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How do I monitor data usage on my Samsung Galaxy J1™?

The Data usage application shows how much data you have used and which applications or services are responsible for your data usage. You can set mobile data limits, view Wi-Fi® usage, restrict background data usage, and turn data roaming usage on or off.

Data usage shown in the Data usage application is measured by your mobile device. Your wireless service provider's data usage accounting may differ.

View Data Usage

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Settings Settings Icon.
  3. Touch Data usage .
  4. Your device will display your data usage for the current cycle in GB or MB, along with a graph of this usage. Scroll down to view data usage by application.

Manage Data Usage

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Settings Settings Icon.
  3. Touch Data usage .
  4. Mark the Mobile data checkbox.
  5. Mark the Limit mobile data usage checkbox. Touch  on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust your data usage warning limit.
  6. Mark the Alert me about data usage checkbox to receive a warning about your data usage.
  7. Touch  on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust the data usage alert.
  8. To change the data usage cycle shown in the chart, touch the date range displayed and touch Change cycle.

Mobile Data Limit Reached

When you have reached your mobile data limit, you may receive a message about your data usage.

If your mobile data connection has been turned off, you can turn it on anytime by touching the notification about mobile data in the Notification Panel.

Data Usage Options

From the Data usage application, touch More options  for the following options:

  • Restrict background data: Restrict your device's use of data for background tasks unless it is connected to a Wi-Fi access point.
  • 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. Applications can be restricted from using these networks when in the background and can also warn you about using these networks for large downloads.
  • Show units: Select to display the data in MB/GB (auto change), MB only, or GB only.
  • Help: View additional help on this topic.

Data Usage by Application

The list of applications shows you applications that have used data on your device and how much data each application is responsible for during the data usage cycle selected.

  1. From the Data usage application, scroll down and touch an application to get more information about it.
  2. Scroll to and touch VIEW APP SETTINGS to view options for the application. Scroll to and mark the Restrict background data checkbox to turn off background data for the application individually.

    Note: The VIEW APP SETTINGS option may be unavailable and grayed out for some applications.

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