We now have iOS 11, Apple’s hot new update for iPhones and iPads! It brings a bevy of new features to the table, most notable among which is the new control center.
A lot of us love the new design, with added customization of tiles and a grid-like layout for easy navigation, it has won several Apple fans over. But there seems to be a deceptive fact about it.
Switching off Bluetooth or WiFi from your control center doesn’t really switch them off!
It seems that the iOS 11 control center doesn’t turn off the wireless radios as you toggle them when required. It simply disconnects present connections, but keeps the antenna active and searching for other networks.
No wonder battery standby times have gone down!
If you want WiFi to be really switched off as you are visually made to believe, you need to do that yourself by heading over to the Settings and turning toggling them off.
I think it defeats the entire purpose of having a shortcut panel in your OS. What’s the point of a ‘control center’ which doesn’t really give you any control?
I am not sure what Apple engineers were thinking. Maybe they wanted the phone to still be visible for AirDrop and CarPlay, despite you disconnecting from the home network.
But it still doesn’t justify a number of situations where a user clicks on the WiFi toggle to simply switch it off, before going to bed. Now we have to open up the settings app for these petty things!
So yeah! Just wanted you Apple users out there to be aware of this. You’ll have to disable WiFi and Bluetooth individually by sparing a few seconds more in the Settings app yourself. Kind of dumb if you ask me!
I will keep you posted on the same. Until then, make it a habit to disable WiFi from the settings page, instead of tapping the icons on the Un-control center.