For people who have capped monthly cellular data plan, knowing how much data is used for a certain period of time is important. That’s why iPhone 13 has a setting that allows you to view your current data usage.
You can also reset the said data usage statistics so that you’ll have a more accurate reading each month. Aside from that, you will be able to choose the app you want to have access to cellular data network.
This is to prevent unwanted and unimportant apps to use data without your knowledge.
Resetting Cellular Data Statistics and Settings on iPhone 13
When Wi-Fi is disabled or if there’s no available Wi-Fi network in range, your iPhone 13 will automatically connect to the Internet via mobile data, provided that the service is enabled and that you have enough credits on your account to use such service.
It’s slightly slower than the Wi-Fi but you can always expect your Internet to work even when you’re mobile. That’s why it’s also a very important alternative as it connects you with others anytime, anywhere.
Most cellular data plans are capped. Meaning, you’ll only be allowed to use a certain amount of data monthly for free.
If you go beyond the cap, then your service provider will have to charge for the extra data you’ve used, which will be reflected on your next bill and it might not be cheap.
That’s why it’s important to track your total cellular data usage so that you won’t have to pay more than you’re supposed to.
You have to reset the cellular data usage statistics each month to give you an accurate reading.
Here’s how it’s done on your iPhone 13:
Step 1: When everything is ready, unlock your iPhone to access the Home screen.
On the Home screen, you will see different shortcut controls or icons for launching pre-installed and downloaded apps.
Step 2: Tap on the Settings icon to proceed.
The main settings menu opens next. Here, you will see a list of all basic and advanced iOS features you can manage and utilize.
Step 3. Tap Cellular to proceed.
The Cellular Data menu opens with a list of all relevant features and settings.
It is also in this page where you can choose which app you want to use the mobile data. Simply toggle the switches of the apps that you don’t want to access the Internet when using mobile data.
Step 4. To reset cellular data settings, tap Cellular Data Network.
Another menu opens, highlighting the current cellular data settings, MMS, APN, Personal Hotspot and other relevant features.
Step 5. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Then, tap Reset Settings.
A pop up message will appear, asking if you really want to reset all network-related settings to their original values.
Step 6. Tap Reset to confirm.
Doing so will erase all current cellular data settings and then restore the original data configuration.
Step 7. To reset cellular data statistics, tap the Left Arrow on the upper-left corner of the screen.
Doing so will route you back to the Cellular menu.
Step 8. Scroll down to the bottom section and then tap Reset Statistics.
A pop up menu will appear, asking if you want to reset cellular data usage statistics.
Step 9. Tap Reset Statistics to confirm.
The current cellular data usage statistics will then be deleted and the meter will be back to zero.
Aside from that, you can also create your own cellular plan that fits your needs. Just go to the Cellular screen again, and then tap Add Cellular Plan.
This works on both postpaid and prepaid subscriptions and it allows you to control how much data is used data or for a certain period of time.
Moreover, if you want to remove the cap on your account or want to have new cellular data options, call your service provider. This is the best plan for people who just want to turn cellular data on all the time.
Troubleshooting Cellular Data Issues
Some users reported of problems connecting to the Internet using cellular data and if you’re one of them, here’s what you should check and do:
- make sure you haven’t used up your cellular data usage allocation for the month
- make sure you’re getting a good signal reception
- try doing the forced restart to refresh your phone’s memory
- enable Airplane Mode for a few seconds and re-enable it
- reset the the cellular data settings
- reset the network settings of your iPhone
We hope that this simple tutorial can help you.