I'm having HTC Sensation and I use wi-fi on a regular basis instead of mobile network (bad data plan). For the old Android version there was no problem, I just switched of background syncing and set option "Sync only via wi-fi".

After the update mobile network turns on automatically...

I couldn't find exact duplicate of "Sync only via wi-fi" in the update.

I went to Settings->Wireless&Network->Usage->Menu->Usage Settings -> "Restrict background data", but two problems still arise:

  1. Can't get rid of Notification "Background data restricted"
  2. Mobile network turns on automatically when decides to sync.

Any advises?

1 Answer 1


Maybe turning Data Enabled to off (Mobile network settings on CM9) might help. In that way, it'll sync only when WiFi is available.

  • At Mobile network settings I have: # Data roaming OFF # Data roaming sound OFF # Access Point Names # Network Mode # Network Operators # Enable always-on mobile data OFF CM9- what's that?
    – Vairis
    Apr 26, 2012 at 14:37
  • I think this might help. ICS introduced capping the Data Usage. There must be an option called as "Data Usage" which shows you a graph of your data usage. There's an option called as "Mobile Data". Switch that to off. Might be wrong. I'm on CM9. Worth a try anyhow. Apr 26, 2012 at 14:39
  • CM9 - CyanogenMod 9. It's a custom Android ROM. Apr 26, 2012 at 14:41
  • Can anyone please tell, why has someone, DOWNed my answer? You could suggest an edit ya know. Apr 26, 2012 at 14:42
  • I don't know If we are talking about same "Data Usage": Settings->Wireless&Network->Usage->Mobile Network OFF This was the first thing that I did, nevertheless, this morning woke up with no credit and half updated Facebook statuses.
    – Vairis
    Apr 26, 2012 at 14:53

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