why cant i Turn on cellular data for Some Apps iOS 14? Here’s Real Fix

Last Updated on Aug 19, 2020

Perhaps you seem messed up in cellular data setting after iOS update on iPhone. The latest edition, as usual, many iDevice users are reporting their problems. That the can’t turn cellular data on for individual apps on iPhone, iPad. So what are you suffering from such kind of problem? Then don’t take any prompt action on it and do not hapless any feature enable or disable. Because due to that behavior, you’ll get some other unexpected errors.

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You’re not alone in a problem, even though many folks are having the problem after updating iOS, likely battery percentage not showing, could not activate cellular data network as well big problem can’t turn mobile data on for individual apps on iPhone, iPad.

It happens due to might your iPhone or iPad in Airplane Mode at that time you can’t access Mobile/Cellular data to start the internet apart from Wi-Fi. However, we recommend you follow the best workaround as an alternate way to fix can’t turn on cellular data for some apps on iPhone, iPad in the latest iOS.

Alternate Ways How to Fix Can’t Turn Cellular Data on For individual Apps on iPhone

To use Online Applications without a Wi-Fi network, the Apple iPhone has Celluar data options that are offered by a carrier company and so that is an alternate way of Wi-Fi to go online.

Data is not free, it comes as a Package with different tariffs. Either you should purchase Postpaid (billing cycle) Data or you will have to buy Prepaid data. [Best Data Plan for your Phone]

Note Apple iPhone XS, and later all models have two Sim Card: one is a physical sim and the second is an e-Sim card. So choose the correct card when you would like to use cellular data.

Solution #1: Kindly Make Sure That You Have Enabled Cellular Data/ Mobile Data For Your Apple iPhone

If you cannot turn on Cellular Data, you will turn cellular data off or on for any apps. First Turn on Mobile Data on iPhone, Use it When WiFi is off. Then Disable Mobile Data for the Selected app only.

  • Step #1: Open the Settings App on your iPhone or Cellular iPad.
  • Step #2: Tap Cellular or Mobile
  • Step #3: Make sure Cellular Data or Mobile Data is on/Green.
  • Tap cellular and turn cellular data toggle Green On

    Tap cellular and turn cellular data toggle Green On

  • Step #4: Now Scroll to Down and Turn off Mobile Data/Cellular Data for Particular app. here I gonna disable Mobile Data for Facebook App [Becuase Facebook Video consume more data, After that whenever open Facebook on Mobile Data, You will see a popup like in below screen].

    Turn off Mobile Data for Individual App from Settings- Disabled for FaceBook

    Turn off Mobile Data for Individual App from Settings- Disabled for FaceBook

  • That’s it.

If the toggle is ON, however, data doesn’t work then check your Phone not consumed all of the cellular data. if all data consumed then renew the data plan. or Buy a recharge coupon from a nearby Carrier Store.

You can go with the next solution if you are unable to turn cellular data On for specific app (sometimes Cellular data setting greyed out dut to enabled restrictions by you knowingly or maybe as a parent your father or mother not allow You some app with cellular data) because it can convert into a big data bill in the next cycle.

Prevent Any App Use Mobile Data for Individual App on Android Mobile

Can you prevent Apps from Using Data Completely on Android Mobile Like iOS? The answer is Yes.

For Android users, We can restrict mobile data usage for the Backgroud app. Follow the Below steps to Disable Mobile Data use for a Particular app only that you don’t want using in Background Data.

  • Settings > Network & internet > Data Usage [This Screen will see the Data Usage in the past by Install apps on android mobile].
  • To manage Mobile Data for an individual app, Select Data warning & limit.
  • Here you can add the Number of GBs that you acquire. For example, if you have 5GBs Data then set here 5GB. So After 5GB data used, Mobile Data will automatically disabled.

  • Settings > Network & internet > Data Usage > App Data Usage [This screen will see the list of app and used Data by individual app].

  • Tap on a particular app from the list.
  • Here you see the two options, First is Backgroud Data [Turn off Toggle to stop using Data in Backgroud], and the Second option is Unrestricted data usage [Turn off this toggle that prevents from Data usage when data server is on].
  • That’s it.

  • Settings > Network & internet > Data Usage > Data Server [This option prevent from Sending and Receving Data in backgroud].

Android Mobile: Use Third-Party App To Completely Turn Off Mobile Data Use

  • To Completely Turn off Mobile Data Usage on Android Mobile, Use Third-Party app that manages all the apps installed on your Android mobile. NetGuard – Free app for android mobile to Restrict internet access from WiFi or Mobile Data. Just install this app on Mobile, Find all the apps alphabetically and Manage Mobile data and WiFi access for the individual apps using the option given in front of the app name. WiFi restriction helps in if you are using Metered/Personal hotspot connection on your Android device.
Restrict Data Usage on Android Mobile using app

Restrict Data Usage on Android Mobile using the app

  • Alternatively, also GlassWire app for android mobile is also helpful to track the data usage and Prevent from using Mobile Data. Real-time Graph show which app using WiFi or Mobile Data. Enable Firewall for Particular app and Stop Using your Data quickly and Easily.
Restrict Data Usage on Android Mobile using app 2

Restrict Data Usage on Android Mobile using app 2

  • That’s it.

Solution 2: Make Sure Cellular Data/Mobile Data Apps Change Allow is Not under Restrictions on iPhone

You can verify this using below given steps:

  • Step 1. Go to the Settings app
  • Step 2: Tap on Screen Time. [First Check Screen Time is On or Off if Screen Time is off then turn on first and correct the changes using the steps below.]
  • Step 3: Scroll and Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions. Next Turn toggle Content & Privacy Restrictions toggle is ON.

    Remove Restrictions for Cellular Data for individual app

    Remove Restrictions for Cellular Data for individual app

  • Step 4: Scroll down to Cellular Data Changes – Tap and Select it Allow.
  • Allow Cellular Data Changes Restriction on iPhone

Allow Cellular Data Changes Restriction on iPhone


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Solution 3: Force Restart iPhone or iPad to Turn Cellular Data on for some Apps on iPhone or iPad

Tip for force Reboot iPhone 11 (Pro Max),iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X, and iPhone 8 Plus

  • Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button
  • Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button
  • Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.
  • To Start the iPhone, Again press the Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.

To Force Reset, Press and hold Power (Wake/Sleep) and Home button simultaneously until you appear the Apple logo. Turn the device on the back and Go to Mobile/ Cellular Data settings, then try to turn on/ turn off for Some apps.Force Restart iPhone X and later iPhone 8 Plus

Tip For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users – Get Force Reboot guide. If you get the same problem, then go for the following workaround.Force Restart Apple iPhone 5S iPhone 6 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

I hope you got a success!! If you have any solution which not mentioned above?

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Solution #4: Restore your iPhone or iPad

Take a Fresh backup copy and restore old back up to fix hard issues on your iOS or iPadOS device. In most of the case, Clean restore is an ideal solution.

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