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Even iOS 9.0.1 Doesn’t Fix Cellular Data Issue on iPhone / iPad


When Apple released the new iOS 9.0.1 update, we said that it fixes everything.

From the most painful “Slide To Upgrade” to the oldest alarm clock and the newest cellular data issues – all of them are fixed when you update to iOS 9.0.1.


But the bitter truth is: Apple has ignored the cellular issue. Even on iOS 9.0.1, you cannot toggle the cellular data switch.

If you remember, earlier we published an article explaining the problem with iOS 9.0 that stops your apps from using the cellular data (link to the article). In short: The data toggling switch is stuck and frozen – and you can’t enable or disable it anymore.

With iOS 9.0.1 update, there was a ray of hope. And now, that hope is crushed as we confirm the cellular issue still exists:

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Apple doesn’t allow you to turn ON / OFF your cellular data switch.

After confirming this, we saw many other tweets from users who were really looking forward to utilise 3G/4G LTE data on their iOS devices, but hard luck though:

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iOS users confirming the unfixed cellular data problem on iPhone and iPad

What iOS 9.0.1 really fixes is the custom APN issue that stops users from accessing the Internet. In this case, however, the issue is with the iOS apps that cannot borrow the cellular data because the switch is disabled.

It’s a strange issue, we must say!

We have also sent a feedback to Apple to look into this issue. For now, although we hate to say it, let’s hope everything changes with iOS 9.0.2 update – which will be released next month.

Or you can also start using cellular data, enable or disable switches, by downgrading from iOS 9 to iOS 8.

Update September 26th, 8:30 AM: Due to popular demand, we have published an article that shows you 8 ways to fix your cellular data issues (note that they may not fix the problem we have addressed here – but we wrote it anyway, just in case you are facing a different cellular issue):

  • Rohit

    Unacceptable. I can’t use WhatsApp when I am in bus. Who has wifi everywhere? My iphone is now useless!!

    Someone talk to TIM COOK.

    • True. Let’s call Tim. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sherry

    Even I am disappointed. Wonder what it takes to get this really fixed.

    • ONE MORE UPDATE!

      Unfortunately, that’s what it takes now. ๐Ÿ˜

  • J Cooke

    NOT happening to everyone. I have iPhone 5s; my son, iPhone 6. We use Vz. Neither of us can use
    cellular data. Two co-workers, one with AT&T, one with Vz, BOTH CAN access, and BOTH have download 9.0.0…………….

    • Very unfortunate. I do have a list of “fixes” that may or may not work. Will email you (or publish) is here. Let’s see.

  • J Cooke

    Update: when I looked at their phones, they had nearly ALL apps toggled to “on” for cellular. IOW, they were in the “on” position when they updated to 9.0.0

    PS I have tried all of the fixes, save “restore to 8.4”, and none have worked.

  • Ashok Kumar

    After upgrading to iOS 9.0.1 also I’m unable to enable mobile data for all apps in my 5s………………plz plz fix the bugs…………..