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With the release of Apple’s iOS 9 and a raft of new features, one feature in particular, the seemingly innocuous Wi-Fi Assist which you may not have heard of but could potentially be one of the features that you really do need to know about!

Enabled by default this feature will automatically switch your data connection to your mobile provider if you have a poor Wi-Fi connection. While this is fine in theory, some users are seeing large increases in data usage without changing their browsing habits. Users have been reporting an increase of about 1 gigabyte over a month while others have seen considerably larger jumps of up to 7GB since updating to iOS 9. This could obviously have a financial impact on you and your business if you do not have an unlimited mobile data plan. You may well be chewing through your data plan and not even be aware of it until your next bill arrives.

Switching off WiFi Assist can fix these problems but this may come at the detriment of a reliable internet connection when using WiFi.

To switch it off, go to Settings > Mobile Data and scroll all the way to the bottom where “WiFi Assist” is located and toggle it off.

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