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  Reply # 1876333 2-Oct-2017 20:42
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Possible answer at the bottom of this thread: https://forums.imore.com/ios-11/393985-bluetooth-icon-always-visible.html

 

TL;DR: it's a "feature" apparently








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  Reply # 1876531 3-Oct-2017 09:52
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Brumfondl:

 

Possible answer at the bottom of this thread: https://forums.imore.com/ios-11/393985-bluetooth-icon-always-visible.html

 

TL;DR: it's a "feature" apparently

 

 

Possible answer, but still just other users guessing really. Someone on that thread commented it has been like this for several iOS iterations - it hasn't. Just confirmed this with colleague who hasn't updated from 10 yet.

 

That thread stated it changes to the headphone icon to show that something is connected. That is true for headphones but not all bluetooth devices, when I connect to the handsfree in my car the icon doesn't change at all, which now leaves me with no visible indication that it is connected.

 

If this is intentional, it is one of the dumbest things iOS has ever done. The old way makes so much more sense, no icon=bluetooth off, dull icon=bluetooth on but nothing connected, solid icon=bluetooth on and device connected. It's fine to changed the solid icon to a headphone symbol to indicate what kind of device is connected, I'm pretty sure they did that in 10. But to remove the dull icon that indicates no connection is ridiculous.

 

I'm really hoping this is a bug that will be fixed.


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  Reply # 1876715 3-Oct-2017 14:31
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As mentioned the headphone icon has been there in iOS 10 as well this is not new.  The always on black icon regardless if something is connected or not IS NEW to ios11. 

 

It does flash when something connects but only if you are looking at your device while it connects will you know.

 

As stated before I feel this is a bug not a feature.  But if it is supposed to be like this it is pretty dumb and makes no logical sense in any scenario. 


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  Reply # 1876722 3-Oct-2017 14:47
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scuwp: When my headphones connect I get a small headphones icon that shows up. Does this happen with other Bluetooth devices? Just wondering if the active icon has simply been replaced with additional icons that show up when connected. Could explain why the greyed out Bluetooth icon has gone.

 

Same with my headphones but when my car bluetooth is connected I cannot tell any more as the icon always looks the same.  The headphones icon only comes on when the cars bluetooth is in use... as soon as the call is dropped the headphones icon disappears.





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  Reply # 1877124 4-Oct-2017 11:20
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FYI to everyone, this HAS NOT changed in iOS 11.0.2.


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  Reply # 1878815 7-Oct-2017 09:37
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It's so bad that the EFF is telling them off

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/10/ios-11s-misleading-ish-setting-bluetooth-and-wi-fi-bad-user-security

Looks like the sure way to turn wifi/bluetooth on/off is doing it the old way of going into the settings menu.

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  Reply # 1878816 7-Oct-2017 09:41
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Since the upgrade my iPhone no longer automatically reconnects to the car headunit. Also, when connected all audio from phone used to automatically go through the headunit, now, only when the Bluetooth input or telephone inputs are selected,

They’ve broken something...




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