any improvements in handling tethered/metered connections?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by mrklaw, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. mrklaw macrumors 68000

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    A bugbear of mine is how bad iOS is at handling tethered wifi or a metered connection.

    On my iPhone I can adjust which apps use mobile data so I can adapt based on what data plan I have. But if I am using a mobile wifi hotspot (do that a lot on holiday for example), or using my iPad tethered to my iPhone, the device sees 'oh wifi' and sucks up data like a crazy thing.

    I'd like a third option - some way to tell iOS 'hey, this device you're connecting to looks like wifi, but it has a limited data plan so please use mobile settings and not your usual wifi one for this'
     
  2. planetf1 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed .... It's a nice feature I use in Windows 10 on my surface tablet
     
  3. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    That would be useful! I've had my data allowance drained away by one of those dodgy "here's a wifi access point that you'll auto-connect to but we'll charge you the same as 3G/4G aren't we nice!" cons that my mobile provider uses. Luckily there's only two wifi names and I turn auto-join off.

    It would be great to have a "this uses mobile data' toggle for wifi networks.
     

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