Apple® iPhone® - Turn Cellular Data On / Off

Caution Some apps depend upon background data (transferring data when not directly in use). Restricting background data may cause those apps to stop functioning unless a Wi-Fi connection is available.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Cellular.
  2. Tap the Cellular Data switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note Cellular data can be turned on or off by the specific service (App Store, Mail, Music, etc.). Scroll down to the 'Use Cellular Data For' section to turn these services on or off.


Note For assistance with turning data on or off for individual apps, refer to Manage Data Usage.