Set iPhone To Use Cellular Data For Automatic Downloads – How To

Uzair Ghani
Posted May 23, 2016
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Here’s how you can set iPhone to automatically download apps, music, books and updates using cellular data, not just WiFi.

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In most parts of the world, cellular providers do not offer unlimited data plans to consume. And while some users do have that luxury, it can get confusing at times what one should do with all that data. If you found yourself in that confusion then the first thing you should do is set your iPhone to automatically download apps music, books and updates over cellular data, ensuring that you stay up to date even when you’re not at home or connected to a WiFi network.

The steps are extremely simple to follow and you can get up to speed immediately. Simply pick up your iPhone and read through. Also, if you do not have an unlimited data plan at hand, then we highly recommend that you refrain from enabling this feature otherwise you’ll burn through your allotted bandwidth at a very fast pace.

1. Launch the Settings app from your iPhone’s home screen in iOS.

2. Scroll down and tap on ‘iTunes & App Store.’

3. See that ‘Use Cellular Data’ toggle switch? Tap to turn it ON.

From here on in your iPhone will download app updates, music, apps, books over cellular data instead of just WiFi. Also keep in mind that you should move the Music, Books & Audiobooks, Apps and Updates toggle switch to the ON position as well for the magic to completely happen over cellular data. But if you’re asking for our opinion then we suggest that you keep your option limited to just the ‘Updates’ toggle switch.

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Users should also be vary of the fact that since the downloads will be happening over cellular data, therefore your iPhone will see a dramatic drop in battery life during usage, provided you’re seeing a lot of updates happening in the background. And if you’re a person who cherishes battery life the most, then we highly recommend that you go against turning on the automatic downloads feature.

If you’re asking us, we personally believe this is the best way you can utilize your truly unlimited data plan while on the go. But at the same time, it does have its disadvantages – battery life for instance. But you already have a power bank in your pocket to make up for that, right?

If you found today’s tip useful, then be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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