Your phone is at risk of costing you hundreds of pounds a year in phone bills. If you have an iPhone or have just had a software update to the new iOS9, its new feature may be eating through your mobile data allowance.
Apple have launched a new software update, and this includes the new feature ‘WiFi Assist’ which automatically reconnects the phone to your mobile data network when the WiFi connection is weak.
For example, if you’re listening to music from Spotify or streaming a video on YouTube through the WiFi but you walk away from the hub, the signal strength may go down and your phone will then automatically start using mobile data.
This feature could cost you money in mobile data charges.
Yes. Now while this may be fine for those with unlimited data, but if you have a certain allowance every month (most of us do) then that video or few minutes of music listening will eat straight into your monthly allowance. This is especially dangerous when you’re abroad, as Roaming (using data abroad) charges are exceptionally high.
How to stop your iPhone from using mobile data without you knowing.
Follow these easy steps:
- Go into ‘settings’ on your home screen
- Click on ‘Mobile Data’ (or ‘Cellular’ if you’re in the US)
- Scroll down to the bottom of the screen where underneath your apps you will find ‘WiFi Assist’
- Slide the green toggle ‘off’ so it turns white
You’re done! Your phone will no longer connect to Mobile Data when you go out of WiFi signal. This could help anyone with an iPhone save a fortune in their mobile bills so make sure you spread the word about this secret trick.
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