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iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for Europe

iOS 8 Beta 4 Features: EU Internet

Among the new features added to iOS 8 beta 4, Apple’s latest iOS 8 pre-release version that was released to developers on Monday, there’s nifty a new setting ready to handle roaming in the European Union, Cult of Mac reports.

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By going to Cellular settings, users can easily discover a new “EU Internet” toggle that lets them turn it on and off, depending on where they plan to travel. The option is found right under the “Data Roaming” setting (pictured above), and is supposed to address the new roaming rules for the region.

“Turn off data roaming when traveling to avoid charges when web browsing and using email, MMS, and other data services,” Apple’s explanation reads. “EU Internet service only applies to Internet and personal hotspot data traffic.”

The European Union has decided to ban roaming charges for calls, texts and data starting with December 2015, but Apple is apparently already getting ready for the changes, as some local operators may be working on removing their roaming fees earlier than that.

Cult of Mac says that the current implementation of the EU Internet setting is a bit confusing, as EU Internet can’t be activated without first turning on data roaming, “which kind of defeats the purpose.”

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.