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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alcatel 3G Modem X600 - Kernel Panic on resuming

Alcatel X600 is a 3G USB dongle. It worked well with the two previous OS X version. I have updated and am using OS X 10, El Capitan. The USB dongle works well without any problem but when it awakes ...
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Cellular data usage irreproducible

I have a iPhone 6 (iOS 8.4). My problem is not that the data usage shown in settings/cellular is extremely high but rather that the sum of the usages of the apps and system services shown below is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can't connect to wifi when VPN is on

I set up a VPN server following the instructions here which I was able to connect my iPhone to over wifi yesterday pretty easy. This morning though, when I'm on wifi, it will try to work and fail. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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No internet but iphone showing 4G icon

I recently upgraded my iphone from iphone 6 to iphone X and has been bothered by small but annoying problems about network connection. As normal iphone upgrading procedure, i use icloud to backup all ...
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How can I specify a .pac proxy to my cellular network?

It's very easy to assign a pac proxy to a WiFi connection, but I can't find any simple way to do that with the cellular network. I have searched it and only found this: Proxy settings for iPhone, 3G ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...