How to Turn Off Roaming on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

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How to Turn Off Roaming on iPhone

Are you tired of receiving unexpected charges on your phone bill due to roaming? Don’t worry, turning off roaming on your iPhone is a simple process. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to disable roaming and help you avoid unnecessary expenses.

Step 1: Accessing Your iPhone Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the “Settings” app. It is usually represented by a gear icon.

Step 2: Navigating to Cellular Settings

After opening the “Settings” app, scroll down until you find the “Cellular” or “Mobile Data” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Disabling Data Roaming

Within the “Cellular” settings, look for the “Data Roaming” option. By default, it is enabled.

To turn off data roaming, tap on the toggle switch next to it. Once disabled, your iPhone will no longer connect to cellular networks when abroad.

Note: Disabling data roaming means you won’t be able to use cellular data while traveling internationally. However, you can still use Wi-Fi for internet access.

Step 4: Confirming Roaming Deactivation

If successful, the toggle switch next to “Data Roaming” should now be grayed out or in an off position.


  • To ensure that data roaming stays off even after restarting your iPhone, double-check the settings periodically.
  • If you plan on using data services while abroad, consider purchasing a local SIM card or an international roaming package from your service provider.
  • Remember, turning off data roaming doesn’t affect making or receiving calls and text messages.


By following these simple steps, you can easily turn off roaming on your iPhone and prevent unexpected charges. Remember to enable data roaming only when necessary to avoid unnecessary expenses while traveling. Safe travels!

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