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Controlling data usage

You can keep track of the amount of data transferred to and from your device over your mobile data or Wi-Fi® connection during a given period. For example, you can view the amount of data used by individual applications. For data transferred over your mobile data connection, you can also set data usage warnings and limits to avoid additional charges.

Note

Adjusting data usage settings can help you keep greater control over data usage but cannot guarantee the prevention of additional charges.

To turn data traffic on or off

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
  3. Select the SIM card that you use for data traffic.
  4. Drag the slider beside Mobile data to turn data traffic on or off.

Tip

When data traffic is turned off, your device can still establish ‎Wi-Fi®‎, NFC and Bluetooth® connections.

To set a data usage warning

  1. Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on.
  2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  3. Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
  4. Select a SIM card.
  5. To set the warning level, drag the warning line to the desired value. You receive a warning notification when the amount of data traffic approaches the level you set.

To set a mobile data usage limit

  1. Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on.
  2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  3. Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
  4. Select a SIM card.
  5. Mark the Limit mobile data usage checkbox if it is not marked, then tap OK.
  6. To set the mobile data usage limit, drag the corresponding line to the desired value.

Note

Once your mobile data usage reaches the set limit, mobile data traffic on your device gets turned off automatically.

To control the mobile data usage of individual applications

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
  3. Select a SIM card.
  4. Find and tap the desired application.
  5. Mark the Restrict background data checkbox.
  6. To access more specific settings for the application (if available), tap View app settings and make the desired changes.

Tip

The performance of individual applications may be affected if you change the related data usage settings.

To check your data usage

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
  3. Tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Show Wi-Fi usage.
  4. To view information about the amount of data transferred via WI-Fi®, tap the Wi-Fi tab.
  5. To view the information about the amount of data transferred via mobile data connection, tap the SIM1 tab or the SIM2 tab.
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