Your cellular data plan for your iPhone likely includes a specific amount of data that you can use each month.
If you go over that monthly allotment, then you will need to pay an additional charge for the extra data usage. If you are connected to Wi-Fi for the majority of the time that you are using your iPhone, then you may find that you never come close to using your data allotment each month.
The data from your cellular plan is only used when you are connected to a cellular network, which is anytime that you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you are not sure how to tell the difference, then read here to find out how to differentiate between when you are connected to Wi-Fi and when you are connected to cellular.
Some media apps, such as Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Spotify, can quickly use your cellular data.
One way to ensure that they don’t, however, is to simply adjust the cellular settings on your iPhone so that certain apps can only use data when they are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Our tutorial below will show you how to stop Spotify from using cellular data on your iPhone.
Restrict Spotify to Wi-Fi on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.1.2. These steps will also work on other devices running iOS 8. Once you’ve made this change, it may be helpful to learn about deleting Spotify playlists, too.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Cellular option.
Step 3: Locate the Spotify option under Use Cellular Data For, then touch the button to the right of it. You will know that cellular data usage is turned off for the Spotify app when there is not any green shading around the button, as in the image below.
Now that you know how to stop Spotify from using cellular data on your iPhone, you can make sure that you don’t inadvertently use all of your monthly data while you are streaming music.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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