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How do I monitor data usage on my Samsung Galaxy J3?

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.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

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 J3_View data usage

Manage Data Usage

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Data usage.

  4. Touch the slider off to turn Mobile data on.

    Galaxy J3_Data usage_Mobile data
  5. Touch the slider off next to Limit mobile data usage to turn it on. Touch Red Mark on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust your data usage warning limit.

    Galaxy J3_Data usage_Limit mobile data usage
  6. Touch the slider off next to Alert me about data usage to turn it on so you will receive a warning about your data usage.

    Galaxy J3_Data usage_Alert me about data usage
  7. Touch Black Mark  on the right side of the graph, and drag it up or down to adjust the warning limit.

    Galaxy J3_Data usage_Alert me about data usage_Black mark
  8. To change the data usage cycle shown in the chart, touch the date range displayed and touch Change cycle.

    Galaxy J3_Data usage_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

  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. Touch an application to get more information about it.

    Galaxy J3_Data usage_By Application
  2. Touch VIEW APP SETTINGS to view options for the application.

    Galaxy J3_Data usage_View app settings

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