You're Turning Off Wi-fi and Bluetooth Wrong

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You could still be connected and not know it.

If you've downloaded the new operating system for your iPhone, iOS 11, there are a lot of fun things you can do to customize it to your liking.  There is one thing you can't do, however, and that is turn off bluetooth and wifi with a quick tap on the control center.

While those buttons still exist, they don't fully turn off the features. Instead, pressing those buttons will remove your phone from any existing bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. But at 5 a.m., they will both automatically turn back on. And if you move to new location, your Wi-Fi will return.

Most of the time, smartphone users would want to keep both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on, as most of the apps and features on a device don't work without them. But if you're trying to conserve your smartphone's battery or are in a public setting where you might be vulnerable to hackers, being able to turn off both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is essential.

Thankfully, there is a way to turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi completely. Go to the Settings app, then tap either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to turn them off.