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  • Press Settings.
  • Press Privacy.
  • Press Location Services.
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  • Press the indicator next to "Location Services" to turn the function on or off.
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  • Press the required application.
  • Press the required setting to turn the function on or off.
  • Press Location Services.
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  • Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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  • Press Settings.
  • Press iCloud.
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  • Press iCloud Drive.
  • Press the indicator next to "iCloud Drive" to turn file synchronisation on or off.
  • Press the indicator next to "Use Mobile Data" to turn file synchronisation via the mobile network on or off.
  • Press arrow left.
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  • Press Photos.
  • Press the indicator next to "iCloud Photo Library" to turn the function on or off.
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  • Press the indicator next to "Upload to My Photo Stream" to turn the function on or off.
  • Press arrow left.
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  • Press the indicator next to the required data type to turn synchronisation on or off.
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  • Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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  • Press Settings.
  • Press Mobile Data.
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  • Press the indicator next to "Mobile Data" to turn the function on or off.
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  • Press the indicator next to the required application to turn the function on or off.
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  • Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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  • Press Settings.
  • Press Mobile Data.
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  • Press the indicator next to "Wi-Fi Assist" to turn the function on or off.
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  • Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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  • Press Settings.
  • Press iTunes & App Store.
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  • Press the indicator next to "Updates" to turn the function on or off.
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  • Press the indicator next to "Use Mobile Data" to turn the function on or off.
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  • Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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  • Press Settings.
  • Press Notifications.
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  • Press the required application.
  • Press the indicator next to "Allow Notifications" to turn notifications for the selected application on or off.
  • Press Notifications to save the settings.
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  • Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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  • Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
  • Press the required notification and follow the instructions on the screen to use the selected function.
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  • Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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My phone uses a large amount of mobile data

If your phone uses a large amount of mobile data, there may be several causes of the problem.

We found 6 possible solutions to your problem.

Click Start the guide to see the solutions.

Solution 1 of 6: GPS position usage for applications is turned on
Your phone can determine your geographical position using GPS (Global Positioning System). The information about your location can be used by a number of applications on your phone such as navigation, the search function or weather forecast.
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Step 1 of 8

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 8

Press Privacy.

Step 3 of 8

Press Location Services.

Step 4 of 8

Press the indicator next to "Location Services" to turn the function on or off.

Step 5 of 8

Press the required application.

Step 6 of 8

Press the required setting to turn the function on or off.

Step 7 of 8

Press Location Services.

Step 8 of 8

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 2 of 6: Mobile data usage for iCloud Drive is turned on
You can synchronise the contents of your phone using iCloud enabling you to access the contents from different devices or restore them if you lose your phone. To use iCloud, you need to activate your Apple ID on your phone.
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Step 1 of 12

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 12

Press iCloud.

Step 3 of 12

You can synchronise the files on your phone, such as presentations, spreadsheets, PDF files and other kinds of documents with other devices using iCloud.

Press iCloud Drive.

Step 4 of 12

You can synchronise the files on your phone, such as presentations, spreadsheets, PDF files and other kinds of documents with other devices using iCloud.

Press the indicator next to "iCloud Drive" to turn file synchronisation on or off.

Step 5 of 12

You can synchronise the files on your phone, such as presentations, spreadsheets, PDF files and other kinds of documents with other devices using iCloud.

Press the indicator next to "Use Mobile Data" to turn file synchronisation via the mobile network on or off.

Step 6 of 12

You can synchronise the files on your phone, such as presentations, spreadsheets, PDF files and other kinds of documents with other devices using iCloud.

Press arrow left.

Step 7 of 12

Press Photos.

Step 8 of 12

Press the indicator next to "iCloud Photo Library" to turn the function on or off.

Step 9 of 12

Press the indicator next to "Upload to My Photo Stream" to turn the function on or off.

Step 10 of 12

Press arrow left.

Step 11 of 12

Press the indicator next to the required data type to turn synchronisation on or off.

Step 12 of 12

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 3 of 6: Mobile data usage for applications is turned on
You can limit your data usage by turning off mobile data. You'll then not be able to access the internet using the mobile network. You can still use Wi-Fi even though mobile data is turned off.
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Step 1 of 5

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 5

Press Mobile Data.

Step 3 of 5

Press the indicator next to "Mobile Data" to turn the function on or off.

Step 4 of 5

Press the indicator next to the required application to turn the function on or off.

Step 5 of 5

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 4 of 6: Automatic mobile data usage is turned on
You can set your phone to use mobile data automatically when the connection to the Wi-Fi network is weak. To turn Wi-Fi Assist on or off, you need to turn on mobile data.
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Step 1 of 4

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 4

Press Mobile Data.

Step 3 of 4

Press the indicator next to "Wi-Fi Assist" to turn the function on or off.

Step 4 of 4

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 5 of 6: Automatic update of apps via mobile network is turned on
You can select whether your apps should be updated to the newest version automatically or manually. See how to install an app.
Previous slide
Step 1 of 5

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 5

Press iTunes & App Store.

Step 3 of 5

Press the indicator next to "Updates" to turn the function on or off.

Step 4 of 5

Press the indicator next to "Use Mobile Data" to turn the function on or off.

Step 5 of 5

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 6 of 6: Notifications are turned on
You can set your phone to display notifications about missed calls, new messages and appointments in the status bar at the top of the screen.
Previous slide
Step 1 of 9

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 9

Press Notifications.

Step 3 of 9

Press the required application.

Step 4 of 9

Press the indicator next to "Allow Notifications" to turn notifications for the selected application on or off.

Step 5 of 9

Press Notifications to save the settings.

Step 6 of 9

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Step 7 of 9

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 8 of 9

Press the required notification and follow the instructions on the screen to use the selected function.

Step 9 of 9

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

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Last updated: 4/4/2019
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