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This iOS 9 feature is eating all your data - here's how to stop it

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Noticed that your iPhone is now streaming websites much more quickly from your upstairs bedroom that used to have awful wi-fi signal? Well don't get too excited.

It's thanks to a new feature that Apple brought in with iOS 9 - a feature that's now seeing it sued for $5 million (£3.2m) by a disgruntled US couple.

Built into Apple's new operating system is a handy feature called 'Wi-Fi Assist'. With this turned on (which is a default setting) your iPhone will switch to your mobile data single (think 4G) if it's faster than your wi-fi connection, or supplying a more consistent connection.

Great if you've got heaps of data to play with on your account, seriously shit if you don't.

How do I turn it off?

First, head to Settings and scroll down to Mobile Data.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page and you should find this screen...

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You want to flick that "Wi-Fi Assist" button off. Or on, if you eat data for fun.

You big data spender you.

(Image: Shutterstock)

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