When you travel outside of your city or country, your iPhone may lose its connectivity. If you want to use your phone’s functions, such as receiving messages, making phone calls, or surfing the internet, you need to turn on the roaming feature on iPhone 14. In this blog post, we are going to tell you how to turn on roaming on an iPhone 14.
Why You Need to Turn on Roaming on iPhone 14
Roaming feature allows your iPhone to connect to other carriers’ networks outside of your home country or region. If you are traveling abroad, and want to use internet data, make calls to home or make local calls, you will need to turn on the roaming feature. Without it, even if your iPhone shows that it is connected to a Wi-Fi network, you still will not be able to access the internet or use phone functions.
Method 1: Via iPhone Settings
If you want to turn on roaming on your iPhone 14, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go to the "Settings" on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on "Mobile Data".
Step 3: Turn on the "Mobile Data" feature.
Step 4: From the "Mobile Data" screen, tap on "Roaming".
Step 5: Turn on the "Data Roaming" feature.
– Easy and most common way to activate roaming.
– Free of charge.
– If you don’t turn off the "Data Roaming" feature after use, you may incur high extra charges on your phone bill or card.
Method 2: Via carrier iPhone app or website
Another way to turn on roaming is via your carrier’s app or website.
Step 1: Download and install your carrier’s app on your iPhone 14.
Step 2: Log in to your carrier’s app and find "Roaming".
Step 3: Turn on "Roaming".
– Many carriers provide apps, which are easy to use.
– You can turn on or off roaming feature, check usage, and make payments.
– You may need to pay a fee to use the carrier’s app to access the roaming feature.
– Not all carriers have their own app.
Method 3: Via dialing
The last method to enable roaming on iPhone 14 is via calling your carrier.
Step 1: Dial your carrier’s hotline or customer service number.
Step 2: Tell the operator that you wish to enable roaming on your account.
Step 3: The operator will guide you to turn on roaming.
– Someone from the carrier guides you to activate it.
– You can ask any questions and get prompt answers.
– It can be time-consuming, and you may need to wait in line for a long time.
What to Do If You Can’t Turn on Roaming on iPhone 14
If you can’t turn on roaming on your iPhone 14, double-check if your phone is unlocked. If it is not, then you need to contact your carrier to unlock it. You can also try to reset your network settings. Tap on the "Settings" on your iPhone, click on the "General" tab, and scroll down to click on "Reset", and then select "Reset Network Settings". If these steps don’t work, call your carrier customer service to get help.
If you only need data while roaming, we recommend turning off background app refresh and automatic downloads. This will help you save data and reduce charges.
Q1: How much data would I need when I turn on roaming?
A: It depends on the activities you are going to do while roaming. If you are only going to check emails or light browsing, you may consume 50-100 MB a day. If you are going to watch videos, stream music, you may need 500 MB to 1 GB per day.
Q2: Why can’t I turn on the roaming feature?
A: First, check if your phone is unlocked. If it is, then try to reset the network settings. If it still does not work, call your carrier customer service for help.
Q3: Will I incur extra charges if I forget to turn off the roaming feature after use?
A: Yes. Roaming charges are much higher than local charges. If you don’t turn off the roaming feature after you finish using it, you may incur high extra charges.
Q4: Can I use roaming if I use a prepaid SIM card?
A: It depends on the policies of the prepaid card provider. Some prepaid SIM cards have the roaming feature built-in, while others require extra fees to activate it.
Q5: Do all carriers have their own app?
A: No. Not all carriers have their own app. You can easily check by searching for your carrier’s name on the App Store.
Enabling the roaming feature on iPhone 14 is easy and will help you stay connected when you travel abroad. Don’t forget to turn off the feature after use to avoid extra charges. If you have any issues turning on roaming, call your carrier’s customer service for help.