Disable Cellular Network Data on iPhone with unlockit APN (How To)

Disable Cellular Network Data on iPhone with unlockit APN (How To)

This article is for those iPhone owners who didn’t sign up for a data plan and are being charged for packets of data sent from your iPhone when a WiFi connection is not around.  Normally, your provider can disable data transfer for you, but they do not guarantee it works.  I found out the hard way and was charged excessive amounts for data packets being sent.  After two attempts from my provider, data was still being transferred and the best they could do is credit my account 50% of the additional data charges.

To the rescue, there is a free iPhone application called “APN Changer” which changes your iPhone APN to an invalid APN.  In short, your iPhone will not able to access Cellular Network Data because it is in effect configured incorrectly for this, don’t worry you can disable it easily.  This application has worked for me and a lot of other people.

Here’s a quick how to:

  1. From your iPhone visit www.unlockit.co.nz
  2. Select Continue
  3. Select Disable Data (FakeAPN)
  4. Click Install
  5. Install Profile will install (try again if it doesn’t work).

Here are some relevant screen shots to assist:

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You can verify that it is working by disabling WiFi and trying to access the Internet.  You should get a popup screen like below:

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Lastly, you should check your data usage to make sure it’s really working.  Look at the last category in the screen shot below “Cellular Network Data”.  All zero bytes is a good thing!

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Some may ask why someone would buy an iPhone if they don’t want a data plan. My answer is that a large majority of people have WiFi at home and at work, so the only time they would use a 3G/Edge network would be during transit, or perhaps during lunch/coffee breaks.  Data plans (in Canada) cost at least 25 bucks additional per month which in one year adds up to the cost of of buying an iPhone through a plan.

If you found this application useful, you can thank Craig Whitmore and can paypal donate by visiting www.unlockit.co.nz.

4 Responses to “Disable Cellular Network Data on iPhone with unlockit APN (How To)”

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  3. Meme says:

    Does this thing will work in iphone 3Gs?

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