The update introduces a new feature called “Wi-Fi Assist” – which will use your data to boost Wi-Fi whenever a router signal is weak.
If we lived in a world with unlimited mobile data, it wouldn’t matter one bit, but sadly, most people’s mobile data allocations are but a fraction of the data they get with their ADSL, cable or NBN connections.
Whilst another added: “Pretty certain ios9’s “wifi assist” is responsible for my last huge 4g data bill”. Are you happy to manually manage your data to make sure you don’t incur extra costs, or would you rather automatically maintain a stable connection with the minimum of effort?
After the bootup testing the reviewer heads into Settings on both iPhones to show they are running the iOS versions stated.
In its default setting, the Wi-Fi Assist is set to be on at all times, according to Time. By default, Wi-Fi Assist is on and will allow your mobile data to kick in if your Wi-Fi connection is too slow.
There are news categories for users of Recent News to browse through, and these include Hot News and Local News (as well as the in-app personalized recommendations feature we mentioned earlier).
Having an automated system taking care of switching between Wi-Fi networks and your cellular network wouldn’t be a problem if you would have enabled the feature on your own. Wi-Fi Assist seems like a good way to handle this issue.
That may be helpful when you can’t connect to Wi-Fi when you need the internet and you want to boost your phone speed. The switch will flip to red and the feature will be disabled. It primarily affects iPhone 6s augmented reality apps for the iOS 9.
Scroll down to Wi-Fi Assist (it’s all the way down).
If you’re concerned about your data usage increasing, you can check usage for your billing period under the “Cellular” section of the Settings app. You’ll also see an option there to turn off Wi-Fi assist.