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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. Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Icn sony menu settings.
  2. Tap Data usage.
  3. Drag the slider beside Mobile data traffic to turn data traffic on or off.

Tip

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

To set a data usage warning

  1. Make sure that data traffic is turned on.
  2. Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Icn sony menu settings.
  3. Find and tap Data usage.
  4. 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 data usage limit

  1. Make sure that data traffic is turned on.
  2. Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Icn sony menu settings.
  3. Find and tap Data usage.
  4. Mark the Set mobile data limit checkbox if it is not marked, then tap OK.
  5. To set the data usage limit, drag the corresponding line to the desired value.

Note

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

To control the data usage of individual applications

  1. Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Icn sony menu settings.
  2. Find and tap Data usage.
  3. Find and tap the desired application.
  4. Mark the Restrict background data checkbox.
  5. 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 view data transferred via Wi-Fi®

  1. From your Home screen, tap Application screen icon in Sony Smartphones.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
  3. Tap Menu icon in Sony Smartphones, then mark the Show Wi-Fi usage checkbox if it is not marked.
  4. Tap the Wi-Fi tab.

Data roaming

Some service providers allow you to send and receive mobile data when you are roaming outside of your home network. It's recommended to check the relevant data transmission rates in advance.

To activate or deactivate data roaming

  1. Drag the status bar downward, then tap Icn sony menu settings.
  2. Tap More… > Mobile networks.
  3. Mark or unmark the Data roaming checkbox.

Note

You can’t activate data roaming when mobile data has been turned off.

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