Most cellular service providers include plans with a fixed amount of data that you can use each month.
If you spend the majority of your time at home or in an office where you are connected to Wi-Fi, then this monthly data cap is probably not an issue.
But if you travel a lot or don’t have access to Wi-Fi networks, then it can be easy to eclipse your data limit.
One way to prevent this from occurring is to prevent certain apps from using cellular data, especially those apps that use a lot of data.
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Allow Specific Apps to Use Cellular Data
Make sure that you keep cellular data enabled for apps that you use on a regular basis, or that might contain information that you will need.
For example, you will probably want to continue to allow the Mail app to use cellular data if you check your mail somewhat regularly. So continue reading below to learn how to specify which apps can use cellular data on the iPhone 5.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Cellular option.
Step 3: Scroll down and locate the list of apps listed under the Use Cellular Data For section.
Step 4: Move the slider to the right of an app from the right to the left if you do not want it to use cellular data. When cellular data is turned off for an app there will not be any green shading around the slider button.
Now that you know how to choose which apps on your iPhone can use cellular data, you can better control how you use that data on the device.
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