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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.

To help reduce data usage

  1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Data usage > Data Saver.
  2. Tap the switch to enable or disable the function.

To turn data traffic on or off

  1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Data usage.
  2. Tap the Mobile data switch to turn data traffic on or off.

Hint

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

To set a data usage warning or a mobile data limit

  1. Make sure that mobile data traffic is turned on.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Data usage > Data warning & limit.
  3. Tap the Set data warning switch or the Set data limit switch.
  4. To change the warning level or data usage limit, tap Data warning or Data limit.

Note

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

To check your data usage

  1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Data usage.
  2. To view information about the amount of mobile data transferred by individual applications, tap App data usage.
  3. To view information about the amount of data transferred via Wi-Fi connection, tap the Wi‑Fi data usage under Data usage.

To control the data usage of individual applications

  1. Find and tap Settings > Apps & notifications.
  2. Tap the application that you want to control, then tap Data usage.

Hint

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

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