Galaxy Note8 - How do I manage data usage on my Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SM-N950W)?

Last Update date : 2017.12.05

Data Usage


It’s the middle of the month and you receive that data plan text saying you only have 10 percent data remaining. There goes that sinking feeling in your stomach. Luckily, you can stop that in its tracks by keeping tabs on your data usage and setting limits to conserve data. Your Note8 makes that a breeze with three useful settings. It really comes in handy when you’re in a data crunch.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Monitor Data Usage


It’s September 15. Do you know where your data is? Track your data usage to make sure you never run out. Read on to learn how:

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

4. Touch Data usage.

5. You can view your Mobile data usage or Wi-Fi data usage:

   • To view your data usage over the mobile network, touch Mobile data usage.

Monitor Data Usage 1


   • To view your data usage over Wi-Fi networks, touch Wi-Fi data usage.

Monitor Data Usage 2


Turn Data Saver On or Off


Note: Meet Data Saver: your secret weapon in the fight against drained data. Data Saver prevents some apps from sending or receiving data in the background. So you can be rest assured, you’re not wasting any precious data. What a relief!

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch the Search icon. Then search for and select Data saver.

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4. To enable Data saver, touch the slider.

Turn Data Saver On or Off 1


Note: To exclude apps from Data saver, touch Allow app while Data saver on.

5. To disable Data saver, touch the slider again.

Turn Data Saver On or Off 2


Data Usage Settings


Another weapon in your arsenal. Data Usage settings tell you when you’re nearing the end of your billing cycle and warn you when data is running low. Check it out below:

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

4. Touch Data usage.

5. Touch Billing cycle and data warning.

Data Usage Settings 1


6. The following settings are available:

Data Usage Settings 2


   • Start billing cycle on: Set the date when your billing cycle starts to accurately keep track of your mobile data usage.

   • Set data warning: Enable or disable to set a warning on your data usage.

   • Data warning: You will receive a warning when there is only a specified amount of data left on your billing cycle.

   • Limit mobile data usage: Enable or disable to set a limit on your data usage.

   • Data limit: Set the amount of data you can use before mobile data is disabled.

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