How to use less cellular data on your iPhone

Settings app showing cellular data usage on iPhone

In this article, we will discuss 19 tips that can help you save your precious data and avoid overages or added charges. Whether you are a frequent traveler, a student, or simply someone who wants to save money, these tips will help you get the most out of your iPhone's data plan.

How to optimize 5G on your iPhone for speed or battery life

By default, your iPhone uses the Smart Data mode feature in iOS to ensure that 5G data (and voice) are used only when doing so provides a noticeably better experience. You can manage your 5G settings if you'd like to manually optimize 5G networking on the handset. In this post, you’ll learn how to optimize 5G on your iPhone for either speed or power consumption.

FCC lets carriers get away with lying about 4G coverage

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Verizon, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular exaggerated the extent of their 4G LTE coverage in official filings to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the FCC itself found in an investigation. But FCC chairman Ajit Pai won't take any action against the carriers. Instead, they'll get a stern talking-to, according to Ars Technica.

NetworkManager gives iPhone users more control over cellular radio selection

As you move from one part of town to the next, your iPhone intelligently moves from one cellular connection to another in an effort to maintain the highest-quality internet connection that it can. Unfortunately, sometimes the iPhone favors slower connections with a higher signal over faster connections with a lower signal, and this can impact performance.

Those who’d like to have more control over their handset’s cellular network selection might take a liking to a newly-released jailbreak tweak dubbed NetworkManager by iOS developer NoisyFlake, as it lets you switch between preferred network type(s) on the fly.