Hi everyone! I’m Amber. Lura and I met at a blogger conference and now we are friends in real life. You may have seen my handsome pup Barkley on Lura’s IG the other day for #doggieswhobrunch. If not, you can read about that HERE. By day, I work in technology and It’s a passion of mine. I love it so much that I created a series on my blog In the Loop where I share tech tips with my readers. Here are a few that I’ve shared on my blog in the past:
IOS 9.0, Safety Apps, Air Drop, Iphone Frequent Locations, 5 Ways to Speed Up Your PC
Today, I’m taking over Lura’s blog to share another, How to Disable wi-fi assist in IOS 9.0.
Buffer. It’s a dirty word. No one likes when the movie they are watching or the music they are streaming stops unexpectedly. Wi-Fi connections are known to fluctuate and can even drop for a few milliseconds without you ever knowing. Unfortunately, with iOS 9 you now run the risk or your wi-fi connection being turned off if your connectivity is interrupted. Apple’s intentions were good: they want to give you the fastest iPhone possible and tried to do this by switching to your data network if the wi-fi isn’t working well. Apple’s latest software update, iOS 9 has several great features including multi-tasking, photos update, and a maps update that allows you to search for nearby locations. (Check out my post of iOS 9 for more information.) The feature that has everyone talking is Wi-Fi Assist. If you have a restricted data plan you may consider turning this feature off:
There have been articles all over the internet blaming this feature for outrageous cell phone bills. The update has only been out a short time so I’m not sure it’s responsible for the high phone bills, but it is something we should keep an eye on. There are other settings you should check in addition to the Wifi Assist that can keep your data usage low. Right above Wi-Fi Assist is the “Use Cellular Data for:” section and you can restrict data usage for the data hungry apps; specifically the ones that stream music and video. It’s also helpful to choose Reset Statistics so you can get a better picture of how much cellular data each app is using. Then you can make a better assessment of what needs to be restricted.
A note from Lura
Thanks for sharing Amber! My phone was eating through all of my data until I turned this off. I hope this helps other people before it’s too late. Let’s meet up for brunch to plan when you can share a DIY over here. How fun would that be?
Also, Amber forgot to mention her DIY section on her blog. She is so talented and I can’t wait to see what she makes next!