Apple announced the release of its latest operating system last week, iOS 9, and with it promised a range of new features. As usual, one of the best features to come out of the upgrade is a simple, low-key option that makes you wonder why it hasn’t been a part of the Apple family since long ago.
The operating system’s new Wi-Fi Assist is being touted as one of the best features to come out of the upgrade.
Wi-Fi Assist enables iOS 9 users to automatically switch to cellular data when their Wi-Fi connectivity is poor. Users just need to turn the feature on in their settings.
Weak Wi-Fi signals are a common occurrence. It could be when you’re at home but outside, using a public Wi-Fi hotspot, or using a store or restaurant’s Wi-Fi.
Pre-iOS 9, Apple users needed to make the decision to disable their Wi-Fi on their device if their signal was poor, to be able to connect to the internet via their cellular data instead.
To enable the feature, head to Settings > Cellular and scroll to the bottom of the page. The setting should be enabled by default, but if not, toggle the switch over to turn it on.
– Shannon Williams at NetGuide