1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Recently, I was trying to connect with another iPhone user while away from WiFi. The iPhone asked me if I should send the message as a cellular data message, and I said yes. Now, all of my messages to my friend are going as cellular data, even when I am at home and connected to home WiFi AND I have my cellular data turned OFF. How do I revert back to using WiFi rather than my cellular data? I tried turning off my WiFi connection, and I turned off Cellular data, but it is still sending as cellular data.
    01-24-2016 08:32 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! What indication are you getting that your messages are sending over cellular data and not wifi? The only thing I can think of is that you have a weak wifi connection and you have Wi-Fi Assist enabled. Go to Settings > Cellular, then scroll all of the way down and toggled off Wi-Fi Assist.
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    01-24-2016 09:24 PM
  3. bhsia's Avatar
    Thank you, but no. That is already turned off. I have also turned off Cellular data, SMS messaging, and MMS Messaging for good measure. The iPhone refuses to revert back to using WiFi.

    Any other ideas?
    01-25-2016 02:36 AM
  4. bhsia's Avatar
    The indications are quite clear:
    1) I get a pop up message that tells me how much my cellular account has been charged for the outgoing text message immediately after it finishes sending!
    Essentially, "Cha-ching! Your iPhone's refusal to use your home WiFi has cost you another $.##. Your account balance is now $#.##."
    2) The outgoing message, when it finishes sending, is in green, not blue.
    01-25-2016 02:40 AM

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