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Questions tagged [cellular-data]

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Limit iPad data when tethered to iPhone (iOS equivalent of “Trip Mode” or “Little Snitch”)

I am using an old iPhone to create a Wi-Fi hotspot when I need to work at my cabin. I found "Trip Mode" for limiting data usage from my MacBook; however, my iPad seems to be a little data-hog. Is ...
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Limit what a tethered iPhone internet connection can be used for

I have various background services running on my Mac which use quite a lot of bandwidth: Google Drive, a couple of OneDrive sync programs, iCloud sync, Dropbox, and Backblaze for a general backup of ...
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Remote call from another phone

I am in US now and I need to call Ukraine, it would be way too expensive as I need to make a lot of calls (business related). I have a friend in Ukraine so I though if there was a way to connect my ...
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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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Issues with Google's apps on iOS over Cellular

I recently got an iPhone 6 (iOS 8.3, Verizon), and I've been having recurring issues with Google's apps not being able to access the network when on LTE or 3G (Gmail, Google, Inbox, Play Music, etc). ...
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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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iPhone 5s slow to connect to cellular network, sometimes disconnects spontaneously

iPhone 5s, iOS 12.1.4 We're from the US, and now traveling in New Zealand. Our US cell provider is MVNO Ting, on our phones using Sprint's CDMA network. Overseas in GSM territory, the phones connect ...
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Airplaying: consumption of mobile data?

If I create a Personal Hot Spot Wi-Fi (on an iPhone 8 with iOS 12.1.3), connect an Apple TV 4k to that Wi-Fi, will I incure mobile data usage if I airplay to the Apple TV using previously downloaded ...
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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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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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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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Can I connect to wifi but still use cellular?

I would like to be able to connect to my cars dashcam via wifi while in the car but still be able to use my iPhone's cellular connection. The way the dashcam works, it appears as a wifi access ...
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No Data via Cellular iOS 10.2

I did a All Setting Reset and after the reset the data via cellular is not working ( 3G & LTE not showing in the status bar ) only via wireless , tried to reboot the device ,reset network setting ...
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How to upload photos to iCloud Photo Library on iPhone without Wi-Fi?

I just upgraded to OS X 10.10.3 and decided to try out the Photos app. So I enabled iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone to upload some photos. However, it says that I need Wi-Fi to upload photos to ...
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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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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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Automatic downloads in iTunes & App stores UPDATES on

In my iPhone 6 iTunes and App stores there is automatic downloads in which my Updates are on. Can I keep these Updates on or shall I turn off to prevent mobile data usage on roaming, or will these ...
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Does Automatic Downloads on iPhone 6 use cellular data on international roaming?

Under Automatic Downloads for iTunes & App Stores, there's a setting for downloading app Updates. Does it use cellular data while on international roaming?
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iPhone 6: Mobile data activation when on international roaming

I am travelling to a different country. I'll be turning on my iPhone only after landing in the visiting country. I'll be turning off my iPhone before I leave my country and will be turning it on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I turn off IPv6 and just use IPv4 on my iOS device?

I'm trying to use TeamViewer but have a problem when trying to access the network with IPv6 via GSM. Can I somehow turn off IPv6 and use only IPv4? I am using an iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.3.
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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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Why “Settings” needs Cellular in iOS?

I'm getting a similar warning as this one: Whenever I get to Settings in iOS. I have deactivated Cellular connections for everything (including Settings) but Chrome Browser. I'm wondering if anyone ...
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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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Can iBooks be read without a data connection?

If I am out of my service area can I still read a book in iBooks on my iPhone? If not, is it possible to download part of the book and read it while I am out of the area?
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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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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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Restrict certain apps from using Wi-Fi (internet) on iOS 8

I have iPhone 5c running latest iOS 8 update. I know how to restrict certain apps from accessing internet when using cellular data. I want to know if its possible to do same when Wi-Fi is turned on. ...
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Can I use my iPhone as a hotspot on Wifi (instead of 3G/4G)?

I would like to use my jailbroken iPhone as a hotspot for my MacBook. It works well when my 3G internet is enabled. But when I disable it, the hotspot menu becomes unavailable... even if my iPhone is ...
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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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How do I turn off the automatic downloading of iOS updates?

I have a data plan for all of my smartphones, computers, and tablets, so I have to be very careful staying within my allotted usage. When I discovered that my iPad downloaded a 3 GB software update (...
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Plugging iPad into computer turns on Personal Hotspot with one connection

I have an iPad 3 with personal hotspot turned on. I also have a Macbook Air connected to my local wireless network (the Air is not connected to the iPad personal hotspot). However, when I plug the ...
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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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How do I prevent Music app from using 1 GB of cellular data in less than 10 minutes?

I received 3 text messages within 10 minutes from my cellular carrier as I was driving in my car with iTunes Radio streaming music. 10:20 pm - 65% of my 1 GB plan is used. 10:22 pm - 90% used. 10:...
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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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Is it possibile to disable phone traffic while still allowing cellular data traffic?

Sometimes (especially when playing games) I absolutely don't want to get incoming phone calls, but I need to use cellular data traffic, thus I can't simply put the phone in airplane mode. Is it ...
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iPad 3 not connecting to a cellular network at all

My iPad 3 doesn't want to connect to my cellular network. When i want to go onto the appstore or internet it says I'm not connected. We have taken it to our local iStore and to the network providers ...
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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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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 4G LTE (Cellular Data) and Airplay using Wifi w/ No Internet connection at the same time?

I've looked for an answer to this but still haven't found one that works. I want to use my iPhone as my primary source of internet. I am currently an ATT Uverse DSL customer, but I want to cut the ...