WARNING: The new Control Center in iOS 11 doesn’t actually let you turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth


The new Control Center in iOS 11 stops users from turning off Bluetooth and WiFi, it has been discovered.

If you go the Control Centre and toggle them off, it doesn’t fully disconnect you from either network, The Verge reported.

To truly disconnect, users instead need to go to the Settings to disconnect Bluetooth and WiFi completely.

Apple notes the paradox on its ‘Use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in Control Centre with iOS 11’ support page:

“In iOS 11 and later, when you toggle the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth buttons in Control Centre, your device will immediately disconnect from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth accessories. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will continue to be available[.]”

Apple explained that this was to allow some features such as AirDrop, Instant Hotspot and Locations Services to continue to function.

However, leaving both Bluetooth and WiFi on does leave devices potentially vulnerable. Users are always advised to turn off these services as it protects the device from connecting to suspect networks whilst at the same time saving battery life. If you forget (or simply don’t know) that your device is searching for a connection, it could pose problems. 

Users have reported experiencing other problems since installing iOS 11.

User of the Microsoft Outlook app on iOS have complained they have been unable to send email since installing the bumper OS update, while others have complained iOS 11 is draining the battery on their iPhone more quickly than iOS 10.

Meanwhile, other iOS 11 users are still irked that they have been cut off from using thousands of apps.

Sky Map

Sky Map is not compatible with iOS 11

One major change to Apple’s new mobile operating system is that it no longer supports 32-bit apps. Intelligence firm Sensor Tower claims that almost 200,000 apps will now not work because.

We noticed that the excellent Sky Map app will not work in iOS 11.

Luckily there is an easy to check if an app is compatible with iOS 11. Go to Settings > General > About > Applications > a list of incompatible apps will then be displayed


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