“This week Apple revealed iOS 9.3 and it represents a seismic change in the company’s approach to education,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes. “But lost among all the upgrades in iOS 9.3 was a brilliant (and much needed) new feature which Apple chose not to mention in its release notes.”
“MacRumors has spotted that if you dig into the settings of iOS 9.3 (Settings > Cellular [Mobile Data in UK] > WiFi Assist) and just below the on/off toggle you will find Apple has now added data usage figures,” Kelly writes. “Why is this so important? Because it may get Apple out of a class action lawsuit and potentially saves customers from massive carrier bills.”
Kelly writes, “Giving users easier access to track their WiFi Assist cellular data consumption (and reset the count at any point) is both very welcome and highly practical from customer satisfaction and legal standpoints.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Wi-Fi Assist is a very useful feature, but the more control Apple can give users here, the better. We’d love to be able to geo-fence Wi-Fi Assist, for but one example.
Teen blames Apple’s Wi-Fi Assist feature for $2000 phone bill – January 6, 2016
Apple faces class action lawsuit over Wi-Fi Assist data usage – October 26, 2015