iPhone Cannot turn off cellular data for some apps.

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by -LikesMac-, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Hey everyone,

    I have had a certain problem for the past few months and I haven't had a clue on how I can fix it. I cannot turn off cellular data for certain apps—they just turn back on. For example, when I go to settings and turn off cellular data for App Store, then leave the page and return, the switch is set to on again. And this is the case for a lot of the apps I have had.

    How can I fix this? This is happening on my iPhone 6, which is only a week old. However, I have had this problem for a relatively long while on my iPhone 5 (previous phone), and when I set up my iPhone 6 I did an iCloud restore from my iPhone 5. :eek: My reason against restoring my iPhone 6 to set it up as completely new is that I wanted to transfer all my texts.
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
    I found that with some apps in iOS 7. It turned out to be a bug in the app. I contacted the developer and got it fixed.
    Did you try going to settings --> iTunes and App Store and turn it off here?
  3. -LikesMac-, Feb 22, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

    -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Yes, the toggle over there has been off the entire time.
    Also, I don't think its a bug in apps. That would be quite a lot of buggy apps for me, seeing as I have tried turning cellular data off for every single app individually and around 90% of them still stay on afterwards. :eek:

    Ideally, what I want to be able to do is set up my iPhone 6 as a new iPhone, but then restore only text messages and nothing else. I suspect that there was something corrupt in the cellular settings of the iPhone 5 backup that I restored from earlier.
  4. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Does anyone know a tool to restore only text messages? It seems that I can fix this by setting up as new phone, but I can't restore from the entirety of this backup due to corrupt settings.
  5. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2010
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Just use a program like PhoneView to backup all your messages and other important items.

    There is no big reason to get them all back to your phone. They will be archived on your computer and you can reference back to the messages if for some odd reason you need to.
  6. -LikesMac-, Feb 22, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

    -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Great Information.

    I'd like to keep a comprehensive history of my texts. There's many threads, some of which still go on to this day. :D

    That is very detailed. I will check it out soon. Thanks! :)

    On another note, do you guys know if restoring without updating in this situation is possible?
  7. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2013
    Why not just try a reset all settings? This will keep all your data intact. You'll just have to re-setup passcode, Touch ID, passbook, etc.

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