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"Mobile data" refers to data transferred 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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What happens with phone with no SD storage (only GoogleDrive) when you don't have cellphone/internet signal? And how much data does transfer takes?

I have a S8 android phone with microSD card where all my pictures are stored. Now I need to change phone, and I've just learned the recent phones don't have microSD slot and all goes to Cloud Storage ...
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Why would enabling or disabling AdGuard for Android change my public IP?

Since I just set up a VPN to my home server, I performed various tests and I found that, when I'm on cellular data, enabling or disabling AdGuard for Android (paid version) changes the IP detected by ...
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Mobile data does not work unless Wi-Fi is enabled on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

I have a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, so it is not even two years old. When my Wi-Fi is on, so is my mobile data, and the data works on and off. If I turn off the Wi-Fi off, I lose mobile data. I have ...
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Can I Manage Data Distribution Among Devices Connected to my Android Hotspot?

I rely on my Android tablet's mobile data as a hotspot for both my work devices and other household members' devices. I'm looking for an app, method, or setting that allows me to control and manage ...
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A way to separately activate WiFi and Mobile Data internet connection

In my Android 14 (stock/Pixel 7) (it was the same when it was Android 13 before the update), I can activate and deactivate the internet connection via Mobile Data and WiFi. What bothers me is that I ...
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OnePlus Android loses data whenever on a voice call

My OnePlus Android cellphone (OnePlus 9R Android version 13) always loses the data / internet connection whenever a voice call arrives. Is there any way to get the phone to continue the data ...
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An app requires mobile data from a certain SIM. How to bypass this?

I have a foreign SIM card and app which needs to be activated. An app, to be activated, requires mobile data, and of the SIM card An issue is that I'm far away from a country and can't use the SIM ...
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App-wise setting of mobile data selection in dual SIM

In a dual-SIM smartphone, how to set the usage of mobile data to a specific SIM for defined apps?
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Why did my Pixel 4a 5G on CalyxOS stop tracking mobile data usage?

I am using CalyxOS on a Pixel 4a 5G. My phone did not track mobile data usage during the last three weeks. In the screenshot below, we can see that it counted 8 MB. But I used my entire monthly ...
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How to track lost phone without mobile data and location enabled?

My relative lost his phone. The mobile data and location are both off. I tried tracking it through Google, but it just says it's outside my house. Is there any way to track it?
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Actually prevent mobile data use when mobile data is off (Android 13+)

Multiple old questions (here, here, here, and here) document that even when mobile data is switched off, mobile data still gets used as part of 4G voice service. I'm looking for up to date information ...
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No audio on Facebook, YouTube Android app when on 4G

My Pixel 5 audio is working while on WiFi at home. When I'm not on WiFi and using 4G, any video on Facebook or YouTube has no audio. On Facebook I can turn the audio off and on for each video, doing ...
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Get raw “mobile data usage” data

I’m in a bit of a feud with my mobile data provider and want to prove to them that I started using my mobile Internet after a specific time. Currently, the default mobile data usage in android is not ...
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How to forbid/ block Android from connecting to a certain phone provider

I need a way to block my phone from connecting to AT&T since my service provider in Canada only has a roaming plan in the US that uses T-mobile's network. I can force my phone to lock onto T-...
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How to set Proxy Auto-Config for cellular data?

On the internet, I found the following instructions for simple proxy, but this does not work for proxy PAC: Go to your Android System Settings & tap on Network & Internet. Tap on Mobile ...
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Is it possible to automatically disabling mobile data when connected to anyone Wi-Fi?

I regularly forget to turn off mobile data after connecting to Wi-Fi. It's not just a waste of battery, it's mainly a problem with random signal fluctuations (especially on public Wi-Fi) where it ...
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Restricting an app to only use Wifi not mobile data

I would like to restrict my web-browser (firefox) to only work when on Wifi, while still allowing all other apps like Google Maps, Google Calendar etc, and even my alternate browser (Brave), to work ...
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How to stop an LG phone from asking for confirmation when I turn mobile data on/off?

How do I stop an LG phone from asking for confirmation when I turn mobile data on/off? When I turn it on, it says "data charges may apply" and requires me to tap again for confirmation. When ...
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How to connect to a Wi-Fi device but use cell data

I have a Wi-Fi connection on a solar system that connects to an app to provide data on usage. I do not have Internet aside from my phone on my property. I need to connect to the Wi-Fi solar Data ...
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Disable repeated "High mobile data usage" notification?

It seems that once the data warning point I have set is passed, Android keeps showing the notification below, even though I have dismissed this same notification multiple times. Cellular data has ...
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Having internet access with no data plan

I have a pay as you go plan with no data. I have always been able to visit and search on Google and my carrier's website by turning on the data plan on phone (even though I have no data and there ...
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How do I find my DNS server code?

I'm currently trying to get my Nintendo Switch to connect to my phone's hotspot, but it comes up with a DNS error. I later figured out, that I need to put in the DNS server manually However the ...
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How to disconnect SIM from network on schedule

I have a 2-SIM phone and need to be able to unregister one of the SIMs from the network each Friday from 16:30 to 20:00. The reason is that this SIM is a duplicate of another SIM which my friends use ...
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How do I automatically disable cellular data when at home?

I do not get service at my house. The only way I can use my phone is over wifi. If cell service is turned on, but has no bars, I don't receive text messages properly, they take forever if they come at ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S10 mobile hotspot cut out after exactly one hour?

I have an issue where if I turn on my hotspot it will automatically stop working after exactly one hour, every time. I have tested this with a stopwatch several times to confirm this is the case. It's ...
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Proof that mobile data was disabled

I have a (rooted) smartphone running Android 7.1.2 and need to prove that over a certain period of time in the recent past (period of a few weeks within the last month), mobile data was disabled and ...
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Is there any way to test the ability to access websites on different network connections without turning network connections on and off?

Is there any way to test the ability to access websites on different network connections without turning network connections on and off? For example.. Suppose you have a smartphone with 2 mobile sim ...
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extract data from phone with oem unlocked and usb debugging enabled password?

My huawei mate 20 lite phone was stolen in afu state, there is a pin code on the screen, but usb debugging is on and I removed the oem lock, in this case, can my data on the phone be accessed?
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Why won't my mobile data work in some countries that are covered by my plan?

I have a moto g(7) power with an international T-Mobile plan that is supposed to allow me to use my phone in most countries around the world without needing to get new SIM cards. This works most of ...
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On Android 12+, how do I disable mobile internet without disabling MMS?

My good old phone from 2013 is dying. I have been satisfied with it, but even if it was still sold nowadays, I would not buy more of the same since it’s becoming increasingly difficult to not have ...
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Some app, whose mobile access is restricted, suddenly starts using data after switching mobile carrier

My problem is some apps I specifically disallow data access started to use mobile data after I switched mobile company. I didn't change any settings. It never happened with two previous carriers with ...
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How to disable app background data usage via adb without root

I'm trying to disable unnecessary apps and their background data usage on an Android 10 device, using the following commands: adb shell appops set package_name RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore adb shell ...
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Mobile data disabled but data is still using mobile data

I have a SIM card that I use only to receive SMS. It does not do not include mobile data in the plan, and it is "pay as you go". This means that as soon as my phone connect to the internet, ...
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"3rd party apps designed to use mobile data" even when connected to WiFi

I found something curious researching this topic: 3rd party apps designed to use mobile data Some third-party apps, such as online banking apps, may still consume mobile data even when they are ...
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Why would 5G be significantly slower than 4G?

I have a 5g enabled Pixel 4a phone and am using it in an area with excellent T-mobile 5G coverage. For some reason when network preferences are set to 5g, the data rate is a small fraction of the ...
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Samsung A42 5g, when i try to open an APK file it says i need to sign in to save file, where do i sign in?

I am trying to download an APK file, when I try to open it I get a message at the end to say I need to sign in before I can save the file, where do I sign in?
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TPM (Trusted Platform Module) vs. TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) - can credentials be *stored* on both?

TPM is physically isolated from the rest of the system (i.e. it is a standalone chip on the mainboard), while TEE is a secure area of the main CPU. The key function of both TPM and TEE is to do ...
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Prioritize cellular data over Wi-Fi

Is there a way to set the phone to prefer cellular data over Wi-Fi so that it will use cellular if it's good but Wi-Fi if cellular is not? Similar to the "Switch to mobile data" setting but ...
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Mobile data usage on smartphone when NordVPN is turned on

I've recently started to use NordVPN on smartphone as I need to spend a lot of time in public networks. However, it is only 5th August and I have already got a data warning that I have used 2GB of ...
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Mobile data works on Gmail but not on any browser on Pixel 4a 5G

I have a Pixel 4a 5G running on the latest Android 12 as of 7/22/22. With mobile data and background mobile data enabled in apps, I can make phone calls and check Gmail, and yet, no browser works: ...
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Problems with wifi and mobile data after adb

This is problem I faced with: I was need to test a few features in a test app but my emulator had troubles with wifi connection so I decided to upload the app on my own cell phone through adb install &...
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Running Android with data functionality from a laptop with a SIM card slot

I have always worked with laptops and amnt a fan of smartphones or tablets, But I will soon be required to use an app, which doesn't have a desktop alternative, meaning I will need an Android-capable ...
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My android can send message but cannot receive message

I am using Vivo S1 and I have some issues recently. My phone works perfectly when using WiFi or tethering from another phone. But when I use mobile data from my SIM card, I cannot load anything and ...
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Are these random UID applications spywares?

It's been a year since I am ignoring all these Applications using my data and battery. At first, I thought they could be apps that I uninstalled a while ago. But, no, every third day they were showing ...
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Certain Apps Do Not Work on Cellular Data

Some apps (Outlook, Gmail, Life360) do not function on cellular data, but function perfectly on WiFi. I've already checked for unlimited cell data, resetting APNs, reinstalling the apps, factory ...
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Trying to mimic data usage through certain apps

my current data plan has unlimited usage for only certain apps; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram. Any other form of data usage isn't unlimited taking ...
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Android Emulator cellular speed limits does not work properly

I need to limit cellular speeds in Android Studio's Emulator. I tried to limit it from the default settings: but it does not work. Each time I select anything lower than LTE I get like 0.01Mbps. Any ...
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How to forbid a dual-SIM system from using mobile data on one SIM?

I set the SIM card for mobile data like this: And it works most of the time. This SIM is Austrian and I spend most of my time in Austria. However, when I venture into Slovakia — the country of the ...
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How to permanently obliterate android phone's entire data? [duplicate]

I want to completely delete all data on my android phone with 0% of it being recoverable. I don't want to physically destroy the phone. I don't want to make the phone unusable. What I want to do is, ...
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How can I allow mobile data but disable all outgoing texts and all outgoing phone calls?

I have a Google Pixel 6 on Android 12. How can I allow mobile data but disable outgoing texts and outgoing phone calls?
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