What is the Data saver feature?

Last modified : Jan 16. 2020

Data saver helps cut down your data usage by preventing some apps from sending or receiving data in the background.

 

Apps that you're currently using can use mobile data, but may do less frequently. For example, images may not be shown until after you tap them. You can use your device in a normal way but know that even if you don't close an app down completely, it wont use up any data without your permission.

 

If you turn on data saver it might mean that some notifications or emails wont come through unless you open up the app and refresh it - but you can easily allow all the apps that are a priority to you full access to data usage. 

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to reach out to your Samsung subsidiary.

Android OS Version 7.0 (Nougat) & 8.0 (Oreo)Click to Expand
1 Go to the Settings menu > Connections.
Settings > Connection
2 Tap on Data usage.
Tap on Data usage
3 Tap on Data saver.
Tap on Data saver
4 Toggle the switch to enable Data saver.

You'll notice the data saver icon will appear in the notification panel at the top of the screen. This cannot be removed without switching off data saver. 

Toggle the switch to enable Data saver
5 Select Allow app while Data Saver is on to customize which apps are restricted

You can select from the list of applications to allow unrestricted data at your preference.

Allow apps
6 Toggle the switches on next to the apps that you need to receive notifications from all the time.
Email, Messages, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook are all popular options to allow unrestricted data access.
Allow specific apps to use mobile data
Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie)Click to Expand
1 Go to the Settings menu > Connections.
Head into your Settings > Connections
2 Select Data usage
Select Data usage
3 Tap on Data saver
Tap on Data saver
4 Toggle on or off to enable or disable Data saver
Toggle on Data saver
5 Once enabled you will be able to view the Data saver icon Data saver icon within the status bar
Once enabled you will be able to view the Data saver icon within the status bar
Android OS Version 10.0 (Q)Click to Expand
1 Go to the Settings menu > Connections.
Head into your Settings > Connections
2 Select Data usage
Select Data usage
3 Tap on Data saver
Tap on Data saver
4 Toggle on or off to enable or disable Data saver
Toggle on Data saver

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