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Is it possible to suspend an ios 5s phone from wifi use too?
altonwoods
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I'm wondering if I can totally disable a phone so that it won't function even on wifi? Thanks!

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Re: Is it possible to suspend an ios 5s phone from wifi use too?
Weth
Sr. Leader

If it is wifi in your home, yes.  wifi other places, no.

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47seijar
Sr. Member

You can simply turn off WiFi if you want. Swiping up from the very bottom of the screen will bring up a window shade menu with toggles for bluetooth, WiFi, etc. Just tap on the WiFi icon to turn off/on.

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btcompute
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Weth,

I have seen you offer very helpful, knowledgeable, credible advice to others and to me, but I'm curious about your response to this post.

Why do you state "wifi other places, no."


I would think that using Airplane mode, or turning off wifi would do the trick. Is that not the case?

Could you please elaborate?

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Re: Is it possible to suspend an ios 5s phone from wifi use too?
Weth
Sr. Leader

btcompute wrote:

Weth,

I have seen you offer very helpful, knowledgeable, credible advice to others and to me, but I'm curious about your response to this post.

Why do you state "wifi other places, no."


I would think that using Airplane mode, or turning off wifi would do the trick. Is that not the case?

Could you please elaborate?


Because the child can easily turn wifi back on, there is no way to stop that.  I was answering with the assumption the parent wanted a way to block the child, and not have the child easily override. With home wifi you can turn off the router, put device on blacklist in the router, block ports etc, ways a child cannot easily override. 

Re: Is it possible to suspend an ios 5s phone from wifi use too?
MiiHere
Leader

That's what I thought also. Either to prevent a child from using it, in which case just change the internet password at home, but again, they could use it outside the home.

OR

I thought they lost their phone, suspended services, but unfortunately a lost iPhone, while can't be used on a mobile phone plan CAN be used like an iPod and access the internet. In which case, no. You have no control over what someone does with an inactive iPhone.

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