Using Whatsapp with data roaming set to OFF

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by LS417, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. LS417 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    is there a way to disable data roaming except for whatsapp?

    meaning i'd like to disable data on my phone while roaming, but allow whatsapp to accept/send data.

    thanks!
     
  2. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    #4
    Unfortunately no. It requires a data connection which gets cut when your roaming. The only 2 ways to negate this other than jailbreaking are to enable roaming or find a wifi network!
     
  4. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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  5. jgz macrumors regular

    jgz

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    my problem is:

    I work in Germany, where I use my iPhone as usual, but I would like to use at least whatsapp in my home country Italy on weekends etc... (Roaming price is 0,83euros/1MB - so not too pricey)

    no way for that?
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    #7
    The iPhone does not support selective data roaming.

    You could go through the settings for all of your other Apps and device features (push notifications, emails etc.) to turn off their data usage, but that would obviously be time consuming and it would be easy to miss something.

    The only other option is to use Wi-Fi.
     

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