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Questions tagged [cellular-data]

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WhatsApp calls with background data disabled

With Mobile Data and background app refresh turned off, can WhatsApp receive a call while the Wi-Fi is enabled, and the iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi access point with active Internet connection? If ...
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Use SIM card on international roaming only for voice calls (sans mobile data)

I would like to know whether I can use my iPhone 6 with Pakistani SIM card to make and receive phone calls while roaming in UK. I would not like to consume any mobile data (for Internet/background ...
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Phone App in Mobile Data settings

Why can I disable/enable Mobile Data for "Phone"? Are there any public mobile network providers transmitting voice that way? Can voice "channel" get broken along with data "channel" still functioning?
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Prevent mobile data being turned off

Does anyone know how to prevent mobile data being turned off on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. I want to ensure my daughters data is not able to be turned off at any time. their other parent turns off the ...
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Why am I seeing a big blank circle instead of cellular data indicator on iPad?

Since last night, and all of a sudden, I’m starting to see an awkward big circle replacing the cellular data signal indicator on my iPad Mini 3. The circle only shows up with the cellular data turned ...
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Is iPhone X (model A1901) totally useless in China?

This is a screenshot from the device that I have: I was doing research which Chinese operator is compatible with my device. iPhone X - Technical Specifications - https://support.apple.com/kb/SP770 ...
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iPhone No Service with warning icon

I have an iPhone 7, after updating iOS 12, it loses cellular signal, displays No Service with a warning icon. And an alert said: Cellular update failed Your iPhone cannot make and recieve calls ...
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Slow website loss times on Google.com and apple.com

I've noticed that recently when I try to use Google products or (more specifically) try to access apple.com, there are slow 30-60 second wait times or no load whatsoever. This applies to all web ...
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Hacking via Terminal Shell Script [closed]

Is there a shell script that you can use to hack cell phones with just their number from your macOS? I ask because my phone was hacked with just the number and I am curious how it was done? This may ...
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How to change carrier on iPad 2nd generation?

I have a 2nd generation iPad which has both WiFi and Cellular connection. It is an iPad that I was using during a few years that I was living in Japan and has a Japanese phone company cellular ...
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Limit cellular data usage on iOS

I have a cellular data contract which offers me a very small amount of data every month. Going over this data limit causes me to automatically be charged for an extra gigabyte, which I want to avoid. ...
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How does GPRS icon look like in iOS 11? (screenshot)

How does GPRS icon look like on iPhone with iOS 11? I would like to see some screenshot of it.
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Does turning off cellular data significantly improve battery life?

I almost always turn off cellular data when I lock the screen. I only turn it on when I’m using internet. But it’s annoying to do that almost every time. Does it worth the trouble?
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Extremely High DNS Data Usage (GBs per Month)

My iPhone was using > 2GB a month in data, and 99% of it was due to DNS. Consistently I was chewing up 50-100MB in data per day. I would go to Cellular->System Services->DNS and see very little ...
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Priority of cellular data versus USB/Bluetooth sharing of Mac’s internet connection on iOS

An iOS device such as iPhone or iPad can share the internet connection of a Mac by either connecting with a USB cable or connecting via Bluetooth, as discussed in this Question. If I want to be sure ...
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Would it be possible to turn the field test into an app?

When you dial 3001#12345# on an iPhone, it brings you to field test, which gives you cellular info and stuff like that. If I got the source code for this, would it be possible for me to turn it into ...
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iOS 10.3.3 can not connect to LTE or 4g

My iPhone 5 can not connect to the internet because I can only use 3g. In my settings, there is no LTE button. The only thing that is present is a 3g button. Because of this, the internet will not ...
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If I factory reset my iPhone would it mess up my SIM contract?

I have an iPhone 6 and would like to know if I could factory reset my phone and still be able to use all my data, minutes, and texts as soon as I set the phone up again?
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Can I use an Apple Watch Series 3 on an MVNO like PagePlus?

Apple Watch Series 3 has LTE capability, meaning it can connect directly to a cellular data network. I am a PagePlus customer. Can I use the Apple Watch Series 3 on my PagePlus monthly plan?
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iPhone 6s hotspot data usage [closed]

I have unlimited data on my mobile plan which includes a 30GB allowance per month for tethering. My allowance renews on the 27th of each month, but two days after my allowance renewed I received a ...
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I cannot connect to (specifically) google.com with any app using cellular data

All other websites work and can be quickly accessed, even youtube.com will load. google.com will simply not load at all when I try to connect to it over cellular data. It does work over Wi-Fi, however....
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Wrong carrier name

Two days ago I noticed that my iPhone 7 (iOS 11.2 Beta 4) switched to another (foreign) carrier. This hasn't happened in a long time but since I live near a border I thought it plausible and just ...
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After (exactly) 5-months, my cellular data usage logs reset to zero. What happened?

Starting on 06/26/2017, at the end of each day, I began logging the cellular data usage for each of my Apps and System Services in a spreadsheet. On 06/26 all the cellular usage was at 0-MB. On 11/26 ...
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iOS System Services > Time & Location uses excessive cellular data. Why? How to disable?

Since iOS 11 update I noticed that my iPhone 6s started to drain cellular traffic very fast. Before, I was able to keep within 500 MB per month but now 1 GB is not enough. I looked at the settings ...
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iOS 11: How to change DNS settings for cellular/mobile data?

Is it possible to change DNS for cellular internet? How can it be done without a jailbreak? I've tried Apple Configurator, but didn't find suitable settings.
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Can I buy an Apple SIM card if I’m not a resident of the country where it's sold?

Can Apple SIM cards be freely purchased, or are they tied to having an address in one of the thirteen countries where they are sold? I noticed an article on Mac Rumors that headlines “Truphone's Apple ...
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Can’t Install APN Profile

So my iPhone (6s, Verizon) became stuck in a boot loop and I had to restore it to a clean build of iOS 11.0.1 last night. I had no backups of it, because iTunes hasn’t worked with my iPhone for the ...
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Upgraded to iOS 11 iPhone 5S won't connect to data

I have an iPhone 5S that I upgraded to iOS 11 and now it will no longer connect to data when I have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned off. My Carrier is T-Mobile and I have Wi-Fi Calling enabled.
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Why might cellular data usage be attributed to Siri even when Siri is disabled?

I always have Siri turned off. Yet, looking at the usage data reported under /Settings/Cellular/SystemServices I observed the following: July Siri = 3.5-MB Hotspot = 1,300-MB August (as of the 25th) ...
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How do I turn off cellular data on certain apps with an iPhone 6

Many of my apps I barely use but still need use up some of my cellular data. I would like to turn the data of for certain apps, but as you can see in the picture it looks ,in a way, tinted. It won't ...
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How do I fix “could not activate cellular data network” problem when returning to US after traveling and using a different SIM card?

After traveling overseas (Vietnam & Japan) and using a SIM card for each country, I restored my AT&T SIM card into my iPhone and got: I tried the suggestions in https://support.apple.com/en-...
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iPad Air WiFi + Cellular, but no cellular settings? [duplicate]

I have an iPad Air 16gb I bought off a popular classifieds website. It was advertised as WiFi only, and in the settings there is only WiFi. But when I look up the serial number on Apple's site, it ...
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Login to AppStore over cellular data, jump on public wifi, download/install app is “safe”?

Is it "safe" to install an App as such: (1) using only a cellular data connection (wifi turned off) login to the App Store. (2) enable wifi. (3) connect to public wifi network. (4) disable cellular ...
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Is it possible to turn off both 3G and LTE and only use 2G on an iPhone?

Tomorrow, I am leaving the US and traveling internationally. I added Sprint's "Global Roaming" plan to my phone. The details of the plan are as follows: "Unlimited basic data with speeds up to 2G ...
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iPhone Internet connection problem analysis on phone network

I have a similar "Internet unreachable" problem with 3 different versions of iOS: 8, 9 & 10. Unfortunately I can't reproduce it. The same problem occurs with 2 different mobile phone operators. ...
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How can i turn mobile data on without going into the settings?

I have recently purchased an Iphone 5s, when i turn the mobile data on and off i have to go into the settings. Is there any way i can do it easier? I have tried flicking up from the top and bottom, ...
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Is possible to reset the timer on a disabled iPhone without Wi-Fi or Cellular?

After the screen was replaced on my iPhone 4S, I a got "disabled for 24+ millions minutes" text on my screen due to battery being unplugged. Unfortunately I have disabled cellular data and I wasn't ...
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Trying to use a data-only SIM card in an iPhone 7 running iOS 10

So, I recently got an Android tablet (Samsung Tab E 8) from my carrier (Virgin Mobile in Canada) and it came with a nano sim card on a $15/month 3GB data plan. I’d way rather use this in my iPhone 7 ...
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Why is iTunes account showing up in system services but I don't have an account

I don't have a iTunes account. Why is iTunes account showing up using cellular data in the system services view of used data?
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Can I change the auto-update behavior, when connected to my personal hotspot?

Yesterday, I ran suddenly out of cellular data volume (I can only use 6GB per month) for this month while my MacBook was connected to the personal hotspot on my iPhone. If found out, that macOS ...
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Force outgoing SMS instead of iMessage from an iPhone 6S+ to a specific contact who uses iPhone/iMessage?

Essentially, I would like to set my phone so that all my outgoing messages to a specific friend, with whom I currently text back and forth over iMessage, are sent out over SMS, never IMessage. ...
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“Could not activate cellular data network” - cellular data not working on iPhone

I am getting an iOS system error: Could not activate cellular data network Turn on cellular data or use Wi-Fi to access data. while I'm not connected to Wi-Fi and I'm trying to use any apps ...
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How to prevent or lessen data usage when using phone as hotspot for other phones

If an iPhone 7 Plus is used as a hotspot for an iPhone 6 Plus, then I think the iPhone 6 Plus will treat the data as "not cellular" and use as much as it wants? So, for example, Google Photos or ...
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Personal Hotspot question

So I have an iPhone that's connected to wifi. I forgot the Wifi password and want to connect a device to my phones personal hotspot, does it cost extra money if I do?
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How can I connect to the internet by sim card?

I have a ipad mini 2 and I can connect to the internet via WiFi as well. My ipad is cellular model and I've putted a sim card in it. But when I turn off the wifi, the internet will be die and I cannot ...
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Data voice call between two apple phones

My girlfriend and I will be travelling in USA and using ATandT pay as you go sim cards while there. The only problem is that we don't get International calling. So I want my gf to be able to use data ...
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My iPhone keeps telling me my cellular data is off?

I have an iPhone 6 and I haven't used cellular data, only Wi-Fi. And every night, only at night while I'm browsing, that tab or whatever it is called keeps popping up and saying that my cellular data ...
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How does my phone tell me my elevation even though I'm nowhere near a cell tower?

I have the compass app (Comes with the phone) on my iPhone 6 and it can still tell me my elevation even though I have no service, why is this? Is there a magnet or something similar in the phone? It ...
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Installed Apps not showing in Cellular Allow Data for section

I have iphone 5s , IOS 9.3.1 All the apps like whatsapp , facebook , twitter , skype etc from IOS Store are installed in my iphone and is available in Background app refresh section But all those ...
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How much difference is made on battery life when keeping mobile data switched on along with WiFi?

What if I turn on Mobile Data whole day along with WiFi? In this way, How much more battery is going to be used up? I have WiFi connection at my home.. But sometimes it stops working.. And it's ...