I am travelling internationally, and charges for Internet data are about $15 per megabyte. My provider doesn't offer a roaming package for that. I plan to add a second local SIM using eSIM. I want to be sure Data Roaming is off, even if Cellular Data is on.
Currently using an unlocked iPhone SE 2, with iOS 14.7.1.
According to this Apple help page: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201643 in order to turn off Data Roaming, I should: "Open Settings and tap Cellular, or Cellular Data, or Mobile Data. Turn off Cellular Data, then tap Cellular Data Options and turn off Data Roaming."
[edit: it appears that Apple changed that help page from "Turn off Cellular Data, then tap Cellular Data Options" to "Turn on Cellular Data, then tap Cellular Data Options", sometime in September or October 2022, according to archive.org. This explains the missing option. But it doesn't fully answer my question that includes "how can I assure that Data Roaming is off?" - see the answer below.]
I did the above, as far as turning off Cellular Data. However, when I tap Cellular Data Options, there is no option for Data Roaming. There is only Low Data Mode. Why is it missing, and how can I assure that Data Roaming is off?
I understand that turning off Cellular Data should stop any data roaming charges. However, I don't want to make an expensive mistake, in case I accidentally turn on Cellular Data. I want to be sure that Data Roaming is off, even if Cellular Data is on. I don't want to experiment with turning on Cellular Data to see whether an option for Data Roaming appears.