iOS 9 Tips: Trick To Fix Increase In Mobile / Cellular Data Usage On iPhone

Usually it’s is admitted that countless number of iPhone users have reported an increase in their data consumption with the release of iOS 9 update. Apple’s new version of iOS includes a host of new features targeted towards the power users, excepatble with having enabled some inclusions by default in persuit of offering the best experience to its users. List that top-ups includes the new WiFi Assist, which shifts your iOS device to the cellular data connection automatically if your WiFi connection is poor or not catchable, and in return, this feature is likely the dagger in people reporting higher data consumption. First to note its the culprit for mobile data usage.

Point to be noted is that if you’re running iOS 9 on iPhone 4s, then you won’t be looking at WiFi Assist, and on other devices it will be displayed, it may require something special. Continue to the fix story.

The WiFi Assist is of course a very useful feature, and if you are not on unlimited data plan, then your cellular data usage can eat up, eventually go through the roof if the Wi-Fi networks you frequently connect to are poor in quality. Lucky enough, we have found a quick and easy way of disabling this default behavior in iOS 9.


For the achievement, you have to follow the instruction set below:

Step 1: To begin with, launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Head over to Cellular and acroll down till you find the Wi-Fi Assist. (For those outside U.S., Cellular will be labled as Mobile Data.)



Step 3: Simply tap the Wi-Fi Assist toggle to disable it.

Go ahead and exit the Settings app now. From now onwards, iOS will no longer automatically switch to your cellular data if the Wi-Fi connection is poor. Finally, the WiFi Assist is without a doubt a feature that can prove to be very handy, but at the same time down to a user’s choice of data plan. On unlimited data plans, users would defenitely find this feature to offer a truly smooth Internet experience as the iOS device switches back and forth between Wi-Fi and data depending on the quality of the WiFi connection, all automatically.