Wi-Fi Assist

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Wi-Fi Assist Articles

iOS 9.3 Displays Exact Wi-Fi Assist Data Usage Numbers

Tuesday January 12, 2016 12:39 pm PST by
Apple's iOS 9.3 beta introduces major new features like Night Shift, but there are also dozens of little tweaks to be discovered in the operating system update. It appears that one of those minor changes applies to Wi-Fi Assist, adding a much-needed feature that allows users to see just how much data it's using. Wi-Fi Assist data usage can be checked within the Settings app by choosing the...

Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for New Wi-Fi Assist Feature

Friday October 23, 2015 4:33 pm PDT by
Apple was slapped with a $5 million class action lawsuit over iOS 9's Wi-Fi Assist feature today, according to AppleInsider. The new feature is turned on by default in iOS 9 and automatically switches a user to cellular data when the local Wi-Fi connection is weak. The feature is an attempt to create a more smooth user experience, but some users have complained that the feature increases data...

Apple Attempts to Ease Concerns Over Wi-Fi Assist Data Usage

Thursday October 15, 2015 5:31 am PDT by
One of the less talked about new features introduced in iOS 9 last month is called "Wi-Fi Assist," which automatically switches a user's iPhone to a cellular data connection when the local Wi-Fi isn't reliable. Many iPhone users have taken to Reddit and the MacRumors Forums to warn others about the possibility of an increased monthly data plan due to the new feature, but now Apple is getting...