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

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

Note The steps below apply to the following models:

  • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
  • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Cellular.
  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 and is listed at the bottom (may require scrolling).


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.
  • For more info, check out About Wi-Fi Assist.


Related Topic: Manage Data Usage