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Recently, it seems that my WiFi has a mind of its own and turns on without instruction or permission and I’m tired of it. Anyone else troubled by this?

iPhone 6s, iOS 11.0.3

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A troll’s response. The recent update changed how the system switches work. NOW how the user accesses them has a different result, before when we turned them off they stayed off. That change is neither intuitive nor obvious.

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Nov 17, 2017 5:20 PM in response to ChucksGhost In response to ChucksGhost

This is normal in iOS 11:

Use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in Control Center with iOS 11 - Apple Support


If for some reason you want to turn Wi-Fi (or Bluetooth) off completely then do that in Settings, doing it in Control Center now temporarily disconnects you from the network.

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Nov 17, 2017 5:20 PM in response to ChucksGhost In response to ChucksGhost

This is normal in iOS 11:

Use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in Control Center with iOS 11 - Apple Support


If for some reason you want to turn Wi-Fi (or Bluetooth) off completely then do that in Settings, doing it in Control Center now temporarily disconnects you from the network.

Nov 17, 2017 5:20 PM

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Nov 17, 2017 5:26 PM in response to ChucksGhost In response to ChucksGhost

ChucksGhost wrote:


Recently, it seems that my WiFi has a mind of its own and turns on without instruction or permission and I’m tired of it. Anyone else troubled by this?

No, but I'm REALLY tired of people making posts like yours without asking or bothering to learn how Wi-Fi settings work in iOS 11.

Nov 17, 2017 5:26 PM

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Nov 18, 2017 3:16 PM in response to ChucksGhost In response to ChucksGhost

Indeed tired of it...as well as the cellular signal being turned off “by accidental touch” or some other reason. It turns off and on the WiFi when it reboots, which seems to be whenever it **** well pleases or maybe just when I have it plugged in, press the lock button and am running certain apps. Too many variable for the later, so I restored the phone and it was better for a bit, but is quickly going back to rebooting, then WiFi is on and I don’t know all the time when it happens. WiFi also doesn’t turn off from the Quick Dock ( whatever it’s called, control center, maybe?) then it tries to reconnect on any WiFi signal and I don’t know how they can’t be connected. Would love a resolution to this battery drain!!

Nov 18, 2017 3:16 PM

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Nov 18, 2017 3:43 PM in response to seanNsf In response to seanNsf

WiFi also doesn’t turn off from the Quick Dock ( whatever it’s called, control center, maybe?) then it tries to reconnect on any WiFi signal and I don’t know how they can’t be connected.


No. No it doesn't. As has been documented and shared in this very post.

User uploaded file

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


Would love a resolution to this battery drain!!

You may have other issues with battery life. This is not one of them. This has been done to extend battery life. It is more energy efficient to disconnect from a wifi source than turn wifi off and back on again.

Nov 18, 2017 3:43 PM

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Nov 18, 2017 5:28 PM in response to ChucksGhost In response to ChucksGhost

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This is really not acceptable. I want to be the one to control whether or not my WiFi and Bluetooth are on or off, not the os.

This seems like an open invitation to hackers to access my iPhone.

1. Having Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on does not make your phone susceptible to hackers.

2. You can turn Wi-Fi (or Bluetooth) on or off at will:

  • Settings/Wi-Fi - OFF
  • "Hey Siri, turn off Wi-Fi"
  • Hold the HOME button and say "Turn off Wi-Fi"

3. NEW FEATURE: In addition to turning off Wi-Fi, you can just disconnect from the current network, yet still leave Wi-Fi enabled to connect to other known networks, and to improve the accuracy of location services.


You have lost NOTHING, and gained a very useful new feature.

Nov 18, 2017 5:28 PM

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Nov 18, 2017 5:52 PM in response to ChucksGhost In response to ChucksGhost

Yes this problem happens, cuz through iphone control centre the Wifi only set to NOT CONNECTED when u turn off it through control centre.. so whenever any wifi found n it already open/once login by u will automatically connect without ur permission.

If u don’t want to do this u just go to settings>wifi>off.

Set wifi from Not connect to turn off which helps u to not automatically conncet the open one.

Nov 18, 2017 5:52 PM

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Nov 18, 2017 5:54 PM in response to Lawrence Finch In response to Lawrence Finch

It is something I wish to place in restrictions and lock down! My theory is that it reacts in this manner for mapping purposes of the environment in order to precisely locate/navigate you, (mainly for indoors use), along with everything stationary or in motion. It’s why both Bluetooth and WiFi activation occurs together. Triangulation form one device, then another, to your device, and on and on. Accuracy of the environment without eyes or 4K videos and all in real time. Only hope Apple’s transparency is clear and positive on authorized usage of the mapping our environment, finger prints, and now beautiful smiles.

Nov 18, 2017 5:54 PM

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Nov 18, 2017 6:05 PM in response to Xsj In response to Xsj

Xsj wrote:


It is something I wish to place in restrictions and lock down! My theory is that it reacts in this manner for mapping purposes of the environment in order to precisely locate/navigate you, (mainly for indoors use), along with everything stationary or in motion. It’s why both Bluetooth and WiFi activation occurs together. Triangulation form one device, then another, to your device, and on and on. Accuracy of the environment without eyes or 4K videos and all in real time. Only hope Apple’s transparency is clear and positive on authorized usage of the mapping our environment, finger prints, and now beautiful smiles.

Interesting, but wrong. Unless you connect to a network your phone cannot be tracked by Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. And the phone will only connect to networks that you have connected to before. The reason your phone cannot be tracked is the iPhone "lies" about its Wi-Fi address when a router asks. And it uses a different random address each time. So your phone will appear to be many different phones. This feature was first implemented 3 years ago. It just isn't heavily advertised. So don't worry about the phone.


However, it is YOU who can be tracked, even if you don't have any mobile phone at all. That is what you should be concerned about.

  • Do you drive a car? Government agencies and private companies know where you are most of the time through license plate scanners.
  • Do you have a face? Apple's Face ID is a very primitive facial recognition capability compared to what the big guys have. As you walk through indoor (or outdoor) spaces cameras can view you and do instant facial recognition. Currently this is used mostly in secure settings, such as airports and government property, but the technology is available for anyone who wants to pay for it.
  • I assume I don't need to tell you that any cell phone that is powered on can be tracked. And every call you make or text you send or receive can be tracked.
  • Think you can get around this with "burner" phones? Nope, there are database that can track them. And don't forget voice identification.

Nov 18, 2017 6:05 PM

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Nov 18, 2017 8:45 PM in response to Lawrence Finch In response to Lawrence Finch

Agreed, at least with big brother and it’s endless means of tracking an individual. Also believe that if their were a corporation that I could conceivably believe would take a stand to defend freedom and our privacy. Apple would probably be around the top. But as for their facial recognition, I’d say it’s also near the top and they seem to be the only tech company to have made it secure enough to become part of life as we now know it. The thought is if, and when, someone pulls their phone out of his/her pocket and it maps everyone’s face standing in the room, and or it recognizes an individual of interest how will it be used, if at all? Who determines weather or not they submit their facial recognition to a data base? The owner of a phone or the random individual who happened to be in the cameras line of site? Perhaps we should just leave it to the companys who sold and will be selling it to the masses in whom they profit off with data mining and advertisements. Corporation/Government, both of who have our best interests in mind of course, will certainly let us know when the tech is used for other things far more nefarious than unlocking a phone or app! Think they will let people go on a site or download an app, in order to

scrub their digital facial features from a server, like a teenager scrubbing a their face in hopes the pimple never reaches the surface, just to realize it doesn’t matter how much scrubbing is done and that sometimes less is more...

Nov 18, 2017 8:45 PM

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