How to Completely Disable Bluetooth and WiFi in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Control Center in iOS 11 has been given a complete makeover by Apple. However, not all refurbishments are welcome, and this includes Control Center too, as many users are not happy with its design and unorganized placement of icons. Apart from its design, Control Center has grabbed attention of users for its amazing functionality. When you disable Wi-fi and Bluetooth options using Control Center, they remain active in the background; hence, Wi-fi and Bluetooth are actually not disabled from Control Center. This raises a question: how to completely disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad?

When you use Control Center to disable Wi-fi and Bluetooth, your action is simply not finished. This will only disconnect your Bluetooth speakers and other such devices enabled by Bluetooth. The two options (Wi-fi and Bluetooth) will remain active in the background allowing you to use AirDrop, Apple Pencil, AirPlay, Apple Watch, Location Services, Instant Hotspot, and Handoff. This will surely burn your device’s battery, and therefore, you need to fully turn off Wi-fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11 on iOS devices.

How to Turn Off Wi-fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Deactivate Bluetooth

Step #1: Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.Open Settings on iPhone or iPad running iOS 11

Step #2: Tap on Bluetooth option.

Step #3: Toggle the green button OFF to completely turn off Bluetooth on your device.

Disable Wi-fi

Step #1: Launch Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Open Settings on iPhone or iPad running iOS 11

Step #2: Now tap on Wi-fi option.

Step #3: Toggle the green button OFF to completely disable Wi-fi on your iOS device.

That’s it!

Prima facie, this may look like a technical glitch from Apple, but it is not. Apple’s intention is to keep you connected with essential things like AirPods, Apple Pencil and your Apple Watch; you can also retain access to useful features like Handoff, Instant Hotspot, AirDrop, AirPlay and location services. If you think in practical terms, it is a good choice by Apple as you normally turn off Bluetooth to disconnect speakers or keyboards. If you can completely disconnect Bluetooth or Wi-fi from Control Center, how can you transfer a file or document using AirDrop. Moreover, you have to reconnect your Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro.

However, there are many users, who don’t like this idea of disabling Wi-fi and Bluetooth from Settings as the two features consume device’s battery and they have to then fix iOS 11 battery drain issue on iPhone and iPad.

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