IPhone OS makes it harder to switch off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi


While Apple finally delivered an enterprise class tablet with the iPad Pro, it's taken until iOS 11 for the iPad to get the software features it needs to stand on its own.

What's more, some important Apple features - like AirDrop for sending files, AirPlay for music streaming and the Continuity tools that let people move easily between different Apple products - rely on both.

Apple iOS 11 is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to download. iOS 11 is Apple's newest software update.

Also in iOS 11, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is enabled every time the device is restarted. Starting with iOS 11, disabling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi from the Control Center will not shut them off.

Making matters worse is that this is not a bug, as Apple intended for the buttons to work this way.

"In iOS 11 and later, when you toggle the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth buttons in Control Center, your device will immediately disconnect from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth accessories". With that in mind, Apple made a change in iOS 11 that means neither can be completely disabled from the Control Center. Instead, everything that runs on iOS devices will need to have been updated to a 64-bit version.

For years it has been a doodle to switch off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you're not using them.

The flaw was first reported by security researcher Andrea Barisani.

Of particular interest is the way airplane mode and Bluetooth toggles work.

According to tech security experts, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issue creates an inviting target for hackers. These unnoticeable bugs can encourage the hackers to penetrate into victim's systems thanks to the Bluetooth being on. A lot of apps are constantly checking for information in the background, downloading data, and burning through your battery life.

A new and less understandable interface wasn't expected from Apple, that strived to deliver simplicity and comfort to their users. This will open a tab at the bottom with options such as wallpaper, settings and widgets.

If you have not noticed this feature yet, go to your app's menu page.