How to Turn Off Low Data Mode on iPhone

Cellular Data

Noticing your web pages loading slower than usual on your iPhone? Always have to manually update the applications? Turning off Low Data Mode might help.

Apple introduced the ‘Low Data Mode’ with iOS 13, it helped users in more than one way. First and foremost being the less usage of data over cellular and WiFi, which helped users to save their precious data when they were on a metered connection.

When enabled, it prevents automatic updates and restricts the ‘Background app refresh’ for most of the apps, and the network switches to a slower spectrum. Which in turn, helped users to also save battery along with data.

However, in present times, when the data is getting cheaper every day and unlimited data plans are floating all around, you might want to turn off the mode on your iPhone.

Why Turn Off Low Data Mode?

You might ask, what would be the harm of leaving it permanently on if it saves you expensive data. Well, first of all, iPhones are not designed to work on fewer data. Also, many of the installed applications might not behave as intended. Thus, leaving the option always enabled can seriously hamper your iOS user experience.

Turn Off Low Data Mode for Mobile Data/Cellular Data

First, tap on the settings icon from the home screen of your iOS device.

Next, tap on the ‘Mobile Data’ option from the settings menu.

select mobile data from the settings menu
You may see the option named ‘Cellular Data’ depending on the language preferences of the device.

After that tap on the ‘Mobile Data Options’ situated right below the ‘Mobile Data’ option.

tap on mobile data options

Finally, tap on the toggle switch to turn off ‘Low Data Mode’ on your iOS device.

toggle to turn off low data mode for mobile data

Turn Off Low Data Mode for Wi-Fi

Turning off Low Data Mode for WiFi is as straightforward as turning off the mode for ‘Mobile Data’.

First tap on the ‘Settings’ app on the home screen of your device.

Next, tap on the ‘Wi-Fi’ option from the settings menu.

After that, tap on information (i) icon situated on right far end of the menu option.

Now, tap on the toggle switch to turn off the ‘Low Data Mode’ for Wi-Fi.

Toggle to turn off low data mode for wifi

With the data mode restored to normal, you would not have to manually download the updates for the apps installed on your iOS device. Also, you might notice your web pages loading faster than before.