"Mobile data" refers to data transfered via your mobile connection (2g/3g/4g) as opposed to WiFi. It may also refer to the capability of using a mobile data connection.

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My phone's 3g/4g randomly stopped working

I have a Galaxy S3 and my 3g/4g suddenly stopped working. WiFi works fine, but how can I get my 3g to work again? I have already uninstalled apps and deleted unnecessary photos and videos.
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Why am I being charged after having disabled mobile data?

I have very recently purchased Mote E. I have disabled Mobile data and work only with Wifi. Even after this I see I am being charged with 0 MB data usage. I don't understand what is happening ...
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how to reset the PGW connection

My mobile phone on T-Mobile US seems to stay on a given PGW for days on end, having the same external IPv4 address. Very often, their PGWs get stuck after a while, or, they reboot all of them, and I ...
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How Android manages data sessions

I am trying to better understand how Android manages data connections. Does anyone have a link to documentation on how Android handles data connections and sessions? I have read about ...
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Will switching to GSM only network switch off data access?

I'm using Samsung Note 3 N900 model and i want to make sure i don't connect to internet but continue to make calls & SMS/MMS. Believe this is opposite the query of others.
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Shorcut on desktop that enables packet data and 3G

In order to save battery (it works a lot!), 99% of the time I disable packet data and I use only 2G networks, because I don't want the phone to go on internet / use data. But sometimes I want to use ...
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HTC Desire 816 -How to use a particular sim for data usage and restrict the other?

I have got an HTC Desire 816 phone. I am not able to restrict the data usage to only one sim. If i enable the data usage for the Slot1 sim, the Slot2 sim also gets enabled for data usage. Any idea how ...
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Special Internet packs on Android phone?

Suppose,we might activate a special pack eg) Whatsapp pack for Airtel.How can I restrict the internet being used by other applications.So that it wont deduce any balance from main Avaliable options: ...
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How to securely/permanently delete sensitive information on a Galaxy S5?

My S5's screen died about a week ago and as a result the phone will be getting swapped. It has some pretty sensitive information on it (such as numbers, credit card info, photos, etc.) that I want to ...
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How to prevent specific apps from using mobile data?

So there are some mobile apps that love to use lots of mobile data, and sometimes use it when the wifi signal isn't good (e.g. Spotify). Which then leads to a nasty surprising spike in data usage ...
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Android OS eating data on Nexus 4 [duplicate]

I just bought 200MB internet for my Nexus 4. But when I look at my data usage, Android OS is eating data! Why does it eat so much data and how can I stop this?
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How to track data consumed by assisted GPS?

My Moto E sometimes uses up mobile data even though I have turned it off. To fix this, I added a dummy APN with random values. But still occasional data charges are incurred. I found this and am ...
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Play Store updating over Mobile Data when it is not supposed to

Today I got a bit of a nasty surprise with my mobile data and I am not sure how to correct it. In my settings for the Play Store I have (and had for ages) download only on Wifi. This month something ...
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HTC Sensation XE, Mobile data OFF when GPS ON

When any app on my android device started to read GPS (with GPS icon ON at notification area), my mobile data connection is OFF right away and then ON again after about 10-20 seconds. It happens in ...
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App shows ads even after restricted background data

I restricted background data for my file manager app. But still when I open the app, I am getting ads at the bottom. How is that even possible? How the app able to connect to mobile data? Am I ...
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Connection issues with mobile data on Galaxy S2 running CM 10.2

Recently I updated my Samsung S2 with Cyanogen 10.2. After that, my mobile data network is not connecting. I am not able to connect to mobile internet. I am able to access net via WiFi. Also I ...
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How can I disable unwanted data usage?

I would like to remove unnecessary data usage. I have wifi at home and at work and I would like Android to synchronize/update apps/... only on wifi. In fact, I don't want Android to do any background ...
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How to restore (mobile) data usage?

I've an S3 and until yesterday I've PACMAN ROM running - previous: Paranoid Android I made a Nandroid backup, in using titanium backup but I've forgotten to save my mobile data usage. Now I'm ...
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HTC One m7 mobile data disconnects

I got this phone at the end of November and it started giving me problems with the mobile data a week or 2 before the update to Kit Kat. When my reception is at 3 bars or less, using apps that require ...
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi? [duplicate]

Our local office provides free public WiFi for phones and tablets, but blocks access in ways that means that some applications (like WhatsApp) are unable to connect. Is there any way to configure ...
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Internet over mobile-data while connected to WLAN network

I have a WLAN network that is not connected to the internet. There is a DHCP server on that network and that assigns its clients an IP and subnet mask, but no default gateway. When I connect to this ...
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How do I disable mobile data access for certain apps at certain intervals?

Due to increased battery drain I figured I should probably come up with a solution that will allow me to block access for certain apps during certain hours while the only data connectivity available ...
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Can I control how google accounts get synced? Mobile vs Wifi

Under Settings>Accounts>Google>(my account) there is a bunch of services you can check and uncheck. My question specifically is I'd like everything to be synced but I want to be able to choose which ...
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Will disabling LTE extend my battery life even if I'm not using it?

I was just wondering, if disabling LTE will improve my battery life even if I'm never using it (there's no LTE in my country).
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mobile data reset ask not again prompt

it seems I have accidently ticked the ask not again checkbox when I have activated mobile dara. How can I reset this option so Android asks me again before activating mobile data?
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How to turn off mobile-data/3G for each SIM card separately in Samsung Galaxy Mega Duos?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Mega Duos and use two SIM cards - one sim with very low charge for 3G connection (called SIM1) and the other with very-high fee (called SIM2). I go to Setting - Connections - ...
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How to display mobile data usage for whole month and not last 7 days?

I have monthly cycle for measuring mobile data from 1st to 31st but it always measures last 7 days. How do I make it measure cycle I have configured? Full resolution image
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Changing Vendor Id

Here's the context: subject - Mobile data (Internet) I have 4.1 (JellyBean) mobile phone. Everything works great. Of late I happened to travel to UK and my present service operator does not recognize ...
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GCM with SSL/TLS under restricting proxy?

My mobile carrier data plan allows only connections using HTTP(S) proxy or IMAP, SMTP, POP3. I can use every protocol encapsulated in SSL/TLS with HTTP(S) proxy (CONNECT method). No destination ports ...
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SGS2 mobile connectivity/GPS intermittent problems after DIY repair

Looks like my SGS2 started to have mobile connectivity/GPS problems, possibly as a result of DIY repair (I manually replaced LCD+digitizer after an LCD damage): GSM signal level frequently drops to ...
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Queue a Google Play app to download later on wifi to save mobile data?

Is there a method to queue a new app for installation from Google Play, so that it downloads later when the phone connects to WiFi? The point being to save mobile data.
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Mobile data is not working after missed call

I have this strange issue in Sony Xperia U. Currently I am using 6.1.1.B.1.100 bulid ICS 4.0.4. There is no option in mobile network to select 2g or 3g or 2g/3g. All I have is Use only 3g networks in ...
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No option for “mobile network” on Dell Venue 8

My friend has bought new "Dell Venue 8 3830" tablet with Android JellyBean 4.3. Now we want to connect a 3g dongle (D-Link) via a micro-usb cable which came with it. When i connect the dongle to the ...
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How can I disable mobile data completely?

I have a pre-paid plan and don't want to use my mobile data except for two days in the year. However, since there's the quick option button mobile data, I fear I might press the wrong button when I'm ...
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Why does my phone have no data connection when roaming?

My mobile carrier in the US (Sprint) provides free domestic roaming for data and calls. However, whenever I am roaming, I have no data connection (in-bound and out-bound calls work fine). I am using ...
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Disable gifs system-wide or by app?

I was wondering if there is some way to 1, disable gifs from loading, and/or 2, disable gifs from playing on an Android device. The first would be mostly to conserve data, especially if I'm on Tumblr ...
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Installing/updating apps over mobile data

On my LG G2 device running Android 4.2.2, I can't seem to install or update any applications while on the mobile network. I can still access the Play Store but upon tapping "Update", the download ...
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ZTE merit phone problems

Why when i have the box checked on data enabled it gets unchecked every few mins. I haven't downloaded any new aps or changed any settings
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rescale data usage graph

The 'Data Usage' screen is scaled to 100GB . My data plan is limited after the first month to 500MB because I am somewhat Scots. How do I rescale that graph? My Samsung Meta has Android 4.2.2
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Tasker (switch off mobile data automatically) causing trouble under CyanogenMod

I used to use this tasker profile for nearly a year now already and it used to work fine, untill I recently switcht from the Samsung default UI TouchWiz to CyanogenMod on my Galaxy Note (1). The ...
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Mobile data won't turn on till reboot

I'm using a Samsung Vibrant (aka Samsung T959 Galaxy S) (Installed Jellybean). Sometimes when I keep mobile data off for a while, it doesn't turn on. I have to reboot it to make it work again.
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DNS blocking on mobile networks?

(I apologize ahead of time if this question might be misplaced; let me know if there's a better place to ask it.) I'm using my HTC One phone on Sprint's network in NYC, and noticed that my phone ...
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How can I disable 4G LTE on stock samsung (SGS3) or CyanogenMod?

My carrier, Sprint, has a lot of weak 4G coverage. In areas where I only have one 4G bar, the internet doesn't work. Every connection times out. However, these areas often have moderate-to-strong ...
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USB tethering: Allow only wifi

I want to connect my computer to my wifi network. As it does not have a wifi module I use my phone (Nexus 4, Android 4.4.2) to tether its wifi connection via USB. When my phone looses the connection ...
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Is there a way for 3G to not disconnect when connecting to WiFi?

WiFi is unreliable, I wouldn't trust WiFi for SIP calls, I've disabled WiFi within CSipSimple. Now every time I connect to WiFi, my SIP registration seems to go away, and I'm not receiving any calls ...
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Treat certain WiFi networks as mobile/cellular

I plan to be putting a Nexus 7 (will be rooted) in my car and tethering off my Nexus 4 (rooted). However I only get 1.5GB data per month on my mobile and don't want it to download my Spotify ...
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How can I toggle mobile data from a terminal?

I have a rooted Sony Xperia 3 running CyanogenMod 10. Can I turn off mobile data from the terminal?
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How to find out if my mobile data is working or defective?

I installed CyanogenMod 7.2 stable on my Samsung Galaxy Ace before, but it seems mobile data wasn't working. I decided to download the latest nightly build (2013-03-01) but still the mobile data ...
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Some applications don'e have access to the mobile data on unrooted S4 device

Some applications on my S4 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally. For example I can't use "WhatsApp" neither "Viber" where I can use "Facebook" ...
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Whats the difference between cell phone and data radiation

Is cell phone and data/WiFi/LTE radiation the same thing? Or are they entirely different technologies? Are any of them dangerous? I ask because i use my phone a lot at night in bed and i look at my ...