- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
Not so much on the phone itself but on a cell enabled iPad I used to do it all the time. Seeing as how the data is limited to usually about 2gigs a month you wouldn't want it to be wasting it doing email pulls, messaging, app updates (I mean like data in the apps not actual new version), etc...Is disabling the cellular data really a commonly used feature though? The only time I've needed it was when I was on a temporary prepaid card where they would bill by the hour, and that only lasted me a month.
On a normal plan, why would you disabled the data?
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Maybe HK phone plans are different, but many many many people in the US have data plans of 2GB or less, and often turn off data so as not to use it up with auto updating apps, etc.
My friend who just got a smart phone has like 100mb limit, she basically turns off cell data unless she needs it and uses wi-fi most of the time.
That's all configurable as well actually. Default is wi-fi only.App updates only happen when connected to WiFi actually, same with iCloud photo upload and actually pretty much all Apple services that are not critical.