New Feature on iOS 9 Automatically Switches to Cellular Data When Wifi is Poor

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New Feature on iOS 9 Automatically Switches to Cellular Data When Wifi is Poor

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The new iOS 9 beta showed us two new interesting features – firstly it allows your phone connectivity to switch to your data connection, when the Wi-Fi signal is low and secondly, it allows Wi-Fi calling for AT&T subscribers.

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As of now, the iPhone can connect, or attempt to connect to a known Wi-Fi hotspot that is within range, even if the connection is too weak to transmit data. So, the solution to this problem has been to disable the iPhone’s Wi-Fi radio. However, with the the “Wi-Fi Assist” option in the iOS 9 beta, one can go to the “Cellular” menu in the Settings app, and enable the feature, it will then force your device to switch to a 3G or 4G connection when the Wi-Fi signal drops. The feature also notifies you by making the icon turn grey, indicating that the Wi-Fi is being switched off.

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Reports also suggest that the iOS 9 beta enables Wi-Fi calling for AT&T subscribers, providing them with incoming and outgoing calls to a local wireless network, and thereby offering a more reliable connection, enhanced audio quality and better battery performance.

However, the iOS 9 beta is exclusive to only developers, for now. Reports suggest that this has been done in order to “avoid causing too much aggravation with bugs or poor performance.” Therefore, one might have to wait for a few more days/weeks until the iOS 9 becomes public.

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Mani Krish

Wow my phone have been doing it since ages. .

Prateek Malik

Smart Switch in Galaxy devices – since 2012.

Vivek Tiwari

well yeah its a “new” feature for igyan because they all use iphones. a tech website that lives 2 years behind the present generation.

Sidesh Ramkumar

again copying Android ….. y cant ios be unique or some kind….

Arafat Khan

Karwa do data package khatam

Pratik Mankar

I just discovered an app called mCent that gives you free mobile airtime for trying apps on your phone. Give it a try:

Pankaj Sharma

And charge them more money xD

Sidharth Sanjeev

Lol. What’s new in that?

Ashwin Malushte

even the cheapest andriod phones have that.

Gaurav Amin

Lol. My cyanogen has been doing that for ages now.

Swapnil Mayuresh

i have experienced this in 8.4 though !

Sarang Sharma

Wtf ios -_- try to be orignal for once please

Asif Bhaijaan

Hahaha… And Android has that feature from ages…

Nathan Paulson

So what??

Ajmal Mp

mobile balance gone !!!