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    Controlling data usage

    Data is information sent from or received to your mobile device. You may use data on your device when you access the Internet, check your email, play games, use apps (for example, Facebook™, Twitter™, and so on) and more. Background tasks, such as syncing or location services, may also use data. Data usage is billed based on the amount of data sent and received (megabytes or gigabytes), and it can be charged per-use or as part of a data package.

    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. 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®‎ 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. 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. Mark the Set mobile data limit checkbox if it is not marked, then tap OK.
    5. 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. 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 Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Data usage.
    3. Tap Icn sony key menu, then mark the Show Wi-Fi usage checkbox if it is not marked.
    4. Tap the Wi-Fi tab.
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