IOS 11.2 beta 3 Changes, Features & Improvements

Doris Richards
November 15, 2017

So in the iOS 11.2 beta 3, whenever you're on the Lock screen, there will be a small bar underneath the icons on the right side of the device (mobile signal, wifi, and battery). As in the case of any new software, a few glitches and bugs aggravated many users, but Apple found a way to fix it with follow-up software updates.

Pop-up explaining the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. When iOS 11.2 comes out of beta, users should have a better idea of how to use the Control Center's Bluetooth and Wi-Fi settings to get the results they want.

This was one of the first findings of the iOS 11 that created panic among its users.


But turning off Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth from the Control Center doesn't really disable the features. With iOS 11, Apple changed the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on/off switches to toggles which now allow both features to be disabled until the next day. Rather than completely disabling those features, they only partially disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. While it has since been established and understood by users how the new Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles work, Apple hasn't been upfront about how the change works.

iOS 11, the fancy new version of Apple's OS that shipped just about two months before the launch of its latest line of expensive phones, introduced some changes to Control Center, its app which streamlines the annoying process of changing settings by putting the most commonly tweaked ones on a single swipe-up menu. When switched off via the toggles, Wi-Fi will disconnect all current networks but will still be available for AirDrop, Personal Hotspot and location accuracy. The Bluetooth equivalent reads, "Currently connected accessories will be disconnected and other accessories will not connect [until tomorrow]". Bluetooth on the other hand disconnects from connected accessories will remain connected to other devices like the Apple Watch and the Apple Pencil.

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