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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Settings get global mobile_data always returns 0

On a rooted mediatek 6580 phone running Android 5.1.1, if data is enabled using svc data enable or even pulling down the notification bar, the command settings get global mobile_data shows an output ...
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Rog Phone wont connect to internet with data but wifi, calls, and texts work fine

my phone is not able to use the internet on data, but wifi works fine. I can still send and recieve texts, and phone calls work too but it's just the data. My sim works fine because I've tested it on ...
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Is it normal for WhatsApp to use so many MB?

The Wi-Fi usage shows that WhatsApp was using 401 MB on a single day. Is it normal for WhatsApp to use so many MB?
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Mobile web apps wifi only?

I have all these web apps installed on my phone. Unfortunately I don't want access to them or want them to load on cellular and only work on Wifi. Is there a setting for this?
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How to disable mobile data, in a way that's hard to re-activate, while still allowing mobile calls, for a child's phone?

I want to disable mobile data in the phone settings for my child in a way that makes it hard to re-activate it. Just turning off the "mobile data" setting is far too tempting for them to ...
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Is there any way to check if 4G/LTE is broken in LineageOS (FP2)?

Situation I have a Fairphone 2. I recently installed Lineage OS 17.1 I have a UK phone provider. I am in Germany for the next few weeks. I am not able to connect to German networks with 4G (that ...
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my mobile data is not working after i reseted my sumsung galaxy note 3

I wanted to format and reset my Samsung galaxy note 3 and I did a factory reset but after that my phone is having a hard time to identify the network provider(took a very long time to sign into the ...
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Can't use mobile data on non-default sim, even if inactive when the second sim is open call

I'm using OnePlus 7T with dual sim. Sim #1 is my default sim, and Sim #2 is a data sim which I'm using only for mobile data. Obviously, I've defined Sim #1 to be the default sim for calls and sms, and ...
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Mobile Data blocked while getting/sending phone call and message

I have 2 sim cards in my phone Samsung J7 Pro. Whenever I used the packet data for internet using sim 2 and there's phone call or message coming in my internet got blocked. I used packet data because ...
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'Network permission' notifications for apps in Android 10 - turning off

I have Android 10 on my phone. In the 'Settings - SIM card & mobile data - Mobile Data - Network Permissions' menu, I have set wifi & mobile data access as "disable network" for some ...
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Why does my mobile data work only on hotspot?

I own a Samsung Galaxy A71 and I'm on Reliance Jio network. When I had bought this phone and put a new Jio SIM on it, my mobile data worked fine, but the hotspot didn't. My laptop browser said 'DNS ...
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Nokia 7 plus network issues

I bought a used Nokia 7 plus not long ago and it worked perfectly at first. But recently I have been encountering multiple problems concerning the mobile network connection of my phone. Those ...
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How to switch(not only on or off) the mobile data and wifi using adb?

First main question: is it possible to switch(not only on or off) the state of the mobile data and wifi using adb? (for example for wifi: if you don't know the state of the wifi now. you send several ...
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Mobile data only works when tethering is active

Issue is exactly as described in the title, works when used as hotspot and connected with computer, but not on the phone directly(regardless the hotspot setting). Moreover I have to add: I am abroad ...
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Is it safe for the battery to turn on the mobile data all the time?

I usually turn on my cellphone Mobile Data & WIFI all the time because I don't want to miss SMS and Emails. I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time if I keep turning on the Mobile ...
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USSD Packet Analyzer

USSD Packet Analyzer I would to analyze packets from my phone's USSD something like wireshark.Is there something along this lines?
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APN Settings: What Does Each Setting Do?

An Access Point Name, APN, is a gateway between mobile networks and the public Internet. I've done research, and there's not much online about what the individual settings are or do. This is what I've ...
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Limit data rate of specific app (to avoid HD stream, for instance)

My data plan is decent, but not huge (2GB per month). Say that I want to watch a livestream on some app: I have no control over the data rate this app is getting. Since the cellular connection is good,...
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Missing HSPA/LTE bands on Xperia Z3 Compact D5803?

With the recent official Lineage build for Z3C, I imported a cheap 5803 from Hong Kong to play around with. Installed Lineage, and noticed I was only getting an Edge connection on T-Mobile. Re-...
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Running an rsync server on an Android device over a non-WiFi, cell-based connection? [duplicate]

I asked a somewhat similar question to this recently (see Rsync-like downloads over adb?), but what I'm asking here is a little bit different. Also, if this question belongs in a different forum, I ...
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Transfer contacts and data from non-smart device to a smartphone

How can I copy data (contacts in particular and then media maybe) from an ordinary phone to a new smartphone? The old one is Nokia 105 (the dinosaurs one), a new one is Meizu c9 i know the difference ...
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App not loading content on WiFi

I have a problem with an app not loading content on WiFi. If I switch to mobile data it works normally. I disabled battery optimization for it, set the WiFi network to be treated as unmetered but with ...
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disabling data roaming on Nokia 6.1 (Android 10), service provider o2 (UK)

I'm in Japan with my Nokia 6.1, running Android 10. My service provider is o2 (in the UK). I've done everything I can find to disable data while here: Settings / Network & Internet / Mobile ...
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How to use wifi for a specific app and celluar data for the rest?

I have a wifi rear view camera in my car. That camera creates a WIFI hotspot for my phone to connect with. If I put my car in reverse the app gets notified and switches to the app to show the camera ...
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Mobile Data stopped working

I have a Nokia Sirocco 8.1 mobile phone, about 2 weeks ago now my mobile data turned off or stopped working, I contacted my carrier (Boost mobile who use the Telstra network in Australia) they went ...
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How to use mobile data (hotspot) and calls at the same time?

I have a Huawei Honor 8X running Android 9 and it is pretty new - probably a year or so old. I am currently running it dual-SIM - one for my telephone number and one for mobile data. I am doing this ...
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Does Android auto-switch between SIMs for data on dual-SIM phones when one of the SIMs has poor reception?

If you're using the internet on the phone, does Android auto-switch between SIMs on dual-SIM phones when one of the SIMs has poor reception? https://honestmobile.co.uk/ seem to think some phones do ...
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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 internet ...
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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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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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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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