If a setting is off, iphone uses only wifi for that service. Prevent automatic downloads in itunes and the app store from using cellular data on your iphone in ios 8. Look for the cellular data switch, and turn that into the off position. This includes items such as music, apps, books and updates. View or change cellular settings on iphone apple support. How to stop using cellular data for automatic downloads on. Stop automatic downloads from using cellular data with the right settings enabled, ios will automatically download any new music, apps, or ibooks purchased by any of. Set iphone to use cellular data for automatic downloads. How to manage cellular data usage on your iphone and ipad. Update apps or use automatic downloads apple support. Cellular data only allows the phone to connect to a data network over its cellular connection i. This is how you make sure your apps only update over wifi. Manage cellular data settings on the iphone look at your cellular data and how you use it. If youre using an ipad, you might see settings cellular data.
However, if you are on a limited data plan, disabling the use of cellular data for automatic downloads on iphone is necessary. Check the cellular data usage on your iphone and ipad. However, these items can be downloaded over a cellular network as well as a wifi network, which can make a dent in your monthly cellular data allotment. For users with monthly data caps, its a good idea to reset these usage statistics monthly so you can see your monthly data use. The first is automatic downloads which include music, apps, books. Automatic downloads or wifi assist can be problematic because they may use your mobile data without you knowing. With the right settings enabled, ios will automatically download any new music, apps. The apple iphone flaw that could cost you thousands. From here on in your iphone will download app updates, music, apps, books over. Heres how you can set iphone to automatically download apps, music, books and updates using cellular data, not just wifi. To turn cellular data on or off, go to settings, then tap cellular or mobile data. If youre using a dual sim iphone, you need to set one of your plans as the primary data number in order to see how much cellular data youve used. Underneath it is the option to use mobile data and if you turn it off, the above will only. Go to settings cellular, then turn cellular data on or off for any app that can use cellular data.
How to use cellular data for automatic app downloads on. Halfway down the page youll find the use cellular data switch. Cellular data downloads are limited to a file size of 200 mb or smaller. Apple iphone turn cellular data for automatic downloads. Use cellular data on iphone to quickly grab updates on the fly. Does automatic downloads on iphone 6 use cellular data on. With ios and ipados, apps and games that you download from the app store are automatically updated by default. How to stop using cellular data for automatic downloads on an. Now, any automatic downloads from itunes or the app store will use your cellular data if wifi is not available. Once enabled, the space to the left of the button should be green. The itunes setting includes both itunes match and automatic downloads from the itunes store and the app store.
How to use cellular data for automatic app downloads on your. If prompted, enter your apple id and password then tap sign in. Turning on cellular data for automatic downloads incurs data charges when using certain apps. Depending on your carrier and device, you might have additional options listed under cellular data options. You see, if the use of cellular data for automatic downloads on iphone is enabled, you may get charged for excessive data usage. Does it use cellular data while on international roaming. Make your iphone or ipad use less wifi or cellular data. Your iphone can even be configured to automatically download purchases that you made on other devices. Secondly, should you switch on automatic downloads and use cellular data, forget it could, after all, be a year or two later and use data.1429 1191 85 361 787 1098 243 31 1488 1516 62 1095 224 132 89 1116 48 773 360 770 1279 1324 626 312 984 560 1451 880 137 987 487