While the upcoming iPhone X and iOS 11 makes it look like Apple wants to take a few steps forward in terms of smartphone innovation, new evidence says otherwise.
With the new Control Center in iOS 11, Apple lets users disconnect devices or from networks directly. This occurs by toggling off two buttons within the Control Center. Surprisingly, they do not deactivate the actual radios in the device. Instead, Apple will leave both open in the background. This presents as a stark difference from past versions of the toggles.
Some tech fans certainly dislike this design decision, especially if keeping the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on would result in diminished battery life. Also, not turning these off presents a security risk, as other devices could hack into the open Wi-Fi and Bluetooth of your iPhone.
Fortunately, there is a way to turn these off completely, even if it’s honestly tedious. To do this, users must go directly into the settings menu of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. From there, users may finally turn off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. While simple to follow, this method definitely takes away the ease of having a toggle in the home screen.