Apple® iPhone® - Turn Cellular Data for Automatic Downloads On / Off

Note The Automatic Downloads feature allows you to share content across your iOS devices. Eligible iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store content download automatically to iOS devices associated with your Apple ID.

Note The steps below apply to the following models:

  • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
  • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
  • iPhone 4 / 4s


Caution Turning on Cellular Data for automatic downloads incurs data charges when using certain apps.

  1. From the Home screen tap Settings Settings icon.
  2. Tap your Apple profile  at the top of the Settings menu.
    Note If prompted, enter your Apple ID and Password then tap Sign In.
    Note Tap Merge if prompted.
    iCloud profile
  3. Tap iTunes and App Store.
  4. Tap the Use Cellular Data switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.