How to Turn OFF Cellular Data for Certain Apps on iPhone or iPad

Did you know that it’s possible to turn off cellular data for specific apps on iPhone and iPad? For the most part, you don’t need to prevent certain apps from using mobile data. But this iOS 13 feature is useful if and when you are on a limited data plan. Surprisingly, we can use this trick to block ads in iPhone games too. If this sounds interesting, let’s dig in and learn more.

How to Turn OFF Cellular Data for Specific Apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS

Step #1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Cellular.

Step #3. Scroll down. Under CELLULAR DATA, you will see a list of apps.

Step #4. To turn off mobile data for specific apps, tap the toggle next to them.

Tap on Cellular and Turn OFF Cellular Data for App on iPhone

Step #5. Similarly, you may also disable cellular data for iCloud Drive.

Disable cellular data for iCloud Drive on iPhone

When you turn off the switches for the apps, cellular data will be turned off for those apps alone while it will be available for others. This comes in handy when, say, you want to make sure you have access to mail, but you don’t want Apple Music, Facebook, WhatsApp, or any other app to be fetching data.

That’s all, mate.

This is how you can turn off cellular data for specific apps. From now on, these apps will be able to connect to the internet only when you use Wi-Fi. Of course, you can undo it and allow access to cellular data whenever required too.

Finally, if you’re curious to know, the numbers in MB or GB that you see below each app is the amount of mobile data that the particular app has used since the last reset.

I hope this quick guide was helpful. If you have a question, please let me know in the comment box below.

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