iOS is good but there are some points in which Android seems to be taking the lead. One of those cases is showing you a prompt message whenever a new WiFi network is available around you. Though the feature can be achieved in iPhone too but with a little workaround.
What if we reverse the question? Why waste your own mobile data when you can connect to a free WiFI network. Sometimes we keep on using the data even when we can use a public WiFi somewhere. There can be numerous reasons for that and one of them is forgetting about shifting from your mobile data to WiFi. This WiFi prompt feature can be pretty helpful in this case.
How To Turn This Feature On In iPhone/ iPad And Mac
If your device had already been connected to a WiFI network in the past, just turning the WiFi toggle would be enough. But if there’s a new WiFi network available, you can perform these simple steps to prompt you whenever your Apple device is in a range of a WiFi network.
- Tap on the WiFi option in your Settings app
- You’ll find an “Ask to Join Networks” toggle switch here, click it. Simple!
- In the menu bar, there is a Wi-Fi icon, click it
- Now click on the “Open Network Preferences”
- An option named “Ask to join a new network,” same as in the case of iOS, will be available there. Click to enable it
The Side Effect
Though turning on this feature is a good attempt to save your mobile data but it can cost you some of the battery life of your device. Aside from this, there is no issue at all.