Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi Assist

An Apple iOS 9 feature for iPhones as well as iPads with cellular service. Wi-Fi Assist switches data transmission from Wi-Fi to cellular as the user moves out of a hotspot.

Wi-Fi Calling Is Cellular to Wi-Fi
Whereas Wi-Fi Assist switches from Wi-Fi to cellular when necessary, "Wi-Fi calling" uses Wi-Fi instead of cellular to make a voice call (see Wi-Fi calling).
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There are also those that hope that the Apple Watch could have some other nifty functions, one of which is the Wi-Fi assist. A report from (https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/04/wi-fi-assist-apple-watch/) 9to5 Mac shared that it is time for a Wi-Fi Assist function for the Apple Watch. 
The Wi-Fi assist feature is now more possible since the Apple Watch Series 5 is slowly becoming more autonomous as it will now have its own App Watch Store. 
Of course, this would require a very important update for the Apple Watch which is better battery life if it aims to sustain a function like the Wi-Fi assist. Since this is still a speculation, the wait for actual Apple Watch Series 5 functions remains to be exciting speculation for now. 
The situation is reminiscent of the Wi-Fi Assist feature that Apple silently added and enabled in iOS 9.
Back in March, the iOS 9.3 update brought with it a number of substantial feature additions to the OS, including Night Shift display, privacy-protected Notes and data counter for Wi-Fi Assist.
To turn it off, go into Mobile Data in settings, then scroll down to turn 'Wi-Fi Assist' off.
Head to Mobile Data>>>Scroll right to the bottom to find Wi-Fi Assist.
Switching off Wi-Fi assist will ensure your iPhone does not automatically use mobile data when your Wi-Fi signal is weak.
"Wi-Fi Assist," as the feature is called, is enabled by default when customers update to Apple's latest mobile operating system.
Wi-Fi Assist's purpose isAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA to help customers stay connected to Internet even when a Wi-Fi signal is poor, according to Apple's (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205296) support page .
Users who are inadvertently using extra data due to this feature can simply head over to Settings > Cellular and then scroll down to turn off Wi-Fi Assist. This is obviously not a bug and Apple is reportedly aware of the issue but turning off the feature is apparently the simplest solution as of now.