Tag Archive: Cellular


How to Enable Highest Quality Music Streaming Over Cellular on iPhone

Audiophiles who want to listen to the highest quality audio streaming from Apple Music and iTunes Radio from the Music app when on the go can enable an optional high quality streaming option in iOS Music settings. While this improves the sound quality and bitrate of the songs you listen to over cellular connections, the … Read More

How to Check What Cellular Carrier Network an iPhone Uses (or Used)

Knowing what network an iPhone uses can be important for trying to repurpose an old device, buying a used iPhone, or simply to determine if a particular iPhone will work on a network of choice. While the iPhones top status bar will show the carrier name of an active cellular network, if the device isn’t … Read More

View iPhone Cellular Signal & Battery Life from Mac OS X

The Instant iPhone Wi-Fi Hotspot feature in OS X is incredibly useful if your Mac is on the go or you need an alternate internet connection, but even if you’re not aiming to use the cellular internet sharing capability of iPhone there are some other handy uses for the feature, like checking two of your … Read More

How to Switch Cellular Data Speed on iPhone from LTE, 3G, or 2G

iPhone users now have the ability to choose their desired maximum cellular data speed from available options. This data speed toggle was added to the iPhone with iOS 8.1 and is not yet available on all carriers, but for those that do support the data choice feature it’s quite easy to use. As mentioned before, … Read More

iOS 8′s anti-tracking feature only works if you turn off cellular data

Apple added a new feature to iOS 8 that makes it harder for retailers to track your location by snooping info broadcast over WiFi, but after digging into the MAC randomization feature, a security researcher has found some bad news: it only works… Read more ›

iOS 8.0.1 update fixes HealthKit but breaks TouchID and cellular connectivity

Update: iOS 8.0.1. users are reporting problems with Touch ID and cellular connectivity after installing. Wait before taking the plunge. If you’ve already installed iOS 8.0.1, here’s how to downgrade to iOS 8. Apple has begun rolling out a new iOS… Read more ›

How to Control What Apps Can Use Cellular Data on iPhone

Modern versions of iOS allow iPhone and LTE-enabled iPad users to control exactly which apps can use cellular data. Additionally, the settings control panel can help to make the decision easier to allow or disallow a specific apps cellular access by displaying how much cellular data a specific app is actually using. This can be … Read More

How Much Cellular Data Does iMessage Use? Here’s How to Find Out on iPhone

iMessage sends text messages, pictures, and movies over cellular data rather than through the traditional SMS and MMS protocols, but have you ever wondered just how much of an iPhone data plan all your iMessage use is consuming? It turns out that you can find this information through a somewhat buried location in iOS Settings, … Read More

Stop Auto-Playing Videos on Facebook to Conserve Cellular Data

Facebook recently began to auto-play videos that are contained within the news feed of the Facebook app for iOS (and presumably Android). Though the videos play without sound, that auto-play behavior can still greatly increase the iPhones cellular data usage due to the large size of video files as they are streamed to the device. … Read More

Control Your Data – Turn Off Cellular For Certain Apps [iOS Tips]

It’s a fact that we use more and more data these days, what with our iPads and iPhones having the ever-present connection to the cellular and Wi-Fi networks all around us. Unfortunately, less of us have unlimited cell data plans…

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