IOS 11.2 beta now tells what Wi-Fi, Bluetooth toggles really do

iOS 11.2 Beta 3 Alerts Users to Change in How Control Center's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Toggles Work

iOS 11.2 Beta 3 Alerts Users to Change in How Control Center's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Toggles Work

However with iOS 11, Apple tried to be "smart" about it by only temporarily turning off WiFi/Bluetooth, where after 24 hours it will be turned back on. But that may be changing in iOS 11.2, where users will be greeted with a large block of text informing them what's really going on. The current Wi-Fi network and others nearby will be disconnected until tomorrow.

Apple will alert users to a change in how Control Center's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles work with the release of iOS 11.2.

In previous iterations of iOS, whenever the user brought up Control Center and toggled WiFi or Bluetooth on/off, it did exactly that.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth states now include connected, disconnected, and disabled (turned off), represented by a white icon on blue background, white icon on gray background, and white icon on gray background with a white slash in the middle, respectively.

Apple's developers are seemingly testing whether that element of the design needs a formal fix, per MacRumors.

Note that the change is only a beta, so Apple could still decide the fix isn't a particularly good solution before pushing it out to users. This change apparently does not resolve the security concern, which should be minor for most users, but at least it does explain what's happening behind the scenes more clearly so said users can make their own decisions on how to use Control Center.

"Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow. Wi-Fi will continue to be available for AirDrop, Personal Hotspot, and location accuracy". "Bluetooth will continue to be available for Apple Watch, Apple Pencil, Personal Hotspot, and Handoff".

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