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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How does “Restrict background data” work?

In "Settings"->"Data Usage" there is a "Restrict background data" checkbox. How does it work, exactly? What does "background" mean here? And is this setting enforced by the OS, or is it a hint that ...
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How can I change the data usage cycle for Mobile data?

The mobile data cycle (Settings -> Data usage) looks quite arbitrary. Since I have changed my data plan, now the new cycle should start at the first day of the month instead of the 6th. How can I ...
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4G mobile data being used even when mobile data setting is off?

I have a Motorola Moto G, the 4G version, with the original ROM upgraded to the latest version (4.4.4 official from Motorola). The first thing I did when I got it was the same I have done when I got ...
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How do I enable Mobile Data only for select apps on a rooted phone?

Unfortunately my carrier charges €0.10 per MB of data -- and I've found out the hard way that Android is a data hog. As a result I keep my mobile data almost exclusively off. Is there a way, perhaps ...
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How can I disable mobile data completely?

I have a pre-paid plan and don't want to use my mobile data except for two days in the year. However, since there's the quick option button mobile data, I fear I might press the wrong button when I'm ...
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Dual SIM device : How to configure data usage on per app basis (Rooted device)

My Moto X Play (6.0.1, rooted, Xposed installed ) has dual SIM options, which I usually don't use. Recently, I had a need to use two SIMs, borrowed one with generous data allowance and second (...
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Restart data connection when stalled?

Occasionally the data connection of my mobile will stall, i.e. it still looks like it does have a data connection (either "H" or "G"), but no server can be contacted. (In particular, my ROM being a ...
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Cannot download anything from Google Play store via mobile data

I have an LG G2 with Android 4.4.2. All of a sudden I cannot download apps or updates on the Google Play store: no error messages, it just spins its wheels. On the Google Play Store, it just says "...
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How can I disable unwanted data usage?

I would like to remove unnecessary data usage. I have wifi at home and at work and I would like Android to synchronize/update apps/... only on wifi. In fact, I don't want Android to do any background ...
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Limit Phone Data Usage

This might be a replica, I have searched and not found a similar question. I currently have the HTC One M8 and am planing on getting a 1GiB Data pack, knowing me who uses internet over the top I ...
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Moto E being charged for mobile data even if it's turned off on Vodafone Karnataka SIM [closed]

I have very recently purchased Moto E and using Vodafone Karnataka SIM. I have disabled mobile data and work only with WiFi. Even after this, I see I am being charged with 0 MB data usage. (Click ...
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Route Application through Mobile Data when on Wifi

While on Wifi, Whatsapp won't work on my Galaxy Note 2 due to my work proxy. I have found no proxying application that will work, yet. (My work is using an HTTP Proxy). Is there an application that ...
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How to turn-off WiFi when there's no Internet available on the connection?

I have a wifi hotspot that is always on but sometimes internet isn't available within the connection; in such a situations, the phone is connected as expected to the wifi hotspot but because there's ...
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Is there a way for 3G to not disconnect when connecting to WiFi?

WiFi is unreliable, I wouldn't trust WiFi for SIP calls, I've disabled WiFi within CSipSimple. Now every time I connect to WiFi, my SIP registration seems to go away, and I'm not receiving any calls ...
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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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Should the Data Saver Icon Look like Plus or a Pause?

According to this page, the data saver icon should look like a pause button. However, on my nexus 6P (using android nougat), I get a plus icon instead whenever I turn on data saver. What does that ...
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How do I disable mobile data access for certain apps at certain intervals?

Due to increased battery drain I figured I should probably come up with a solution that will allow me to block access for certain apps during certain hours while the only data connectivity available ...
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Mobile Data only working when used as hotspot

I recently bought a HTC One. Everything worked fine including mobile-data and Wifi. Until I once used my phone as Hotspot for my laptop. The whole time while using the hotspot I had working internet ...
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How to prevent specific apps from using mobile data?

So there are some mobile apps that love to use lots of mobile data, and sometimes use it when the wifi signal isn't good (e.g. Spotify). Which then leads to a nasty surprising spike in data usage ...
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Limit apps to only work if connected to WiFi

My son is exceeding his data limit by downloading files when off the WiFi. I do not want to turn off all mobile data as he still needs to access his email, etc, however, he does not need to be ...
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Google apps losing connection to the servers when on mobile data

I'm struggling with a weird connection problem I have with Google Maps 6.14.1 (#6140011) on the Galaxy Nexus (running Android 4.1.2/CM10). The problem comes with the following symptoms when on mobile ...
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wifi is getting turned off and mobile data is getting turned on automatically

I am facing a weird scenario in my android phone since 2-3 days. My wi-fi is automatically getting turned off and my mobile data pack is getting turned on. It has been cost effective 2-3 days. I ...
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Why does Android OS data usage not count?

I have noticed that "Android OS" consumes a lot of data on my phone (LineageOS 14.1; Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300; rooted). However, this data seems not to count for the overall data usage. As you can ...
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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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Unable to change mobile data cycle date on huawei p9 lite with android 7.0

My old phone had an option to change the mobile data cycle date. As you can see in the image below the option is gone. Does anyone know where I can find it in this "new and improved" version of ...
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How do I block packet data for background programs?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Gio running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. How can I block packet data for background programs only? When I disable Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile networks -&...
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Disable calls and SMS and use only mobile data with active SIM card

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 packed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I'm interested if it's possible to setup my phone to not receive any phone calls or SMS. I would like to use my Internet connection only, ...
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Treat certain WiFi networks as mobile/cellular

I plan to be putting a Nexus 7 (will be rooted) in my car and tethering off my Nexus 4 (rooted). However I only get 1.5GB data per month on my mobile and don't want it to download my Spotify playlists,...
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How to enable dual networking in Android shell?

I have a rooted HR933 tablet running Android 4.4.2, and an embedded device with a Wi-Fi access point but no Internet access. I need the tablet's browser to be able to reach the device's web server via ...
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Moto G 1st Gen - Mobile Data not working after upgrade to 5.0.2

After upgrading to Lollipop from 4.4.4, mobile data doesn't work. I have tried all the solutions listed in various forums including, 1. Reboot 2. Reboot after re-inserting the sim card. 3. Manually ...
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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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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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Disallow & prevent ALL data access (2G 3G ) for user (maybe even WiFi) directly or via MDM?

I saw this similar question but it does not ask or answer what I am asking. How to totally block internet access (data) on an Android? Completely block disable "data" period so that user cannot enable ...