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Question: Why is Mobile data required whilst using WiFi ?

Hello,


I am connected to my Home WiFi, yet whilst using the Google News App, a message popped up saying that Mobile Data wasn't enabled for Google News... Why would I need to have Mobile Data enabled whilst I'm using a WiFi connection that has 100% signal strength (given that I'm only a few feet away from it) ?

iPhone 6s, iOS 11.1

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Dec 13, 2017 2:19 AM in response to svaardt In response to svaardt

Do you have WiFi assist enabled?


About Wi-Fi Assist - Apple Support


Cellular data is an alternative to WiFi and you certainly do not need to use it if you have a good wifi connection. However, it there is an interruption in the connection and WiFi Assist is enabled the phone will try to use cellular data instead.

Dec 13, 2017 2:19 AM

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