The iOS 11 update is far from perfect. There are many new iOS 11 features and many changes you need to adapt to. Here’s how you can turn off five of the most annoying iOS 11 features on your iPhone and iPad.
Unfortunately, we can’t turn off the new Notification Center behavior and show you how to undo 3D Touch multitasking. Apple is abandoning the home button for the iPhone X, while adopting it for iOS 11 on all other iPhones.
We’re going to show you how to get some of the iOS 10 functions back and in other cases it will turn off an annoying iOS 11 feature. If you don’t want these new features, you can also upgrade to iOS 10 for a limited time.
Go to Home Screen from Multitasking
You can go easily on iOS 10. from multitasking to home screen. This is useful if you accidentally enable it or decide that the app you’re looking for is too far behind. The multitasking menu no longer has a home screen tab, but there are two ways to get to the home screen from the multitasking screen.
Tap the top edge of the screen or just below the cards, or wipe all the way to the right and tap the home screen. It’s not the same, but it’s an easy tweak to get you back to your home screen.
How to Turn Off Auto-Brightness in iOS 11
Apple is removing the auto-brightness off feature in iOS 11 in the main menu, but it’s still there. You just have to dig deeper to find it. Like many useful settings, Apple embeds it in the Accessibility options.
Most people should leave this setting on because the iPhone does a pretty good job of adjusting, but if that bothers you, you can turn auto-brightness off completely in iOS 11. Note that the brighter your screen, the worse your battery life will be.
How to Turn Off WiFi in iOS 11?
You can tap the WiFi icon in iOS 11 Control Center, but it doesn’t turn WiFi off. This tap used to turn WiFi off, but now you only disconnect from your current WiFi. This means you can reconnect to another WiFi network when leaving the house or driving.
You can’t change how this works, but you can fix this problem by going to It’s not quite as convenient, but if you find that your WiFi keeps reconnecting to random networks or you can’t cheat in Pokémon Go, this is what you should do.
How to Stop Seeing App Rating Review Prompts
Apple is forcing developers to use their prompts to request app reviews. This is a step in the right direction, but you can turn them off in iOS 11 if you hate seeing them.
Now no app using Apple request will ever ask you for an app rating again. You may still see these from apps using their own prompts, but Apple may fix this in the near future.
Turn Off Press To Unlock iPhone
Apple made this change in iOS 10, but it’s still there in iOS 11 and is a source of frustration for many users. With iOS 10 and iOS 11, you need to press the home button after Touch ID recognizes your finger to go to the home screen.
If you want to hold your finger on the home button to unlock and go to the iPhone home screen, you can do so by going to: