How To Block Apps From Using Cellular Data In iOS 16

By default, almost all apps are allowed to use cellular data to connect to the Internet whenever the connection is available. However, if you don’t have an unlimited plan, it’s better to keep track of your apps’ data usage so that you won’t run out of data before the billing cycle ends or incur more charges. 

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You can block specific apps from using cellular data right from the Settings of your device and it’s very easy to do. Changing this setting won’t change the behavior of the apps when a Wi-Fi connection is available. 

Here’s how you do it: 

  1. From the Home screen, find and tap Settings.

    This will open the Settings app that allows you to change some of the features in your iPhone. 

  2. Tap Cellular.

    It’s one of the options you can find in the first group of options. 

  3. On the next screen, scroll down and tap the switch next to the app you want to block.

    You will have to scroll all the way down to find the section that contains the apps. 

  4. Scroll all the way down and tap the switch next to Wi-Fi Assist to disable it.

    This allows your iPhone to connect to the Internet through cellular data if Wi-Fi connection is poor. It has to be enabled if you’re looking to cut down on your data usage when you’re mobile. 

  • iPhone 14
  • iOS 16

Also, take your time in looking for the apps that you don’t want to use the cellular data of your iPhone. Once you’ve blocked them all, they will still fetch information from their respective servers when your device is connected to the Internet through a Wi-Fi network. 

And that’s pretty much it!

We hope this guide can be helpful.

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