To turn off Low Data Mode (LDM) when connected to an iPhone hotspot, open Settings, to go WiFi, tap the network you’re connected to, and toggle off Low Data Mode. If you’re using your iPhone as a WiFi hotspot, you can also disable LDM for mobile data.
Hi, I’m Devansh. Whenever I want to stream high-quality videos or use FaceTime on devices connected to my iPhone hotspot, I disable Low Data Mode to unlock the full speed.
In this article, I’ll show you the two ways to deactivate Low Data Mode on your iPhone and answer some common questions.
If you’re experiencing slow data speed due to Low Data Mode, keep reading to learn how to turn it off on your iPhone!
2 Ways to Turn off Low Data Mode on iPhone
Introduced in iOS 13, Low Data Mode is a feature that optimizes data usage by restricting background app refresh and automatic updates. While it’s great for conserving data, it might bottleneck the connection speed or restrict certain activities. Here’s how you can turn it off.
Here are the steps to turn off Low Data Mode for specific WiFi networks on your iPhone. Remember, these preferences are synced across all your Apple devices through iCloud.
- Step 1: Open Settings and go to Wi-Fi.
- Step 2: Tap the network you’re connected to.
- Step 3: Toggle off Low Data Mode.
You can also do the same on your iPad and Mac. For the iPad, the steps are the same as for the iPhone. For Mac, open System Settings or Preferences, go to Wi-Fi, click the ellipses next to the network, click Network Settings, and toggle off Low Data Mode.
Here are the steps to turn off Low Data Mode for mobile data.
Step 1: Open Settings and go to Cellular or Mobile Data.
Step 2: Tap Cellular or Mobile Data Options.
Step 3: Go to Data Mode and select Standard or Allow More Data on 5G.
Once you’ve turned off Low Data Mode, return to your home screen and connect to your iPhone hotspot as usual. Your connected devices should now experience a more seamless and unrestricted data connection!
Here are some common questions about turning off Low Data Mode on your iPhone.
What Should You Do if Your Connected Devices Still Experience Slow Speeds After You Turn Off Low Data Mode?
You can apply alternative tips to increase speed, like minimizing the distance between devices, restricting background activity, and restarting your iPhone. Check this article for more tips to make your iPhone hotspot faster.
Does Deactivating Low Data Mode Affect Your iPhone’s Battery Life?
Deactivating Low Data Mode on your iPhone may increase data usage, potentially leading to higher energy consumption, but it won’t be significant. To save battery while using your iPhone, check this article to learn about Low Power Mode.
Can You Monitor Mobile Data Usage on iPhone?
Yes. Open Settings and go to Cellular or Mobile Data. Here, you can see how much mobile data each app is consuming. You can also tap System Services under Mobile Data. For more details, check this Apple support page.
Depending on your use case, there are two ways to turn off Low Data Mode on your iPhone. For WiFi, open the WiFi network you’re connected to in Settings and toggle off Low Data Mode. For mobile data, open Cellular or Mobile Data Options and choose Standard.
Low Data Mode can help minimize data usage, but it restricts your use and limits speed. I hope these steps showed you how to turn it off successfully!
Do you have further questions about turning off Low Data Mode on your iPhone? Let me know in the comments!