Posted by David Court 30 July 2013
How to disable the internet connection on your smartphone: turn off your mobile phone's data
If you're approaching your data limit or are going on holiday soon and want to avoid roaming charges, then you might want to completely disable your smartphone's internet connection. Here's where we show you how to disable the internet/data connection on an iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry smartphone.
How to disable the internet/data connection on an Android smartphone
Go to Settings and select the option Data usage. From here simply turn slider across the Mobile data switch from on to off. Alternatively, most Android smartphones will let you quickly turn on/off by sliding your finger down from the top of the screen and then simply deselecting the Data icon.
How to disable the internet/data connection on an iPhone
Turning off the internet connection on an iPhone is pretty easy too. Simply go to Settings > General > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Network and then turn off Mobile Data. From here you can also instruct your iPhone to only turn off data when your are abroad. See also: How to turn off 3G and mobile data on an iPhone.
How to disable the internet/data connection on a BlackBerry smartphone
Pull your finger down from the top of the screen and open Settings. You then need to open Network Connections and Mobile Network, from here it's as simple as flicking the Data Services switch from on to off.
How to disable the internet/data connection on a Windows Phone 8 device
Turning off the internet/data connection on Windows Phone 8 devices is probably the easiest of all smartphones. Swipe left and bring up the alphabetical list of Apps > go to Settings > turn data connection off. Take a look at How to update a Windows Phone smartphone too.