iOS 9.3 Wi-Fi Assist feature tells the exact data usage now

iOS 9.3 Wi-Fi Assist feature tells the exact data usage now

The newly released iOS 9.3 beta brings key features like the Night Shift but there are a number of smaller tweaks that you may find appreciating too. These tweaks range to various common functions on the iOS 9. One of such tweak works with your device’s Wi-Fi Assist. With the updates the Wi-Fi Assist allows users to see the exact data usage.

The tweak is introduced within the setting app where you can spot the Wi-Fi Assist option under Cellular section. In the Wi-Fi Assist option first you will find the old toggle that allows you to turn Wi-Fi on or off. Next to the toggle the new data usage number tag shows the exact data consumed.

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This seems to be a good addition on the Wi-Fi Assist feature that was introduced first with the iOS 9. The Wi-Fi Assist feature allows the iOS users to seamlessly switch to cellular connection whenever the Wi-Fi connection is weak. However with its swift switching many users found it data consuming when their connection switched to cellular from Wi-Fi without their notice.

The unintended switching to cellular data from Wi-Fi damages the popularity of Wi-Fi Assist feature. Some users also came claiming to have received high cell phone bills just because of the unexpected functions of the Wi-Fi Assist.

Apple however responded to this issue by publishing a support document explaining the functions on the Wi-Fi Assist feature. According to Apple’s document there are limited circumstances when the connectivity switches from Wi-Fi to cellular. Even when it actually switches the connection, the data usage should be higher by a small percentage.

Despite the clarifications by Apple the issue with the Wi-Fi Assist kept the users away from it and even some moved to the courts against Apple. The newly added tweak seems to make the Wi-Fi Assist more acceptable by removing some of these concerns. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.