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Is there any way I could disable the system services that use data when I am not connected to wifi?

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so the.... Double tap the home button to bring up the multi-tasking view. Swipe-up the screenshot of the app you want to exit. --> does not work for you ? – Buscar웃 Jun 11 '14 at 12:06
@Buscar How does that work for system services? – grgarside Jun 11 '14 at 12:38
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Well, as long as your iDevice is not jailbroken, sadly there is no way to fully do that, but you can disable some of them here:

Settings > Privacy > Location Services > scroll all the way down to the bottom > System Services

System Settings

(At least with the iOS versions up to 7)

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This is for location services, not for cellular data usage. These options have no impact on the system services shown in Cellular/Mobile. – grgarside Jun 11 '14 at 14:00
"Well, as long as your iDevice is not jailbroken, sadly there is no way to fully do that, but you can disable some of them(=System Services) here" He'd ask for disabling System Services, didn't he? I told him that there is no way to fully do that. – lenovouser Jun 11 '14 at 14:03
OP asked 'disable the system services that use data' — the system services in that list are for location services and are unrelated to cellular data usage. – grgarside Jun 11 '14 at 14:05

You can't select which system services have access to 3G from that page. Many system services' data use can't be switched off—only the services themselves.

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Just take out the SIM card and put it back in. That resolved the problem for me.

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No one has answered the OP's question. The goal is to disable cellular data for system services, while selectively allowing cellular data for some apps. Looks like it's not possible.

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can you please be more specific? looks like it's something - sounds not confident for the full fledged answer. Thank you. – Farside May 30 at 20:36

1) Turn off the Cellular Data for the apps which are not important.
2) make sure the backup on cloud is not via celluar
3) Go To "Reset" and click on "Reset Network Setting".
4) After Resetting "General " option will not appear in your System Services.

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Restore with iTunes is the final option.

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