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How can I change the cellular DNS server on iOS?

Is there a way to set a global DNS server that will be used for all connections (both Wi-Fi + cellular data)? If there isn't a uniform manner to specify DNS, can I just change the DNS used by the ...
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Restrict certain apps from using Wi-Fi (internet) on iOS 8

I have iPhone 5c running latest iOS 8 update. I know how to restrict certain apps from accessing internet when using cellular data. I want to know if its possible to do same when Wi-Fi is turned on. ...
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When did I reset the data counter on my iPhone?

Is it possible to see some detailed statistics about data usage on an iPhone (iOS 8)? In the System Preferences I can only see that I have consumed 8 GB data and 23 h of calling, but I can't see when ...
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No internet even when connected to the WiFi or 4G (iPhone)

I have been having an Internet-related problem on my iPhone 5S for a while now. It started out with seemingly random Internet disconnection even when there is a perfectly good cellular (4G) or WiFi ...
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Issues with Google's apps on iOS over Cellular

I recently got an iPhone 6 (iOS 8.3, Verizon), and I've been having recurring issues with Google's apps not being able to access the network when on LTE or 3G (Gmail, Google, Inbox, Play Music, etc). ...
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How do iPhones acquire date and time?

Do iPhones and iPads with cellular network support NITZ or do they only rely on NTP?
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Can I turn off IPv6 and just use IPv4 on my iOS device?

I'm trying to use TeamViewer but have a problem when trying to access the network with IPv6 via GSM. Can I somehow turn off IPv6 and use only IPv4? I am using an iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.3.
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connecting a LAN printer while using the 3G network

I have set up a point of sales using a 3G iPad. I have a LAN printer that connects to a wifi router that doesn't have Internet connection. I want to use the 3G to connect to the Internet while being ...
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Can I force an iPhone to temporarily use cellular data to update its location on “Find my iPhone”?

My kid disables data to save battery life and data data charges. Can I somehow force the "Find my iPhone" app to connect every 30 mins and update its location and then disable data again?
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Can iBooks be read without a data connection?

If I am out of my service area can I still read a book in iBooks on my iPhone? If not, is it possible to download part of the book and read it while I am out of the area?
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Is there an iPhone app available that lets me track data usage on a per-app basis?

I want to see which apps on my iPhone are using the most mobile data. I know I can do this in Settings > Mobile Data, but the list I get there is cluttered and in alphabetical order. I want a list of ...
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Why does Cellular Data usage summary include WiFi data?

Under Settings -> Cellular Data there is a nice break out of how much data each app has used. I expected this to allow me to identify which specific apps were using the most cellular data so I avoid ...
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iPhone 5s connection priority (Wi-Fi / 4G)

My iPhone 5s always (since I bought it 14 months ago) connected to my Wi-Fi at home in priority over the 3G or 4G connection. Recently (for about 2 weeks now) it gives preference to 4G for some reason ...
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How to “explode” the data consumption log in iOS 9.2?

In my iPhone, I see that in Settings > Cellular the apps data consumption is showed aggregated. Is there a way to see the single lines that compose the aggregated data (date, bytes, duration, ...), ...
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Disable system services to save data

Is there any way I could disable the system services that use data when I am not connected to wifi?
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Help! After signing up for Apple Music, 'Media Services' on iPhone is gobbling up all my cellular data despite my settings to not use it

I just signed up for the Apple Music service. I have a fairly large iTunes library. It did its thing overnight on wifi (or so I thought) and uploaded my library to the cloud from my mac. Fine. But ...
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How to figure out what app is sending/receiving huge amounts of data on an iPhone?

I have an iPhone which has suddenly (last two months) started going way over the 200mb data plan it was on. Prior to this it wasn't even close to the limits. The only information the phone company ...
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How can I reduce the mobile data used by the iPhone Mail app?

I am on a 200 MB/month plan, and feel that Mail is responsible for most of my mobile data usage, sometimes pushing me over the 200 MB, even if I almost never use the iPhone in places where there is no ...
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Unlocked 5s won't connect to new carrier (docomo) data network

I recently moved to Japan and got a new SIM card, with a contract, from docomo (one of the major carriers here). I had my iPhone 5s unlocked by a third party, and inserted the new SIM card into this ...
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WWAN won't connect; “more than one interface matches usbmodem”

TL;DR: Network device is listed twice with the same hardware port name, so the internal method that's supposed to return a pointer to a network device by its name fails. This is why nothing related to ...
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Is it possibile to disable phone traffic while still allowing cellular data traffic?

Sometimes (especially when playing games) I absolutely don't want to get incoming phone calls, but I need to use cellular data traffic, thus I can't simply put the phone in airplane mode. Is it ...
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iPhone won't connect to Internet, even when connected to Wi-Fi and 3G

I can't access the internet on my iPhone 4, even though it says it's connected to Wi-Fi. It's not a problem with my home Wi-Fi, and my phone also won't connect when it says it's connected to 3G. This ...
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How to tell can I tell if my iPhone 5c is 3G or 4G?

I ordered an iPhone 5c for 4G usage. However, the phone I received displays a 3G on the top left of my screen. Does 3G on the top left mean I'm using 3G? Does this convert to 4G through proper ...
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Using mobile data while connected to WiFi.

I've just been asked by the wife why her iPhone 5s (iOS 9.1) is not connecting to the wifi. I've just checked the router and it shows that her phone is connected and given an IP address, however it ...
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iPhone 6: How to interrupt software updates that continue to use mobile data?

How to turn off software updates? iPhone 6, iOS 8.1.1. Everything seems to be turned off, still software updates is using the greatest amount of cell data. By resetting the stats we still see ...
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Crazy “System” traffic data - What to do? ios 9 - iphone 6s

I have a very limited data amount (only 1 Gb of 3G / 4G) per month So natrually I took all the steps in order to limit my data drainage: Disable Wi-Fi assist Only five applications have access to ...
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Does “Wi-Fi Assist” respect rules about which apps can use cellular data?

On the iPhone "Cellular" settings screen, you can choose which apps are allowed to use cellular data and which can only communicate over wi-fi. In iOS 9, Apple introduced Wi-Fi Assist which ...
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Cellular (SIM card) stopped working on iPhone 5s

I have an iPhone 5s whose iOS was updated to the 9.1 version yesterday night. Then, from today morning up to now something strange happened: the cellular signal seems to be completely off. The carrier ...
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Limit what a tethered iPhone internet connection can be used for

I have various background services running on my Mac which use quite a lot of bandwidth: Google Drive, a couple of OneDrive sync programs, iCloud sync, Dropbox, and Backblaze for a general backup of ...
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Can't modify selection of “use cellular data for” for some apps in iPhone 6 after update to iOS 9

After update to iOS 9, for many of the apps in my iPhone 6, the "cellular data" selection is locked in "Settings/Cellular/Use Cellular Data For" or in the corresponding "Settings/[App Name]" entry. ...
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Simultaneous voice and cellular data on the iPhone 6S Plus on Verizon

Problem: When the phone rings (regardless of whether I pick up or not, and regardless of whether it's a VoLTE or CDMA call), I lose Internet access over the cellular network (regardless of whether ...
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Why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network?

This doesn't make any sense to me: why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network? I always thought iPhone did that since the very beginning and my battery ...
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iPad 2 on EE, cellular data has stopped working?

On this iPad, I can connect to the internet through WiFi and used to be able to connect through 3G using cellular data. Cellular data no longer works although "3G" is displayed at the top left along ...
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iPhone 4 is unable to connect to 3G network

I am now unable to connect to a network to be able to use our internet provider or any other provider. It just keeps "looking" for a network however network options never appear. Despite manually ...
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Is there any way to find out cell number at conference call (Cellular network)?

Say, I am talking with persoan A over cell phone. Then person A hold my call for few seconds and call person B. Then person A add person B in our discussion as conference call. Now my question is, Is ...
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upgrade to 9.0.1 disabled App store and other apps

latest update not only disallows cellular settings to stay set but also disabled the App store. (iPhone 4S) I can't even begin to figure out how to fix this.cannot set "do not disturb" to manual, like ...
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Can I connect to wifi but still use cellular?

I would like to be able to connect to my cars dashcam via wifi while in the car but still be able to use my iPhone's cellular connection. The way the dashcam works, it appears as a wifi access ...
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How do I tell an iOS device there's no internet connection on the Wifi?

I've setup a WiFi network to allow iOS devices (such as my iPad) to connect to other devices on the local network, but I want to be able to use the 3G functionality on my iPad at the same time to ...
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Can you turn off Messages and still get iMessages from others?

My daughter is constantly eating up data and uses Messages. I want that she does not get any iMessages until she is connected via Wi-Fi. Is there a option to turn off Messages when on the Cellular ...
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Does using a hotspot while connected to wifi use cellular data?

As the title does ask: Does using a hotspot while connected to WiFi use cellular data? I'm asking because my Windows 8 laptop cannot recognize my friend's router, as in it can't even find it, ...
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I can't turn off my apps cellular data on my iphone, Help!

I try to disable the cellular data for my apps in my iphone 4 running ios 7.1.2, then i did it, but when i push the back button from cellular setting page and reopen it, the apps cellular data was ...
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Cellular data usage irreproducible

I have a iPhone 6 (iOS 8.4). My problem is not that the data usage shown in settings/cellular is extremely high but rather that the sum of the usages of the apps and system services shown below is not ...
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Mobile data not turning off for some apps iOS 8.4.1

I am unable to turn off mobile data for some apps. Facebook, Cotap, Youtube and some others. Yet some of the apps I can turn mobile data off for e.g App Store. I recently upgraded to 8.4.1 on my ...
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Can view apn but cannot change it

I've been using my iphone 5C with operator Mobile Vikings (prepaid) without a problem in Belgium. I bought a europe roaming pack and was hoping to use this in Croatia. But after arriving in Croatia, ...
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Safari cannot open page because iPhone is not connected to Internet

I recently started getting this message "Safari cannot open page because iPhone is not connected to Internet" whenever I leave a Wi-Fi zone. How do I fix this?
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Do you use more mobile data with Wi-Fi off than with Wi-Fi on (connected to Wi-Fi or not)

Does using your mobile data while having Wi-Fi off when not connected burn data faster than using mobile data while having Wi-Fi on when not connected to Wi-Fi?
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Does online gaming use data?

Does online gaming use up my data allowances? I am constantly running low on data, and I'm wondering if gaming is the contributor.
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Does iPhone battery life last longer using Wi-Fi vs Cellular Network?

Just out of curiosity and for my knowledge, from a software and hardware standpoint prospective, I read: When you use your device (iPhone) to access data, a Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a ...
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iPhone 5s trouble with cellular data

My iPhone won't send texts and I can't recive any texts unless I'm on Wi-Fi. My iPhone says I have LTE but nothing that requires internet will load. I have cellular data for all my apps turned on. ...
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Can I use 4G LTE (Cellular Data) and Airplay using Wifi w/ No Internet connection at the same time?

I've looked for an answer to this but still haven't found one that works. I want to use my iPhone as my primary source of internet. I am currently an ATT Uverse DSL customer, but I want to cut the ...