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Question: wifi wont turn off on ios 11.2.1 it just disconnects me from networks, can anyone help me out


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That is the way it is supposed to work. You can turn it off in Settings.

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

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Dec 28, 2017 8:40 AM in response to madra31 In response to madra31

I agree with the other posters and feel this change takes away functionality that was working fine before and replaces it with functionality that is more complicated and more confusing, seemingly for no reason.

Is there any benefit to this new functionality that I'm missing?

Could we at least have the ability to hold down the button to turn off WiFi/Bluetooth from the control centre, or something like that? Or a 3D-touch option for it?

Dec 28, 2017 8:40 AM

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Dec 28, 2017 8:55 AM in response to James George In response to James George

It is NOT draining your battery. The Wifi radio in your phone uses an insignificant amount of battery power and only checks once every 15 seconds for a known network. We're talking miliwatts. Your cellular radio uses a lot of power and I'm betting you never turn that off.

With Apple Homekit and Apple Watch, the new facility is actually very useful to many of us and is a change that was long overdue. There are many other reasons this is a useful feature. You can still turn off Wifi (though your phone won't work as well as it should without it) by going to Settings and turning it off or simply say "Hey Siri, Turn Wifi Off.

You may as well get used to this as it's highly unlikely Apple will be changing this.

You are welcome to provide feedback to Apple via the following link: Feedback - iPhone - Apple

Dec 28, 2017 8:55 AM

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Dec 28, 2017 9:14 AM in response to rbrylawski In response to rbrylawski

rbrylawski, thanks for your response. I know you replied to James George, but I'll jump in... I appreciate what you're saying about the battery usage of those two items. It's good to know that it has a minimal impact on the battery usage. However, in my case you would lose your bet regarding the cellular radio as I do regularly turn off the cellular radio for the reason you stated - it uses power and, without it, charging speed is increased.

I will submit feedback via the link you supplied. It might be unlikely to have any effect, as you say, but clearly Apple has listened to some kind of feedback to make this change in the first place.

Dec 28, 2017 9:14 AM

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Dec 28, 2017 9:20 AM in response to LordScree In response to LordScree

LordScree, thanks for your response as well. You'd likely be in the wee little minority on turning off your cellular radio, it afterall is required in order to make and get phone calls. But it is the battery hog of the radios, not Wifi or Bluetooth.


Dec 28, 2017 9:20 AM

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Jan 9, 2018 7:03 PM in response to fedp In response to fedp

I completely agree I am so annoyed I have to go back and turn off blue tooth every single time I want it off. I don’t want some partially off button. Like you said that should be an option not a “ this is how it is” sort of thing

Jan 9, 2018 7:03 PM

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Jan 9, 2018 7:15 PM in response to Silverbane27 In response to Silverbane27

Sigh.......If you want it off, TURN IT OFF. That option has not been taken from you. It's simply been changed how you do it. It really isn't that difficult.

1. Settings > Wifi OR Bluetooth off

2. Siri "hey Siri, turn Wifi OR Bluetooth off"

Why is that so difficult?

Jan 9, 2018 7:15 PM

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Jan 9, 2018 7:38 PM in response to rbrylawski In response to rbrylawski

It's not difficult. It's just inconvenient, especially for those among us who only use Bluetooth for short stints but multiple times a day: It makes little sense to keep it on all the time and Apple just made it more inconvenient to switch it off. They used to offer simple, convenient way to control Bluetooth through the Control Centre, why take this feature away?

Jan 9, 2018 7:38 PM

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Jan 9, 2018 8:16 PM in response to fedp In response to fedp

They made this change for the millions of people who wear Apple Watches and for the growing army of people with HomeKit enabled devices. They didn't take anything away, but did certainly accommodate more people who also have needs. You'll either get used to using it this way, or if it doesn't work for your needs, there are plenty of other options out there. Also you do understand there really is no reason to turn Bluetooth off. It does not drain your battery (an old wives tail) as the amount of power it uses when not connected to a Bluetooth enabled device is insignificant. So why are you turning it on and off anyway?

You can certainly let Apple know how you feel, but don't expect a response and I'm willing to bet my car they won't go backwards on this either. Provide feedback to Apple via this link: Feedback - iPhone - Apple

Jan 9, 2018 8:16 PM

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Jan 10, 2018 7:56 AM in response to rbrylawski In response to rbrylawski

I'm sure everybody appreciates your snarky reply, but the reason is because it doesn't STAY off. If I turn it off it should stay off until I decide to turn it back on, not every single time it disconnects from power, detects I'm in one of my cars or just plain old decides to turn itself back on randomly (it HAS happened). I have zero reason to have Bluetooth on 95% of the time. As a matter of fact, the majority of the time it is physical safety issue for me to have it on. I shouldn't have to add "turn off Bluetooth" into my daily routine (countless times a day).

Jan 10, 2018 7:56 AM

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Question: wifi wont turn off on ios 11.2.1 it just disconnects me from networks, can anyone help me out