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How do I Monitor Data Usage on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0?

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.

View Data Usage

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings.
  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.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Data usage.
  4. Touch the slider to turn Mobile data on.
  5. To change the data usage cycle shown in the chart, touch the date range displayed and then touch Change cycle.
  6. Touch the gray graph line on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust your data warning limit.

    If available, touch the slider next to Alert me about data usage to turn the data warning limit on.

  7. Touch the slider next to Set mobile data limit to turn on the mobile data limit. Your device will turn off the data connection when the limit is reached.
  8. Touch the red graph line on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust the mobile data limit.
  9. 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

Touch MORE 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 HotSpot: 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.

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. Touch an application to get more information about it.
  2. Touch VIEW APP SETTINGS to view options for the application. Touch the slider to turn Restrict background data on for this application individually.

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