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Topic # 223272 21-Sep-2017 18:01
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Wondered why I'd chewed through nearly 500mb of data (in five minutes!) the day I upgraded.

 

Apple engineers live in rather different world, data charge wise, to most of us.


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  Reply # 1870456 21-Sep-2017 19:11
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Do you mean the automatic hotspot thing that you can't turn off? 

 

iOS11 has been pretty underwhelming for me so far.  It's been destroying my batteries, transitions on my ipad often aren't smooth, my ipad crashed for the first time ever running safari, I still haven't figured out split-screen (what happened to the super intuitive drag from the side list with all the apps?) and iOS11 and/or the current itunes has broken file transfers into app folders; if I drag my music into the foobar2000 folder, I get this stupid "The required file cannot be found" error. 


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  Reply # 1870459 21-Sep-2017 19:22
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Oubadah:

 

iOS11 has been pretty underwhelming for me so far.  It's been destroying my batteries, transitions on my ipad often aren't smooth, my ipad crashed for the first time ever running safari, I still haven't figured out split-screen (what happened to the super intuitive drag from the side list with all the apps?) and iOS11 and/or the current itunes has broken file transfers into app folders; if I drag my music into the foobar2000 folder, I get this stupid "The required file cannot be found" error. 

 

 

 

 

One of our early iPads did that a few years ago, after an iOS software version upgrade.  Was slow, clunky, almost unusable.  Really should not have been included in the roll out.  Good luck.

 

We had to resort to the insane mess that is iTunes, to try and recover an earlier backup and prevent auto updating etc.

 



I hear there are issues with exchange mail in iOS11 too, for those who use their device for work emails.


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  Reply # 1870460 21-Sep-2017 19:25
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Won't take long for 11.1 to be released with a number of bug fixes

 

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  Reply # 1870466 21-Sep-2017 19:38
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pbolger:

 

Wondered why I'd chewed through nearly 500mb of data (in five minutes!) the day I upgraded.

 

Apple engineers live in rather different world, data charge wise, to most of us.

 

 

Is there any way to turn this off? 


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  Reply # 1870467 21-Sep-2017 19:41
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Is this the same thing as the confusingly-named "Wi-Fi Assist" in 10, or something else?

 

In any case, you can certainly turn automatic updates off.


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  Reply # 1870475 21-Sep-2017 20:11
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Oubadah:

 

Do you mean the automatic hotspot thing that you can't turn off? 

 

iOS11 has been pretty underwhelming for me so far.  It's been destroying my batteries, transitions on my ipad often aren't smooth, my ipad crashed for the first time ever running safari, I still haven't figured out split-screen (what happened to the super intuitive drag from the side list with all the apps?) and iOS11 and/or the current itunes has broken file transfers into app folders; if I drag my music into the foobar2000 folder, I get this stupid "The required file cannot be found" error. 

 

 

 

 

 

Guessing yours is an ipad air with the A7 chip? It is often the last supported device that suffers with ios updates. I have been using it on the air 2 and it has been good. Multitasking is better if you know how to do it. But it seems mainly only apple apps support the split screening. Whereas you can float a window, eg safari over the top of all apps. The way you now don't need to use the home button at all, and can dock a huge number of apps to the dock, including folders is a big step forward. 

 


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  Reply # 1870478 21-Sep-2017 20:13
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pbolger:

 

Wondered why I'd chewed through nearly 500mb of data (in five minutes!) the day I upgraded.

 

Apple engineers live in rather different world, data charge wise, to most of us.

 

 

 

 

Mine didn't do that, as I have checked all the settings to be sure. It though  when I upgraded from ios9 to 10.


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  Reply # 1870479 21-Sep-2017 20:17
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Guessing yours is an ipad air with the A7 chip? It is often the last supported device that suffers with ios updates. I have been using it on the air 2 and it has been good. Multitasking is better if you know how to do it. But it seems mainly only apple apps support the split screening. Whereas you can float a window, eg safari over the top of all apps. The way you now don't need to use the home button at all, and can dock a huge number of apps to the dock, including folders is a big step forward. 

 

 

No, it's an iPad 2017. Do you not see stuttery "maximize" animations when opening safari from the home screen sometimes? 

 

So you have to dock all the apps you want to use, there's no way to scroll through the whole lot? The floating window seems completely useless to me on a 9.7" screen.

 

Granted, I didn't spend much time on it (and when I briefly tried to google it I just saw pages of complicated animations), but the old system was so user friendly that I discovered and understood it within 30 seconds, with no prior experience with mobile split screen


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  Reply # 1870480 21-Sep-2017 20:21
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Settings -> Mobile -> App Store to toggle cellular data on/off for the App Store

 

Settings -> iTunes & App Store - Automatic downloads - toggle on/off for music or apps downloaded from other devices and updates.


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  Reply # 1870482 21-Sep-2017 20:23
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Oubadah:

 

mattwnz:

 

Guessing yours is an ipad air with the A7 chip? It is often the last supported device that suffers with ios updates. I have been using it on the air 2 and it has been good. Multitasking is better if you know how to do it. But it seems mainly only apple apps support the split screening. Whereas you can float a window, eg safari over the top of all apps. The way you now don't need to use the home button at all, and can dock a huge number of apps to the dock, including folders is a big step forward. 

 

 

No, it's an iPad 2017. Do you not see stuttery "maximize" animations when opening safari from the home screen sometimes? 

 

So you have to dock all the apps you want to use, there's no way to scroll through the whole lot? The floating window seems completely useless to me on a 9.7" screen.

 

Granted, I didn't spend much time on it (and when I briefly tried to google it I just saw pages of complicated animations), but the old system was so user friendly that I discovered and understood it within 30 seconds, with no prior experience with mobile split screen

 

 

 

 

That's surprising, as it is running a modern chip.I think you will find performance will improve as it can take a day or so to settle down as it is doing a lot of updating work in the background. My phone got really hot for a few hours after the upgrade and ran the battery right down. You should find the interface better once you get use to it, as running mulitple apps is now more full featured. Although it isn't all that user friendly as there are heaps of hidden features this time with it.


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  Reply # 1870489 21-Sep-2017 20:39
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Oh dear. I hope the split screen thing pulling in from the side isn't for Apple apps only. I rely on two third party apps at once using that function for part of my work.




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  Reply # 1870491 21-Sep-2017 20:43
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Settings -> Mobile -> App Store to toggle cellular data on/off for the App Store

 

Settings -> iTunes & App Store - Automatic downloads - toggle on/off for music or apps downloaded from other devices and updates.

 

 

 

 

Er yes. My point is that those were set to 'off' before the update, and seemed to have changed afterwards.




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  Reply # 1870492 21-Sep-2017 20:45
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Dingbatt: Oh dear. I hope the split screen thing pulling in from the side isn't for Apple apps only. I rely on two third party apps at once using that function for part of my work.

 

Lots of third party apps support split screen now. So many, in fact, that it's become a bit of a mission scrolling through them all. I don't *think* there's any way of culling the list.


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  Reply # 1870503 21-Sep-2017 21:06
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RunningMan:

 

Settings -> Mobile -> App Store to toggle cellular data on/off for the App Store

 

Settings -> iTunes & App Store - Automatic downloads - toggle on/off for music or apps downloaded from other devices and updates.

 

 

 

 

Er yes. My point is that those were set to 'off' before the update, and seemed to have changed afterwards.

 

 

Yes, but other posters were asking how/if it could be turned off. This will hopefully help them do this.


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  Reply # 1870505 21-Sep-2017 21:08
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Yes, but other posters were asking how/if it could be turned off. This will hopefully help them do this.

 

 

 

 

Do you know how to turn off the automatic hotspot business that happens when you have more than one iDevice? I think I've been through ever single page in Settings and I only found the one Hot Spot switch. Google seems to suggest that it cannot be disabled, but that can't be right.


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