Questions tagged [cellular-data]

Use this tag to ask questions concerning using cellular data on iPhone and iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular model only)

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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 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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WWAN won't connect; “more than one interface matches usbmodem”

TL;DR: Network device is listed twice with the same hardware port name, so the internal method that's supposed to return a pointer to a network device by its name fails. This is why nothing related to ...
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cellular network not working in iPhone 4S after update of iOS 8

I have iPhone 4S was working perfectly on iOS 7.0.1. After updating to 8.1.2, cellular networks fail often on my iPhone 4S. I've performed these steps: restore it from iTunes downgraded to 8.1.1 and ...
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I have unlimited data and have “cellular data” turned on in both podcasts app and cellular- still won't download new podcasts

This seems similar to other questions I've seen, but in other ones, as far as I can understand, it seems that people are trying to download podcasts while avoiding using data. This is not a concern ...
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Mobile data not turning off for some apps iOS 8.4.1

I am unable to turn off mobile data for some apps. Facebook, Cotap, Youtube and some others. Yet some of the apps I can turn mobile data off for e.g App Store. I recently upgraded to 8.4.1 on my ...
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iPhone using cellular data even if disabled

I'm currently abroad and my carrier is charging absurd fees for data plan. I decided to turn off completely cellular data and rely only on WiFi but my iPhone is still using few KBs of data every day. ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I use the iPhone's cellular internet while connected to the Apple TV?

I need to be able to access the internet during presentations involving the Apple TV and the iPhone, using the Apple TV as the AV link from the phone. My experience has been that connecting to a wifi ...
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Not receiving iMessages when on 3G

I have only had this phone (iPhone 5s) a few days and transferred my number. The problem is when my phone is on 3G it's no receiving iMessage, I have missed important messages. Can anyone help?
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Is it possible to use a proxy with a 3G connection on an iPhone?

I'm currently using a proxy over Wi-Fi connections on my iPhone 4S, but there doesn't seem to be an option to apply it to 3G connections. I tried configuring a configuration profile with iPhone ...
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NET10 iPhone 4 shows no cellular data service despite plan having cellular data

I have a NET10 iPhone 4 and it keeps saying I have no cellular data service and cannot connect to internet. How can I get internet back? NET10 said I show I have internet. I have reset my phone and ...
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Show iPhone connection speed

I'd like to know if there is a way to show the current mobile link speed on my iPhone 5s. I mean the "physical" max. of the currently negotiated connection to the cell tower, not the actual throughput,...
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How do I activate my hotspot on my prepaid service I had on postpaid?

My iPhone used to work for tethering when I had a postpaid account. Now that I am on a prepaid plan, I need my hotspot back ASAP to use my optus service for my laptop. Please tell me I can still ...
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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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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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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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Disable cellular radio on iPad when sleeping?

I want to save battery and not be logged in CDRs when my iPad is idle (besides, I have two phones that are online constantly so I am already notified when I receive mail or other updates), hence I ...
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iPhone 4 is unable to connect to 3G network

I am now unable to connect to a network to be able to use our internet provider or any other provider. It just keeps "looking" for a network however network options never appear. Despite manually ...
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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, ...