Last month, we wrote about the new Wi-Fi Assist feature that is enabled by default in iOS 9. And although we advised data-conscious Rocket Yard readers to turn off the feature, some users were unaware of the feature.
And now some of those users have filed a lawsuit against Apple over the feature, which automatically switches a user to cellular data from a “poor” Wi-Fi signal.
The plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit allege that the Wi-Fi Assist feature has caused damage that “exceeds” $5 million. The lawsuit claims that Apple did not properly explain the feature from the beginning. Apple is also accused in the lawsuit of violating California’s Unfair Competition Law, the state’s False Advertising Law, and of negligent misrepresentation.
Check out our quick guide to disabling the feature if you’re worried about burning through too much data on your iDevice. And be sure to visit the Rocket Yard’s Tech Tips section for more iOS and OS X guides and tricks.