Ever since I updated my iPad Air to iOS 8, I've been getting constant reminders for the setup cellular data plan. I bought the iPad with the SIM chip just in case I wanted to get data for it, but have so far decided that I don't need it. This popup still comes up even when I go into settings and turn cellular data off. Has anyone else had this problem since upgrading to iOS 8?

  • Take the SIM chip out ?
    – mmmmmm
    Oct 1, 2014 at 22:44
  • What is the actual message you see on the screen?
    – IconDaemon
    Oct 1, 2014 at 23:20
  • I've taken the SIM chip out to see if the messages go away. It doesn't look good though because I immediately got 2 messages saying the SIM chip is not installed. I'll report back to see if this new message keeps popping up.
    – Reimius
    Oct 2, 2014 at 14:09
  • The message (after doing a minor update) I now get is: "Cellular Data is Turned Off - Turn on cellular data or use Wi-Fi to access data."
    – Reimius
    Oct 2, 2014 at 15:13
  • My iPad is on 8.0.2 atm.
    – Reimius
    Oct 2, 2014 at 15:20

2 Answers 2


Disable cellular data in settings. If you haven't activated a plan with a carrier yet, there's no option in settings to disable cellular data.

As a workaround, you can tell Siri "Turn off cellular data" to disable the setting and you should no longer get the message.

  • I will try this when I get home
    – Reimius
    Jan 13, 2015 at 14:58

Problem solved! Turn off blue tooth! I thought only cellular data needed to be turned off but Bluetooth needs to be turned off as well. After 2 months of annoying pop ups the problem resolved when I turned off Bluetooth! It is amazing apple support did not mention this.

  • Bluetooth was already off for me. I will turn it on then off to see if it addresses this.
    – Reimius
    Oct 2, 2014 at 14:16
  • well it has worked for me. If it isn't working for you turn off cellular and Bluetooth then turn off ipad and restart. Good luck
    – sobmaz
    Oct 2, 2014 at 14:18
  • Did you turn it off and back on? All I can say is I have pulled my hair out trying to get it to stop and it worked for me. Cellular off, just below that FaceTime off and make sure Bluetooth is off then restart. If you tried all that you apparently have a different issue. Also, my SIM card is installed, not removed.
    – sobmaz
    Oct 2, 2014 at 17:55
  • This does not appear to work.
    – Reimius
    Oct 6, 2014 at 20:43

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