Whether you’re the occasional traveler, or you frequently leave the country for work excursions, even the most seasoned veteran commuters can become flummoxed when it comes to using your iOS device without incurring unexpected charges on your phone bill. So, what can you do as an iPad owner to ensure that all your available options are explored and checked off before you begin your trip?
Do you have access to Wi-Fi?
Before you use your iPad internationally, the first thing you need to do is to turn data roaming off. This will keep your iPad from using data altogether, even when connected to a local network. To turn off data roaming, open the Settings App on your iPad and select Cellular–> Turn Data Roaming off–if it isn’t already. When Cellular Data and Data Roaming are off, the cellular-data icon shouldn’t appear in the status bar.