We saw this information reported this week by ITWire.
iOS 9 has Wi-Fi Assist, a feature that automatically connects devices to cellular networks when Wi-Fi signal is lost. While this automatic switch sounds convenient, it means the user may not be aware of the corresponding data costs incurred.
Within two weeks of iOS 9 being launched, 50 of its major enterprise customers reported that iOS 9 users were using 20-30% more data since the update from iOS 8. In several instances this appears to be caused by the automatic activation of Wi-Fi Assist in locations where corporate Wi-Fi was available but it was overloaded or patchy. This is concerning for businesses that may be incurring unnecessary mobile costs while their employees are at their desks.
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