How to Turn On Wi-Fi Assist on iPhone and iPad

Almost all of us at some point have been stuck with poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Above that, the most frustrating part is when your iPhone or iPad is struggling to get hold of poor Wi-Fi. We had to go all the way to settings, disable Wi-Fi and turn on cellular data; in order to continue internet connectivity.

If Wi-Fi bandwidth is too slow or there is hardly any connectivity; Wi-Fi Assist will move to cellular data.

The only thing to be done from your part is to turn on this smart feature called Wi-Fi Assist.

How to Enable Wi-Fi Assist on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch the Settings app → Locate and tap on “Cellular Settings”. (Note: On some devices, the feature is under “Mobile Data”.)

Cellular Data-Mobile Data Settings on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list, and you will notice “Wi-Fi Assist,” toggle it on.

Turn On Wifi Assist on iPhone and iPad in iOS 9

That’s it; you will no longer need to go to settings, to disable Wi-Fi and turn on cellular data. However, make sure, as this feature is a boon and a curse at the same time.

If you are in the middle of downloading a heavy file and Wi-Fi loses connectivity; you will not be prompted and download will continue over cellular data.

That’s all, folks!

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