How to set up the data limit on Samsung Galaxy phones

Mobile data is expensive. You should therefore keep an eye on the data usage on your phone to avoid billing shocks at the end of the month. There is no need to use any third-party apps on the Samsung Galaxy phones. That’s because Samsung is integrating the data saver option to track data usage with the One UI 3.0 update.

You will find many options on a Samsung Galaxy to keep data usage in check. First of all, you can choose the billing cycle, add the data limit, set a warning before the limit is reached, and much more.

Let’s take a closer look at how to use these options.

Add data limit on Samsung Galaxy phones

As with several other options, Samsung buried the data limit option in the Settings app. Follow the steps below to use it.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Samsung Galaxy phone.

Step 2: Go to the Connections menu.

Step 3: Select Data Usage from the following menu.

Select data usage

Step 4: Scroll down and select Billing Cycle and Data Alert.

Step 5: Tap Start Billing Cycle and set the date based on your local carrier.

Step 6: Turn on Set data warning and enter the data limit in numbers.

Billing cycle menu

Data limit menu

To the example, if your wireless service provider offers 10 GB per month, you can set a data warning to 8 GB.

Step 7: Enable the Set data limit switch. This option turns off the mobile data when the specified limit is reached.

Step 8: Select the data limit option and set the current data offer from your mobile network provider.

Set data limit

This option is also useful if you are traveling internationally or want to keep mobile data usage in check. These temporary local SIM cards have limited internet data.

Check Data Usage on Samsung Galaxy Phones

You can check how much data your Samsung Galaxy phone is using. That will help you weed out the data hungry apps. That’s how it’s done.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your phone.

Step 2: Go to the Connections menu.

Step 3: Select Data Usage from the following menu.

Select connections

Select data usage

Step 4: Select Mobile data usage.

Step 5: Here is a detailed breakdown of the apps that are using cellular data on your phone.

Data usage by apps

App details menu

If you notice any unnecessary data usage by an app, tap it and go to the app details menu. From there, you should turn off the Allow background data usage switch so that no mobile data is used in the background.

Activate data saving mode

If you are low on internet data in the current cycle, then you should consider turning on data saver mode on your Samsung Galaxy phone. It helps reduce your data usage by preventing apps from using data in the background.

Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your phone.

Step 2: Go to the Connections menu.

Step 3: Select Data Usage from the following menu.

Select connections

Select data usage

Step 4: Tap on Data Saver and activate the toggle from the following menu.

From now on, all apps on the phone will not use mobile data in the background. There are also certain disadvantages.

To the example, in data saving mode you will not receive a new one WhatsApp Message or new email until you open the app to check manually. While in data saver mode, you might miss important notifications or calls.

Data saving mode

Activate data saving mode

Fortunately, there is an option to keep apps out of data saver mode. In the same save data menu, you can tap on the “Use data while saving data” option.

Allow apps in data saver mode

Select the apps like messaging or email that can use mobile data in the background.

Use the ultra data saver mode

For extreme situations, Samsung has also integrated the ultra-data-saving mode on the Galaxy phones. When your phone is running out of cellular data, turn on ultra data saver mode.

The mode compresses the data when it reaches your phone and also limits background data usage. How to activate it.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your phone.

Step 2: Go to the Connections menu.

Step 3: Select Data Usage from the following menu.

Select data usage

Ultra data saver

Step 4: Scroll down and select Ultra Data Saver.

Turn on the switch and you’re good to go.

Set the data usage limit for Samsung phones

Follow the steps above and set a data limit on your Samsung Galaxy phones. Don’t forget to slow down mobile data usage by using data saver and ultra data saver. How would you like to use these features in One UI? Share your routine in the comments section below.

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