How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

What is mobile data?

Mobile data allows you to gain wireless access to the Internet when you are not connected to Wi-Fi. 

 

Your network provider contract will include a data allowance. You may be charged if you go over your allowance. If you want to increase your data allowance, you will need to contact your network provider.

 

You can set a data limit or warning on your device so that you do not go over your limit by mistake.

How to switch mobile data on or off

You can switch your mobile data on or off by pulling down the extended drop down menu by swiping 

slowly down the screen with two fingers held slightly apart.

How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

Then tap the Mobile data icon to turn it on or off.

 

Alternatively, you can turn it on and off in the Settings menu by going to Apps->Settings->Data Usage->tap the slider/tickbox on or off.

How to check how much mobile data you have used

Your device records how much mobile data you use.

 

You can check how much you have used by following the below steps:

1 Choose Apps
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
2 Choose Settings
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
3 Choose Data Usage

(On some devices, you may need to tap the Connections tab at the top first)

How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
4 The graph will show you how much data you have used for the period.
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
5 If you want to change the cycle measured, tap the period measured, then Change cycle, and enter the date you wish
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

How to set a mobile data limit

You can set a data limit on your device.

1 Choose Apps
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
2 Choose Settings
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
3 Choose Data Usage

(On some devices, you may need to tap the Connections tab at the top first)

How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
4 Tick the box marked Set mobile data limit

Note: on some devices, this will appear below the graph and will be a slider instead of a tickbox

You can amend the limit by tapping the line on the graph and moving it up or down.

If you want to confirm or increase your mobile data allowance, you will need to contact your mobile service provider.

How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

Which of my apps uses the most mobile data and can I stop it?

1 Choose Apps
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
2 Choose Settings
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
3 Choose Data Usage

(On some devices, you may need to tap the Connections tab at the top first)

How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
4 Scroll down to view apps using data. These will be ordered by data usage. Tap on the app to view how much data it uses.
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
5 If you only want the app to use Wi-Fi and not mobile data for a particular app, tap Restrict background data. This will only allow the app to use Wi-Fi. Note that some apps require mobile data to work fully.
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?
6 You can restrict background data for all apps by tapping the More or (three dots) in the top right corner on the main data usage screen, then selecting Restrict background data
How do I monitor online data usage on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

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