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.
- 1 How to Limit Cellular Data Usage on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
- 1.1 Restrict iTunes And App Store Downloads
- 1.2 Turn Off Mobile Data For iPhone Apps
- 1.3 Turn Off Push Notifications For Apps
- 1.4 Disable Wi-Fi Assist
- 1.5 Safari Browsing Reading List
- 1.6 Fetch Mail Less Frequently
- 1.7 Use 3G Instead Of 4G Or 5G
- 1.8 Disable Location Service
- 1.9 Enable Use Less Data
- 1.10 Turn Off Cellular Data (When Not Needed)
- 1.11 Monitor Data Usage App-Wise
- 1.12 Disable Background App Refresh
- 1.13 Disable iCloud Photos on Mobile Data
- 1.14 Use Low Data Mode
- 1.15 Disable Personal Hotspot
- 1.16 Disable Auto-Updates
- 1.17 How Do I Minimize My Cellular Data Usage?
- 1.18 Should I Have Cellular Data On Or Off On My iPhone?
How to Limit Cellular Data Usage on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
Restrict iTunes And App Store Downloads
Restricting iTunes and App Store is best to go when downloading Music, Apps, and Movie, especially when you aren’t connected to Wi-Fi. Navigate to Settings > iTunes & App Store and disable the toggle next to Use Cellular Data.
Turn Off Mobile Data For iPhone Apps
For a more deep understanding go through the app statistic. The app consuming more battery will be at the top of the list. So in case, if there are unused or less used, disable the toggle next to the application. Head to Settings > Mobile Data, turn off toggle next to an app, and that’s it!
Turn Off Push Notifications For Apps
The Push Notifications aim to share the message on iPhone before receiving the notifications from the corresponding Application. Which eventually means, it will consume more internet than usual, Disable It!
- Go to Settings on your iPhone.
- Choose Notifications.
Search for an app that you won’t ignore the notifications. Disable the toggle next to app.
Disable Wi-Fi Assist
The feature keeps the phone to remain to connect to the internet even when the Wi-Fi range is poor. For instance, If Safari keeps loading the web page, the Wi-Fi assist will automatically switch on the Internet. To disable go to Settings > Mobile Data. Turn off Wi-Fi Assist.
Safari Browsing Reading List
The Safari browser automatically saves the previews web pages to read it later. By disabling this feature you can save petty more data. Go to Settings > Safari > turn off Automatically Save Offline.
Fetch Mail Less Frequently
Is your Mail app keeps fetching frequently? Configure it to the less frequent, the lesser data and battery will be use. Navigate to Settings > Mail > Accounts > Fetch New Data. Ensure push notification is disable. Right after this, configure the Fetch present at the bottom screen. In case you set it up Manually, the app will list the new mail when you open it.
Use 3G Instead Of 4G Or 5G
Another effective way to save the data is switching to 3G instead of 5G or 4G. This will assure that there is low data speed and low data consumption while surfing on various platforms.
Disable Location Service
To keep the data usage under control, turn off location service of unused or irrelevant applications. Apart from this, it also prevents Battery Draining Issues. To do so, navigate to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services and select the relevant app. Lastly, choose Never.
Enable Use Less Data
An array of applications provides a way to use Block Automatic or Less Cellular Data when using Mobile Data. So in case, there is no nearby Wi-Fi available, and your device is always on Mobile Data, Enable It!
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.
- Navigate to the Settings app.
- Swipe down to Mobile Data/Cellular Data.
- 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.
- Go to the Settings app.
- Scroll down until you see the list of apps.
- Tap on the app for which you want to disable Background App Refresh.
- 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
- Go to the Settings app.
- Swipe down to the Photos app.
- Tap Cellular Data/Mobile Data.
- 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.
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap Cellular > Cellular Data Option.
- 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.
- Go to the Settings app.
- Tap Personal Hotspot and disable it.
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.
- Go to the Settings app > App Store.
- Under Cellular Data, disable Automatic downloads.
How Do I Minimize My Cellular Data Usage?
You have to pay price for it, which means disabling all of the mentions above settings on your iPhone. It will drastically show better results.
Should I Have Cellular Data On Or Off On My iPhone?
When you have nearby Wi-Fi enable, always prefer connecting it to the Wi-Fi, as of now and forever, the Mobile Data drain faster, and at the same point, battery faster too.