iPhone Users – Turn This Default Setting OFF Right Away!


Do you have an iPhone? Have you updated to iOS 9.0.1? If so, you will want to change a “default” setting asap. Especially if your data plan is NOT unlimited (mine is not and I since I use my phone for data constantly I go over EVERY month, ugh!), you will want to toggle OFF this feature!

You see, iOS 9.0.1 has this default setting tucked waaaaay behind the scenes. It’s called Wi-Fi Assist. It’s default setting allows your phone to seamlessly use your cellular data when your WiFi signal is POOR.

This potentially could majorly rack up cellular data without you even realizing it!

Thankfully, the fix is quick and easy and I’m going to walk you through it.

Step 1: Go into your settings

Step 2: Go into “Cellular”

Step 3: Scroll waaaaaay down to the bottom

Step 4: Toggle the Wi-Fi Assist so it is no longer lit up green.

You are done!

Congrats, you have just saved yourself some super expensive data bills.

PS: Apparently Apple not only KNOWS about this issue, they don’t seem to think it’s a problem at all.

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One thought on “iPhone Users – Turn This Default Setting OFF Right Away!”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. I turned mine off. I bet this was why when I was on vacation last week and was using hotel wifi it was always switching to lte. I’ve been having issues with my phone ever since I upgraded. Mainly battery issues I can’t fix yet.

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