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 Network?

  • I think there is no option to deactivate iMessage on Cellular.
    – bMalum
    Commented Sep 13, 2015 at 20:01
  • Disable cell data in total. Commented Sep 13, 2015 at 20:11
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    Unless she receives a lot of messages with attached pictures, it's unlikely to be Messages using up her data. A text message uses very little data.
    – Mike Scott
    Commented Sep 13, 2015 at 20:37

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You can disable which app is using the most data instead. Some apps download data for updates, etc. For sure it's not the Messages app.

And for the Messages app, there's just an option to send an iMessage as a text message when cellular data is not available.

To know more, check this link from Apple.

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