It has been almost 2 weeks ios9 was launched and it is once again causing some havoc among several iPhone users. Some of them are suddenly noticing their cellular data usage sky-rocket, while others are noticing their monthly data allowance quickly been eaten up. The culprit has turned out to be Wi-Fi Assist.
For those experiencing the problem, whenever they are on Wi-Fi, but move to an area where the coverage is poor, Wi-Fi Assist automatically switches the phone from using Wi-Fi to the owner’s cellular data plan. Unfortunately for these iPhone users, while they are thinking that they are saving their data by using Wi-Fi, the opposite is happening.
For those who have this problem, you have to go into the iPhone settings to disable Wi-Fi Assist. From the ios settings menu, go to “cellular” and scroll all the way to the bottom to turn it off. Unfortunately the default setting is on, so for many they will not find out before it is too late.
In the Apple Support Forums, several people are reporting this issue. One user, Classicrider31, reported that within a few days of updating to ios 9 on his iPhone 6, over 6GB of data was consumed.
Facing the same issue and desperately looking for a solution … Lost close in 6gb and almost all in system services general… last couple of days using my iPhone 6 without cellular to avoid high bills as the cellular operator would not own this data cost …. Eagerly waiting for a solution ..
Well folks that’s Apple for you. None of their last 3 operating system launches have gone smoothly. It was only a couple of weeks ago that several hundred apps in their app store became infected with a malicious code referred to as “XcodeGhost” This is in addition to a host of problems with the ios 8 launch last year and ios 7 that were too numerous to mention. What will this mean for Apple? Only time will tell.
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