Apple is facing a $5 million dollar lawsuit due to a new feature in the iOS9 update. 

Apple users are claiming that the company didn’t properly warn customers of a feature in the update that could cost them A LOT of money. 

Wi-Fi Assist acts as a way to ensure users have the strongest Internet connection possible at all times. 

This means the phone will automatically switch to Mobile Data if the Wi-Fi signal is weak. 

Apple explains: With Wi-Fi Assist, you can stay connected to the Internet even if you have a poor Wi-Fi connection. For example, if you’re using Safari with a poor Wi-Fi connection and a webpage doesn’t load, Wi-Fi Assist will activate and automatically switch to cellular so that the webpage continues to load. 

William Scott Phillips and Suzanne Schmidt Phillips have filed a lawsuit saying this addition could result in huge data charges for customers. 

The Wi-Fi Assist function is turned on by default so make sure you check your settings so you don’t get a huge bill next time! 


Go to settings, then Mobile and then scroll down and tap Wi-Fi Assist. 

Source: cosmopolitan

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