How to Completely Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Control Center no longer lets you completely turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11 or later. Follow these quick steps to altogether toggle them off!

The redesigned Control Center is more functional and intuitive. It’s like a one-stop platform from where you can carry out a number of tasks like instantly turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, with the introduction of latest iOS ecosystem, Apple has slightly tweaked the way these two toggles function. From now onwards, when you disable WiFi and Bluetooth on your iOS 11 device from Control Center, they won’t be completely turned off.

To be more precise, Control Center’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons don’t deactivate radios. They let you disconnect your device only with the connected accessories. They continue to run in the background to let you use AirDrop, Apple Pencil, AirPlay, Apple Watch, Location Services, Instant Hotspot, and Handoff. Though it’s a well-thought-out change to enhance your user-experience, there are times when you may want to completely disable those buttons and not let them run in the background.

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How to Completely Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

How to Completely Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 11

Disable Wi-Fi

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device.

Open Settings App on iPhone Running iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on Wi-Fi.

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Tap on Wi-Fi in iOS 11 Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Toggle the button to completely turn Off Wi-Fi.

Turn Off Wifi in iOS 11 on iPhone

Disable Bluetooth

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

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Open Settings App on iPhone Running iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on Bluetooth.

Tap on Bluetooth in iOS 11 Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Toggle the switch to completely turn Off Bluetooth.

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Completely Turn Off Bluetooth in iOS 11

That’s it!

Wrapping up:

I don’t think this little change in the behavior of these two buttons please everyone. Personally, I would prefer to go back to the previous rule as it was a bit simple. What do you think of it? Share your valuable feedback in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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