The New Wi-Fi Feature From iOS 9.0

Posted by Kirhat | Saturday, August 15, 2015 | | 0 comments »

iOS 9.0 Wi-Fi Features
One of the most annoying things about using an iPhone to surf the web on a Wi-Fi connection that the device automatically hopped on – at home, in a public place, or at work – is weak connection. It usually latches onto Wi-Fi networks even when there is a very poor signal.

In most cases, even with strong signal, the app will just tell the user that they can't load something because they don't have an "Internet connection" even if they do. It makes it even harder especially if the user is paying a big premium for their wireless carrier every month for a mobile data plan on its 4G network. Their Apple iPhone just won't switch to it.

With iOS 9.0, everything will change. More specifically, iOS 9 beta 5 (or public beta 3) includes the Wi-Fi feature everyone has been waiting for years: It will automatically switch to cellular data whenever the Wi-Fi dies out.

There is a new setting user's need to look for in the Settings app and toggle it on and off depending on their carrier data allotment. The feature is called Wi-Fi Assist and it will let users "automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor," as Apple explains it.

The feature should be used with some supervision, especially if the mobile operator throttles their connection after a certain data limit is reached. In other words, if the Wi-Fi networks are more often dependable than not, then users might want to keep the setting off.

The iPhone will not just quietly switch over to cellular data though. It will make sure that the user knows when it happens. What the handset will do is to grey out the Wi-Fi signal, telling the user that they are about to go into cellular data.


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