How Do I check my mobile data usage, switch it on or off, and set a data limit?

Last Update date : Nov 23. 2020

 

What is mobile data?

 

Mobile data allows you to gain wireless access to the Internet when you are not connected to Wi-Fi. 

 

Your network provider contract will include a data allowance. You may be charged if you go over your allowance. If you want to increase your data allowance, you will need to contact your network provider.

 

You can set a data limit or warning on your device so that you do not go over your limit by mistake.

 


How to switch mobile data on or off

 

You can switch your mobile data on or off by pulling down the extended drop down menu by swiping 

slowly down the screen with two fingers held slightly apart.

 

Extended menu 

 

Then tap the Mobile data icon  Mobile data icon to turn it on or off.

  

Alternatively, you can turn it on and off in the Settings menu by going to Apps->Settings->Data Usage->tap the slider/tickbox on or off.

 

 

How to check how much mobile data you have used

 

Your device records how much mobile data you use.

 

You can check how much you have used by following the below steps:

 

1. Choose Apps

 

Apps 

 

2. Choose Settings

 

Settings 

 

3. Choose Data Usage

(On some devices, you may need to tap the Connections tab at the top first)

 

Data usage 

 

4. The graph will show you how much data you have used for the period.

 

Graph  

 


How to set a mobile data limit

 

You can set a data limit on your device.

 

1. Choose Apps

 

Apps

 

2. Choose Settings

 

Settings

 

3. Choose Data Usage

(On some devices, you may need to tap the Connections tab at the top first)

 

Data usage

 

4. Tick the box marked Set mobile data limit

 

(Note: on some devices, this will appear below the graph and will be a slider instead of a tickbox)

 

 

 Set mobile data 

 

 


Which of my apps uses the most mobile data and can I stop it?

 

1. Choose Apps

 

Apps

 

2. Choose Settings

 

Settings

 

3. Choose Data Usage

(On some devices, you may need to tap the Connections tab at the top first)

 

Data usage

 

4. Scroll down to view apps using data. These will be ordered by data usage. Tap on the app to view how much data it uses.

 

Apps data usage 

 

 

 

 

6. If you only want the app to use Wi-Fi and not mobile data, tap Restrict background data. This will only allow the app to use Wi-Fi. Note that some apps require mobile data to work fully.

 

Restrict background data 

 

 

 

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