How to Switch Off Mobile Data Entirely on an iPhone 7

There are many ways to customize or limit the way that apps use data on your iPhone. While the methods described in that article can help to reduce mobile data usage, you might be looking for something that will shut it off completely. Fortunately this is an option available to you on your iPhone, and can be particularly helpful to know about if you have already exceeded your monthly data allotment.

Our guide below will show you how to find the setting that turns mobile data usage on or off on your iPhone 7, allowing you to determine when your device can access the Internet over a mobile network.

 

Turning Off Mobile Data Usage in iOS 10

These steps were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10. You can also follow these same steps on other iPhone models, in most other versions of iOS.

Note that this will not prevent you from using data on Wi-Fi networks. If you find later that you would like to use mobile data for some of the apps on your iPhone, then you can turn cellular data back on, then follow this article to enable or disable mobile data usage for each app.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu

 

 

Step 2: Select the Cellular option.

open the cellular menu

 

 

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Cellular Data at the top of the screen to turn it off.

how to switch off mobile data entirely on an iphone 7

 

 

Note that your iPhone will make it very easy for you to turn mobile data back on when you open an app that needs it, like Mail or Safari. Fortunately you can also block mobile data settings changes to make it much more difficult to re-enable mobile data usage.

Are you going to be travelling internationally, and you’re worried about receiving a large bill for using international data? Learn how to enable or disable mobile data roaming on your iPhone so that you have total control over whether or not you use data when roaming on foreign mobile networks.

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