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How to use Low Data Mode on iPhone

How to forget a WiFi Network

Have you ever been worried about running out of mobile data on your iPhone when travelling? Maybe you don't have an unlimited internet plan at home or on your mobile device, and want to limit the data usage. Luckily, iOS features a Low Data mode that will do just that. It'll help limit your internet usage on cellular, and Wi-Fi. You can also use the feature to make sure that you don't blow through your data plan if you're sharing data over a personal hotspot.

Want a second carrier for your iPhone that won’t break the bank? Try Visible by Verizon Wireless

It wasn’t long ago that I shared my personal experience with using the Google Fi cellular service as a secondary carrier on my iPhone. But my curiosity pertaining to a dual carrier setup on my iPhone led to me to research several other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), and you can probably take a few accurate guesses as to where that rabbit hole took me.

Upon being blown away by Google Fi’s cellular reception and data speeds, I decided to drop AT&T as my primary carrier and switch over to T-Mobile. To those asking why – the T-Mobile network powers Google Fi in my region, and the un-carrier provided an enticing offer after announcing its new truly unlimited Magenta MAX plan earlier this year for a fraction of what I was paying AT&T.

Conditional gives jailbreakers more control over how and when apps can connect to the internet

Right out of the box, iPhone and iPad users are able to choose which apps can and can’t use cellular data. This can be particularly helpful for those who might be subscribed to capped data plans with their cellular providers since it’s easy to blow through a couple of gigabytes with certain apps.

Oddly enough, neither of the aforementioned devices offer a way to choose which apps can and can’t use Wi-Fi networks, which seems like a no-brained given that even some home Wi-Fi plans have data caps. With that in mind, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Conditional by iOS developer daniel seems like it could be useful for anyone under this umbrella.

I added Google Fi as a secondary carrier on my iPhone, and this was a great choice

I’ve been a loyal AT&T customer for the better part of a decade now, and while I’ve definitely experimented with other carriers in my area – Sprint and even Verizon – I always found myself happier with the AT&T experience and crawled right back before my old and grandfathered plan lapsed.

However, while AT&T certainly takes the lead for cellular data speeds in my area, coverage is one attribute that it lags behind in, especially in the more rural parts. That’s why I decided to try something new: Google Fi for iPhone.

How to enable Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone

Enable Wi-Fi Calling iPhone

If you’re in a location with poor cellular service or none at all, but can connect to Wi-Fi, consider using it for calls on your iPhone. Once enabled, you can make and receive calls without worrying about the cell signal.

Here, we’ll show you what you need to know before you use Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone and how to enable it for your iPhone and other devices.

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.

How to manage 5G cellular data consumption on your iPhone

Apple allows you to control whether things like iOS software updates or TV shows and movies should take full advantage of 5G cellular data on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Follow along with us as we show you how to control whether FaceTime, TV, Music and third-party apps should use more cellular data for enhanced experiences or reduce their cellular data consumption.