Questions tagged [mobile-data]

"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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Force single application to communicate over data plan — NOT Wifi

This is the opposite of most questions out there. My friend's work has blocked a chat application, but she still wants to be able to use the wifi there for the rest of her internet needs. Is there ...
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Can't send a form with bigger files attached

I have a form on my web-site where one can attach his (her) photo by the end of it and then click SEND button below. If one uses a regular PC (say, notebook) then everything if fine. But, ...
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Prevent mobile data from automatically turning off after a while on Xiaomi Mi 4

I use Xiaomi Mi 4 (Android 7.1.2 Nougat) phone's hotspot to surf the internet on a laptop. After sometime approximately 20 minutes, the phone automatically turns off the mobile data and I have to turn ...
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How to permanenlty disable mobile data by renaming or editing files or directories on rooted-device?

Yes, I read the answers to the question by the link Disable mobile data permanently but I'm interested in a solution related with directories and files on rooted-device and not in using an application ...
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How is it possible for my Android device to be using data even if it's powered off?

While I have a technical background, I only just recently purchased my first smartphone, and I'm stumped regarding an explanation that my carrier is giving me. I installed an app from them on my ...
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Annoying “No data service” alert

I'm receiving this stupid message every 5 minutes. How to disable it without disabling other important messages of similar category ?
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Why is the global mobile data usage higher than the sum over all the applications?

On my Samsung Galaxy Note10+, the mobile data usage shown via the settings is much higher than the sum of the amounts (given below the global one and the graph) over all the applications. Why? For ...
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My phone connects to the internet when turned on, even when I am out of data

Scenario: I turn the data and wifi off, and switch off my phone. When I turn it back on, and unlock the phone, the data icon flickers to the 'on' state, and a handful of messages come through ...
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Restricting data usage monitoring to certain days

My data plan includes unlimited data during the weekend (so any data usage during the weekend is not taken off the 50Go afforded by the plan), and I would like to monitor my data usage taking this ...
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Data on 4G only with 3g access without data

My provider has special 4G only bundles at more GB/$ but has no VoLTE support, I was looking for a solution to block mobile data when and after i get a call or for other reasons when I drop to 3G/H+. ...
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How can I view the mobile data usage for each application for a given day?

How can I view the mobile data usage for each application for a given day? I use Android 9 on Samsung Galaxy S9.
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Using mobile data on sim card 1 and sim card 2 for calls and messages?

Can I use both sim cards in order to use internet and handling calls? For example, while browsing on the internet on sim card 1, can I get calls to sim card 2 and also call to somebody else?
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Android created Group Chat MMS photos deleted/gone

I have always been an Android user and this problem has always occurred. When I make a simple text group chat with others the MMS photos I receive always tend to delete, this is very hindering for me. ...
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Can user application enable mobile data even when they are user disabled?

I am trying to localize app that is connecting to the internet even when I have mobile data disabled. Is it possible that user installed app (on Android 9) can enable mobile data when they are turned ...
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Is it possible to transfer the internal memory/storage chip of an S9?

My Samsung Galaxy S9 is physically damaged and the board is dead. The phone will not turn on or show any signs of life. Plenty of important photos and data are on that phone which I need to retrieve. ...
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Mobile Data Always Active Not Working

I have my android device connected to a wifi router. I know for a fact that the router is not connected to the internet, which I am fine with. On the wifi settings page it says "Internet may not be ...
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Force specific app to not use specific wifi network?

The guest wireless at my work blocks Facebook Messenger, but the app doesn't appear to be smart enough to realize that and try to use my cell signal instead of wifi. So it's rendered totally ...
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Use data on roaming

Some services/apps don't use mobile-data on roaming. Is there any way to make them think it isn't roaming or use mobile-data on roaming? I need this because, in India if you move from one state to ...
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Chrome on Android has just eaten all my data plan

I am using Chrome on Nexus 5X. Nothing like this ever happened until the last 2 days - my data plan was depleted suddenly, the carrier's app claimed that I have no more data, and when I checked my ...
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Google drive high data usage

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post... Yesterday, i opened Google drive to check and spreadsheet and everything looked fine. Today i see that this night Google drive has used about 600MB ...
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Why do some apps still get push notifications when there's no data? [duplicate]

I have both Facebook and Instagram blocked from using data on my phone (only WiFi), but I still get push notifications from them when not on WiFi. How and why is this happening, and how do I stop it?
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Is it possible to designate a Wi-FI SSID as metered “mobile network”?

I am wondering if there is a method by which I can designate a WLAN/WiFi connection as "mobile network" based on its SSID for the sake data usage policies by apps or the Android system in general. ...
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Does blocking notifications at the system level stop data usage?

If I go to Settings -> Apps & notifications -> Instagram (or some other app) and turn notifications off for that app, does that stop data usage on my data plan? I ask because the message, ...
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Is There A Mobile Hotspot App With A Firewall to Block Incoming Connections?

I've been using the Android mobile hotspot to get an Internet connection while traveling. The stock hotspot is fine for my laptop which is firewalled, but there are a few devices (smart TV, game ...
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Need wifi to be connected to a camera(no internet) and one app using 4G for internet

I need to find a way to make the following work: Android phone wifi is connected to a 360 degree camera and there is no access to internet on this connection. On the same phone another app must get ...
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Enable data and sms on CDMA network programmed number Galaxy S7 Edge

My Galaxy S7 edge (G935P) sim card slot is broken. It doesn't recognize any sim card I put. I managed to program my phone number into the phone using CDMA Network. I can make calls, but I can't send ...
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How to successfully complete an LTE RAM dump using “Boost” LG STYLO3(ls777)

When trying the LTE RAM DUMP it's not working. I have a boost LG Stylo3 (ls777) and I've tried the dialer code sequence given and it does nothing... Is there another code sequence I should be trying ...
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S7 slow practically unusable at app layer

I know this seems a common complaint but I've been through the forums and can't find any solution to this very specific problem. Symptoms: Since returning from abroad 2 months ago, my S7 is barely ...
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“System ui has stopped working” error on not opening phone

I have an LG K10 mobile phone. I was on Whatsapp and my phone gave an error saying that there is no enough space. Then, it restarted itself and gave "Unfortunately, system ui has stopped working" ...
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Delete mobile data using Root

I'm looking for the right Android files I can delete to completely disable mobile data I have an open root (Android 4.1.2) I'm not looking to do using APN or other solutions, but by deleting the ...
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Massive increase in data usage with no change in behaviour

The primary purpose of data connectivity on my phone is checking email. I don't surf the Web when I'm "bored" (I occasionally look up something that I absolutely have to know that can't wait until I ...
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Mobile data turns on automatically

I am using Moto One power mobile and android version is 9.0 pie. I have two sim cards in my device, and one is used for data. The other one's data switches on automatically, and there is no active ...
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How can I disable the little preview on Youtube (to save mobile data)?

I am running on mobile data on my Galaxy S7 Edge on Oreo, and was wondering if you can disable the little previews. They take a lot of data, and I only get 3GB of data before it slows down to 2G. The ...
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How can my recorded data usage be 5x higher than what's shown in the apps list below it?

On the data usage screen, it says 1 GB used at the top, but if I add up the data from the list of apps below, it only adds up to about 180 MB. What are the possible causes? I'm talking about this ...
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Application: Switching between WiFi and Mobile Data, without rooting

How to switch between WiFi and Mobile Data. make an application to use Mobile Data even have a working WiFi connection and also to use the WiFi network. because my application should have the option ...
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Unable to disable mobile data on both SIMs with Nokia 5

A couple of days ago, I bought a Nokia 5, and for the most part, I have finished setting it up. However, one issue I've come across is that while I'm able to disable mobile data for my first SIM, I am ...
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DNS issue with OnePlus

I have installed Lineage OS 16 (android pie) for my oneplus one (although this issue existed in android Oreo as well). I am having a very interesting/weird issue with my phone that might be related ...
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How to remove this annoying mobile data pop up?

Whenever I toggle off mobile data, this pops up. Does anyone know how to remove it? It occurs every time I toggle it off.
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How does AOSP on a dual sim smartphone handle data?

How does AOSP on a dual sim smartphone handle data? Does it provide the option to choose the SIM when I do tethering or use the native hotspot?
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App that has no internet acces still loads ads

I've downloaded an app in the playstore, and since I don't need to acces the internet, I disabled acces to both mobile data and wifi. What I see is that it does not consume any data (0 bytes ...
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Can't download play support

I have set up the download environment to mobile data, but still shows that I need to download it under WLAN. And I can't download app from play because of this problem.Thanks a lot for helping.
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Can Google see what you're doing on a different device if you're using an Android phone's hotspot to connect a different device to the internet?

I know that Verizon or ATT or whatever data service you're using can see your browsing history since they're providing the service, but would Google be able to see it too since it's the software the ...
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How to Turn on mobile data on all apps when each is set to off

I somehow individually turned off mobile data on 250 apps. How do I turn all of them on. I don't remember how I did it. I am on a poco F1 android 9 miui 10.
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Wifi continuously stops working after a few minutes, and mobile data stops working until reset

I recently got a new Galaxy J7 Crown, Andriod version 8.0.0, Samsung Experience version 9.0. Will provide more information on software versions as needed. Phone will continuously lose wifi ...
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How to get an overview of which app are allowed to background data for Android 7

A user can enable or disable background data usage by following the following steps: From the Home screen, tap the app slider, then open "Settings". Select "Data usage". Select "Cellular data usage". ...
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Does “Data Saver” also apply to metered Wi-Fi?

The section Use Android Nougat’s "Data Saver" (Android 7.0+) under this site How to Restrict Background Data for Metered Wi-Fi Networks on Android mentions: Android 7.0 Nougat introduced a much ...
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JIO Internet don't work when I turn off Mobile Data

1.I Inserted JIO Sim in Asus Zenfone Lite L1 & Turned on Mobile Data, It worked fine. 2.I Turned off Mobile Data & after some time I Turned on again. 3.Internet not working. 4.I deactivated ...
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4G Connection not working properly

A month or so ago, when I turned Mobile Data on the device did not connect to the Internet. I thought that it is a temporary issue with the carrier but it is still not working. Details of the issue: ...
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Will the new changes to Android 9 cause the VPN based firewall apps become obsolete?

Firewall apps use VPN to manage network (to allow or disallow apps to connect to the Internet via Wifi or Mobile Data), mainly is for phones that are not rooted. However, this article mentions: As ...
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Does Android provide auto-switching of network mode when mobile data is toggled?

Whenever I want to turn on the mobile data, I have to go to "Preferred network type" menu and Switch to 3G/4G/Prefer LTE manually which requires many steps. So does Android OS provide auto switching ...

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