If you’ve updated the software on your iPhone and are now running iOS 9, there’s one sneaky feature that you should consider switching off.
‘Wi-Fi Assist’ is a handy feature of Apple’s new operating system but only if you’re not likely to go over your data each month. Turned on by default, Wi-fi Assist automatically switches between wifi and cellular data, depending on which one is giving you the strongest signal.
Great you might think, you’ll never have to experience the annoying little holding circle again. However, if you’re on a limited data plan, you could end up paying more than you bargained to have the convenience. By automatically switching to cellular data, you may not be aware that your data allowance is being eaten away, until you receive a bill.
To save yourself from bill shock, the simple solution is to switch it off. To do so, go to the ‘Settings’ app and select ‘Mobile’. Next, scroll down past all your listed apps and there you will find the Wi-Fi Assist tab. Simply swipe the bar to off and you will now be in control of when and where you use your cellular data.
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