iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist could be burning your monthly data
iPhone and 4G-enabled iPad users who've upgraded to iOS 9 could be in for a bit of a shock when it comes to their next phone bill. Wi-Fi Assist, one of iOS 9's new settings, is designed to bolster weak wireless connections through the use of mobile data.
While this sounds good in theory, Wi-Fi Assist is turned on by default. As such, users could unintentionally burn through their monthly data allowance in a matter of hours if streaming video on a poor wireless connection, for example.
Users can disable Wi-Fi Assist by opening the Settings app, and tapping on "Mobile". Wi-Fi Assist is found at the bottom of the page, and can be toggled off.