iPhone XS Max iPhone XsMax WiFi issue

dragnworks

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Is anyone else having an issue with their iPhone XsMax using excessive cellular data, and not showing wifi connection icon on home screen, but shows it on the WiFi settings page? I went over my cellular data last month. And noticed when i should have been on wifi, the phone wasn't showing icon. I went to wifi settings and shows the correct SSID but not using it. Apple store said phone passed all tests and that i should reload OS from computer to "Fix" it, so reset phone and now its seems to be doing it again.
 

I7guy

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My particular max is not having an issue like this. My suggestion is to put the phone in airplane mode and see what happens. Also turn off WiFi assist.
 

Lekro

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Hey just a quick question regarding the topic.

I have an area in my home with “poor” but still okay WiFi signal strength (100mbit out of 120mbit down) but the phone switches to 4G due to WiFi only having 1 or 2 bars.

Now I turned off WiFi assist and it fixed the problem but wouldn’t this hurt a little battery life because the phone trying hard with catching signal or does this only apply to cellular network?
 

HDFan

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Is anyone else having an issue with their iPhone XsMax using excessive cellular data,
I can make a comment about your first question. My data usage started to dramatically increase. Looking at my cellular data Notes was closing in on using 10 GB of data a month. So if you are using excessive data I'd try to figure out what app is using it, by going into Settings/Cellular/Cellular data (at the bottom).
 
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I7guy

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Hey just a quick question regarding the topic.

I have an area in my home with “poor” but still okay WiFi signal strength (100mbit out of 120mbit down) but the phone switches to 4G due to WiFi only having 1 or 2 bars.

Now I turned off WiFi assist and it fixed the problem but wouldn’t this hurt a little battery life because the phone trying hard with catching signal or does this only apply to cellular network?
My educated guess is that a good lte signal drains the battery less than a poor wifi signal. Turning off wifi assist, probably will not make much a noticeable difference in the battery life.
 
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