iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist feature: Automatically switch to cellular data | BGR

Here’s an annoying issue that iPhone users are all too familiar with: You’re surfing the web on a Wi-Fi connection that your device automatically hopped on – at home, in a public place, or at work – and all of a sudden the app you’re in tells you it can’t load something because you don’t have an Internet connection. Yet you do! After all, you’re paying your wireless carrier every month for a mobile data plan on its 4G network… and yet your phone won’t automatically switch to that. Enter iOS 9, which will change all that.

iOS 9 beta 5 (or public beta 3) includes the Wi-Fi feature we’ve been waiting for years: It will automatically switch to cellular data whenever your Wi-Fi dies out.

There’s a new setting you need to look for in the Settings app and toggle it on and off depending on your carrier data allotment. The feature is called Wi-Fi Assist and it will let you “automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor,” as Apple explains it (see the screenshot below).

via iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist feature: Automatically switch to cellular data | BGR.

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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