We think you will remember about the large number of lawsuits that were in the news when Apple rolled its iOS 9.2 upgrade.
“A class action suit filed Friday in federal court in San Jose, Calif. claims that Apple AAPL 1.03% failed to properly warn iOS 9 users that a new feature, called Wi-Fi Assist, automatically switches to using cellular data when a device is connected to a weak Wi-Fi signal. The point of the feature is to ensure that users maintain a strong Internet connection, but William Scott Phillips and Suzanne Schmidt Phillips, who filed the class action, claim that Apple should have to reimburse users for data overuse charges stemming from use of Wi-Fi Assist, which is turned on by default when users update their devices to iOS 9.”
The lawsuit issues were reported by AppleInsider last year.
We found that some users reported that after they upgrade their device to iOS 9.3.1, the wi-fi assist becomes auto-enabled. This is not happening with all the devices. Please make sure to check your iPhone setting before you check your bill at the end of this month. I noticed this setting to be auto enabled on my old iPhone 5s when I upgraded it to iOS 9.3.1.
In order to check this setting, Please follow the following Steps.
Step – 1. Tap on Settings > Cellular
Step – 2 Scroll all the way down till you locate Wi-fi Assist and make sure it is turned to OFF.
Please let us know in the comments if your device has the Wi-fi assist switched off by default when you upgraded to iOS 9.3.1. We also found that turning off the Wi-fi assists with issues related to problems surrounding wi-fi connection on your device.
Please feel free to share the tip with your friends and enemies alike! else there will be lot of money to go around for lawyers and their friends.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.