iOS 11.2 beta 3 brings pop-up explanations for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Control Center toggles

iOS 11.2 beta 3 brings pop-up explanations for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Control Center toggles
Apple today released iOS 11.2 beta 3 to both developers and the public. The big change with this update is the addition of pop-ups in the Control Center that explain how the new Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles work. With iOS 11, Apple changed the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on/off switches to toggles which now allow both features to be disabled until the next day. At that point, both features turn back on automatically.

The pop-up messages show up the first time that you use the toggles on the Control Center. Afterwards, you'll see a message that reads "Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Networks Until Tomorrow" or "Disconnecting Bluetooth Devices Until Tomorrow."

While the message does say that when you disable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth they turn back on automatically the next day, they both can be turned on earlier. When you disable Wi-Fi (or Bluetooth) using the Control Center toggle, each stays stays disabled until:

  • Wi-Fi (Bluetooth) is reactivated using Control Center.
  • You connect to a Wi-Fi (Bluetooth) network using Settings > Wi-Fi (Settings > Bluetooth).
  • You walk or drive to a new location.
  • It's 5:00 a.m. local time.
  • Your iOS device is restarted.

If you want to disable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth until you decide to turn it back on, go to the Settings and disable either or both using the appropriate toggle switch. Doing this prevents either feature from turning back on automatically the next morning.



source: MacRumors

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7 Comments

1. Xilam unregistered

Better yet - they should give you the option to turn off altogether without going into the settings menu.

2. LouisMariano5

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

why would you want to disconnect your wi-fi according to a time preference? Stupid!

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Why can't we have options on hardpress for you know ... 3D Touch or long press for older devices? You know like Android have for ages. You want to connect to wifi - you can, you want to shut down wifi, the whole wifi - you can. Same goes for bluetooth, i would love to pair / unpair right in the control center and not having to go in settings.

4. Xilam unregistered

I like this because it keeps everyone’s airdrop ON. It also connects to my car indefinitely now even if I turned off BT and forget to turn on in the morning. BUT... I rather have both options: OFF and DISCONNECT!

5. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Apple knows what's best for you. Now hush.

6. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I wish I could go back to ios 10. So many bugs. And those updates are annoying as hell. A few fixes and meanwhile I have to wait half an hour for the damn update to download and install.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31676; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just have Siri turn it off.

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