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How to Deactivate Wi-Fi Assist to Avoid Mobile Data Overage Charges

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If you're using an Apple device, you may have heard of Wi-Fi Assist and how it can be of good use to you. It's a very handy feature Apple added on its iOS 9 update that intends to help when you have a weak or erratic Wi-Fi network.

Once switched on, Wi-Fi Assist will switch to cellular network so you can enjoy a seamless connection. While this may sound all good, it poses a problem to those who are not on an unlimited data plan.

By default, Wi-Fi Assist is activated on a new iPhone device or when you upgrade an older device to the latest iOS update. So if you have been wondering why you have been incurring overage charges for mobile data, the culprit may be Wi-Fi Assist.

To deactivate Wi-Fi Assist, follow these tips:
  1. Go to Settings > Cellular
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the menu 
  3. Switch off Wi-Fi Assist


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  1. Great post, Christina!

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  2. How many posters does PPPN have?

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    1. Article/blog writers? Two: Dennis and Christina.

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  3. What does this mean?

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    1. That you should turn WiFi Assist off if you don't have an unlimited )high speed) data plan. May be a good idea for prolonging battery life too.

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  4. They have this carrier money maker feature on Androids too :) . On my GoPhone is called "Wi-Fi+ - Enhanced Internet experience" :) . I don't recall if it was default on, but I keep it off.

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  5. Only 2 writers?!!!

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    1. They do just fine with news, IMO. If you really want to be impressed, read some of the resources Dennis has put up over the years. I highly recommend the Carrier Profiles.

      Sorry Christine for getting your name wrong in a previous comment.

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  6. I did not think that such an operation was possible to this degree with only two writers.
    Wow.
    Thats amazing.

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  7. This isn't news.

    It's straight out of an iPhone FAQ.

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    1. Which is the last place anyone looks..

      Thanks, Christine!

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