How do I turn international data roaming on or off on my Samsung Galaxy device?

How do I turn international data roaming on or off on my Samsung Galaxy device

Data roaming is when your phone uses a mobile network that is not owned by your network provider to send and receive data. This most commonly happens when you use your phone abroad. Your provider may charge you extra for data roaming.

If you have two SIM cards in your device, find out how to use or manage dual SIM cards.

Activate or deactivate data roaming

1 Open the Settings app
Settings icon
2 Tap Connections
Connections selected within settings menu
3 Tap Mobile Networks
Mobile networks selected within connections section of settings menu
4 Tap the switch to activate or deactivate Data Roaming

Please note: If the Data Roaming switch is greyed out, check that Mobile data is activated. Go to Settings > Connections > Data usage > Mobile data.

Data roaming selected within Mobile networks menu

You will now be able to use mobile internet when abroad.


If your device is not connecting to mobile data when you are abroad, try the following troubleshooting steps:

If your data roaming is still not working, please contact your network provider to make sure that roaming is activated for your plan.

Data roaming in the European Union

Until 1 January 2021, there were no extra charges for using mobile data, making calls, or sending text messages when using your phone in the European Union. However, since then, some mobile providers have reintroduced roaming charges. You can check whether your network provider has roaming charges, along with more information about using your mobile abroad, here:

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