1. ncbrzll's Avatar
    You think guys that *missing Bluetooth icon is a feature for ios 12? Dev beta 6 still missing the icon.
    08-07-2018 05:57 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I don’t think it’s a feature or a bug. I think they just got rid of the indicator.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    08-07-2018 07:06 AM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    With iOS 12 Bluetooth is on by default.

    Apparently Apple felt the need not to show the icon for that.
    You only see an icon where it used to be if Bluetooth is actively used by an accessory.
    08-07-2018 07:38 AM
  4. Wotchered's Avatar
    I think it really should be shown,as far as I remember Bluetooth eats your battery.
    08-07-2018 07:44 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    I think it really should be shown,as far as I remember Bluetooth eats your battery.

    That’s not entirely true.
    You’ll maybe have 15 minutes less usage time because of Bluetooth and that’s a big if.. Bluetooth nowadays uses very less battery, compared to years ago.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 08-08-2018 at 05:21 PM.
    08-07-2018 08:11 AM
  6. Wotchered's Avatar
    Well, if they’ve fixed it i’ll still leave it off !
    08-07-2018 08:16 AM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’m using Bluetooth too many times to justify disabling it. And I still get 8 hours of usage time with 16 to 20 hours standby.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 08-08-2018 at 05:22 PM.
    08-07-2018 08:30 AM
  8. Wotchered's Avatar
    I have no need to use it so don’t, I suppose they’ve fixed the visibility aspect as well....
    08-07-2018 08:52 AM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have no need to use it so don’t, I suppose they’ve fixed the visibility aspect as well....

    I have an Watch so turning off Bluetooth is not even an option for me. Also, I use AirDrop too often, so it’s only convenient to have BT enabled.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 08-08-2018 at 05:23 PM.
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    08-07-2018 09:27 AM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Give it back Apple. I like the look of it and like to know when my bluetooth is on of off....MEH
    08-08-2018 11:10 PM
  11. ncbrzll's Avatar
    iOS 12 GM and still no Bluetooth Icon
    09-13-2018 01:36 AM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    iOS 12 GM and still no Bluetooth Icon
    That’s by design, it only appears when there is an active connection.
    09-13-2018 01:51 AM
  13. ncbrzll's Avatar
    That’s by design, it only appears when there is an active connection.
    Can you show me some screenshots? Because I tried connecting it to bluetooth speaker and still no icon.
    09-13-2018 04:06 AM
  14. Tartarus's Avatar
    Can you show me some screenshots? Because I tried connecting it to bluetooth speaker and still no icon.
    You’re totally right. The Bluetooth icon is missing on my iPhone 7 Plus, too.
    I had this also happening with the alarm clock icon. A restart fixed it.
    But the Bluetooth icon didn’t appear when I just now restarted my device.
    09-13-2018 05:17 AM
  15. Tpence2177's Avatar
    I think it depends on what you have connected. My cheap Walmart earbuds will report battery life on the upper right corner and show a connection where my speaker doesn’t. Probably just depends on what the manufacturer of the Bluetooth item wanted.
    09-13-2018 06:37 AM
  16. ncbrzll's Avatar
    I think it depends on what you have connected. My cheap Walmart earbuds will report battery life on the upper right corner and show a connection where my speaker doesn’t. Probably just depends on what the manufacturer of the Bluetooth item wanted.
    So that icon isn’t really gone right?
    09-13-2018 09:32 AM
  17. Tpence2177's Avatar
    No it’s only gone when you don’t have anything connected. Well I take that back. I have my car connected to it right now and it isn’t showing an icon. It isn’t gone DEPENDING on what you have connected I guess is how that should be said
    09-13-2018 09:33 AM
  18. ncbrzll's Avatar
    No it’s only gone when you don’t have anything connected. Well I take that back. I have my car connected to it right now and it isn’t showing an icon. It isn’t gone DEPENDING on what you have connected I guess is how that should be said
    Guess I’ll get used to it.
    09-13-2018 09:57 AM
  19. Tartarus's Avatar
    Guess I’ll get used to it.
    It must have to do with what version Bluetooth is connected to the iPhone.
    The car stereo didn’t show an icon whereas my AirPods did show an icon.
    Either it’s totally random, or that.
    09-13-2018 10:03 AM
  20. ncbrzll's Avatar
    It must have to do with what version Bluetooth is connected to the iPhone.
    The car stereo didn’t show an icon whereas my AirPods did show an icon.
    Either it’s totally random, or that.
    I messaged someone from Twitter and he said that Bluetooth icon never disappeared from the status bar. He’s using ios 12 since the first beta.
    09-13-2018 10:37 AM
  21. Tartarus's Avatar
    I messaged someone from Twitter and he said that Bluetooth icon never disappeared from the status bar. He’s using ios 12 since the first beta.
    I haven’t done a clean install of iOS in 15 months now. So yes, it may be a bug and a clean install may fix it.
    It’s not worth restoring my device for though.
    09-13-2018 10:43 AM
  22. ncbrzll's Avatar
    I haven’t done a clean install of iOS in 15 months now. So yes, it may be a bug and a clean install may fix it.
    It’s not worth restoring my device for though.
    Mine too. Maybe I’ll try clean installing next week when they release the official update. Thanks for the responses! Have a good day!
    09-13-2018 10:47 AM
  23. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    I don’t have the icon on my beta. I’m glad it’s gone. Everything is connected via Bluetooth. My AirPods. My watch. My car. That real estate could be used for something better, especially on my X, which would need me to pull down to see the icon anyway, becoming redundant with the control center.
    Tartarus and repmeer like this.
    09-15-2018 10:18 AM
  24. repmeer's Avatar
    You think guys that *missing Bluetooth icon is a feature for ios 12? Dev beta 6 still missing the icon.

    Apple removed it from the status bar.


    This link about ios 12 is not mentioning the bluetooth symbol anymore
    https://help.apple.com/iphone/12/#/iphef7bb57dc
    Last edited by repmeer; 09-18-2018 at 09:24 AM.
    09-18-2018 06:37 AM
  25. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Very strange that there's no icon with my watch or JBL speaker:


    But if I put my airpods in my ears or connect my phone to my car, I get a headphone icon:
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-18-2018 09:57 AM

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