Apple® iPad® - Turn Wi-Fi Assist On / Off

Caution When turned on, Wi-Fi Assist can result in unexpected data charges.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Cellular Data.
  2. Tap the Wi-Fi Assist switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note Wi-Fi Assist is turned on by default.


Note Notes:

  • Wi-Fi Assist enables the device to automatically switch to cellular data when Wi-Fi coverage is poor and switch back to Wi-Fi when the Wi-Fi signal improves.
  • Wi-Fi Assist is compatible with any iOS device on iOS 9 or later, except for these models: iPad 2 Wi-Fi+Cellular, iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi+Cellular, and iPad mini (1st generation) Wi-Fi+Cellular.
  • For more info on Wi-Fi assist, check out this Apple Support page.