- Data roaming on an iPhone 11 concerns your device’s cellular data.
- Data usage activities are often dictated by data plans of iPhone users. For example, some cellular providers may not have roaming charges in some countries, or if you have an international travel provision on your account.
- Before doing any international travel it’s always best to contact your provider first to find out about their data roaming policies.
Your Apple iPhone 11 is capable or downloading data very quickly. Whether you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or a cellular network, it’s very easy to consume a lot of data very quickly.
You may already be familiar with the amount of cellular data that you are permitted to use each month with your cellular data plan, but there are other factors to consider as well.
Data roaming on an iPhone 11 means that your device isn’t able to connect to your cellular provider’s network, so it needs to use a different network. This occurs most frequently when you are traveling in another country.
Data roaming charges can get very high very quickly, so it’s definitely something to be concerned about when you are visiting another country. Our guide below will show you how to enable or disable data roaming on an iPhone 11.
How to Turn Off Data Roaming on an iPhone 11
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3.1.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the Cellular option.
Step 3: Touch the Cellular Data Options button.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Data Roaming to turn it off.
By completing the steps above, your iPhone will not connect to a data network while it’s roaming. However, you will still be able to download data if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Additional Information on Data Roaming with an iPhone 11
- Mobile data usage on a smartphone can vary significantly based on what actions you are performing. For example, streaming video or downloading apps on a cellular network can use a lot of data.
- If you are traveling in a foreign country, it’s always best to use Wi-Fi when you can, even if your mobile phone provider has low roaming charges. This lets you save your data for things like text messages and Google Maps usage, which can be critically important when traveling.
- If you want to use your iPhone as a hotspot while roaming so that you can connect another wireless device, such as an iPad, then data roaming charges will also apply to the amount of data you use on the iPad as well.
- As mentioned earlier, it’s always a good idea to contact your wireless carrier (such as Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile, etc.) before any international travel so that you can confirm what types of charges you might receive when you use data while roaming.
- Airplane mode can be a helpful option to enable when traveling to ensure that you aren’t using any data.
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