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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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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Wileyfox Swift Mobile data not working after update to Nougat 7.1.1

I recently applied the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update to my partner's Wileyfox Swift. This update replaced Cyanogen with a more stock install. Since the update, mobile data no longer works. Symptoms: ...
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android phone + mobile network + chromecast

I have unlimited mobile data on my phone. but i want to cast to the chromecast. But i cant find a way to do that using my current knowledge. the setup require . data streaming using mobile data in ...
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WhatsApp not working with mobile data service

After upgrading to Lollipop, I am facing the following problem with my Nexus 5 phone. Apps like WhatsApp, Hike, Messenger are not not working while mobile data is on, but there is no issue with my ...
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My internet doesn't work on my phone any more

The internet doesn't work on my phone. It worked with my orange sim card and it previously worked with this sim card, the problem seems to have arisen after my number was ported from the orange sim to ...
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Cellular data shutting off when i shut off wifi and vice versa

I bought a motorola moto g gen 3 a few days back and encountered a bug i can't wrap my head around. First of: this post: Cellular data not working since 5.1 Lollipop flash adresses the same issue ...
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Android OS High Mobile Data usage

Guys the android OS data usage on mobile data seems to be unusually high.. I have blocked data access for all the apps and whitelisted only a few 4-5 apps in AfWall firewall.. While play store , play ...
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HTC One M8 Sprint doesn't connect to roaming partners India

I am currently in India, and I'm not able to get roaming data with my HTC One M8 Sprint. I have tried several settings and several carriers but to no avail. I have called Sprint but their solutions ...
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Lost Android with no internet connection

I was concerned that I lost my phone earlier and accessed Samsung's Find My mobile. Having gotten a "not connected to network" message I was concerned. Luckily my phone was in an odd place but when I ...
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Enable usage of mobile data while connected to a WiFi without internet connection

It is possible to allow my device to use mobile data while connected to a WiFi hotspot? The reason being is that the WiFi hotspot I connect to does not have an internet connection. So I want to be ...
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Automatically turn on/off data when downloading MMS

With my Galaxy S3, my girlfriend's Galaxy S4 and her mother's Galaxy Core, we cannot download MMS automatically. We have to turn on data before doing so. This problem is not happening with her sister'...
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Google Photos using up too much data and at the same time hangs on uploads even when on wifi

Two problems related to the Google Photos App: It often hangs on uploading saying "waiting for wifi" even though the phone is connected to wifi According to "Mobile data usage" in ...
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Disable mobile data permanently

A strange request I know... but I am quite keen to disable mobile data from my phone permanently (as opposed to just switching it off in the settings) so that I can only browse the internet when I'm ...
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Sim card manager - Mobile Data sim card assignment not persistent

I am using Samsung A50, which is dual sim. In the Sim card manager I set my SIM 1 to be the one for Mobile Data, but every time I reboot the device, the setting gets reset back to SIM 2, and so I need ...
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Update to 4.4.4 from 4.4.2 Kitkat, mobile data unavaliable

I hadn't updated my software since 4.4.2 on my S5 and just updated it today. However, after updating to 4.4.4, my mobile data stopped working, I can still make calls and connect to WiFi, but mobile ...
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Data connection works without a data plan

I am trying to control my screen time by disabling internet access. I have filtered my mac address so the wifi does not work. So I turned off WiFi and a 4G LTE symbol is shown in the notification bar. ...
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Forbid phone from using Mobile Data

TL/DR: How do I forbid the phone from using ANY mobile data ? If I use a single byte of mobile data, my plan charges me. Turns out, the phone used data by itself some days ago. And NO, before you ask:...
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Can I prevent tethering from using cell/mobile data?

I have been using USB tethering to connect my laptop to a wifi and am scared I might lose connection to wifi and begin using mobile data without noticing Ideally an app that lets me react to USB ...
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Not able to access 3G Data when no Wi-Fi connection

Since I updated to Lollipop on my Moto G, I cannot access the internet when I am not logged into a Wi-Fi connection. Maps tells me that I'm offline, Chrome tells me that I am offline. I go into ...
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Mobile data enabled but not network access

Until recently I was using ViperOS on my Redmi 4a. I couldn't send or receive MMS, but mobile data worked fine. Then I changed the operator (French operator Prixtel with Orange), and mobile data didn'...
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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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Data usage slider missing in Android Lollipop

After upgrading my Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0, the sliding bar on the graph which allows you to show data usage for a prescribed date range is no longer there. For example, in the older Android I was ...
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Is there any way to completely block any app from using data (Android 6.0)

I have a problem: my house wifi goes down a lot for some unknown reason, and so I turn on data to continue whatever conversation I was having on my laptop on my phone. Then I forget to turn on wifi ...
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Mobile data is set to auto turn on with command but isn't working

I'm using 2 apps, "MacroDroid" and AutoInput", I set a command(Macro) that would turn on mobile data and location. But when I sent the text, it shows that mobile data and location are "on" but only ...
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How to disable usage of background data of all apps?

Some networks charges high in cellular data...so disability of background data is great money saver.
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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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Why removed apps use mobile data?

Android 10 When open mobile data usage ,write that removed apps use data. Why removed apps use my mobile data,how stops this and how properly delete them forever? Why they use data if they are ...
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Change DNS for mobile data without using an app

(My phone is rooted and runs Android 5.1) How can one change the DNS addresses of mobile data (and persistently, if possible) without the requirement of an app?
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Data does not work when Bluetooth tethering is on

When I cannect another phone to my phone by bluetooth tethering, to use my phone's data internet, the data internet icon (4G) disappears and no longer is connected (while data is on). What is wrong ...
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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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Nexus 5 upgraded to 5.1 and mobile data wont work anymore

My Nexus 5 upgraded from Android 4.4.2 to 5.1 now it won't connect to mobile data. How can I get it to connect?
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How to stop android using roaming data when it's disabled?

There is a well documented phenomena of Android users getting charged for data roaming abroad when data roaming is explicitly disabled on their phone. `So-called ghost-roaming (Geister-Roaming). In ...
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Android lollipop Nexus5 mobile network exclamation mark

I am using nexus5 and I have never had problems using mobile data network. Some days ago I updated to 5.0.1 and problems started occuring, exclamation mark on mobile network icon, internet stopped ...
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Mobile data on but not working (Resurrection Remix)

I am using the official Resurrection Remix 5.8.0 on my unlocked Moto X Play. I am experiencing an issue with mobile data; every so often the data won't connect when I enable it. The icon in the quick ...
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Can Android devices connect to both WiFi and mobile data networks at the same time?

Can Android devices connect to both WiFi LAN (not necessarily connected to the Internet) and mobile data networks at the same time? Or when it connects to one, does it have to disconnect from the ...
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Cannot connect to a data connection on Sprint HTC One M8

Firstly, I am running CyanogenMod 12.1 on my HTC One M8, but this is an issue I also experienced running stock Android (e.g. Lollipop). The issue I am experiencing is that my device appears to be ...
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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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limiting only one app to use data

Is there any way so that I can limit only one or two app to use my data in android 4.4.2. PS:- I know about blocking background data but I am curious about any other way.
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How can I record mobile network traffic?

I need to record edge/3g mobile traffic in pcap file. I can't find any working app for this. How can I do this? Samsung Galaxy s3, root, cyanogenmod11.
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Cannot download apps from Play Store on mobile data

I have LeEco Le 2 mobile. I am trying to download applications from Google Play Store - when I click on Install, it displays "Waiting for WIFI...". I am on mobile data, but it is not downloading ...
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Xperia Z3v Simultaneous LTE and Voice Service

I'm told by Verizon that the Z3v will be unable to access mobile data while in a call until January. If only they told you this before the sale! In any case, does anyone know of a workaround, or a way ...
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3g network connection Problem while using data

For last two months or so, the situation in my two years old international HTC One X is that the data is not connecting when it is on 3g network but it is working absolutely fine with 2g network. when ...
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi?

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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How do I get my mobile data to work again, after the new Android 5.1 update?

I am having an issue with Mobile data no longer working. Mobile data WAS working the day after updating to Android 5.1 on my Nexus 5. But now (1 day later) it is not connecting to Mobile data. It just ...
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LG G4 ghost touch and swipe when data is turned on

Odd problem with my LG G4 phone, on Monday I check my whatsapp and the screen starts ghost touching itself randomly in different places? I lock the phone to stop it and reset a couple of times, but ...
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Can android mobile device support the access to WiFi (No internet) and Mobile data which provides internet at the same time?

Question: I would like to connect android mobile device to WiFi Router (No internet) and to use mobile data simultaneously. The use case is, one android application works on LAN created by WiFi router ...
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“Restrict background data” keeps turning off after a while

I have Android 6.0.1, original Samsung version on my Galaxy S5 Neo. Since I'm not on any mobile data plan and have to pay every MB I use, I'd like to restrict background data - once and forever! ...
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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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Mobile data is turned off but provider shows data trickle

I have turned off cellular data on my phone (Nexus 5, Android 6.0.1) but the data usage summary on my provider's portal is still (slowly) increasing. Does Android still use a small amount of data ...
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How to remove the persistent 'Mobile data turned off' message on Android 7.0?

When I turn cell data off on a Samsung Android 7.0 non-rooted phone, the Phone app always displays a notification that data is turned off. This results in 2 issues: The notification area gets ...

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