The iPhone feature that could cost you money
- Publish Date
- Monday, 11 January 2016, 5:50PM
A DISGRUNTLED father has slammed Apple for its new Wi-Fi assist feature after it allegedly caused his son’s iPhone to rack up an unexpected $AUD2900 bill.
Jeff Feingold and his son Ashton have blamed Apple’s new Wi-Fi assist feature, which was switched on by default in iOS 9, the most recent version of iPhone’s software.
The new Wi-Fi assist feature automatically switches from Wi-Fi to cellular data when a Wi-Fi signal is weak.
When Ashton was using his phone, he was under the impression it was connected to his home’s Wi-Fi but it was actually guzzling up his phone’s data. Ashton accidentally used more than 144,000MB (144GB).
Apple is currently facing a class-action law suit for not informing users of the new Wi-Fi Assist feature and its usage of data from cellular plans.
Watch the video to find out how to disable Wi-Fi Assist on your iPhone
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