How to Restrict Cellular Data with Restrictions on iPhone/iPad in iOS 10

If you don’t want anyone to play around with the Cellular Data of your iPhone running iOS 10, you can restrict it. Read on to find out.

To ensure you have the needed control over your favorite apps and features, Apple has introduced “Restrictions.” It’s the perfect “Parental Controls” you would want to prevent the unauthorized access.

Whether you wish to completely shield Camera or Photos app or put a no-entry on features like Location Services or Background App Refresh etc., Restrictions can perfectly serve your purpose.

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How to Restrict Cellular Data with Restrictions on iPhone

There is also an option to restrict Cellular Data using Parental Controls. Just in case, you don’t want anyone to access the Mobile Data of your iPhone, you can easily prevent the unauthorized access.

How to Restrict Mobile Data Use with Restrictions in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7 Plus

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Step #2. Tap on Restrictions → enter your Restrictions passcode.

Tap on Restrictions in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Mobile/Cellular Data under Allow Changes.

Tap on Cellular Data in Restrictions on iPhone

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Step #4. On the next screen, you have two options—

  • Allow Changes
  • Don’t Allow Changes

You need to select Don’t Allow Changes.

Restrict Cellular Data Use in iOS 10

Right under Allow Changes section, there are three other options such as Accounts, Background App Refresh and Volume Limit. You can restrict changes to these features as well.

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Restrict Accounts from iOS 10 RestrictionsDon't Allow Background App RefreshVolume Limit Options in Restrictions in iOS 10

That’s it!

Concerned about the fast consumption of Cellular Data on your iPhone? Follow these tips to reduce the data usage.

It’s very important to remember the Restrictions passcode. If you forget it, you will have to go through some lengthy process to reset it.

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Personally, I keep Restrictions enabled on my iOS device. It provides me enough freedom to prevent others from playing around with my smartphone. To me, it was one of the biggest features in iOS 9.

Just like most users, I have a lot of personal stuff like photos on my iPhone. Thanks to the Parental Control, I am able to have a perfect control over some of my favorite apps and features.

What do you think of Restrictions and how much useful is it? Do share your views with us in the comments below, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, download our app on your iPhone and iPad.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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