Beware the Data Vampire!

by Joseph Kwon in ,


iPhone users, do this right now!

Did you know your iPhone has a feature called "WiFi Assist" that may be running up your cellular data charges unintentionally? If your mobile data plan has a cap with data overage charges, this could cost you a pretty penny.

WiFi Assist, a feature that’s turned on by default in iPhones running iOS 9 will automatically use cellular data if WiFi connectivity is weak. This can happen even when you are not actively using the phone, like in the middle of the night!

If you don’t want this to happen to you, there is a not so EZPZ way to turn it off.

1. Go to Settings

2. Select Cellular

3. Scroll all the way down and toggle WiFi Assist off.

By placing the WiFi Assist toggle at the very bottom, it seems likely that a lot of users will never even know it is there.

I was relieved to see that I didn't have this turned on. This article does a great job of explaining the issue.

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