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Change DNS for mobile data without using an app

Starting with Android 9 Pie it is possible to change DNS globally, provided they support TLS. Just go in Settings → Network & internet → Advanced → Private DNS
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Does the IP address over a mobile data connection (gprs, 3g/4g) change every time on new connection?

The answer is this varies by carrier and can vary for any number of other circumstances such as market, locale, and traffic density... Both answers you referenced are correct for certain situations. I ...
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4G mobile data being used even when mobile data setting is off?

This has been happening throughout the world and is caused by a technical feature of 4G LTE. Most people don't even notice it because of the small amount of data that's used off their data plan. This ...
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How to switch(not only on or off) the mobile data and wifi using adb?

get state: adb shell settings get global airplane_mode_on # 0|1 - dis/en abled adb shell settings get global mobile_data # 0|1 - dis/en abled adb shell settings get global wifi_on # 0|1 - dis/en ...
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Android keeps disconnecting wifi when the signal is weak/poor

Check the Wifi advanced settings. There you should find an entry named "Adaptive Connectivity". Disable this entry.
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How can I change the data usage cycle for Mobile data?

For me (CM 12.1), it is still confusing. You have to go under Settings, Data Usage and then: make sure that both Data connection and Set mobile data limit toggles are ON below them, there is range ...
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Mobile data on but not working

TLDR: use a SIM with a different number (no matter if Vodafone or a different service). We see a symptom (no net), but we have to find out the cause first, to solve the problem. So let's think step ...
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Is it possible to designate a Wi-FI SSID as metered "mobile network"?

This option actually exists and I have just tested it on Android 10 (AOSP). The trick is to set a custom DHCP option 43 with the text value "ANDROID_METERED". What I find a bit confusion is that ...
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Turning off mobile data: method used to work but now doesn't

It is possible to toggle mobile data without root, using Tasker and AutoInput plugin. Important: This feature requires screen to be on. (Some users report that it only works if screen lock security ...
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Why does Android OS data usage not count?

As far as I can tell, Android OS (sometimes called OS + others) is not actually a real application to say. Basing this on one data application I've used it is explained; It is a "catch all" pseudo-...
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Dual SIM standby -- data and calls on different SIMs

As far as phone calls are concerned, when you use SIM1 for a phone call, SIM 2 will be unavailable to receive calls or messages. Anybody that tries to call, the call will not go through. As far as ...
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Can I really tell where the tower is that I'm connected to?

From app blogs Methodology explains how they collect data Crowd Sourcing (already pointed in comments) Monitoring users who installed app continuously So, the accuracy pretty much depends on how ...
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Dual SIM device : How to configure data usage on per app basis (Rooted device)

Requires Rooted Device, Xposed framework installed, latest version of GravityBox Xposed module and an automation app - I use Macrodroid Create a macro in Macrodroid Trigger: Application Launched &...
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How can I see which websites use up most of my foreground data?

As I discussed a similar issue here: Android app to show what apps/processes are currently using data. The same workaround is applicable in this case too. I will focus on this specific part however: ...
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Does "Data Saver" also apply to metered Wi-Fi?

Yes, Data Saver option applies to metered Wi-Fi. As quoted here: From Android 7.0 (API level 24), users can enable Data Saver on a device-wide basis in order to optimize their device's data usage, ...
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How to get an overview of which app are allowed to background data for Android 7

Not sure about GUI interface you want or a third party app that may do this for you, you can use CLI (terminal app or adb shell): ~$ dumpsys netpolicy | grep '^[ ]*UID=.*METERED_BACKGROUND' UID=...
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Is it possible to designate a Wi-FI SSID as metered "mobile network"?

I don't think WiFi can be designated as a Mobile Network, but stock Android provides option to set WiFi network as metered. When connected to the WiFi, go to that WiFi connection settings and you will ...
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Is it possible to transfer the internal memory/storage chip of an S9?

Based on the iFixit tear-down of the Samsung Galaxy S9 you can see that the flash chip in this model is a single chip soldered onto the motherboard - it is inside the orange rectangle below, a 64 GB ...
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How can I view the mobile data usage for each application for a given day?

You can achieve that using a third-party data usage application like 3G Watchdog With 3G Watchdog you can have finer breakdown of data usage down to individuals application with options to view data ...
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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? No. Android doesn't offer such provisions. Pixel 3a line ...
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How to use mobile data (hotspot) and calls at the same time?

Going by your problem I suspected that your device is Dual SIM Dual Standby, which was confirmed by GSM Arena. What this means is that you can use only one SIM at a time be it for data or voice ...
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How to switch(not only on or off) the mobile data and wifi using adb?

By knowing the state I suppose you meant whether at X point of time the Wi-Fi or mobile data is enabled or disabled. This information can be obtained from the dump of connectivity service. Run this ...
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Enable usage of mobile data while connected to a WiFi without internet connection

I've just recently come across this question, as I have been struggling with the same problem. I have a potential solution which I've found which might help others. These instructions are for a ...
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Google apps not working on mobile data, although non-Google apps are working

Check if google domain is not blocked by the network you are using , also try resting network settings , and try to delete the configuration settings that has been provided by your service provider ...
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How to disconnect SIM from network on schedule

Here's a community favorite: Tasker! It is very straightforward to set up a profile to exist that is triggered based on a day of the week and time, as you specified. Disabling the SIM appears to be ...
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Play Store updating over Mobile Data when it is not supposed to

Google Play Store/Services does actually download stuffs over mobile data. Its a bit annoying and under certain circumstances can be quite frustrating, in cases like if someone went camping or on a ...
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi?

NetGuard and AdGuard will both allow you to accomplish your stated goal. Both apps allow you to specify whether each installed app on your Android device can use WiFi, cellular data, or both (try ...
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi?

Yes you can do this. On my phone you go into Connection Settings and in Data Usage you can choose which app to make a "Mobile Data Only" app.
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Internet not working in browsers on mobile data, but works on WiFi and in all apps. Please help!

I have the same problem. that happens with Google Chrome over WIFI i have internet and can use YouTube App but the Browser isn't working. I resolved the problem by removing Chrome and installing it ...
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