How to Turn Off WiFi on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Introduction

This guide will show you how to turn off WiFi on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to disconnect them from wireless networks.
iOS Logo.

1 Turn Off WiFi

There are three ways to turn off WiFi on your iOS device:

Turn off WiFi by Asking Siri

  1. Say: "Hey Siri"
  2. Wait a moment for Siri to indicate she's listening, then say "Turn off WiFi."

Turn off WiFi through the Control Center

This is a quick method but it only disconnects your WiFi devices until:

  • The next day at 5 AM
  • You move to another location
  • You restart your device
  • You reconnect manually
  1. Open the Control Center.
On iPhone X or later, or iPad with iOS 12 or later
  • Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.
    Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
On iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad with iOS 11 or earlier
  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
    Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
  1. Tap the WiFi icon to turn it off.
    WiFi icon highlighted in iOS control center.
  2. The WiFi icon will switch to white once it's turned Off.
    WiFi turned off in iOS control center.

Turn off WiFi through the Settings

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Go to Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Tap the toggle switch to the right of Wi-Fi to turn it off.
    WiFi toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. With WiFi turned Off, the list of available networks will disappear.
    WiFi turned off in iOS settings.

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This guide will show you how to turn off WiFi on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to disconnect them from wireless networks.
iOS Logo.

There are three ways to turn off WiFi on your iOS device:

Turn off WiFi by Asking Siri

  1. Say: "Hey Siri"
  2. Wait a moment for Siri to indicate she's listening, then say "Turn off WiFi."

Turn off WiFi through the Control Center

This is a quick method but it only disconnects your WiFi devices until:

  • The next day at 5 AM
  • You move to another location
  • You restart your device
  • You reconnect manually
  1. Open the Control Center.
On iPhone X or later, or iPad with iOS 12 or later
  • Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.
    Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
On iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad with iOS 11 or earlier
  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
    Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
  1. Tap the WiFi icon to turn it off.
    WiFi icon highlighted in iOS control center.
  2. The WiFi icon will switch to white once it's turned Off.
    WiFi turned off in iOS control center.

Turn off WiFi through the Settings

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Go to Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Tap the toggle switch to the right of Wi-Fi to turn it off.
    WiFi toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. With WiFi turned Off, the list of available networks will disappear.
    WiFi turned off in iOS settings.
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