The steps in this article are going to show you how to enable or disable low data mode on an iPhone 11, as well as provide information on that setting means.
- Open the Settings app.
- Choose the Cellular option.
- Touch the Cellular Data Options button.
- Tap the button to the right of Low Data Mode to turn the setting on or off.
Conserving data on your Apple iPhone is something that many users are concerned with. Many provider’s mobile data options don’t include unlimited data, so it becomes important to manage your data cap by monitoring your data use.
One helpful way to do this is the new Low Data Mode option. Enabling this setting will help to reduce data usage by preventing certain tasks such as automatic updates and Photos syncing. Essentially Low Data Mode is a way to automatically manage your cellular data usage by restricting certain actions.
Our guide below will show you where to find the Low Data Mode setting on an iPhone so that you can turn it on or off.
How to Enable or Disable Low Data Mode on an iPhone 11
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3.1. It will also work on other iPhone models like the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone X and more.
Note that electing to use Low Data Mode will affect your device’s behavior concerning cellular network data. Wi-Fi connections will continue to operate as normal.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Cellular tab.
Step 3: Touch the Cellular Data Options button.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Low Data Mode to turn it on or off. I have it turned off in the picture below.
As mentioned earlier, this new feature won’t affect your iPhone’s behavior on a Wi-Fi network. It only happens when you are on a cellular or mobile network.
There’s another setting on your iPhone that can perform some similar functions. This option, called Low Power Mode, is found by going to the Settings > Battery menu.
Enabling Low Power Mode will restrict certain actions such as Background App Refresh, iCloud backups and more on your iPhone. This is meant to preserve battery life, but these actions can help to minimize your data plan usage as well. Note that there is not a Low Power Mode option on the iPad or on Mac computers.
Find out more about data roaming and learn why it’s something that you should be concerned about if you are planning to travel to a foreign country and want to use your iPhone.