Representatives of the human rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) criticized iOS 11 for the changed principle of managing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. According to human rights activists, the inability to disconnect wireless connections from the Control Center can mislead users, thereby violating their security.
The Federal Communications Commission of the United States adheres to a similar position on this issue, noting that it is extremely important that the connection switches work exactly as it was before. According to the representatives of the agency, a misunderstanding of the changed principle of wireless connections can compromise users by hurting their sense of security.
"When a smartphone does not behave the way the user interface suggests, this leads to security and privacy issues," says the official EFF blog. – The user is not given graphical or text prompts to understand how the device behaves. This, in turn, can lead to a loss of confidence in OS developers hiding true intentions. "
For the sake of justice, we note that in fact Apple does give users a hint about the changed principle of the operation of the switches. For example, after clicking on the Bluetooth icon, the system shows a signature about disabling the device or accessory associated with the smartphone or tablet. From this it follows that the only reason for the confrontation is the inattention of users themselves.
Previously reported that iOS 11 does not allow you to disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from the Control Center. Now clicking on the corresponding icon simply disconnects the paired devices without disconnecting the modules themselves. This way of interacting with interfaces was implemented for the convenience of users when working with wireless services like AirPlay, Continuity, etc.