5 steps to Disable EDGE/3G data on iPhone

HOWTO | Friday February 29 2008 5:10 pm | Comments (33)

*Works on all iPhone firmwares up to 3.0 and most cellular carriers*
* Personally tested on my iPhone 2G/3G 3.1.2 on Rogers *

If you have an iPhone but didn’t get a data plan be in for a shock after you see your bill. When out of range of a Wi-Fi access point, the iPhone will automatically connect via EDGE/3G periodically incurring expensive charges. Usually 5 cents per kilobyte, 1MB is $50!

Here is how you disable it.

1. Launch Safari on your iPhone
2. Go to iphonenodata.com
3. Tap the “Disable EDGE/3G” button
4. Tap “Install”
5. Tap “Install Now” to confirm

That’s it!

Go to “Settings – General – Usage” to check if you’re using anymore data. The counter shouldn’t go up from on.  As you can see, my phone never ever used any data.

If you try to browse a web page, this is what you see.  Data is blocked


  1. Comment by mimoos — 2009/04/15 @ 8:15 pm

    hello ,i installed your program and it worked ,edge doesn’t work anymore.but also wifi doesn’t work anymore…can you help me please..thank you

  2. Comment by admin — 2009/04/30 @ 3:55 pm

    This has nothing to do with WIFI. it only touches the APN for edge/3G.

  3. Comment by tomas — 2009/04/30 @ 10:08 pm

    down load the program but the wi fi gets blocked, what can I do? I will like to get it work. Thanks

  4. Comment by Scott — 2009/05/20 @ 8:55 pm

    I must be doing something wrong…. though I tried everything. When pressng “Disable Edge/3G” nothing happens on my iPhone. I enabled most everything on the phone like Install Apps, etc. Any ideas?

  5. Comment by Scott — 2009/05/20 @ 9:08 pm

    Sorry, had pop-ups and scripts disabled and too many pages in Safari. PRoblem solved. Thanks

  6. Comment by Kkvv — 2009/06/26 @ 12:20 am

    How do you enable edge again?

  7. Comment by arr — 2009/07/04 @ 3:31 am

    It doesn’t work on my iPhone since i’ve OS 3.0

  8. Comment by Doke — 2009/07/22 @ 1:52 pm

    Thats a good question!!!!
    How to enable it again?

  9. Comment by Mike DeQuardo — 2009/07/29 @ 5:05 am

    I don’t understand. A data plan is required on iPhone 3Gs anyway. What’s the benefit here? no way to NOT have a data plan placed on the account AFAIK. LMK please. Thanks

  10. Comment by Manus — 2009/08/19 @ 12:28 am

    Thank for Disable EDGE/3G. After tried with a wrong advised, I finally got the best advised from you. It working great with my iphone2G and so easy to following your steps. Many thanks again! : )

  11. Comment by cip — 2009/08/26 @ 6:36 am

    pop-ups and scripts are enabled and still i get the problem of not getting any response when i press the disable button in my safary ! please help , i get this every month and my parents are killing me for this……plz help…..

  12. Comment by cip — 2009/08/26 @ 6:38 am

    PS : I am on orage romania ….if it helps

  13. Comment by rabi — 2009/09/16 @ 3:25 am

    Hi. I have installed this app, works fine with 3gs 3.01 soft in UAE (Etsalat). The Problem is if i want to enable edge again i removed the app but it is still blocked, what to do?

  14. Comment by Chryz — 2009/09/19 @ 6:19 am


    I want to enable edge again after having installed this. However the profile option doesnt appear

    anymore in my settings. what can I do?

  15. Comment by Maggie — 2009/10/16 @ 7:26 am

    Hi there

    Need your help – urgently!
    Wanted to enable edge with your download – but because I am Mac user, I can’t open the download. Am I doing something wrong? I actually followed your steps, but didn’t come further than to tap the button. It downloaded something which I cannot open… Theres no ‘Install’ or anything like that! HELP?!!

    Thanks a lot

  16. Comment by demoz — 2009/11/19 @ 2:50 am

    to enable EDGE again, go to setting > general > look for profile, below..and simply remove it..

  17. Comment by std|denis — 2009/12/11 @ 1:11 pm

    >>Works on all iPhone firmwares up to 3.0
    Does it means that v3.1.x is not supported? 🙁

    As I understand the feature of the proposed profile is a not valid APN, username and password. So the carrier will refuse to establish GPRS/EDGE connection.
    Yeah such a trick had worked some time ago. But lately I found that traffic’s counters are incrementing 🙁
    Not sure what’s happend, the only reason I suppose is a firmware upgrade.

    I would be greatly appreciate it if you could explain me what’s wrong 🙂

  18. Comment by Dean — 2009/12/22 @ 7:05 pm

    Hi. i have tried downloading the profile and it work for me for the first few days. but now, it is not working and my phone is still able to go online vide Edge. I try reinstall the profile but still dont work for me. Please help. Thank you.

  19. Comment by Jimmy — 2009/12/26 @ 2:46 am

    I want to enable it again but there is no profile under general tab. Is there any way of enable it again?

  20. Comment by ic-klass — 2010/01/07 @ 1:34 am

    sorry.. not working with my 16gb 3G with 3.1.2 fw..

  21. Comment by boss — 2010/01/16 @ 3:54 am

    worked fine for me,

  22. Comment by Taneka95 — 2010/01/20 @ 11:31 am

    Why for me, when I’ve installed this “program”, my edge work…

  23. Comment by har1977 — 2010/02/13 @ 9:30 am

    hi…i’m an iphone user in malaysia with os 3.1.3. actually the official carrier gave option using prepaid or postpaid.so i choose prepaid and every time i reload my account, it will be automatically deducted. so with this program work in malaysia too because i don’t want to use the data plan.hope for your feedback soon.thank you

  24. Comment by VJ — 2010/03/04 @ 5:39 pm

    Does anyone has a app or something to disable Data for os 3.1.3 ? I have tried from unblocked.co.nz but everytime u reboot your iphone, EDGE gets activated.

  25. Comment by Sanaan — 2010/03/06 @ 2:49 am

    Hello, How do you enable edge again?

  26. Comment by DaveB/ — 2010/03/16 @ 2:21 pm

    Will this work on an “official” iPhone, ie one that hasn’t been unlocked or jailbroken?

  27. Comment by Deana — 2010/04/06 @ 8:53 pm

    i’m from malaysia using maxis and tried this for my phone. sadly it does not work for me. My edge/3g is still able to work!!
    any help??

  28. Comment by egor — 2010/05/09 @ 1:26 am

    I have removed the iphonenodata profile but EDGE didn’t start to work… Tried to reinstall the profile and remove it but it didnt help. How to enable Edge againg.

  29. Comment by bcks — 2010/05/21 @ 11:03 pm

    Sadly this appears not to work on 3.1.3. I’ve got a 3G just upgraded it to 3.1.3. Did this and it was still pulling data from somewhere. Then I could just go on Safari and install the profile again – which means it just isn’t working. My prepaid balance is still disappearing. Am going to try something from Bossprefs because I’m O/S and can’t keep paying for a data plan.

  30. Comment by PDao — 2010/06/17 @ 8:07 am

    Hello admin,
    Do you expect this to work with the new OS 4 or iphone 4? It’ll be great if it does. thanks

  31. Comment by Roy Verrips — 2010/06/22 @ 3:01 am


    This worked great on iPhone until I upgraded to iOS 4 yesterday. When I try goto the site now it comes with “Unknown error” after I click the link to disable?



  32. Comment by Tarek — 2010/06/22 @ 10:31 pm


  33. Comment by virtual_listener — 2010/06/30 @ 9:42 pm

    Just sharing my 2cents, I’m from malaysia, using maxis as line carrier. After a week, trying various firmware from 3.0 to 3.1, yesterday i’m upgrade to 3.1.2 then jailbreak using spirit, add sbsetting through cydia, then I can control toggle button for “3G” or “E/Data”. Btw, need to press home and start button for 10secs for iPhone reboot, when apple logo show up in my screen, release both button and wait until my iPhone wake up. After that I try both connection, so the summary is if I want used internet/browse/remote = Make sure “ON” my “3G” and “E/Data” toggle button and if I don’t want to used it, I off both connection or “E/Data” only. Thats all.

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