Carriers are now offering ways to let customers use their phones while abroad without getting charged an absurd amount of money. While both iOS and Android still throw up huge warnings against doing so, it is possible to enable data roaming on your iPhone or iPad.

Follow along to learn how to enable this feature….

iPhone & iPad: How to enable data roaming

  1. Head into Settings > Cellular (or Mobile Data, depending on country).
  2. Under Cellular Data Options, toggle Data Roaming into the on position.

If you’re lucky enough to have a carrier such as T-Mobile in the U.S., roaming becomes a very handy feature as the carrier allows unlimited text and 2G data in over 210 countries around the world. For certain carriers, you could even leave the toggle on indefinitely as they allow you to roam anywhere in the world without being charged. Of course, always check with your carrier before enabling the feature and make sure they don’t charge you outrageous fees for roaming, especially with data.

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