How to Save Cellular Data on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro

How to Save Cellular Data on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro

In this day and age, the prices of Cellular Data plans have gone up significantly, and with limited cellular data, it is very difficult to survive a month over cellular data. Additionally, when you buy a booster pack, it will cost your pocket a lot. Though Wi-Fi is available everywhere, anywhere you go, at times when you go out on a trip or for shopping, you will need to rely on Mobile Data. The fact is there are many instances where iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro use cellular data, like updating apps in the background, updating app data in the background, etc. this exhausts the Cellular Data plan pretty fast.

We’ll help you out with specific tips and tricks to save cellular data on iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 and to keep the cost under control.

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How to Limit Cellular Data Usage on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max

Turn Off Cellular Data (When Not Needed)

Unlike Wi-Fi, we cannot keep Cellular Data enabled all the time, knowing that it consumes the data as well as the battery in the background. We’re habituated to not turning off the mobile data while sleeping or busy with other work, hence all the background apps continuously use the cellular data to fetch and update the data.

Monitor Data Usage App-Wise

Before going to any conclusion, it is highly recommended to check the list of apps that are consuming the most data. Thankfully, iOS comes with an inbuilt program that gives complete tracking metrics apps-wise, from there, you can check and control the Cellular Data Usage of the iPhone, as well as control your habits, to not spend time on the apps unnecessarily.

  1. Navigate to the Settings app.
  2. Swipe down to Mobile Data/Cellular Data.
  3. There you can see the list of apps with Cellular Data consumption.

Disable Background App Refresh

iPhone refreshes the app data in the background, even if the app is idle, so whenever you open the app, it gives you updated data. This comes at the cost of Cellular Data and of course battery usage. From the above method, you might have idea about what apps are consuming most of the Cellular Data, depending on that, you can disable background app fresh and disable Cellular data for that particular app. If you do so, the app will only give you updated data when you open it and it won’t work on Cellular Data.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down until you see the list of apps.
  3. Tap on the app for which you want to disable Background App Refresh.
  4. Toggle Off Background App Refresh.

 Disable iCloud Photos on Mobile Data

This is the best option if you’re running out of Storage Space on your iPhone, as it automatically uploads the Photos and Media to the iCloud as a backup and keeps it on the device in low quality. This iCloud Backup process runs in background and uses Cellular Data all the time.

Here’s how to disable iCloud Photos on iPhone 14, 14 Pro

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Swipe down to the Photos app.
  3. Tap Cellular Data/Mobile Data.
  4. Disable Mobile Data.

Use Low Data Mode

Apple has already figured out the way for those who want to save cellular data on iPhone. Enabling the Low Data Mode, to reduce the data usage of iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Cellular > Cellular Data Option.
  3. Enable Low Data Mode.

Doing this will disable automatic updates, auto-syncs, and other background services.

Disable Personal Hotspot

You must have noticed while checking what app is consuming the most cellular data, for many people Personal Hotspot is the first app/service that uses half of the cellular data. If your MacBook or iPad is using the same Apple ID as your iPhone, then there are chances that your other Apple Devices might be using the Personal Hotspot of iPhone (if it is enabled).

Therefore, it is advisable to disable the Personal Hotspot when not needed.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Personal Hotspot and disable it.

Disable Auto-Updates

Why waste expensive cellular data on apps when you can update it over Wi-Fi? Here’s how to disable the Automatic App Updates on iPhone. I’m sure this will save much of your cellular data.  

  1. Go to the Settings app > App Store.
  2. Under Cellular Data, disable Automatic downloads.

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