The WiFi Assist feature in iOS 9 is supposed to help users stay online when the WiFi signal is weak by switching between WiFi and cellular data until a better connection is found, Business Insider reports. If you’re not concerned about your cellular data plan, you’re probably going to find Wi-Fi Assist very useful.
The point of the Wi-Fi assist, the CBC and New York Daily News explained, is to ensure that users do not have to stop watching a video or performing a task simply because they wandered too far away from a hotspot.
In Settings, Apple describes WiFi Assist as ” automatically [using] mobile data when WiFi connectivity is poor“.
If you turn off an app’s ability to use mobile data, then it would only work when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
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If you want to update from scratch, then you’ll be needing the iOS 9.0.2 firmware file, and you can download it tailored for your device from the links which we have added below.
Apple has enabled the new feature by default, and it hasn’t said much to tout Wi-Fi Assist.
There’s good news, though: Your iPhone will notify you when it has switched by graying out your Wi-Fi icon. But migrated app settings seem fixed in stone for a significant number of pre-existing apps that the user may have installed, and this is expected to be addressed in the next minor release of iOS. And, we are likely to keep outgrowing our data plans. Set up the Glance on your Watch so you can check your battery level quickly. This boosts your phone’s access and connection no doubt, but it will definitely eat up your data plan.
According to Apple, Wi-Fi Assist is a feature that has been specifically designed for users with unlimited data connections. Following this the reviewer opens up a variety of apps and also looks at multitasking to compare speeds in these respects.
Now, you’ll be free from unannounced data charges and bills that are through the roof.