Enable Mobile data on a Samsung Phone

Last modified : Feb 13. 2019

Out and about you may not be able to access Wi-Fi networks on your Samsung phone or tablet - fortunately most telco providers allow you to access the internet using Mobile Network connections. You're best to speak to your telco provider directly about using Mobile Networks for internet connectivity; but this page will help you figure out how to use and activate Mobile Data on your Samsung device. There are two ways to activate the Mobile Data; select from one of the dropdowns below to get started. 


If the Mobile Data option is greyed out, and you're sure the account attached to the SIM is fine, see the page on Reset APN settings for information on resolving Mobile Data connectivity issues. You can also check the page on the Data Saver Function if you are having problems with one or two apps accessing Mobile Data.


If your Mobile Data has stopped working all of a sudden, but your mobile network account is fine, check the information on Mobile Data Limits on Samsung devices for help increasing the Mobile Data limit. 

Please Note: Your mobile device can connect to the Internet via a valid Wi-Fi connection or using Mobile data. Mobile data services may incur additional charges. It is recommended to contact your network service provider to ensure how much data usage is available.

Enable Mobile Data from the Notification Panel:Click to Expand
1 Swipe down from the top of the screen to bring down the Notification panel .
Notification Panel
2 Toggle Mobile Data on or off by tapping on the icon.
Mobile Data
Enable Mobile Data from the Settings app:Click to Expand
1 Open the Settings app
Apps Menu
2 Select Connections
3 Tap on Data usage.
5 Toggle Mobile data on or off.
Data Usage

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