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How do I Monitor Data Usage on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 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 device. Your wireless service provider's data usage accounting may differ.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch the CONNECTIONS tab.
  4. Touch Data usage.
  5. 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 the CONNECTIONS tab.
  4. Touch Data usage.
  5. Mobile data is turned on by default when you have an active SIM card installed, but if it has been turned off, touch Mobile data.
  6. Mark the checkbox for the type of data you want to turn on.
  7. 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.

  8. To change the data usage cycle to match your billing cycle, touch the date range displayed and touch Change cycle.
  9. Touch the gray graph line on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust the data warning limit.
  10. Mark the checkbox next to Set mobile data limit to turn off the data connection when the limit is reached.
  11. Touch the red graph line on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust the mobile data 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

Touch More options (three dots) 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. Touch an application to get more information about it.
  2. Touch VIEW APP SETTINGS to view options for the application. Mark the checkbox next to Restrict background data to turn off background data for this application individually.

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