How To Monitor, Control Data Usage on your Android Phone


India’s telecom giants are offering ‘Unlimited Data’ plans. However, there is a catch. Airtel, Jio, Vi, other telecom operators have multiple prepaid recharge plans so that their customers can get huge amount of data to spend every day. They also offer such data services for postpaid customers. However, there is a limit, and beyond that, speed is throtled to a very low level under the Service Providers Fair Use Policy (FUP). Accessing the Internet via slow phone can be frustrating.

Here in this article, we have listed some ways in which you can monitor your data usage on your Android phone. In the meantime, you can also see the recharge plans offered by your network operator

How to set data consumption limit on your Android phone

  1. Go SettingsTo look for Network / SIM / Internet. You can type Data Or Data saver In Settings Quickly custom submenu menu.

  2. Tap Settings Below is the icon next to the name of the service provider Internet.

  3. Scroll down and select Data alerts and limits.

  4. Tap Mobile data usage cycleAnd you will be able to set the duration of your data usage cycle.

  5. Tap on Set data limit Option to enter data limits.

On some phones, from brands like OnePlus, you can access network settings directly without having to search for icons. Go Data usage> billing cycle And follow the steps outlined above to set data limits.

Here’s how to set a data limit on a OnePlus smartphone

How To Use Data Saver Mode On Your Android Phone

This method will prevent apps on your Android phone from sending or receiving data in the background. You can manually choose which apps are restricted, and which allow unrestricted data usage even when the data saver is on.

  1. Go SettingsAnd search network / sim / internet.
  1. To look for Data saverAnd toggle it.

How to turn off dual-channel network acceleration

Some smartphones, such as the OnePlus brand, come with it Dual-channel network acceleration Options that allow you to use both Wi-Fi and mobile data to speed up downloads. Toggle it and you can save some data.

How to enable auto-update on Wi-Fi only

Applications are automatically updated with the Internet connection. You can change the settings and restrict your smartphone to auto-updates only when connected to a Wi-Fi network.

  1. Open the Google Play app and tap the profile picture in the top right corner.
  1. Tap Settings From the pop-up menu and select Network preferences.
  1. Under the submenu, you will see the following options: App download preferences, auto-update apps and auto-play videos. To like Only via Wi-Fi For three options.

Replace data-hungry apps

Some apps use more data to load. Fortunately, some of them have lighter versions, such as Facebook Lite or Instagram Lite, which do not require a quick internet connection to load. They allow users to perform basic functions but do not have all the features of the original version. As needed, you can explore such light apps to help save data


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