OneBusAway Won’t Work on Cellular Data

Occasionally, I see reports about OneBusAway for iOS only working on WiFi, and not working with folks’ cellular data connections. I don’t know why this happens, but fortunately there’s an easy fix!


  1. Open Settings from your phone’s home screen.
  2. Scroll down to the OneBusAway app entry and tap on it.
  3. Turn the Cellular Data switch to the ‘on’ position.

1. Open Settings

Open Settings from your phone’s home screen. It’s the app that’s highlighted in magenta on the screenshot.

2. Scroll down to OneBusAway

Scroll down to the OneBusAway app entry. It might be pretty far down the page, but at least the list of apps is alphabetical. You can also search if you want.

Tap on it once you find it.

3. Turn on Cellular Data

Make sure that the toggle switch for Cellular Data is set to the ‘on’ position. (here shown ticked to the right with a green background.)