How to Monitor and Control Data Usage on Your Android Phone

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Telecom service providers such as – Airtel, Jio and Vi – offer several “Unlimited Data” plans. These telecom operators offer prepaid recharge plans allowing customers to spend huge amounts of data every day. These data services are also available to postpaid customers. Nevertheless, these plans usually have a daily limit and the post that limits internet speed goes down to very low levels under the service providers Fair Usage Policy (FUP). Users may be frustrated to access the internet on smartphones at such slow speeds. However, there are several ways to monitor and control data usage on android smart phones. Follow the steps mentioned here to set the data usage limit and use data save mode.

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Open the settings page on your Android device

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Go to Connections/Network & internet (depending on the phone you are using)

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Click on Data Usage

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Click Billing Cycle and Data Disclaimer

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Toggle the switch that says set data warning

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Set the amount of data usage after which your device will notify you

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Toggle the switch that says Set data limit

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Set the data limit after which your mobile data will be turned off.

Android smartphones that run on Android 8.0 or higher come with Data Saver Mode. This mode starts working when you’re not on Wi-Fi and ensures apps and services that aren’t actively in use won’t be able to stream data in the background. Enabling data saver mode can slow things down a bit, but it can come in handy if you’re worried about going over your data limit.

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Toggle the switch present in the menu


Android users can also check current billing cycle data usage on their devices. The amount of data that each app has used is shown here and the total data usage is represented by a graph.

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Tap Mobile data usage

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