This article describes how to manage cellular data on iPhone. iPhones don’t come with unlimited data plans. Wireless providers may incur overage fees. And they add up. In the last six months, almost 20% of Verizon customers incurred a data overage cost. 4G/LTE connections are fast. This is fixed in iOS 9. With iOS 9, you can use unlimited data. Proper configuration helps reduce data usage. So you don’t overpay.
To begin, go to Settings > Cellular data > Mobile data consumption to view your usage. If you haven’t reset this restriction in a long time, you should do so and monitor your data usage occasionally. Simply scroll down the page and click Reset statistics. Then follow these steps to manage your iPhone’s cellular data use.
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Cellular Data Usage Management
- iOS 9 monitors data. Settings > General > Cellular Usage. You may see your data usage since the last reset (Cellular Data Usage section). Monthly, tap Reset Statistics (scroll down) to see your data usage. This region will show 0 bytes when you reset. This is tracked.
It depends on the app. So do certain social networking apps. Cellular data consumption can be limited. Find the data collectors. You can restrict how much data your apps consume. The app will only connect to the internet if your phone is connected to Wi-Fi. All accounts except Exchange ActiveSync must be disabled in Settings > Cellular > System Services.
- If you persist, try these:
1: Using Wi-Fi
In iOS 9, Wi-Fi assist uses cellular data if the Wi-Fi is unreliable. This feature is beneficial but data intensive. Disable this option in Settings > Mobile data > Wi-Fi aids.
2: Using Apps
Choose which apps can use your data. This saves a lot of data. Set up cellular data usage permissions in Settings > Cellular data.
3: Using iCloud
iCloud Drive is a data-hungry app that uses a cellular connection to upload files to the cloud. Disable cellular data for this program. Disable cellular data use in Settings > iCloud. The setting disables iCloud from using cellular data for file transfers.
4: Using Refresh Background App
Stopping background app refresh is a great technique to save data. The background updates consume a lot of data. So, navigate to General > Settings > Background app refresh. Disable the slide. This saves a lot of data.
5: Using Music
Enjoy music on your iPhone over cellular data or Wi-Fi. Regrettably, good music requires more data. So, if you have limited data, avoid streaming music.
6: Using Push Notifications
Do most of your iPhone apps use Push notifications? If so, it’ll drain your iPhone’s data. Disable push notifications for unused applications. Go to Settings > Notifications and turn off notifications for all apps you don’t use or don’t want to get.
7: Using Activate WiFi on iPhone
This is the last resort to turn off your iPhone’s cellular service and manage your data usage. You can disable it and re-enable it in settings. Uber, for example, requires cellular data. Switch Wi-Fi apps on and off. You can save data and money. Now you know how to manage your iPhone’s data.
8: Using Auto-video-stream
Many apps play movies while navigating through the news stream. If you don’t use Wi-Fi, you use cellular data. Remove this option from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Then go to Account settings > Videos and photos > Autoplay, and select ‘On Wi-Fi only’.
To disable this feature on your iPhone, open Instagram, and Twitter.
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