How to turn off data when roaming

Your mobile service provider may charge you extra for using data while roaming.

We recommend you configure WhatsApp so that it only connects to Wi-Fi networks when your phone is roaming. However, with this configuration, you will not receive messages while you are roaming and without Wi-Fi.

To turn off cellular data when roaming for WhatsApp:

  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Go to Options > Settings > Cellular When Roaming.
  3. Choose Disabled (use Wi-Fi) if you do not want your phone to connect to your data network when roaming.

If you are wondering how to log off of WhatsApp temporarily, please see this article.

WhatsApp Support Team