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Wi-Fi Assist, the new dangerous Apple IOS9 feature. #ios9 #wifiassist #apple

If you have no Apple devices, this post is of no use to you and you can stop reading and close this page ūüėČ

If you are using Apple mobile devices, please continue to read below.

Ok, so you have an iPhone of iPad.

Did you try upgrade to IOS 9 ?

If yes, then please DISABLE the new Wi-Fi Assist function -> (Settings / Cellular / Wi-Fi Assist)

Apple IOS9 Wi-Fi Assist

Apple IOS9 Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi assist is a new functionality to automatically switch to 3G/4G mobile network when free wifi connectivity is poor… if you do not have a mobile subscription that’s sufficient to cover your traffic, this can be a costly function.


Also important to know, if you already disabled it after the IOS9 upgrade.
Well if you do another upgrade to IOS 9.0.1… the function is ENABLED again.
And again if you upgrade to IOS 9.0.2…. again, it will be ENABLED.

So always check when doing a new upgrade, unless you mobile subscription can cover the extra traffic.


Good luck !


#iphone5 #ios704 error invalid sim & no sim card installed

My iPhone5 with IOS704 regularly returns me the error “Invalid SIM” & “No SIM card installed”.
After restarting the phone… the error disappears.
But after a while the error returns…

Here are my findings while troubleshooting the issue:

1. restart phone… ok, but problem returns
2. airplane on/off doesn’t work
3. try network reset:  Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings (returns to factory network settings) > no solution
Network Reset returns the phone to normal service, but after a while the problem returns again…


4.¬†next… replace nano-SIM: problem solved !

smartphone for me

About 2 years ago, when the iphone was about the only decent smartphone on the planet I was thinking… why should I buy a smartphone… it’s expensive, mobile internet is expensive, the battery lasts for 1 day or so.
But then one fine April day in 2011 I bought a “smarties-phone” anyway… so I went to my favorite online shop (www.coolblue.be) which has some great deals and free next-day delivery and bought myself the HTC Incredible S.

Standard it came with Android 2.2 Froyo.
First I was really overwhelmed with the functionality, but it was really difficult since I used to own a regular Nokia mobile phone.
But very quickly (same day) I was getting used to the interface.
A few weaks later, HTC release the upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread which has some really nice stuff added.

And then a smartphone-wiz-colleague convinced me into the smartphone tuning business… how to root your phone and apply custom ROM!

Very soon I got addicted to websites like “xda-developers.com” and “virtuousrom.com” and my HTC Incredible S nowadays is running on Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich via a custom rom called “Virtuous Quattro RC3 ! Hell Yeah !

Please note that the custom rom’s are under development, so it can happen that you run into a bug sometimes, but on the other hand… you are really among the few with an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone today (Feb 01, 2012).

Some days¬†I think, why didn’t I buy an Apple IOS powered iPhone4S, but on the other hand I’m a techie… So I really hate the idea that you cannot enhance your phone’s functions or add some cool functions.

So… at this time… Android rules for me on my HTC Incredible S.
When I get old and just want a phone I will buy an iPhone ¬†ūüėČ