iOS 9 Will Use Mobile Data When Your Wi-Fi Sucks

By Chris Mills on at

The latest version of the iOS 9 beta has brought some goodies, among them the new Wi-Fi Assist feature, which will recognise bad Wi-Fi connections, and use mobile data instead.

You can switch it on and off with a toggle in Settings, so if you’ve got spotty home Wi-Fi (or jealously guard your data like you do your first-born) you can disable it. Otherwise, it will just detect when you’re using a network with limited or no connectivity, and use your mobile data instead. Before it switches, the Wi-Fi signal gets greyed out, giving you (some) notice that you’re about to start using data.