Apple iOS 11 will intelligently manage your Wi-Fi connections

If you've used Wi-Fi on basically any smartphone device, you would have likely run into the all too familiar problem where your device keeps signing on to a network that is notoriously slow, or too far away to give you a usable experience. Well, Apple is reportedly working on fixing this issue in iOS 11.

The new feature that was spotted within iOS 11 beta 2, intelligently manages your wireless connections depending on how reliable they are. Previously, the company implemented a feature where the device would connect to your 3G or 4G connection if the Wi-Fi network was slow, called Wi-Fi Assist; but users complained that they used up their cellular data packages without being made aware of it, which caused some to receive hefty cellular bills at the end of the month.

The new feature will automatically disable 'Auto join' for a specific network if it notices that the speed or reliability is insufficient, requiring the user to manually join if they wish. However, it remains to be seen how well this feature will work for people with multiple W-iFi networks at home or work; causing some networks to be disabled without the user knowing ahead of time may prove a hassle.

iOS 11 is currently in its second public beta phase and will launch later this year. Apple is also readying the next iPhone launch, which is expected to be announced in September. The new iPhone will have an edge-to-edge display and reportedly cost around $1000 if rumors are true.

Source: The Independent

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