What is iPhone Wifi Assist and Why You Should       Turn it Off

A feature introduced in Apple’s iOS 9 for iPhones is the ability for your mobile data to kick in automatically if you’re connected to a slow or poor quality Wi-Fi network.  It’s called Wi-Fi Assist and it’s turned on as default.

Whilst it may appear to be a handy feature it can catch you out if you have limited mobile data limits which many people have and you either run out of your data allowance quicker than you expect or you get a large bill at the end of the month that you weren’t expecting.


So how do you turn it off?

  • Firstly, go into the settings app
  • Then select Mobile.
  • Scroll down to the very bottom and you will see Wi-Fi Assist.
  • Turn it off


About the Author

Geoff Stewart is a highly experienced and skilled IT Challenger at Surety IT. His knowledge is based on years of industry experience having created customised, stable, well performing systems both for multi-national companies in the UK and Australia and Surety IT customers.

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