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iPhone Roaming data

iPhone Roaming data
iPhone Roaming data

iPhone Roaming data

You wonder if is it possible to get the iPhone to show how much roaming data you have spent within a given period. Or you don’t want to use roaming at all. For example, you are headed overseas and will want to use wi-fi but not the phone services. The answer is definitely yes. You can use default settings or apps from the app store.

Depending on what service provider you are using they should have an app on the app store that you can download free of charge and see how much data you have used and how much you have left, as well as any other data you may need. However, some carriers have up to one month delays on roaming data, so it’s kind of useless to use as a guideline for how much you are spending when you are on vacation and using roaming.

So the best and simplest way would be as follows:

Go to Settings – tap Cellular – tap the Data Roaming to change the setting, for example, to switch data off completely or to turn data services on.

This option shows how much data has been used with a separate entry for roaming. It also shows how much data individual apps are consuming. You can turn off any applications that are not needed. Of course, if turn them off, you’ll save data usage if you’re trying to keep it down. Even more, if you want to start monitoring data usage from a given point you may want to scroll down to the bottom and tap Reset Statistics.

To save money, you also can put you iPhone on airplane mode, and switch the data roaming and voice roaming to off.

Note that some of these options may look different depending on country and carrier.

How to Turn Cellular Data On or Off

On iPhone users can limit apps and services from using the cellular network to connect to the Internet by turning cellular data on or off. In fact when cellular data is on, apps and services use your cellular connection when Wi-Fi isn not available. As a result, the user might be charged for using certain features and services. (Apple recommends to contact your carrier for more information about possible charges which apply in this case). When the user turns off cellular data, all Internet services, like Web browsing, receiving or sending emails or pushing notifications will require a Wi-Fi connection.

If you want to turn cellular data on or off, you should go to Settings. Once there, tap Cellular or Mobile Data (on an iPad, you might head to Settings > Cellular Data).

Note that depending on your carrier and device, you might have additional options:

  • Enable LTE, 4G, or 3G. You can select what type of network connection to use for voice and data.
  • Turn Voice Roaming on or off: With CDMA networks, the user can turn off Voice Roaming to avoid charges from using other carrier’s networks.
  • Turn Data Roaming on or off: When you’re traveling internationally, you can turn off data roaming to avoid roaming charges. If you have an international data plan, you may need to keep Data Roaming on.

Depending on the carrier you are engaged with, data roaming might be used if you travel domestically. Contact your carrier for more information about your data roaming policy or other cellular data settings.

­See also:

  • Apple Encyclopedia: all information about products, electronic devices, operating systems and apps from iGotOffer.com experts.
  • iGotOffer.com: the best place to sell my used iPhone online. Top cash guaranteed. Free quote and free shipping. BBB A+ rated business.
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