Thanks to the mobile data traffic that you have at hand, your smartphone can access the Internet even when you don’t have any wireless networks around you. At the same time, using mobile data takes from your total available traffic. It can even exceed it, if you don’t have a limit set in place, making you pay considerably more on your bills.
Want to learn how to keep data usage down on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus? Many of our readers ask us how to achieve just that since their mobile data plan isn’t unlimited and controlling costs is a natural need.
You’re not in control of how much Internet you use as long as there are many apps who use your data without you even knowing it. From social networking to daily lifestyle apps, email included, they could all use your Internet for updates, synchronization and so on, running in the background right as we speak.
Here’s another situation you should think of – do you travel abroad often? International data usage is even more expensive so knowing how to set limits or even turn off mobile data on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus is essential. That’s what we’re going to show you in today’s article.
How to turn mobile data On and Off for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
The rule of thumb is that as long as you don’t use any apps that require an Internet connection, you have to keep mobile data turned Off. By doing so, you are saving both data usage and battery, since you block any potential attempt of apps to search for updates in the background.
Here is your step-by-step guide on how to do so:
- Swipe down from the top of the screen, to open the main Menu;
- Tap on the Settings icon;
- Go to Data Usage;
- Look for the Mobile Data field and tap on the switch next to it, to turn it from On to Off;
- Select OK.
If turning mobile data Off on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus is simple, turning it back on is just the same. Retake all of the above steps and tap on the switch next to Mobile Data to turn it from Off to On.