Galaxy Tab2: How do I monitor data usage?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Data Usage

Your mobile device has a built-in Data Usage application. The application will show you how much data you have used and which apps or services are responsible for your data usage. Set mobile data limits, view Wi-Fi® usage, restrict background data usage, and toggle data roaming usage on or off.

Accessing Data Usage

To access the Data Usage app, touch the clock to open the Notification Panel, and touch Settings 1 > Data usage.

Managing Data Usage


Place a check mark next to Mobile data to turn mobile data On or Off. Mark Limit mobile data usage option to disable the data connection when the limit is reached. Mark Alert me about data usage to be notified when you are close to reaching the limit. To adjust the limit, touch the corresponding bar on the graph and drag it up or down. Adjust the date range shown in the chart by editing Data usage cycle.

NOTE: When the mobile data limit is reached the device will display a "Data Usage Warning" notification.

Touch the Menu1 key to access the following additional options:

    • Data roaming: Set your device to roam to other networks for data when you are outside of your coverage area. Marking this option may cause you to incur additional charges from your wireless carrier. Please contact your carrier for information about the costs of data roaming.

    • Restrict background data: Restrict your device's use of data for background tasks unless your device is connected to a Wi-Fi® access point.

    • Auto-sync data: Automatically sync your accounts.

    • Show Wi-Fi usage: Show an additional tab covering the Wi-Fi data usage on your device.

    • Mobile hotspots: Select Wi-Fi networks that are mobile hotspots. When selected, apps can be restricted from using these networks when in the background and can also warn you about using these networks for large downloads.

The list of applications shows the applications that have used data on your device, and how much data use each application is responsible for during the data usage cycle selected. Touch an app to get more information about it, to View app settings, and to Restrict background data for each application individually.


NOTE: Data usage shown in the Data Usage app is measured by your mobile device. Your carrier's data usage accounting may differ.

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