If you’ve got the new iPhone or iOS9, you could be in for a shock when your next bill rolls around.
This is because a new feature called ‘WiFi Assist’ will be eating away at your data allowance without you even realising it.
The setting is designed to switch your phone to 4G if your WiFi connection isn’t strong enough.
For example, if you’re walking away from your house while listening to music or checking Facebook, and you’re still weakly connected to your home wireless, it’ll automatically switch to your data instead.
It’s a useful way to avoid buffering if you have a lot of data in your plan – but if not, it could cost you quite a bit of money.
But don’t panic – there’s a simple way to switch it off. Here’s how:
1. Go into ‘Settings’ from your home screen
2. Click on ‘Mobile Data’ (Or ‘Cellular’ if you’re in the US)
3. Scroll right down to the bottom, and underneath your apps you’ll find the ‘WiFi Assist’ setting. Switch it off using the toggle.
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