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iOS 6 Includes New Wi-Fi Plus Cellular Option That Aims to Always Keep You Connected

by Brandon Russell | August 9, 2012August 9, 2012 3:00 pm PDT

iphone-wifi-plus-cellular-ios-6One of the iPhone’s more glaring issues, something that’s not often discussed, is the device’s tendency to latch onto any Wi-Fi connection available, no matter how bad. This option can be turned off but, most times, it leads to such horrible data degradation that speeds come to a halt because the Wi-Fi is either weak or being bogged down. Apple’s upcoming iOS 6 is going to fix this.

With a new Wi-Fi Plus Cellular option, iPhone users can fall back to a 3G connection (we’d also assume LTE as well, if the iPhone 5 has it) should Wi-Fi be unresponsive. It’s nothing major, but the feature is a small detail that will lead to a lot less headaches when users latch onto a slow or unresponsive public Wi-Fi.

In addition to simply turning the setting on, users can use cellular data for things such as accessing iCloud documents, iTunes, Passbook Updates and the iOS 6 Reading List, meaning all of your important information will never be interrupted again by a shoddy connection.

[via AppleInsider]


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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