1. Squeezy's Avatar
    I've pretty much decided to go for an iPad Air 64GB WiFi and cellular.
    But there will be times when I won't be using the cellular (such as when travelling to avoid excessive roaming charges).
    I may remove the SIM.

    Can the cellular be disabled entirely?
    Other than the obvious cellular disconnect, are there are any other functions that aren't available if a SIM is not present in the iPad? And if the cellular is disabled?

    Thanks
    Steve
    12-15-2013 09:09 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    No need to take out the SIM. Just turn off cellular access when not using it. Not sure how it would function without the SIM installed.
    12-15-2013 09:11 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Or - you can use airplane mode and turn on wifi... however - this will make it such that the GPS receiver - which is built-in to the cellular radio - will not function and any location based services, having only wifi to base location on may be inaccurate depending upon the accuracy of wifi locations.
    12-15-2013 09:35 AM
  4. Squeezy's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies.

    Anyone got experience of using the iPad cellular model without a SIM installed?
    Does it work?
    I can understand that the GPS may not be available - any other functions disabled with no SIM present in the device?

    Thanks
    Steve
    12-15-2013 11:44 AM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Nope. Everything else will be the same. Without cellular enabled, it will be like a normal wifi only iPad.
    12-15-2013 09:51 PM

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