Users often ask about how to turn off the Internet on the iPhone. Most often, in such matters they mean mobile Internet (GPRS, 3G, 4G LTE), but it can also be the Internet via Wi-Fi.
In any case, this is done very simply. In this article we will consider both ways to turn off the Internet. The material will be useful for most iPhone models, including iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 5se, 6, 6s and 7.
How to disable mobile Internet on iPhone
When asked about how to turn off the Internet on an iPhone, most often they mean exactly the mobile Internet (GPRS, 3G, 4G LTE). The need to turn off mobile Internet can arise for various reasons. For example, they turn off mobile Internet in order to save on mobile communications in roaming, where the Internet often costs some unrealistic money.
If you need to disable mobile Internet, then open iPhone Settings and go to the "Cellular" section. In modern versions of iOS, this settings section should be almost at the very beginning, after the sections “Airplane mode”, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In iOS 6 and older, you must first open the "General" section.
In the "Cellular" section, a lot of options are available. At the very top you will see three switches: “Cellular Data”, “Enable 3G” and “Data Roaming”. Consider these three switches in more detail.
- " Cell data "- when you turn off this switch, you completely turn off all mobile Internet on your iPhone. Access to the Internet will be possible only through Wi-Fi.
- " Enable 3G "- a switch that is responsible for enabling and disabling 3G internet. If you turn off 3G Internet, then the mobile Internet will work on 2G technology (EDGE), and the speed will be no more than 474 Kbps.
- " data roaming "- a switch that is responsible for the operation of mobile Internet in roaming. If you turn off data roaming, the mobile Internet will not work in roaming mode, while the Internet will work normally in your home network.
In addition, in the settings section "Cellular" you can enable or disable mobile Internet for individual applications. To do this, scroll down the page with the settings. There will be a list of applications that use the Internet. At the same time, next to each application will be indicated the amount of data that it transmitted, and on the right there will be a switch with which you can turn off mobile Internet for this application.
Having studied the information on the amount of data transferred, you can easily determine the applications that consume the most traffic and turn them off. Thus, you can start saving on traffic without turning off the mobile Internet at all.
How to turn off the Internet via Wi-Fi
If you need to turn off the Internet, which works through a wireless Wi-Fi network, then this is made even easier. First, open iPhone Settings and go to the “Wi-Fi” section, which is located almost at the very top.
Next, just turn off Wi-Fi Internet by turning the Wi-Fi switch to the off position. Everything, Wi-Fi internet is disabled.
In principle, you can turn off the Internet via Wi-Fi without going into the iPhone Settings. To do this, simply swipe from the bottom of the screen in order to open the "Control Center" and click on the Wi-Fi button.
After that, the Wi-Fi button will become dark. This will mean that Wi-Fi internet is disabled.