bluetooth icons in control center they just disconnect from current connection not actually turning them off.

    This was present in many betas, and i tough it will be fixed at release date.

    Should this be considered a feature? And if yes, why?

    Thank you,
     
  2. rootee macrumors regular

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    They call it a feature because it’s “intentional”, but if people are reporting it as a bug then I would argue that the implementation is counter intuitive, and confusing. I personally find it uber annoying. It sucks having to get into the Settings app to really turn BT/WiFi off.
     
  3. KGB7 Suspended

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    That is a pointless feature. iPhone and iPad, disconnect from WiFi on its own after an x amount of time of inactivity.

    So what’s the deal Apple??
     
  4. rootee macrumors regular

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    I hear u. I don’t get how this could pass muster during their software design meetings... why not provide a 3D Touch or long-press option for truly disabling the radios, so as to not totally break this function for the gazillion people that are already used to it working that way?
     
  5. kucharsk macrumors regular

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    It's not a pointless feature.

    I regularly connect to store or restaurant WiFi networks that have no connectivity or are slower than my LTE connection.

    Previously I would have to manually shut off WiFi entirely and then try to remember to turn it back on later when I later moved to another location with a different router or returned home.

    Toggling the slider is a reasonable alternative and makes it intuitively clear what you are doing, but feel free to file feedback asking for the additional functionality.
     
  6. KGB7 Suspended

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    That gave me no explanation at all.
     
  7. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/20/bluetooth-wifi-not-disabled-ios-11-control-center/

     
  8. kucharsk macrumors regular

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    How much more can I explain it?

    Quite often when I walk into a restaurant or store, my phone will auto-join the WiFi network from a previous visit, but if their network is slow or non-functional, I used to have to go in and either click "Forget This Network" or shut off WiFi altogether to be able to use my LTE data.

    Now I can just poke the WiFi button in Control Center to dissociate from that network, but since WiFi is still on my phone will still join OTHER networks and it will still work at home, since I didn't have to remember to turn WiFi back on later.
     
  9. KGB7 Suspended

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    Now i understand.
     
  10. kennybroh macrumors newbie

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    The problem is in the process of implementing this, turning off WI-FI in settings doesn’t work either. It keeps turning back on. In other words, I cannot turn WI-FI off completely no matter what I do.
     
  11. rootee macrumors regular

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    Try taking the phone out of airplane mode, then go into Settings and disable WiFi/BT. They should be completely off then.
     

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