How to enable or disable Mobile data on your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Nov 16. 2021

Mobile data is an internet connection provided by a mobile network provider. You can simply enable or disable it to save mobile data or set it to automatically switch where a Wi-Fi network is available. Follow the guide below to learn how to turn mobile data on and off.

Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Enable or disable Mobile data

If you have a mobile data plan and a SIM card inserted, mobile data will be on by default. Follow the steps below to check if mobile data is on or to disable it.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app, and then select Connections.

Step 2. Tap Data usage.

Step 3. Make sure that Mobile data is enabled. If you want to disable Mobile data, tap the switch to turn it off.

mobile data enable or disable

Alternatively, you can enable or disable Mobile data via the Quick panel. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick panel, and then tap the Mobile data icon to activate or deactivate this feature.

Note: Mobile data services may incur additional charges. It is recommended to contact your network service provider to find out how much data usage is available.

How to enable Data saver

Data saver helps reduce data usage by preventing apps from using data in the background. Follow the steps below to enable Data saver

Step 1. Launch the Settings app, and then tap Connections.

Step 2. Select Data usage.

Step 3. Tap Data saver.

Step 4. Tap the switch next to Turn on now to activate Data saver.

You can also choose which apps you want to keep using your mobile data even when Data saver is activated. To give apps permission tap Allow app while Data saver on, then tap the switch next to the apps.

Alternatively, you can access these options in Settings > Apps > select the app > Mobile data > Allow app while Data saver on.

Note: Device screenshots and menu may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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