How to turn off DATA without turning off calls?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Netherscourge, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011

    This may seem like a really basic and dumb question.

    How do I turn off my "data" to my carrier, but still be able to use my phone for calls?

    I want to use my phone for phone calls as usual, and for connecting to the internet ONLY using WIFI when it's available. I don't want it to switch automatically to data mode via the carrier.

    It should extend battery life and keep me under my monthly data limit.

    Please don't laugh if this seems like a silly question - I honestly don't know if 3G JUST means the internet connection or it it means both internet AND phone or if it just means the phone.

    I have a jailbroken 4S and NCsettings installed.

    I have "Cellular Data" (little antenna symbol) and "3G" (3G symbol) as toggles - which one do I disable so that I can still make and take phone calls, but won't make my phone connect to the internet using the carrier's cellular connection? Or are they permanently linked?

    I honestly don't know.

    Is 3G just for the actual calls and Cell Data just for the Internet?

    Which is which?

    Or am I hopelessly confused? lol

  2. Sine Qua Non macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2011
    There is a data toggle in SBSettings. Just turn that off.
  3. Netherscourge thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Can I do that in NCsettings too? Or just SBsettings?
  4. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    NCSettings has this function as well.
  5. Netherscourge thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    So - what do I turn off?

    Do I turn off the 3G symbol? Or turn off the Antenna Symbol?

    I just want to turn off cellular data and keep WIFI and Incomming/Outgoing Phone Calls running.

    Which option should I toggle off?
  6. NanoNyrd macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2011
    This can be done with the standard iOS Settings app:

    Settings / General / Network / Cellular Data
  7. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Data has nothing to do with receiving phone calls. So any of those methods will work. Data would effect text though.
  8. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Hit the toggle between the brightness toggle and the 3G toggle.

    Doesn't effect me at all, I leave Data off 99% of the time because I only have 25mb of data a month (just got upgraded from 10mb a month :)) and I can send text's fine, sure MMS messages won't send but how often do people send pictures? regular text messages will send just find.
  9. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Well there ya go just turn off the data however you choose and your done. I wish all the problems here were this easy to solve.

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