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

Last Updated on Jun 28, 2019

First time Apple added Wi-Fi assist in iOS, It comes by default enabled. It does work to switch automatically to cellular data when you have a weak Wi-Fi connection. Mean by it will use your cell data. So ultimately that’s useful for maintaining online video playing or Facebook browsing, but not much good for limited data plan users.

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For example, on a poor wifi network, Safari doesn’t load a web page at that time wi-fi assist directly switch your wi-fi network to your mobile data plan.

According to one techno newspaper, that the iOS 9 and later users are getting high bills due to of default turn on Wi-Fi assist on their Cell iPhone, iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular). To save your pocket money, here I’ll share with you how to turn off Wi-Fi assist on your iPhone or iPad.

Way to Disable/ Turn off Wi-Fi assist on iPhone/ iPad

Don’t think more cause of Wi-Fi assist only works with foreground apps; it won’t work with background downloading content. Also, Wi-Fi assist not working automatically when you’re using data roaming.

In last, iOS Wi-Fi assist is unable to activate with third-party applications that stream audio/ video or download attachment Such as an email app that uses a lot of bytes.

The guide is useful for all latest iOS involved iPhone 5/5S/SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and XS Max, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPadOS.

Step #1. Open the Settings app from your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) home screen.

Tap Settings App on your iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Cellular Data or Mobile to enable/ disable or turn off Wi-Fi assist in iOS 9

Step #3. Now Scroll down the screen until Wi-Fi Assist option appears.

Step #4. Next to turn toggle Wi-Fi Assist Off/White.

Turn On Turn off Wi-fi Assist on iPhone iPad with cellular on iOS 10 iOS 11 iOS 12

You’re done!

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So live to feel free now because you got rid of the extra cost of cell phone data plan. Now, whenever you want to activate Wi-Fi assist the following Steps will let you do that.

Go to the Settings App > Tap on Cellular data/ Mobile data > Turn Wi-Fi Assist ON/Green.

Alternatively, just ask Siri ‘’Open Cellular Preferences’’ and then Scroll down the iPhone screen.

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