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People With Limited iPhone Data Should Turn Off This New iOS 9 Feature

It could eat up lotsa data.

Apple has released its new mobile operating system, iOS 9. There's a new feature that data-starved people (~cough~ Canadians) need to know about — and turn off.

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The feature is called "Wi-Fi Assist." It will automatically switch to the cell network for data if it detects an inconsistent WiFi signal.

It's a cool way to ensure you stay connected as you use your phone. But it can also eat up more data.

So if you are one of the many people with an iPhone and a crappy data plan, you should turn it off. Here's how, in four easy steps.

(Remember, this is just for people who have upgraded to iOS 9.)

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

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2. Choose the Cellular menu.

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3. Once inside the Cellular menu, scroll all the way to the bottom.

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4. Below all of your apps you'll see the "Wi-Fi Assist" option. It's on by default, so turn it off by touching the white button.

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This is what it looks like when it's off.

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That's it! Hopefully, it'll help you avoid this.

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Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

Contact Craig Silverman at craig.silverman@buzzfeed.com.

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