How to limit cellular data usage on your iPhone or iPad

If you have a fast enough cellular data rate (3G or faster), you can watch HBO GO using your cellular connection. However, streaming video uses a large amount of data, so you might want to be careful about when you use your cellular connection.

HBO GO has two settings to help you manage your cellular data usage: 

WiFi Only

When this option is turned on, you can only play videos when you're connected to a WiFi network. If you try to play a video using your cellular data connection, you'll get a message telling you about your playback settings. To limit video playback to WiFi only:

  • Open HBO GO on your phone or tablet. Tap the Profile icon and then tap the Settings icon (upper-right corner). Next, tap Video Playback and turn on WiFi Only.

Cellular Playback Warning

When this option is turned on, you'll get a warning before HBO GO plays a video using your cellular data connection. To turn on the warning, do the following:

  • Open HBO GO on your phone or tablet. Tap the Profile icon and then tap the Settings icon (upper-right corner). Next, tap Video Playback and turn on Cellular Playback Warning.

Note  Some wireless providers and service plans limit video streaming. Contact your wireless provider to confirm your service plan.