I'm new to the iPhone. I wonder how I can turn wifi or bluetooth off permanently in the Control Center. When I press the button, it says that wifi is turned off until tomorrow, whatever that means.

For some people this may work, but not for me. I almost never use wifi, and if I turn it on and then turn it off, I don't want to go into the settings to handle it there. Is there a setting I'm missing that can change this behavior? Same goes for Bluetooth.

  • It’s designed so that WiFi and Bluetooth are always on. This simplifies the experience, so that things “just work”. What’s your concern with having them on?
    – JBallin
    Commented Jul 20, 2021 at 0:36
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    You can long press the icon twice, which will give you a direct link to the relevant settings btw.
    – JBallin
    Commented Jul 20, 2021 at 0:38
  • I'm fine with this "design", if I could change it somewhere deep in the settings to have it work like I want it. Long pressing would be great but doesn't open the settings. It opens a bigger popup, not the actual settings. Why do I want this? I want control and easy access. I would expect in the settings a button to change this behavior.
    – SPRBRN
    Commented Jul 20, 2021 at 16:30
  • Long press once to open the bigger pop up, long press again to open the modal, then tap “Settings…” on the bottom
    – JBallin
    Commented Jul 20, 2021 at 16:59

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Turning off WiFi in Control Center is a temporary toggle. Apple intended it to be that, way. Why? your guess is as good as mine.

If you want WiFi off go into

Settings > Wi-Fi

And toggle the green switch at the top to off. It will stay that way. Only control center turns it off temporarily.

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