How to Turn On Data Roaming on an iPhone 7

If you are planning to travel internationally, then it’s likely that someone told you to be careful about roaming charges. There are numerous horror stories about people that didn’t take any precautions before traveling to another country and used their cell phones in the same manner that they would in their own country. Many cellular providers require you to either activate an international component of your plan to receive discounted rates, or simply avoid using your cell phone while you are in a different country.

But you may find that you need to use data on your iPhone while you are traveling, so you need to enable data roaming on the device. Our guide below will show you where to find that setting so that you can turn on data roaming for your iPhone 7.


How to Enable Data Roaming on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.1. Once you have followed the steps in this guide, data roaming will be enabled on your iPhone 7. This means that your device will be able to download data while the device is roaming, which could cause an increase in your cellular data charges.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

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Step 2: Select the Cellular option.

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Step 3: Tap the Cellular Data Options button at the top of the screen.

open the cellular data options menu



Step 4: Select the Roaming option.

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Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Voice & Data Roaming.

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Step 6: Touch the button to the right of Data Roaming to turn it on. Note that you will need to have voice roaming enabled as well if you wish to enable data roaming.

how to turn on data roaming on an iphone 7



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