Android - How to restrict background data

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Android - How to restrict background data

In this article you will learn how to prevent apps from making background updates (over mobilde data) on your Android smartphone.
  • Go to Settings > Wireless & Network > Data Usage.
  • Tap on the Menu key (vertical dots).
  • Check "Restrict bkgd. data".

Note that: You can also restrict background updates for specific entries, keeping this feature active for your important apps (Viber, WhatsApp...)
  • The apps making use of background data are listed in the "Data Usage" section.
  • Select the app of your choice and check "Restrict bkgd. data".


Published by deri58. Latest update on August 18, 2014 at 07:05 PM by ninha25.
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