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How do I monitor data usage on my Samsung Galaxy Mega 2?

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.

    Galaxy Mega 2_View data usage

Manage Data Usage

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Data usage.

  4. Touch Mobile data.

    Galaxy Mega 2_Data usage_Mobile data
  5. Mark the Standard Data checkbox to turn on mobile data.

    Galaxy Mega 2_Data usage_Standard Data
  6. If desired, touch International Data Roaming and mark the International Data checkbox to turn on mobile data when roaming outside the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

    International roaming data charges will apply.

  7. To change the data usage cycle shown in the chart, touch the date range displayed and touch Change cycle.

    Galaxy Mega 2_Data usage_Change Data usage cycle
  8. Your device will notify you when you reach a specified data warning limit. Touch Black Mark on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust the data usage warning limit.

    Galaxy Mega 2_Data usage_Change warning limit
  9. Mark the Set mobile data limit checkbox to turn off your data connection when a specified limit is reached.

    Galaxy Mega 2_Data usage_Set mobile data limit
  10. Touch Red Mark on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust your data usage limit.

    Galaxy Mega 2_Data usage_Adjust data usage limit

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Data usage.

  4. 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.

    • Mobile networks: Access additional mobile network settings.

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 Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Data usage.

  4. Scroll to and touch an application to get more information about it.

    Galaxy Mega 2_Data usage_Data usage by App
  5. Touch VIEW APP SETTINGS to view options for the application. Mark the Restrict background data checkbox to turn off background data for each application individually.

    Galaxy Mega 2_Data usage_View App Settings

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