Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (9/28): iOS – Turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Control Centre

Before upgrading to iOS 11 and getting my iPhone X, I knew people were not happy with how iOS 11 has changed the toggles in Control Centre for dealing with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so I had to test it for myself once I got the new software.

After using it for a few days, I completely agree with why Apple did what they did, but it’s half-baked.

If you toggle to Bluetooth so it goes white, the Apple Watch still remains paired to your phone, but if you toggle Wi-Fi to go white, then Wi-Fi will still work for AirDrop etc. which is very rare.

If you know that you permanently want to turn off these features, you now have to do the following from iOS 6 and before, go to settings -> Wi-Fi/Bluetooth -> toggle off.

The best way Apple could work around this is by adding support for 3D Touch on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Control Centre to turn them off, or a long press on non-3D Touch devices, or short tap to turn them off and long press to disable till the next day.

This way you get the best of both worlds, the ability to turn fully on and off, as well has semi-enabled for certain use cases, like only wanting Apple Watch to pair.

Also while they are at it, why don’t they allow your Mac to also be paired in this semi-enabled Bluetooth mode.

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