How to Use Cellular Data for iCloud Drive on an iPhone 7

In recent years iCloud has become more and more integrated with the iPhone. Recently this has included the addition of something called Google Drive, which is a feature that takes advantage of the cloud storage that are associated with your iCloud account. You can start working on something on your iPhone, sync it to iCloud Drive, then resume working on that project with another device that shares your iCloud account.

This file syncing typically occurs over a Wi-Fi connection in order to minimize data usage, but you might find that you need to take advantage of this iCloud Drive data syncing when you can’t connect to Wi-Fi. Our guide below will show you how to enable iCloud Drive syncing over a cellular connection.


How to Sync Data to iCloud Drive Over Cellular in iOS 10

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. Note that this may result in significant data usage depending upon the amount of files and their file sizes that you need to sync to iCloud Drive. Be sure to monitor your cellular data usage if you are on a plan with a limited amount of monthly data.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

iphone 7 settings app



Step 2: Select the Cellular option near the top of the screen.

iphone cellular menu



Step 3: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of iCloud Drive to enable it.

how to enable cellular data for icloud drive on iphone 7



Do you need to limit the amount of cellular data that you or someone you know are using? It’s possible to set up your iPhone so that it isn’t able to use any cellular data. Read this article to see the settings that you need to use in order to enable this.

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