how to I set iPhone SE and 7 to stop using cellular data after 1GB?

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  1. Taisiya macrumors regular

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    how to I set iPhone SE and 7 to stop using cellular data after 1GB? (or whatever amount I choose?)

    I'm new to iPhones and just got those two phones.

    On my daily driver, the Galaxy S7 edge or other Android phones I've owned, all I had to do was to specify the number of MB's before the cellular data would be cut off in the settings menu. Can't seem to find something like this on my new iPhones.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    As far as I know, you can't.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    You can't. The best you can do is keep track of your cellular data usage by periodically checking to see how much you've used. When close to approaching 1 GB, turn off cellular. Either that or get a different usage plan from your carrier.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Don't carriers cut you cold turkey when you are overage?
     
  5. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Depends on the carrier. Some carriers warn customers with limited data plans when they go over, and then charge for the overage.
     
  6. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    That's not really setting a cellular data usage limit, that's telling desired apps "cellular data is off limits to you". Unless you set every app to do that you can still go over the limit - and even then I wouldn't trust relying solely on that.

    OP, you need to get with your carrier and set up a warning SMS/email that will be sent to you when you're near your data limit. This will alert you before you exceed the limit.
     
  7. HeroicDeath macrumors newbie

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    I was rather shocked when I moved from Android to iOS and noticed that there wasn't any sort of data cap that I can enforce...

    Extremely pissed, because in Canada, the telcos are gouging their customers of money and not woohoo a oligopoly, **** Canada.
     
  8. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing in the US with some carriers like Verizon. I'm on T-Mobile with unlimited data and never have an issue where I am. So I don't worry about it. I go through about 20gb a month.
     
  9. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    The carriers would never go for a restriction as they WANT you to go over the limit.
     
  10. macfacts macrumors 68020

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    Except that the carriers also sell Android phones that have this feature ...
     
  11. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there any reason(technical, legal, moral or financial)
    that Apple didn't "invent" this data usage limit feature? :)

    Or does Google/Android hold a patent on this?(doubtful)
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Just not something they include, similar to various other things that aren't in iOS.
     
  13. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm still new and haven't gotten around to iOS apps just yet. Is there a good and reliable app that can automatically disable my mobile data once my chosen data limit has been reached?

    Thanks!
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There isn't one that can change a system function like that. There's probably one that can alert you when you used up a particular amount of data and then you can disable mobile data yourself at that point.
     
  15. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've got Verizon for myself and 6 other lines, and the data plan I have allows me to throttle my connection once all of the data has been used up. I believe this is only possible on the higher GB tiers though.
     
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    Again, no.
    There's no such option in iOS. Apple doesn't allow app store apps to have such capabilities as shutting down data or other main functions that alter the way the os works or acts.
    They are sandboxed and do not control anything outside of their own app functionality.
    You have to monitor your usage manually and turn off cellular data manually.
    It should be an option like that and it shouldnt be that hard to add or implement.
    But like someone mentioned above maybe Apple is influenced by its carrier partners to avoid such feature.
    Something like this could mean millions of dollars in overages lost for wireless providers.
     
  17. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Verizon has limit warnings whereby you can set an alert (i.e. at 50% or 75%) and be alerted by SMS or email before your data limit is reached. I use this functionality and the Verizon app has a customizable built-in warning as well.
     
  18. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    You could try an app like DataMan that will watch your data usage more closely, show you current percent of usage on a notification bubble. Not what you're looking for completely but it should help...
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I subscribed to the SMS. If and when I reach my limit, I can simply add additional service if needed. Very convenient. Although, I rarely, if ever, exceed my limit.
     

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