iPhone SE – How to Disable Cellular Data Roaming

Some cellular providers offer unlimited data plans, which is nice for iPhone owners that were always close to, or exceeding, their monthly data limits. Some of these plans will throttle data at a certain point, but at least it’s still usable, and you usually aren’t being charged extra.

But one of the ways that you can wind up paying additional data charges is if you are using your phone while you are roaming on another network. This can happen a lot if you travel internationally, so you might be looking for a way to ensure that you aren’t surprised by a large phone bill when you get home. Our tutorial below will show you where to find and disable the cellular data roaming setting on your iPhone SE.


How to Turn Off Cellular Data Roaming on an iPhone SE

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE, in iOS 10.3.2. This guide will change a setting on your iPhone so that the device will no longer download data when it is roaming. This will prevent you from getting any roaming charges for data usage, such as when traveling internationally. Note that you will still be able to access the Internet when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

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Step 2: Select the Cellular option.

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Step 3: Choose the Cellular Data Options button.

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Step 4: Touch the Roaming button.

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Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Data Roaming to turn it off. You can also elect to turn off Voice Roaming as well. Note that Data Roaming will automatically be turned off if you elect to turn off Voice Roaming.

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