I know I can reset network configuration, which: 1) resets cellular data, but 2) also removes all wifi passwords.

Can I do #1 without #2?

I mean to try that as a solution to No celullar signal after replacing battery, if not updating iOS

  • This entire issue is based on a moot point. Your phone is also insecure without the latest iOS.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 30 '21 at 17:55
  • @Tetsujin - I apologize in advance, but I don't quite see the connection between security and what is asked. The intention of resetting network configuration was not related to security issues, but to the linked question. Nov 30 '21 at 19:04
  • I mean you're only onto this line of enquiry because you don't want Apple to slow down your phone (though you're making the reader look through your question history to discover that). They fixed that years ago… so you're ducking & diving to try avoid something that is no longer a concern. That makes this whole line of questions an XY Problem What is a concern is your phone is insecure.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 30 '21 at 19:08
  • @Tetsujin - Now I see your point. Even if I would be safe to update, the question is per se relevant, in some cases (I wouldn't dare quoting, but it's not a main point). I guess the fact that in iOS 15 Apple seems to have implemented it (see answer below) is enough proof of this. So the remaining question is now restricted to iOS <= 14.x. Nov 30 '21 at 20:12

This looks like a new feature, at least in iOS 15.1 you already have this option: Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Network > Reset Settings

In previous iOS 14 was in Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings, but as you said unfortunately was removing the wifi passwords.

  • It is good to know, but it is useless for me at this point, since I don't have iOS 15, and I wanted to try this to avoid the update, precisely. Nov 30 '21 at 17:12

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