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How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

If you store a lot of documents in iCloud Drive, and you’re on a limited data plan, you may not want apps moving large files around unless you’re on Wi-Fi. Cellular data use with iCloud Drive is nowhere nearly as intensive as streaming music or videos, but if you want to make sure not a bit goes by without your say so, you can manage it all in Settings.

How to turn cellular data on or off for iCloud Drive syncing

    Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap on iCloud.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

Scroll all the way to the bottom and turn Off the option for Use Cellular Data.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

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Используйте iCloud для безопасного хранения Ваших фото, видео, документов, резервного копирования и другого контента, автоматически синхронизируя их на всех Ваших устройствах. Используя iCloud, Вы можете также делиться фотографиями, календарями, заметками, папками и файлами с друзьями и близкими. Пользователи iCloud получают учетную запись электронной почты и 5 ГБ пространства для хранения данных бесплатно. Чтобы получить больше пространства для хранения или получить дополнительную информацию, можно оформить подписку на iCloud+.

Примечание. Для некоторых функций iCloud установлены минимальные системные требования. Доступность и функции iCloud отличаются в зависимости от страны или региона.

Изменение настроек iCloud

Откройте «Настройки» > [Ваше имя] > «iCloud».

Можно выполнить описанные ниже действия.

посмотреть состояние хранилища iCloud;

выбрать приложения, для которых хотите использовать хранилище iCloud (Например, Фото, Почта, Контакты, Сообщения).

Информацию о настройке функций iCloud на Ваших устройствах см. в разделе Настройка iCloud на всех устройствах в Руководстве пользователя iCloud.

Способы использования iCloud на iPhone

iCloud может автоматически сохранять резервную копию Вашего iPhone. См. раздел Резервное копирование iPhone.

В iCloud на iPhone и других устройствах Apple также можно хранить и обновлять следующую информацию:

контакты, календари, заметки и напоминания;

данные совместимых приложений и игр сторонних разработчиков;

настройки приложений News, «Акции» и «Погода»;

данные приложений «Дом» и «Здоровье»;

Вы также можете выполнять перечисленные ниже действия.

Предоставление доступа к файлам и папкам в iCloud Drive. См. раздел Общий доступ к файлам и папкам в iCloud Drive на iPhone.

Использование Локатора для поиска утерянного устройства или предоставления своего местоположения друзьям и близким. См. разделы Поиск устройства в приложении «Локатор» на iPhone и Поиск друга в приложении «Локатор» на iPhone.

Для получения дополнительного пространства для хранения и доступа к частному узлу iCloud (бета-версия), функции «Скрыть e-mail» и поддержке защищенного видео HomeKit можно оформить подписку на iCloud+.

Вы можете включить или выключить использование сотовых данных и роуминг, выбрать приложения, сервисы и службы, которые могут использовать сотовые данные, просмотреть данные использования сотовых данных, а также задать другие параметры сотовых данных.

Примечание. За помощью по использованию сотовых служб, автоответчика и платежей обращайтесь к своему поставщику услуг беспроводной связи.

Если iPhone подключен к интернету по сети сотовых данных, в меню статуса отображается значок сотовой сети.

Сети сотовой связи GSM стандартов 5G, LTE, 4G и 3G поддерживают одновременную передачу данных и голосовую связь. При использовании других сотовых сетей нельзя использовать службы интернета и одновременно разговаривать по телефону, если только iPhone не подключен к интернету по сети Wi‑Fi. В зависимости от сетевого подключения Вы, возможно, не сможете получать входящие вызовы, пока iPhone передает данные по сотовой сети (например, при загрузке веб-страницы).

Сети GSM. При подключении EDGE и GPRS входящие вызовы во время передачи данных могут переадресовываться на автоответчик. При ответе на входящий звонок передача данных приостанавливается.

Сети CDMA. При подключении EV-DO передача данных приостанавливается, если Вы отвечаете на входящий звонок. При подключении 1xRTT входящие вызовы во время передачи данных могут переадресовываться на автоответчик. При ответе на входящий звонок передача данных приостанавливается.

Передача данных возобновляется после завершения вызова.

Если параметр «Сотовые данные» отключен, все службы передачи данных, включая электронную почту, просмотр веб-страниц и push-уведомления, используют только сеть Wi‑Fi. Если параметр «Сотовые данные» включен, оператор может взимать с Вас дополнительную плату. Например, определенные функции и службы, такие как Siri и «Сообщения», осуществляют передачу данных. Их использование может привести к взиманию платы согласно Вашему тарифному плану.

Настройте использование сотовых данных, производительность, время работы от аккумулятора и другие параметры сотовых данных.

Чтобы включить или выключить параметр «Сотовые данные», откройте «Настройки» > «Сотовая связь».

Чтобы настроить параметры, когда «Сотовые данные» включены, откройте «Настройки» > «Сотовая связь» > «Параметры данных», затем выполните любое из следующих действий.

Уменьшение использования сотовых данных. Включите параметр «Экономия данных» или коснитесь «Расход данных», затем выберите «Экономия данных». В этом режиме приостанавливаются автоматические обновления и фоновые задачи, когда iPhone не подключен к Wi-Fi.

Включение или выключение роуминга данных. Если роуминг данных включен, то при нахождении вне зоны действия сети Вашего оператора сотовой связи для доступа к интернету используется сеть стороннего оператора. Если Вы путешествуете, можно отключить роуминг данных во избежание платы за роуминг.

В зависимости от модели iPhone, оператора и региона могут быть доступны следующие параметры.

Включение или отключение голосового роуминга (CDMA). Отключите голосовой роуминг, чтобы избежать платы за пользование сетями других операторов. Если сеть Вашего оператора будет недоступна, iPhone не сможет передавать данные и голос по сотовой сети.

Включение или отключение 4G/LTE Режимы 4G или LTE в некоторых случаях позволяют ускорить загрузку данных из интернета, но время работы от аккумулятора в этих режимах может сокращаться. Вам может быть доступна возможность отключить 4G/LTE либо выбрать между режимом «Голос и данные» (VoLTE) и «Только данные».

На моделях iPhone 12 и новее можно выполнить следующие действия.

Включение режима Smart Data для оптимизации времени работы от аккумулятора. Коснитесь «Голос и данные», затем выберите «5G Auto». В этом режиме iPhone автоматически переключается на LTE, если 5G не обеспечивают заметно лучшей скорости.

Использование видео более высокого качества и FaceTime HD в сетях 5G. Коснитесь «Расход данных», затем выберите «Разрешать больше данных по сети 5G».

Настройка Режима модема для раздачи мобильного интернета с iPhone

Откройте «Настройки» > «Сотовая связь» и включите параметр «Сотовые данные».

Коснитесь «Настройка Режима модема», затем следуйте инструкциям из раздела Раздача интернета с iPhone.

Включение использования сотовых данных для приложений и служб

Выберите «Настройки» > «Сотовая связь», затем включите или отключите параметр «Сотовые данные» для любого из приложений (например, Карты) или служб (например, Помощь Wi-Fi), которые могут использовать сотовые данные.

Когда эти параметры отключены, iPhone использует только сеть Wi‑Fi.

Примечание. По умолчанию функция «Помощь Wi-Fi» включена. Если соединение Wi-Fi слабое, функция «Помощь Wi-Fi» автоматически включает передачу данных по сотовой сети для усиления сигнала. Поскольку при ухудшении сигнала Wi-Fi подключение к интернету сохраняется за счет сотовой связи, возможно увеличение платы за дополнительный объем трафика в зависимости от Вашего тарифного плана. См. статью службы поддержки Apple Сведения о функции «Помощь Wi-Fi».

Блокировка SIM-карты

Если на Вашем устройстве установлена SIM-карта, которая используется для совершения телефонных вызовов или передачи данных по сотовой сети, ее можно заблокировать с помощью личного идентификационного номера (PIN-кода), чтобы ею не могли воспользоваться посторонние. В этом случае после каждого перезапуска устройства или извлечения SIM-карты Ваша SIM-карта будет автоматически блокироваться, а для снятия блокировки будет необходимо ввести PIN-код. См. статью Использование PIN-кода SIM-карты на iPhone или iPad.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

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While iCloud Photos is a great feature for viewing your entire library at a glance from any device, it comes at a cost: You need to have an internet connection to truly take advantage of the service’s cloud storage.

If you’re syncing and uploading your images over Wi-Fi, this isn’t a huge deal, but if you tend to look at a lot of images and video over cellular, you may want to take a look at your cellular usage and how to better control it. Here’s how to go about it.

How to pause iCloud Photos sync for the day on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Go to the Photos tab and make sure you’re in All Photos view.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, press Pause next to the Uploading queue.

Confirm by pressing Pause again.

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To restart sync, you can press Resume; otherwise, your iPhone and iPad will resume syncing at the end of the evening.

How to adjust cellular settings for iCloud Photos on your iPhone or iPad

    Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Scroll to the Photos option and tap on it.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

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Scroll to the Cellular Data option and select it.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

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There are two options for adjusting your cellular data settings regarding the Photos app and iCloud Photos:

  • Cellular Data: This toggle allows you to sync your most recent snaps and video to iCloud Photos via cellular data plan, and download images and video. That said, your iPhone will prefer to upload via Wi-Fi, and will only use cellular if your library hasn’t been synced recently over Wi-Fi.
  • Unlimited Updates: This toggle removes the caveat I mentioned above — with this toggle activated, your iPhone will sync over cellular data the same way it would over Wi-Fi.

In general, you shouldn’t need to enable anything but Cellular Data to download your older iCloud Photos images over LTE, or to occasionally sync new photos and video. That said, if you’re getting an error while trying to download an older image or video, you may want to temporarily turn on Unlimited Updates to properly download it. (Just remember to disable it again after the fact, lest you get a pricey data bill at the end of the month.)

How to quickly kill cellular data for the Photos app on iPhone or iPad

If you don’t want to fiddle with the more-granular settings available for iCloud Photos and just want to disable all cellular access for the Photos app, here’s how to do it.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Go to the Cellular option.

Scroll down to the Photos toggle and disable it.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

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How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

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The photos you click on your iPhone are precious memories that you don’t want to lose just because you lost your phone. It’s best to back up your photos. The easiest way to do that is using iCloud.

How iCloud Photos Works

There are many ways that you can back up your photos. You can transfer them to an external drive, your computer, or a third-party backup service. But nothing will work as seamlessly as iCloud Photos.

iCloud is Apple’s own cloud syncing service that lets you securely back up data like photos, messages, and apps to their cloud storage. Once it’s uploaded, this data can be accessed on all of your Apple devices or by using the iCloud website.

iCloud starts you off with 5 GB of free storage. If you have a large photo library, though, you’ll want to upgrade to one of the paid plans. You can get 50 GB of storage for $0.99/month, 200 GB of storage for $2.99/month, and 2 TB of storage for $9.99/month. If you’re using the 200 GB plan or higher, you can share the storage space with your family members.

How to Enable iCloud Photos Backup on iPhone

To get started, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

Go to the “Photos” section.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

Tap the toggle next to the “iCloud Photos” option to enable the feature.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

And that’s it. Instantly, your iPhone will start uploading photos from your gallery to iCloud.

Customizing and Optimizing Your iCloud Back Up

Once the feature has been enabled, you can customize what happens once the photos are uploaded to iCloud. If your iPhone is running out of storage, you can choose to only keep compressed versions of uploaded photos in your gallery.

In the “Photos” section, choose the “Optimize iPhone Storage” option to keep only compressed versions of photos locally. This feature works automatically and only kicks in when your iPhone is running out of storage space. A full-resolution version of a photo can be downloaded at any time with iCloud.

If you have ample storage space, choose the “Download and Keep Originals” option. As the name suggests, it will keep a complete library of all your photos on the iPhone.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

You can also customize how the iCloud Photos feature uses cellular data. On the “Photos” page, go to the “Cellular Data” section (It might be labeled as “Mobile Data” in some regions.).

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

Here, you can enable or disable the “Cellular Data” (or “Mobile Data”) feature depending on your cellular plan. When it’s disabled, the Photos app will only upload photos when you’re using Wi-Fi.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

On the other hand, if you have an unlimited data plan, you can enable the “Unlimited Updates” feature. It uses cellular data to upload and download photos from iCloud without any restrictions.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

Now that the feature is set up, any new photo or video will be uploaded to iCloud instantly (along with all of your old photos and videos in the Library). To check the progress, open the Photos app and go to the “Library” tab or the “Recents” photo album. At the bottom, you’ll see the upload progress bar.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

If you’re running out of iCloud storage space or if you’re shifting to a different backup service, you can disable iCloud Photos at any time. Open the Settings app, go to the “Photos” section, and tap the toggle next to the “iCloud Photos” option.

Now that your photos are safe and sound, you should spend some time enhancing some of your favorite shots. You don’t even need a third-party app! Just use the built-in editor in the Photos app to apply filters and fine-tune some details. Happy editing!

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In case your iPhone has started using more Cellular Data than usual, it is possible that Photos App on your iPhone is using Cellular Data to upload Photos to iCloud Photo Library. You will find below the steps to Stop Photos App from using Cellular Data on iPhone.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

Photos App Using Cellular Data On iPhone

iCloud Photo Library is an optional feature on iPhone that uploads photos and videos that you take to iCloud and makes them accessible across all Apple devices.

Once iCloud Photo Library is enabled on your device, all Photos and Videos that you take on your iPhone are automatically uploaded to your iCloud Photo Library, so that you can access your Photo library from any device, at any time and from anywhere.

In iOS 10 and earlier versions, Photos were set to sync with iCloud Photo Library only when your device was connected to a WiFi Network and the battery on your device was sufficiently charged.

However, in iOS 11 Apple has enhanced ON-THE-GO capability of the Photos App, allowing the Photos App on your iPhone to make use of both WiFi and Cellular Data to Sync and update the iCloud Photo Library.

Hence, if you are on a limited data plan, it is important to make sure that your iPhone is not using expensive Cellular Data to sync photos to iCloud Photo Library.

As you can imagine, high resolution images and 4K videos captured on an iPhone can quickly eat up your limited Cellular Data Plan and may lead to expensive overage charges.

Stop Photos App From Using Cellular Data On iPhone

Follow the steps below to stop iCloud Photo App from using Cellular Data on your iPhone.

1. Open Settings > scroll down and tap on Photos .

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

2. On the Photos screen, scroll down and tap on Cellular Data .

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

4. On the Cellular Data screen, disable Cellular Data usage by moving the toggle to OFF position.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

After this setting, your iPhone will no longer use Cellular Data for updating the iCloud Photo Library.

Your iPhone will wait until it can connect to a WiFi Network, in order to make updates to your iCloud Photo Library.

Reduce Cellular Data Usage while Allowing Photos to Use Cellular Data

On certain occasions, you may come across the need to immediately update your iCloud Photo Library, even if this results in usage of your expensive cellular data.

In such cases, you can Reduce Cellular Data usage on your iPhone by switching the Unlimited Updates option to OFF Position.

1. Tap on Settings > Photos > Cellular Data .

2. On the Cellular Data screen, move the toggle next to Unlimited Updates to OFF position.

How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

As you can see from above image, the description of this feature warns you about the possibility of excess data usage when this feature is enabled.

If you are use to surf the net with your iPhone no matter whether there is Wi-Fi available or not, you may probably run out of your cellular data before the month was up and end up paying overage charges. Follow our tips and advice to start controlling, managing and reducing the cellular data use on your iPhone.

1. Track How Much Cellular Data You Used

Head to “Setting” > “Cellular“. From the “Current Peroid” under the “CELLULAR DATA USAGE“, you can check an accumulation of your data used since the last time. According to both the allowance of your cellular data plan and the data you’ve used, you can figure out how much cellular data left.

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2. Restrict Apps Using Cellular Data

Some apps downloaded from App Store will use the Apple Push Notification s to alert you of new updates. This kind of apps will use your cellular data. When we are close to the allowance, we can turn cellular data off for the apps which waste too much network flow. Go to “Settings” and tap into “Cellular“. Scroll down to the list of apps that used cellular data. Switch off the toggles next to each app to stop them using cellular data.

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3. Stop Updates in App Store with Cellular Data

If you enable auto-download function on your iPhone, when there is new data of the apps, they will automatically update. Once you turn on “Use Cellular Data“, cellular network will be used for automatic downloads and updates, iTunes Match as well as Apple Music. Your cellular network flow will be consuming too much. To prevent auto-download using your cellular data, tap “iTunes & App Store” in the “Settings” and switch “Use Cellular Data” off.

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4. Disable iCloud Drive to Use Cellular Data

Apple’s iCloud Drive enables iPhone, iPad or other iDevices owners to backup files to iCloud anytime. It’s useful though, it can eat into your cellular data allowance if you give it permission to use cellular network to transfer documents and data by tapping on “Use Cellular Data”. Thus, you need to go to “Settings” and select “iCloud“. Tap into “iCloud Drive” and switch off “Use Cellular Data” option. Then, the data will be transferred to iCloud only when Wi-Fi is available.

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With the tips above, you can easily manage and control the use of cellular data on your iPhone and don’t need to worry about running out of cellular network and waste money for the overage network flow.

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How can you change iCloud account without losing data? This guide provides you three ways about how to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account in different situations.

By Demi / Last update September 23, 2021

iCloud data transfer

When you backup to iCloud, can you transfer this to new Apple ID account or phone? So in buying a new iPhone and new ID, can I login to the iCloud content and retrieve this?

– Question from Apple Community

Can I merge iCloud data to a new iCloud account?

The answer to this question is absolutely YES! If you have two iCloud accounts, you may be tired of switching different iCloud ID on the same iPhone. There are also chances that you want to use a new iCloud ID on a new iDevices for some personal reasons. Depending on different situations, this guide provides you three ways about how to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account.

Note that you may have difficulty migrating purchased music from one Apple ID to another. To get rid of this issue, you can turn to Part 3 to seek for solution.

For better illustration, assume that you plan to transfer data from iCloud account A to account B.

Part 1. How to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account on iPhone

You can rely on iCloud sync to migrate data between two iCloud accounts on one iPhone directly. Now, let’s take a look at the detailed steps about how to transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another iCloud account. You can also perform the same steps to transfer other types of data.

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Sign in the account A > iCloud.

Step 2. Toggle off Contacts or other icons you want to transfer to the new account > Choose Keep on My iPhone option.

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Step 3. Sign out account A and sign in with account B, toggle on the sync of Contacts and other icons, and choose Merge. Then, the data on your iPhone will be sync to your new iCloud account.

Apparently, you may need to repeat several times if you’d like to transfer many types of files. Besides, you cannot have a clear idea of which files have been transferred exactly.

Part 2. Change iCloud account without losing data on Windows PC

If you have a Windows PC, you can also import all data to your new iCloud account by visiting iCloud.com.

Step 1. On your computer, visit icloud.com and sign in with your iCloud account A.

Step 2. Click each icon to preview and select the wanted files and click Download button to save them on computer.

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Step 3. Sign out the account A and sign in with account B. Click each icon to upload data that are exported from account A.

Just like what you can do on iPhone, you have to transfer different types of data one after another. How can you transfer them at a time? Ahead to Part 3 to find solutions.

Part 3. Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with different iCloud ID

If you are using different iCloud IDs on two iPhones, there is a more professional tool available to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone and backup your iPhone without iCloud at the same time. Compared with iCloud, AOMEI MBackupper provides you much more storage space to save the backup files.

Advantages of AOMEI MBackupper
• Selective transfer process. you can transfer selective photos, videos, contacts, messages, as well as both purchased and non-purchased music at the same time.
• Fast transfer speed. It just takes no more than 3 seconds to finish transferring 100 photos.
• Wide compatibility. Besides iPhone, AOMEI MBackupper also supports different types of iPad and iPod. It is perfectly compatible with kinds of versions of iOS.

Multiple functions in AOMEI MBackupper
• Full backup. Limited free storage space in iCloud makes it difficult to backing up all data on your iPhone. Try to make a full iPhone backup using AOMEI MBackupper. You can even restore the backup files to any iOS device.
• iPhone to iPhone transfer. The new function “iPhone to iPhone transfer” of AOMEI MBackupper allows you to switch to new iPhone, which includes not only files but also system settings, apps, etc.

Detailed steps to transfer data via AOMEI MBackupper

Click the icon below to download AOMEI MBackupper for free and follow the steps below to transfer data as you like.

Step 1. Connect the source iPhone to computer, tap Trust on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap Custom Backup on the homepage of AOMEI MBackupper to select the data.

Step 3. Click each icon to preview and select the items and click OK to confirm.

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Step 4. Choose a storage path and click Start Backup to save the backup to your computer.

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Now, it’s time to transfer the backup files to the other iPhone that sign in with your new iCloud account.

Unplug the source iPhone and plug in the other iPhone and click Back to go to Backup Management screen. Locate your backup files and choose Restore to make it.

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Conclusion

That’s all about how to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account in three ways. You can export files from account A and import them to account B on iPhone or iCloud website. You can also try AOMEI MBackupper to transfer and backup iPhone with a few clicks to make sure you can change Apple ID without losing data.

When Apple pushed new iOS updates to the iPhone users, you must be eager to get your hands on it. You need a reliable iFi connection to download and install the latest iOS version on iPhone. But, if you do not have a Wi-Fi connection at the moment, you will want to update the iPhone without WiFi using the cellular data.

In this article, we will show you how to update iPhone without WiFi using your mobile cellular data plan.

Update iPhone Using Cellular/Mobile Data from iTunes

For checking updates for your iPhone, there is an option within Settings. You just have to go to Settings > General > Software Updates to check for the latest update and install it. But, it asks you to connect to a WiFi network. When you don’t have one, you can update iPhone using iTunes on your PC over cellular data.

  1. Install and open iTuneson your Windows PC.
  2. Connect your iPhone to computer using the USB lightning cable.
  3. Enable Mobile Data and Personal Hotspot from Control Center on your iPhone.
  4. ConnectPC to the iPhone hotspot.
  5. Tap Trust on the popup menu on your iPhone.
  6. Now, click the iPhone icon button at the top.
  7. From the Summary window, click on the “Check for update” button.
  8. Click Next from the popup window.
  9. You can see the download progress of the iOS update on a popup window.
  10. You can pause the update in case you change your mind, or wait until it finishes.
  11. When the download completes, click on the Update button in iTunes.
  12. Click Backup if you want to take a full iPhone backup to Windows before updating.
  13. Enter the passcode on your iPhone.
  14. Click Continue in iTunes on your PC.
  15. Wait until your iPhone finishes iOS updates and restarts.

Make sure your PC or laptop has connected to the Mobile Hotspot from iPhone before checking for updates. Also, it is always best to take a full iPhone backup to Windows PC right from iTunes to avoid data loss.

Use Mobile Hotspot from Another Phone

This is one of those old-school methods we can assure that works almost perfectly. You can follow this method to update the iPhone without WiFi if you do not have a PC to get iTunes at the moment. If you have a SIM card on your iPhone that has enough cellular data, follow the steps.

  1. Swap the SIM card that has a cellular plan to a secondary phone, or from a friend’s.
  2. Enable mobile data and Personal Hotspot/Mobile Hotspot on the secondary device.
  3. Connect your iPhone to the WiFi network.
  4. Go to Settings > General > Software Updates on iPhone to download and install iOS updates.

This can work fine since you are using a WiFi connection, even though it from another phone over Cellular Data. You can thus download and install the latest iOS versions and update iPhone without WiFi, using your cellular data plan.

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Apple has built a fortress around all of its products except iCloud. With this device, anyone from any platform can access this device including an internet browser. While iCloud is compatible with the iPhone and Mac, you may retrieve files contained on your iCloud account by installing the iCloud software on your PC or just logging into iCloud.com. Today, this article will describe to you how to access iCloud photos on a PC.

The Process to Transfer iCloud Photos to a Computer for Offline Access

The iCloud software for Windows aligns your iCloud Photos collection on your PC in the same manner as it would be on your Apple device and Mac. You may also configure a two-way synchronization to the iCloud Photographs album so that you can transfer your pictures to iCloud instantly.

Aligning your iCloud picture library to your Computer also allows users to view iCloud photographs on the PC even when you’re not connected to the internet.

Here are the step by step instructions to begin the process:

  • To begin, install the application in the iCloud Windows client.
  • After executing the program, reboot your computer to allow the sync agent to function correctly.
  • After rebooting your computer, open the iCloud software. If the iCloud application does not appear on the Laptop, go to the Menu bar, look for iCloud, and then launch it.
  • Enter your Apple IDandpassword to check-in. To sync photographs to your iCloud photos folder, use the same Apple ID that you have used on your iPhone or Mac.
  • After you log in, you’ll see a small menu with iCloud sync choices. We would like to modify the sync parameters for the iCloud Photos collection, so in the iCloud window, hit on the “Settings” icon next to Photographs.
  • The next step is to assure that you have activated the “Download new images and videos to my PC” check box by selecting it.
  • The default location for downloading iCloud images on PC is “Pictures > iCloud Photos”, but you may change it to any location on your computer.
  • To modify the folder for iCloud photographs, tap the “Change” icon next to the “Download new images…” choice.
  • Once everything is in place, click the “Done” link on the “Photos Options” panel, then tap on the “Apply” icon on the app’s home screen.
  • That’s all. You have completed the process of synchronization of iCloud Pictures Collection to your PC through iCloud. Once you will complete the transfer, you’ll be able to view your iCloud images from your PC when they’re offline.

How to Use Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Other Browsers to See iCloud Photos Online?

By signing into iCloud.com, you may access iCloud Photographs on your Laptop straight from an internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It’s as easy as people think. There is no requirement to install any browser extension.

Customers can view any information (including photographs and videos) using the iCloud web service from any contemporary web browser. It indeed allows you to download and edit images directly from the web on your Apple device as long as your iPhone is synchronizing images to your iCloud account.

To use the iCloud web app, go to www.icloud.com in a browser (such as Chrome) on your computer and login in using your Apple ID. To sync images to iCloud, use the same Apple ID that you are utilizing on your iPhone or Mac.

  • Check-in with your Apple ID to iCloud.
  • To explore your iCloud Pictures collection, sign in to iCloud online and then tap the “Photos” button.
  • The iCloud web app makes it easy to explore all of your iPhone’s photographs, movies, and playlists. You may retrieve a single photo or a collection of photographs from your iCloud Photos collection.
  • To pick an image, tap on it. If you want to choose numerous photographs, hold down the “Ctrl” key and click on each one. After you’ve chosen your photographs, go to the upper bar and press the “Download icon”.
  • If you choose numerous photographs, you will get a zip folder extension of your photos. You will be able to retrieve a single photo in JPG format.

Why am I unable to view my iCloud images on my iPhone?

  • Using cellular data to access iCloud Pictures is not permitted. Synchronization of photos and videos might consume a significant amount of data. So there’s a setting that will limit your phone’s updates to only when it’s linked to a Wi-Fi network. To enable or disable cellular data upgrades, navigate to Settings > Photos > Cellular Data.
  • You’re using a separate iCloud account. If you have several Apple IDs, you may be signed in to two distinct profiles on your apple device and your desktop. On your apple device, navigate to Settings > [your name] to see which Apple ID you’re logged in with.
  • iCloud Images are not enabled. It is possible to be signed in to iCloud without having iCloud Photos switched on. You may confirm this by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

The Process to View iCloud photographs on your iPhone

Going to set up your apple phone to sync your iCloud images is an excellent approach to ensure that all of your photographs are constantly synced up with the rest of your iCloud media files. However, it isn’t the only way to access your iCloud photos and videos. Follow the steps below to transfer your images and see them in the Photos app.

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Your videos and photos on an Apple device (like iPhone) will be uploaded and synced automatically with the help of iCloud Photos. In this way, you can get easy access to a specific video or photo from different devices. However, the iCloud Photos may stop working suddenly. This post on MiniTool website shows you how to fix iCloud Photos not syncing.

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service provided by Apple October 12, 2011. It’s a good way to back up files. Till now, iCloud owns tens of millions of users. You can upload important videos, photos, documents, and other files to iCloud, and then download them to iPhone, Mac, and Windows computers easily via network.

What is iCloud Photos?

The iCloud Photos is a useful app to keeps all of your photos and videos automatically. With it, files can be loaded across different Apple devices so that users can access them quickly from iPhone, Mac, etc. However, some people find their iCloud failed to sync files as usual. To help them out, I’d like to show how to fix iCloud photos not syncing in different cases.

iCloud Photos Not Syncing on iPhone/iPad

The iCloud Photos is an option you can find on your iPhone/iPad or other iOS devices. You can sync any photos and videos to iCloud by enabling this feature. However, it may go wrong and stop syncing your photos. How to fix iCloud photos not syncing on iPhone/iPad?

Check the Internet Connection

You should first go to check the internet connection when finding photos not uploading to iCloud.

Make sure iCloud Photos is enabled.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on the username (the first option).
  3. Select iCould.
  4. Select Photos.
  5. Make sure iCloud Photos is On.

Enable Wi-Fi and cellular data for Photos:

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to find Photos option.
  3. Access Wireless Data.
  4. Click on the Wireless Data.
  5. Select WLAN & Cellular Data.
  6. Make sure the Wi-Fi network you’ve connected to is stable and working or make sure the cellular data is enabled.

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Check the iCloud Storage

You may find iCloud not syncing when the iCloud Storage is running out.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on your username.
  3. Select iCould.
  4. Choose Manage Storage.

If you are running low on storage space, you should get more space by deleting some photos/videos or buy extra storage by clicking Change Storage Plan.

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Turn Off Low Data Mode

Disable Low Data Mode for WLAN:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select WLAN.
  3. Click on the info button (looks like a lower-case I) next to the network you are using.
  4. Toggle the switch of Low Data Mode to Off.

Disable Low Data Mode for cellular data:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Cellular.
  3. Select Cellular Data Options.
  4. Toggle the switch of Low Data Mode to Off.

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iCloud Photos Not Syncing to Mac/Windows 10

Check Apple ID

  1. Open Settings and click on the username on iPhone to know which Apple ID you are using.
  2. Open System Preference and click iCloud to check whether you are using the same Apple ID on Mac.
  3. Open iCloud app to check whether you are using the same Apple ID on Windows.

Enable iCloud Photo Library

Navigate to System Preference -> select iCloud -> choose Options -> check iCloud Photo Library.

Go to iCloud for Windows -> open iCloud -> select Photos -> choose Options -> check iCloud Photo Library.

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Photos Not Syncing to iCloud

Many users are wondering how to sync photos to iCloud. Please read these pages:

Check Apple ID

Also, you need to check whether you’re using the same Apple ID on different devices.

Update iOS to the Latest Version

Go to check whether the iOS you’re running on the device is the latest version; if not, please update to the latest iOS version available. On Windows, you should update the Apple Software Update utility.

Reset Network Settings

You should go to reset the network settings (it will remove the saved network settings) on your device to fix iCloud photo not syncing caused by network issue.

Besides, you can try to fix iCloud Photos not syncing by restarting device or signing out & signing in again with your account.

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Sarah has been working as an editor at MiniTool since she graduated from university. Sarah aims at helping users with their computer problems such as disk errors and data loss. She feels a sense of accomplishment to see that users get their issues fixed relying on her articles. Besides, she likes to make friends and listen to music after work.

Sometimes, after you update the iOS version, you will get the message “An update is required to use cellular data on this iPhone”. Why this would happen to your iPhone? It may because the defected iOS version on your iPhone or you places the SIM card incorrectly. The bugged network settings would also lead to this error. Now that we know the reasons for this error, how can we fix this issue? You can get the effective solutions in this article.

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Solution 1: Check the Carrier Settings

Outdated carrier settings can lead to this error –an update is required to use cellular on this iPhone. So you can go to check the carrier settings and update it.

Firstly, open your iPhone and then tap Settings app. Then tap General and the About option in the following screen. After that, if there is new update available, you can click the Update button to update the carrier settings. During this process, you need to make sure the iPhone is network connected.

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Solution 2: Reset Network Settings for Your iPhone

If this error message is caused by the bugged network settings, you can solve it by resetting the network settings.

After opening the iPhone, you can tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. If you set the iPhone passcode, you will be asked to enter the passcode and then reset it.

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Solution 3: Do a Factory Restore Using iTunes

To fix an update is required to use cellular data on this iPhone issue; you can do a factory restore using iTunes. And it is necessary for you to backup the iPhone data before restoring it.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to a computer via USB cable (You can choose Windows or Mac computer where the iTunes is installed and used before. Windows computer is selected here.)

Step 2: With a simple click on the iTunes app on your desktop, you can start the iTunes. After seconds, you can see the iPhone icon on the left corner of iTunes. Click it to enter your iPhone related interface.

Step 3: In your iPhone related interface, you can view all details. Then click the Restore iPhone button on the first part of the right menu.

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Step 4: In the pop up box, click Restore button to do a factory reset for your iPhone.

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Step 5: Wait for minutes; you can get the successful prompt.

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After that, you can go to check whether the iPhone works normally or not. You can also restore the previous data to the iPhone.

Solution 4: Use iSunshare iOS Repair Genius to Fix the Issue

You can also use iSunshare iOS Repair Genius to fix an update is required to use cellular data on this iPhone issue. iSunshare iOS Repair Genius is the easy-to-use iOS system recovery software that can help to fix any operating system issue and get your iPhone back to normal.

Step 1: Launch the software and then choose “Standard Mode”.

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Step 2: Then click “Start” to solve an update is required to use cellular data. And you need to make sure that the iPhone is connected to your computer.

Step 3: To fix the problem, you need to download the firmware package for your iPhone. The software will detect the firmware version for you. What you need to do is click “Download”.

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Step 4: Once the firmware package downloading is complete, press “Repair” and the system recovery for your iPhone will start in no time.

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Step 5: In minutes, the iPhone is fixed and restarted with no data loss.

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Many iPhone users have found that they must have a Wi-Fi connection when they need to restore iPhone devices from iCloud backup. You may need to restore iCloud backup due to following reasons:

  • After buying a new iPhone or an iPad, you will need your old data including photos and videos in your new device. To make it possible, you may need restore the data from iCloud.
  • Factory reset is a common method that rectifies some errors in iOS devices. After performing a factory reset, you will have to restore your iCloud backup to get the old data back.

Regardless of the causes, it is true that a massive amount of data will be required to restore an iPhone through iCloud. That is exactly why restoration is done through a Wi-Fi connection (Apple doesn’t necessarily allow you to restore your iCloud backup through cellular data). So, what if you still need to restore the iCloud backup and you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection? Can you restore iphone from icloud backup without wifi? Let’s find out.

Part 1: Can I Restore My iCloud Backup without WiFi?

You may have noticed that Apple doesn’t allow iCloud backup restoration through cellular data. In other words, as per the restrictions implemented by Apple, if you intend to restore your iCloud backup, it is mandatory to have a Wi-Fi connection. However, we have some fascinating news for you: here we introduce a reliable and effective tool that can restore iPhone from iCloud without WiFi!

Part 2: Alternative Ways to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup without WiFi

Due to various reasons, some iPhone and iPad users don’t want to use iCloud backup. Instead of iCloud, however, there are several alternatives for users to consider. First let’s see why some users don’t want to restore iPhone via iCloud.

Why Some Users Don’t Want to Restore iPhone though iCloud?

Generally, iCloud comes with default storage of 5GB only. After exceeding the limit of 5GB, the users will have to pay and get more storage. In addition to that, iCloud must need an internet connection to create its backup. In addition to that, some users may not want to use iCloud due to security concerns.

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Pros of iCloud

  • It is a really user-friendly way. You can do the configuration with a couple of simple clicks.
  • You don’t need to use extra devices to do this.
  • It comes with 5GB of free storage capacity.

Cons of iCloud

  • Internet connection is a must to backup your iPhone using iCloud.
  • Your personal data is stored to cloud.
  • iCloud backup doesn’t backup all the file types (eg. Media files).
  • Free data storage is limited to 5GB only. If you need more than that, you need to pay.

Using iTunes to Restore iPhone instead of via iCloud Backup without WiFi

  1. Launch iTunes on PC or Mac to which you will backup your iOS device.
  2. Connect your device to computer via the original USB cable. Enter the passcode if prompted.
  3. Select the iOS device which will appear in iTunes and then choose “Restore Backup”.
  4. Select the latest backup and tap “Restore”.
  5. If prompted, provide the password of the encrypted backup.
  6. Don’t disconnect the device until the synchronization is finished, and that’s it!

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Using iPhone Backup & Restore Tool to Restore iCloud Backup without WiFi

Now, let’s get to the main point of this article: how to restore from icloud without wifi. In this case, we will use iMyFone D-Port Pro, the best backup & restore software for iOS devices.

Main Features of iMyFone D-Port Pro

  • It can create individual backups of different file types like WhatsApp, messages and WeChat.
  • It can create backups of iOS devices without overwriting existing backups.
  • It can restore iTunes and iCloud backups as well as iMyFone backup.
  • It extracts more than 20 data types from the backups you have created or from iOS devices.

How to Download and Restore iCloud Backup to iPhone

To restore an existing iCloud backup, you should go to “Restore Backup to Device” option and pick the backup you need. However, if the iCloud backup doesn’t exist, you should go to “Download iCloud Backup”. Then, follow the steps mentioned below.

    Log into iCloud.

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More Tips about D-Port Pro except Restoring from iCloud Backup without WiFi:

You can consider iMyFone D-Port Pro as a superb alternative to default iCloud backup. In fact, it is a much better option as it allows backing up your device in different modes as mentioned below.

Make a Full Backup of Your iOS Device

    Select “Back Up & Export from Device” and go to “Make a Full Backup”.

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Conclusion

    Select “Back Up & Export from Device” and go to “Backup WeChat/Messages/WhatsApp” accordingly.

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Conclusion

Now that you know how to restore iPhone from iCloud backup without WiFi, we’d like to see you giving it a try. After you restore iPhone from iCloud without WiFi using the above methods, we kindly expect you to leave us a comment to share your experience.

In this tutorial, we show you how to access photos and videos on iCloud via your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Furthermore, we also explain how to access iCloud Photos on any web browser and even select and download the pictures locally.

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How to get photos from iCloud on iPhone or iPad

Here’s how you can ensure iCloud Photos is switched on. After that, you can access the pictures saved there.

  1. Connect your device to Wi-Fi.
  2. Open Settings and tap Photos.
  3. Enable iCloud Photos if it isn’t already.
  4. You may select Download and Keep Originals if you have sufficient free space on your iPhone. Otherwise, choose Optimize iPhone Storage.
  5. Open the Photos app and tap Recents. In a while, you should see all pictures from iCloud here.
  6. You may also tap See All to view your photo albums.

An important thing to note: Once you enable iCloud Photos, all existing and new pictures from the iPhone Photos app will upload to iCloud. This will quickly fill up your iCloud storage if you are on the free 5 GB tier. So, if you do not want that to happen but still wish to get some old photos from iCloud, use it in a browser.

How to see photos on iCloud on your Mac

Every Mac running OS X Yosemite (released in 2014) to the latest macOS Monterey has the Photos app that is similar to its counterpart on iPhone. Before 2014, Mac had iPhoto.

You can enable and access iCloud Photos inside the Mac’s Photos app. Once you do that, all your images and videos from your other Apple devices like iPhone and iPad will appear here and vice versa.

  1. Open Mac’s Photos app from the Launchpad or press Command + Space Bar and type Photos.
  2. Go to Photos app Preferences by pressing the Command + Comma (,) keys. Or, from the top Menu Bar, click Photos > Preferences.
  3. Click iCloud.
  4. Enable iCloud Photos.
  5. Depending on your internet speed and number of pictures, it may take a while for everything to appear in the Mac’s Photos app.

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How to access photos on iCloud via a web browser

You can also access your pictures saved on iCloud via a web browser on Mac, Windows PC, iPad, and iPhone. Here’s how.

  1. Visit iCloud.com and sign in using your Apple ID.
  2. Click iCloud Photos. Here you can view all your old and recent photos stored in iCloud.
  3. To download photos from iCloud:
    • Using a computer browser: Click Select. You may also press the Command key on Mac or Ctrl key on Windows to select specific photos. Finally, click the download icon. You can also click the tiny arrow to download Unmodified Originals or Most Compatible.
    • Using iPhone Safari: Tap Select. Now, tap to select the desired photos or tap Select All. Finally, tap the three dots icon and choose Download.
  4. If you select multiple photos, they will download as a ZIP file. Learn how to unzip ZIP files on iPhone and Mac.

If you would like to restore deleted photos, go to Recently Deleted on iCloud.com. If you act within 30 days, you can retrieve the deleted images and videos.

Now you know how to access photos on iCloud via various Apple devices and the web. You can also download iCloud for Windows to have all the iCloud Photos on your PC.

As mentioned, iCloud Photos will fill up the 5 GB free iCloud tier quickly. In this situation, you can either turn off this feature by following the same steps or buy iCloud+ which gives you 50 GB up to 2 TB of iCloud space.

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It is convenient to back up iPhone to iCloud over WiFi. Yet, do you know how to keep from losing any iOS data if the device is under no WiFi condition? That is, can you use iCloud without WiFi or how to back up iPhone without WiFi or WLAN?

It wouldn’t be that hard, actually. Optionally, we can back up iPhone with Cellular data, or a USB cable, aside from doing this with WiFi. In the following, we will detail three options for your reference.

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Option 1: How to Back Up iPhone without WiFi via Assistant for iOS

Any idea on how to back up iPhone on a computer without WiFi in a flexible way? MobiKin Assistant for iOS can make it come true. As a top-notch iOS assistant, this program can protect both the current iOS data and original backups. It works independently (without iTunes) and ensures a satisfactory outcome. On top of that, it’s also an all-rounder for iOS data transfer and management.

Key highlights of Assistant for iOS:

  • One-click to back up iPhone to computer/iTunes flexibly. without overwriting the existing ones.
  • Work for a whole of iOS data types, including Contacts, Videos, Photos, Songs, eBooks, Text Messages, Notes, Safari Bookmarks, Voice Memos, Podcasts, Ringtones, Playlists, etc.
  • Transfer files between iOS devices and PCs/Macs.
  • Manage iOS content on a computer directly.
  • It is compatible with iPhone 12/12 Pro (Max)/mini, iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max), iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6S/6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch, etc.
  • It won’t let out your privacy.
  • It also comes with a Mac version.

How to back up iPhone to computer without WiFi using Assistant for iOS?

Step 1. Run the program and link your iPhone to a computer

Be sure to install the program on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to the PC/Mac via a USB cable, and run the software. It will automatically detect your phone and show you a screen like below.

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Step 2. Preview and mark the iPhone data for backup

Click on the data types you want to back up from the left menu. Soon, you can preview and handpick what you desire on the right.

Step 3. Start to back up iPhone data to computer

Click the "Export" icon from the top menu. Then, save the selected iPhone items to any location of your computer.

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This utility also helps to bulk back up iPhone to iTunes. To achieve this, click "Super Toolkit" from the program interface. Tap "iTunes Backup & Restore". Then select "Backup". Select a device to back up and pick a location to save the items. Finally, tap "OK" to commence.

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Option 2: How to Back Up iPhone to iCloud without WiFi via iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive makes it possible to access files from all of your iPhones. Although it cannot perform a full iCloud backup, users are able to upload some media and other files to iCloud Drive without being connected to WiFi.

Well, here’s a question can I back up iPhone to iCloud without WiFi? In fact, wirelessly backing up iDevice via Cellular data isn’t allowed for iCloud backup, but you can use iCloud Drive to do it as a workaround.

How to connect to iCloud without WiFi and then run a backup on it?

    Go to iPhone Settings > iCloud > enable iCloud Drive. From here, you can see a toggle for Show on Home Screen, which enables you to launch the app.

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Sometimes, you don’t have unlimited iCloud space to store or move files around. By default, you can get 5GB of free storage. So, some folks may delete old iCloud backups on PC or iDevice to make more space if they need more than that.

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Option 3: How to Back Up iPhone without WiFi Using iTunes

iTunes is a commonly used tool for Apple users to back up or manage iPhone content. It is a full backup solution that doesn’t enable you to selectively back up iPhone data. However, iTunes cannot back up the following:

  • Content from the iTunes/App Stores.
  • Content synced from iTunes.
  • Photos that are already stored in the iCloud.
  • Files downloaded directly to iBooks.

How do I back up my iPhone 12/11/XR/Xs/X/SE/8/7/6 without WiFi using iTunes?

  • Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to a computer via a USB cable.
  • Once connected, you can see a phone-shaped icon in the menu bar, just tap it.
  • Click on Summary > Back Up Now to manually back up iPhone without WiFi.

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Important: Apple phased out iTunes on the new macOS update. Thus, for Mac users with Macs running macOS Catalina (10.15), please use Finder instead to back up the iPhone without WiFi. To do it, simply plug in your iPhone and pair it with Finder. The rest is almost the same as we just mentioned above.

Some drawbacks of this method:

  • You can see whether your iPhone backup succeeds or not from iTunes Preferences, but you aren’t allowed to view the backups on the computer.
  • Health and Activity data backup via iTunes couldn’t be completed unless you encrypt your backup file.
  • At times, iPhone won’t back up via iTunes due to unclear reasons.

Calling It a Wrap

It’s time to wrap up this post. Generally, you can opt for either the professional software in Option 1 or iTunes/iCloud to make backups without WiFi. To dig a little deeper, if you don’t want to bear the high data charges, you can turn off this feature and pick iTunes or MobiKin Assistant for iOS to back up your iPhone without WiFi. But in view of iTunes’ more obvious shortcomings, it’s wise to select the latter to run a wireless backup of your iPhone.

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Earlier today, a report indicated that some European carriers were blocking the Private Relay feature introduced by Apple with iOS 15. This feature is designed to give users an additional layer of privacy by ensuring that no one can view the websites that they visit.

Now, in addition to some carriers in Europe, it appears that T-Mobile/Sprint in the United States is also blocking iCloud Private Relay access when connected to cellular data.

Update: In a statement to 9to5Mac, a T-Mobile spokesperson said:

Customers who chose plans and features with content filtering (e.g. parent controls) do not have access to the iCloud Private Relay to allow these services to work as designed. All other customers have no restrictions.

However, many of the users we’ve heard from, and tested ourselves, do not have any such content filtering enabled. We’ve followed up with T-Mobile for additional clarification, but have not yet heard back.

Apple says that Private Relay is a feature designed to give users another layer of privacy when browsing the web. The first relay is sent through a server maintained by Apple, and the second is a third-party operator. The feature was announced at WWDC last June and initially slated for inclusion in iOS 15.

Apple ultimately shipped the feature as a “public beta,” meaning that it is disabled by default in the newest iOS 15 and macOS Monterey releases. You can manually enable it by going to Settings on your iPhone, tapping your name at the top, choosing iCloud, and choosing “Private Relay.”

T-Mobile was among the carriers in Europe that signed an open letter expressing concern about the impact of Private Relay. The carriers wrote that the feature cuts off networks and servers from accessing “vital network data and metadata and could impact “operator’s ability to efficiently manage telecommunication networks.”

In the UK, carriers including T-Mobile, EE, and others have already started blocking Private Relay usage when connected to cellular data. 9to5Mac has also now confirmed that T-Mobile is extending this policy to the United States.

This means that T-Mobile and Sprint users in the United States can no longer use the privacy-preserving iCloud Private Relay feature when connected to cellular data. An error message in the Settings app explains:

Your cellular plan doesn’t support iCloud Private Relay. With Private Relay turned off, this network can monitor your internet activity, and your IP address is not hidden from known trackers or websites.

The change does not appear to be network-wide just yet, but rather it appears T-Mobile is in the process of rolling it out. This means that some users might still be able to use iCloud Private Relay when connected to their cellular network – at least for now. The situation could also could vary based on your location or plan.

Apple has yet to comment on this situation, but it is worrisome to see carriers like T-Mobile interfering with system-level iOS features. There’s likely not much that Apple can do here, but it underscores another limitation of Private Relay as a feature as well as the power that carriers hold.

@9to5mac Looks like @TMobile USA is also blocking #icloud Public Relay. I’m a former Sprint user.

— Jon Guidry (@guidryjd) January 10, 2022

The most popular and convenient way to back up an iPhone is to use the native Apple service, iCloud. Using iCloud, a user can upload all documents, media and files on an iOS device to an online space and re-download those files on another device. The service also allows users to transfer passwords and personal settings, essentially making it possible to recreate their device.

In order to do this, however, a user will need to use Wi-Fi services. While there is no official word from Apple why they did not make the service available for cellular users, it does mean that people will not find themselves with hefty cellular charges for performing a full backup.

While it is not possible to perform a full back up, it is however possible to back up some files and media.

iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive is the name for Apple’s online storage service, which makes it possible to access files from all of your Apple devices. While it cannot perform a full iCloud backup, users are able to upload some files and media to iCloud Drive from their device without being connected to Wi-Fi.

  1. You first need to turn on iCloud Drive. You can do this by launching Settings, pressing iCloud and then choosing iCloud Drive. In here, you’ll see a toggle. Tap to switch it on, and it will appear green when it is enabled. There is also a toggle for Show on Home Screen, which you will need to enable to be able to launch the app.How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone
  2. You will also need to enable cellular uploads. In the same page on settings, you will see a toggle for Use Cellular Data towards the bottom of your screen.
  3. If you did not have iCloud Drive enabled on iOS 9 before updating to iOS 10, then you will need download the app from the App Store. Just launch App Store from the home screen, search for iCloud Drive, press Get and the download will begin.
  4. To upload files, launch the iCloud Drive app from your home screen, where you will be presented with folders that contain your files. You simply press the files that you want to move, press the Move button, and then tap on the folder that you want to move it to.

All users get 5GB of storage for free, but subscription fees allow you to upload more.

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When you use an iPhone for the first time – whether it’s a new iPhone fresh out of the box or a used phone that you’ve gotten from another user – you need to activate it to set up cellular service.

For the most part, this process is painless and straightforward thanks to the iPhone’s setup wizard.

How to activate your iPhone

First, we need to install the SIM card. This is the small chip that links your phone to the cellular network.

If you purchased a new iPhone in an Apple Store or from your wireless provider, the SIM card has probably already been installed for you. If not, or if you’re moving your SIM card from an older phone, you need to insert the SIM card yourself.

To do this, ensure the phone is turned off, and carefully insert the SIM ejection pin (you should have gotten one with your iPhone, but a paperclip can work in a pinch) into the hole on the side of the phone until a tray pops out.

1. Insert the SIM card you want to use into the tray and push it back into the phone.

Important: The SIM card you’re using need to have already been activated by the same carrier that you’re going to use the phone with. If you want to unlock your iPhone and use it with a different carrier, you’ll need to contact your current carrier.

2. Turn on your iPhone by holding down the Power button until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.

3. Begin the setup process by following the on-screen instructions.

4. When you’re asked to choose a connection option, you can choose your Wi-Fi network and enter your Wi-Fi password, or choose to activate the phone over the cellular network.

5. You may be asked to sign in with your Apple ID. This is a security feature called Activation Lock and it’s designed to prevent theft. If this is your own iPhone, log in with your Apple ID. If this phone originally belonged to someone else, you’ll need to ask the original owner to sign in with their Apple ID so you can complete the setup. You can change the Apple ID later.

It’ll take several minutes for the phone to activate. Once it’s done, you can proceed with the rest of the initial setup. Following the instructions in the setup wizard, you have several choices:

  • Restore from iCloud Backup. If you’re moving to a new iPhone and had iCloud backups set up on your old phone, you’ll want to choose this option to restore all your data.
  • Restore from Mac or PC. If you don’t use iCloud, you may have manually backed up your old iPhone using iTunes or Finder on your computer. If so, you can choose this option and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB connection cable.
  • Transfer Directly from iPhone. If you’re moving from an old iPhone to a new one, you can transfer all your data using Bluetooth. You just need to keep the two iPhones on and near each other for a while.
  • Move Data from Android. If you’re moving to the iPhone from an Android device, you can use Apple’s Move to iOS app.
  • Don’t Transfer Apps & Data. This is the simplest and fastest setup option, but you’ll be left with a factory-fresh iPhone with no apps or data installed.

How to troubleshoot an iPhone that won’t activate

If you’re having trouble activating your iPhone, there are a few things that might have gone wrong. Try these troubleshooting steps:

  • If the iPhone says that there’s no SIM card installed or the SIM card is invalid, make sure that the SIM card is compatible with the plan you currently have with your cellular provider. If it is, turn your phone off, open the SIM tray, and make sure the card is properly seated. Then reinsert the card and restart the phone.
  • Visit Apple’s System Status web page to make sure that there’s a green dot beside iOS Device Activation. If it’s offline, try activating again later.
  • If you’re trying to activate via a cellular data connection, go somewhere that has Wi-Fi and try that way instead. and try again.

If none of these help you activate your phone, contact your cellular carrier or Apple support for assistance.

The Apple ecosystem is a robust and flexible one where Apple users get to enjoy an exclusive efficiency. Apple is a master in integration, meaning you can sync your data and files and be able to access these wherever, whenever, thanks to iCloud. Of course, it requires you to back up your files regularly to make this happen. When you set up and back up files on iCloud, you can access Contacts, Photos, Notes, Messages, and more on every Apple device you own. It’s so efficient that it even allows you to restore messages off the bat.

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So, whether it’s plain text message updates, memes, links, or media, you can check your messages anytime; view them, restore when you deleted them, and even download them. This article will explore different ways to maximize messages from iCloud.

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How to Sync Messages on iCloud?

Messages or iMessage from iCloud is available for any Apple device running 11.4 or later. Thanks to iCloud sync, all data and files are available across Apple devices where an iCloud account is logged. On previous versions of the OS, Messages between an iPhone and iPad won’t automatically sync which has caused some unfavorable responses from users. This is essentially why getting iOS 11.4 or later is important to have this issue fixed.

Messages from iCloud is a feature designed to optimize your Apple device. When this feature is on, you can have all your messaging data, history, and files synced and accessed with ease on any Apple device. Moreover, you may not know it, but you might have already sent a million text messages to a single contact or multiple contacts. Your Apple device stores old text messages on the cloud to ensure your device runs efficiently without clogging it with so much data. The beauty about Messages from iCloud is you can pull these messages whenever, wherever.

Additionally, access to messages across devices is easy — thanks to this feature. So, how do you get started in using this feature?

A. Configure Your Messages Settings

To get the sync started across Apple devices, here’s what you have to do:

  1. From your iPhone (or iPad), go to your Settings app.
  2. Tap your Name to open settings for your account.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. The screen will display the list of apps where data is synced to your iCloud account. Make sure the sync for Messages is turned on.

The sync will require an active and working internet or Wi-Fi connection. Your device might also require you to plug your device into a power source to avoid interruptions while the device syncs the data and files to your iCloud. Additionally, simply make sure you have enough iCloud storage to sync the files and data you have.

Paying for the monthly phone bill can be a moment of dread for people fearing they went over their data limits. With “Unlimited Data” plans being almost a thing of the past, most cell phone owners have an imposed data limits. With the new iOS 9 updates, there have been numerous complaints of unusually high cellular data usage. If this is the case for you, we have some tips you can use to reign in that cellular data consumption.

Tips to Reduce High Data Usage on your iPhone

1. Turn Off Cellular Data Usage for iCloud

  1. Open Settings and go to iCloud.
  2. In the iCloud section tap on iCloud once more
  3. At the next screen scroll all the way to the bottom and disable “Use Cellular Data.”

When you disable this feature, iCloud will no longer use cell data to transfer docs or data, which will save power users some vital bits of data.

2. Disable Automatic Downloads on Cellular Data

  1. In Settings find App and iTunes Stores.
  2. In the Apps and iTunes Stores section, you’ll see Use Cellular Data. Turn this off and you’re good to go.

3. Disable Wi-Fi Assist

  1. Open the Settings app and find Cellular.
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom and slide the toggle for Wi-Fi Assist OFF.

Again, for folks that may have a weak Wi-Fi signal at home, you actually be using cellular data if you had Wi-Fi assist enabled. If you have had unusually high data usage, Wi-Fi assist could be the problem. But, with one problem comes more.

4. Monitor or Disable Data Hungry Apps

This is more of a general tip. But there are certain apps that you use more than others. Some of these apps won’t consume data at all and others will. It’s always good to know which apps consume data, and more importantly if those apps even need access to cellular data. How to allow icloud to use cellular data for transfers on an iphone

Be sure to prevent unnecessary, data hungry apps from using cellular data. Just toggle them off one-by-one.

5. Disable Background App Refresh

  1. Go to Settings -> General and find Background App Refresh.
  2. Open the menu and disable the function at the top. The apps will go from green to blank.
    • You can review the list of apps that had Background Refresh below the toggle.

This is option is usually disabled to save on battery life, but it works for saving on data as well.

6. Avoid Streaming High-Quality Music

  1. Open Settings and head to Music
  2. Find and disable High Quality on Cellular
  3. If you really want to avoid data fees, you can also disable Use Cellular data. With this option disabled, you will only be able to stream Apple Music over Wi-fi.

Disabling High Quality is the best option for those people who still want to listen to music over data, but don’t want the higher file size. If you use Pandora, Tidal, or Spotify, you can make sure that those only stream over Wi-Fi as well.

7. Disable Autoplay Videos on Cellular Network

Over the last few years, Facebook and Twitter have introduced a feature which autoplay the videos automatically in your timeline. It offers a great experience but with more people sharing videos on Facebook and Twitter, you’re unknowingly using up lot more data on your iPhone or cellular if you’ve autoplay videos enabled.

Check our post to find out how to prevent videos from playing automatically in Facebook and Twitter.

8. Last Resort: Avoid using cellular data completely

  1. Settings ->Cellular
  2. Turn Cellular Data OFF.

If you are not on Wi-Fi applications, like ESPN, will not load without cellular data turned off. So, no need to fear about adding extra data when this is toggled OFF.

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Those are some of the very best tips available for reducing high data usage for iPhone or cellular. Any tips that we missed? Let us know in the comments section.

Update:

If you’ve upgraded to iOS 10 or later then check out our latest tips and tricks post to reduce high data usage:

I just upgraded to OS X 10.10.3 and decided to try out the Photos app. So I enabled iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone to upload some photos.

However, it says that I need Wi-Fi to upload photos to iCloud. The problem is I don’t have a Wi-Fi connection, I only use the cellular connection for all my Internet needs.

Is there a way to upload photos to iCloud via cellular?

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Unfortunately, the answer is no:

When you turn on iCloud Photo Library on your iOS device or Mac, your photos and videos will upload after you connect to the Internet with Wi-Fi and your battery is charged.

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My father has the same issue he lives in a area where he can’t get internet. We have a hack option takes two iPhones or a iPad with Cellular what you do is the phone you want to upload photos off you tether to the iPad or iPhone it will think its on a wifi network and start uploading photos. so take a old iPhone put your sim in it and tether it to the phone and then it will work its a hack and is a pain but does work.

iCloud Photo Library uploads now seem to be available via the Cellular Data "Unlimited Updates" feature.

Settings > Photos > Cellular Data > Unlimited Updates

Unlimited Updates
Turn on for unlimited use of cellular data to upload and download to iCloud Photos when you are not connected to Wi-Fi. This may cause you to exceed your cellular data plan.

Want to upload songs to iCloud library but don’t know? This guide will show you how to add music to iCloud Music Library from computer step by step.

By Lena / Last update March 18, 2022

iCloud Music Library is a great feature that allows you to store all your favorite music files. When iCloud Music Library is enabled, you can easily access all songs on any device, as long as you log in with the same Apple ID.

However, this iCloud Music Library is a paid feature. You should subscribe to Apple Music ($9.99 monthly) or iTunes Match ($24.99 a year) and then you can choose to enable iCloud Music Library. After subscribing, you can store up to 100,000 songs, which does not count towards your iCloud storage cost.

● For anyone who has already subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match, we will show you how to add music to iCloud Music Library from computer so that you can access songs anywhere.
● If you just learned that you need a subscription to use iCloud Music Library, but don’t want to subscribe, you can let one third-party tool help you transfer music from computer to iPhone so that you can enjoy the music wherever you go.

How to Add Music to iCloud Music Library from Computer

Here we will show you how to upload songs to iCloud Music Library from PC. Please note that you should have a local copy of all your songs on computer, external hard drive, or USB flash drive. Besides, please also make sure that iTunes is the latest version.

> Add Music to iTunes Library

If your songs are already in iTunes Library, please move to the next step.

Run iTunes > Click File option > Choose Add File to Library from the drop-down list > Choose the songs you want to add to iTunes Library.

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> Turn on iCloud Music Library

In iTunes: Click Edit > Choose Preferences. > Click General > Check the box next to iCloud Music Library to enable it > Click OK to confirm.

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> How to Add Songs to iCloud Music Library

You can also choose to add songs to iCloud Music Library from PC manually.

In iTunes: Choose the songs you want to add to iCloud Music Library > Then right-click > Choose Add to iCloud Music Library option.

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That’s all. Now you can access your songs on any device when you are connected to the Internet. If you want to stream songs on iPhone or iPad over cellular data, you can go to Settings app > tap App Store > turn on Automatic Downloads.

Disadvantages:
>> The iCloud Music Library is not for free. You need to subscribe to Apple Music/ iTunes Match.
>> Two conditions need to be met to access the songs in iCloud Music Library: Internet connection & using same Apple ID.

If you don’t want to pay for the subscription or want to listen to music offline, you can let one transfer tool help you add music to iPhone/iPad directly via USB connection. Keep reading to learn more.

An Easy Way to Put Music in the Right Place

From the above, you know how to add music to iCloud Music Library from computer. Here we will show you another way to help you manage your music files.

AOMEI MBackupper is one iOS data backup & transfer tool specially designed for Windows PC. It can help you always put your purchased or non-purchased songs in the right place. You can transfer music from computer to iPhone, iPhone to computer, iPhone to another iPhone/iPad.

See how to transfer music from computer to iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper:

1. Download AOMEI MBackupper on computer. It supports all iPhone/iPad models including the latest iPhone SE 2022, iPhone 13 (Pro Max/Pro/mini), iPad Air 5, iPad mini 8.

2. Launch AOMEI MBackupper > Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable > Enter the passcode on iPhone so the tool can access your device.

3. Click Transfer to iPhone option on the Home screen.

4. Click the “+” icon > Select the songs you’d like to add to iPhone > Click Open to continue.

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5. Confirm the songs that will be transferred to your device > Finally, click Transfer.

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Conclusion

Now you know how to add music to iCloud Music Library from computer. As long as you have subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you can turn on iCloud Music Library feature to upload songs to iCloud so that you can access them on any device.

You can also let AOMEI MBackupper help you directly transfer music between computer and iPhone without waiting for the sync. In addition, you can easily share music with friends because it supports data transfer between two different Apple IDs.

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Beginning with the iPhone XR, your smartphone supports a dual SIM configuration. That means you can have one cellular plan for business and another for your personal phone. You could also use a secondary SIM for a data plan while traveling internationally. Let’s look at how to use dual SIM on your iPhone.

Wait, My iPhone Has Two SIM Slots?

No, your iPhone still only has one nano-SIM slot, but it also has an eSIM. This is a digital SIM that you can activate with a separate carrier plan from your iPhone’s nano-SIM. In fact, the iPhone 13 lineup has two eSIMs, but iOS only allows you to have two SIM cards active at a time. Still, you can use Dual SIM with either two active eSIMs or a nano-SIM and an eSIM.

To take advantage of this capability, you’ll need a cellular provider that supports eSIM and iOS 12.1 or later. If you want to be able to use FaceTime, iMessage, SMS, and MMS on both numbers, you’ll need iOS 13 or later. Want a 5G plan with Dual SIM? You’ll need to be running iOS 14.5 or later.

Setting Up an eSIM on Your iPhone

The steps you’ll need to follow to set up eSIM vary from carrier to carrier. Most will provide a QR code you scan with your iPhone camera, and it takes just a few minutes to complete. You may also need to use your carrier’s iPhone app or install an assigned plan after receiving a notification on your iPhone. This notification typically reads, “Carrier Cellular Plan Ready to Be Installed”.

There are some carriers that have you enter the information manually. Finally, you can also transfer an eSIM from your previous iPhone.

Getting Your Dual SIM Configured

First, as you set up your Dual SIM configuration, make sure you label each of your plans. iOS offers a list of labels to choose from, like “Primary,” “Secondary,” “Personal,” or “Business.” You can also enter a custom label.

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You should also configure which line to use by default, when calling or texting numbers that aren’t in your contacts. You’ll be able to set which number to use for your contacts individually. Here, you can also choose which cellular plans to use for iMessage or FaceTime. On iOS 13 or later, you can choose either or both numbers.

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This is also where you’ll choose which number Is your default, or which one should be used for data only. You can choose both numbers for cellular data, but will need to enable Allow Cellular Data Switching for this to work.

How to Change Which Line Uses Cellular Data

Your iPhone can only use cellular data from one carrier plan at a time. To change which cellar data plan you want to use, follow these steps.

  1. Go to Settings > Cellular Data > Cellular Data.
  2. Tap the number you want to use for cellular data.

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This is also where you can enable Allow Cellular Data Switching. When this is turned on, when you’re on a voice call using your voice-only number, that number automatically switches to use voice and data. This lets you use both voice and data while on the call.

If you turn off Allow Cellular Data Switching and you’re active on a voice number that isn’t your designated cellular data number, cellular data won’t work while you’re on the call.

Making the Most of Your Dual SIM Setup

Now comes the fun part. You can specify which of your cellular plans to use when calling or messaging each of your contacts. Of course, once you’ve called someone from your contacts, your iPhone will remember which number you used. To change it, just follow these steps.

  1. Tap the contact.
  2. Tap Preferred Cellular Plan.
  3. Tap the number you want to use for that contact.

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That’s all there is to it. Henceforth, your iPhone will automatically use your preferred phone number when calling or messaging that contact.

Making and Receiving Calls

Assuming both of your numbers are set up for making and receiving calls, you can do just that with either one. In iOS 13 and later, you can answer an incoming call on your other number, if it supports Wi-Fi calling. Just make sure, if you’re on a call using a line that isn’t your default cellular data line, you have Allow Cellular Data Switching turned on.

Before you place a call, you can switch which number you’ll be using.

  1. Enter the phone number you want to call, but don’t press the green phone button.
  2. Tap the current phone number (or label) at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the number you want to use.

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You’ll follow a similar method to choose which phone number to send messages using iMessage or SMS/MMS. After tapping the phone number or name for the person you’re messaging, tap the current phone number or label, followed by the one you want to use.

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Understanding Dual SIM Status Icons

The status bar at the top of your iPhone screen shows the signal strength of both carriers. When you open Control Center, you’ll see even more information. This includes the network type (LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi, etc.). When you have Allow Cellular Data Switching turned on, the status bar also shows which number is currently using cellular data.

Apple this week released iOS 12.4, the newest version of iOS 12 available for iPhones and iPads. One of the new features in iOS 12.4 is an updated data migration option that uses device to device transfers rather than relying on iCloud.

Apple didn’t provide much information on the new data migration feature, so we thought we’d check it out in our latest YouTube video.

Quick Start confirms your Apple ID and then uses the camera to pair the two devices to one another by scanning an animation. After the pairing process completes (which includes the setup of Touch ID and Face ID), you’ll see the new “Transfer from ‌iPhone‌” option.

Transferring from ‌iPhone‌, as the name suggests, bypasses ‌iCloud‌ and migrates data from one ‌iPhone‌ to another in a device to device capacity, which means it’s done offline.

Prior to Apple’s introduction of this feature, Quick Start only offered a “Download from ‌iCloud‌” option which required an ‌iCloud‌ backup.

The new ‌iPhone‌ to ‌iPhone‌ option is a useful way to transfer data for those who only have 5GB of free Apple storage, as there’s not always enough room to create an ‌iCloud‌ backup. It’s also useful when Wi-Fi connection speeds are limited, and it will ultimately make it quicker to get a new ‌iPhone‌ up and running.

It works similarly to an ‌iCloud‌ backup or an iTunes backup, transferring over information like photos, app information, device preferences and settings, and more. App data is transferred over, but as with an ‌iCloud‌ backup, apps are downloaded directly from the App Store rather than from your existing ‌iPhone‌.

The amount of time that it takes to transfer data from one ‌iPhone‌ to another will vary based on what’s on the existing ‌iPhone‌, but Apple provides a data transfer estimate on the main data transfer screen.

Using this method, it’s faster to get photos, music, and other media from one ‌iPhone‌ to another because there’s no longer a need to wait for that content to download from ‌iCloud‌.

The new ‌iPhone‌ to ‌iPhone‌ data transfer process requires both devices to be running the release version of iOS 12.4 or later, and it won’t work on devices running earlier versions of iOS 12.

‌iPhone‌ to ‌iPhone‌ data transfers can be done over Wi-Fi, but there’s also an option to transfer data using a wired connection by utilizing a USB3 Camera Adapter and a Lightning cable.