Cellular data is somewhat of a concern these days. With carriers moving towards limited and shared data plans, it’s important to know how to keep your data usage under control.
And Appadvice made a video and step-by-step guide to let you learn how to control and save your cellular data on your iPhone and iPad:
There are a few different apps and services that are automatically enabled to use cellular data for their day-to-day processes. These services have the ability to transfer information using cellular data without your permission unless you manually disable them.
If you’d like to learn how to manage these apps and services, watch the video or follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go into the Settings app on your device and tap on General.
Step 2: Next, tap on the row labeled “Cellular.” In here you’ll find various options to configure.
Step 3: The first option is the ability to disable LTE. If you don’t use data that much to begin with, there’s no point in having LTE enabled. If you ever need a faster connection, you can always enable this option again. For those who aren’t concerned with transfer speeds, disabling LTE can be very useful. We’ve already proved that LTE uses more data than 3G in certain situations and disabling LTE will also help save your batter life. If you’d like to disable LTE and switch to a 3G connection, use the toggle switch next the “Enable LTE” option on the screen.
Step 4: Under the “Use Cellular Data for” section, you can control which apps and services are able to use your data. Native features such as iCloud Documents, iTunes, FaceTime, Passbook Updates, and Safari’s Reading List feature are all allowed to use your data plan for uploading and downloading information. Use the toggle switches to prevent these apps from transferring data while connected to 3G or LTE.