Do you have a limited amount of monthly data on your iPhone’s cellular plan, and you’ve already reached it, or are very close? Cellular plan overage charges can be quite high, and if you are facing the prospect of being charged with them, then you might be looking for a way to avoid doing so.
One way to accomplish this is to turn off all of the cellular data on your iPhone. This means that none of the apps or services on your iPhone will be able to connect to the Internet when you are on a cellular connection. Our guide below will show you where to find and turn off all cellular data on your iPhone 7.
How to Disable Cellular Data Usage on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 12.2. Note that by completing these steps you won’t be able to use your iPhone to perform any tasks that require data while you are on a cellular network. This includes things like downloading Mail, browsing the Web in Safari, or checking social media. You will still be able to do these things on the iPhone if you are connected to Wi-Fi, though.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the Cellular option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Cellular Data to turn it off.
Now that you know how to turn off cellular data on an iPhone 7, you can prevent the device from using that type of data until you turn it back on.
Looking to control your cellular data usage without going to the extreme of turning it off completely? One option to consider is disabling the iPhone from downloading app updates over cellular. This can save a lot of data, as some app updates can be quite large.
Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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