October 20, 2015
WIFI Assist – clarification
We reported last month that Apple’s new WIFI Assist feature might be causing people to spend more than they were expecting on their mobile data bill – and warned that it could potentially get very expensive indeed if you were using it abroad. However, in the wake of a small outcry about this, Apple have released a clarification, stating that WIFI Assist will not activate if you are roaming. The press release goes on to state that certain apps, especially those that use large amounts of data, will not cause the feature to activate. This is great news for roaming travelers, who now have one less thing to worry about.