How to block apps from using cellular data on iPhone

With the release of iOS 13, a feature was added by Apple which allowed users to block apps from using cellular data on iPhone. For the most part, a user does not need to block certain apps from using mobile data unless they are on a limited data plan. Additionally, this feature can also be used to block ads in iPhone games.

Being thrifty with your data usage can help you avoid a higher bill if you are on a cellular plan with a low data allotment. However, even if you have affordable unlimited data plans from Verizon or T-Mobile, crossing a certain amount of data may stifle your connection or leave you with slow web speeds. You can follow our simple guide to block apps from using cellular data on your iPhone.How to block apps from using cellular data on iPhone

How to block apps from using cellular data on iPhone

Follow these simple steps to block apps from using cellular data on iPhone. 

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on Cellular.How to block apps from using cellular data on iPhone
  3. Scroll down, and under Cellular Data, you will see a list of apps.How to block apps from using cellular data on iPhone
  4. To turn off mobile data for apps, tap the toggle next to them.
  5. You may also disable cellular data for iCloud Drive.How to block apps from using cellular data on iPhone

When you turn off the toggles for the apps, cellular data will be effectively turned off for those apps only while making it available for the rest of the apps. This is very useful if you want to access mail but you do not want Facebook, WhatsApp, Apple Music, or any other app using data as well.

We hope this guide was helpful for you. Lets us know in the comments below if you have any questions!

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Usman has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He is an editor at iThinkDifferent and writes about games, Apple news, hardware, productivity guides, and more. When not writing for iTD, Usman loves to play competitive Team Fortress 2, spends time honing his football skills, and watches superhero movies.

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