Tips for discovering and preventing the Android phone from spending 4G internet

Most 4G or 3G internet plans in Brazil have a data franchise. When it reaches the limit, the consumer loses the connection or starts to use a network with reduced speed. To get around the problem, the Android system has some features that help keep your 3G / 4G package through the end of the month with some tweaking.

With them, you can find out if your smartphone is using mobile data at this very moment and prevent it from disabling connectivity. The tip is useful to stay tuned for day-to-day if Wi-Fi stops working, for example, and you do not realize it, since the data connection is automatically activated. In addition, Walkthrough teaches you to use native Android features to save and manage data, without having to install new applications.

How to save 3G and 4G and prevent mobile phone from spending mobile Internet on Android

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1. How to enable and disable the mobile internet connection on the mobile

Step 1. If the user chooses to turn off the mobile data when he / she is not using it, he / she is sure that the data package will continue intact. You can have control of this connectivity quickly through the Android shortcut bar. To do this, simply drag the bar at the top of the screen and touch the mobile network icon. Then disable the key at the top of the screen. Confirm with "Done".

Enable and disable mobile data by the shortcut in the Android notification bar

Step 2. You can also find this setting by tapping the "Configure" button on Android. Then select "Data Usage".

Access data usage on your Android smartphone

Step 3. Finally, unplug the key next to "Mobile Data", leaving it gray (off). Remember that you will continue to receive calls and only the mobile internet will be disconnected.

Turn off 3G and 4G mobile data on Android phone

How to know if Android is using mobile internet right now

Step 1. The Android system shows whether you are currently using the mobile connection on your phone, even in the background or as an alternative to Wi-Fi. To find out, go to the "Settings" menu and select "About the device" .

Access settings on your Android device

Step 2. Touch "Status" and select "SIM Status" (from the service provider chip that offers the Internet service).

Access SIM status information on Android

Step 3. Finally, to find out if the mobile phone is using mobile data, look at the "Mobile network status" item. If the "Connected" indicator appears, your smartphone is spending data. If "Disconnected" is displayed, the device is using another form of connection - usually Wi-Fi.

Note the status of connected or disconnected on the mobile network on the Android phone

How to enable the internet limit warning on Android

Step 1. Open the "Configure" item on Android and select "Data usage".

Access data usage on your Android smartphone

Step 2. Notice the use of mobile internet throughout the month in the chart. Touching it will allow you to manage the maximum data usage warning. It is recommended to add the amount of GB of your contracted package or even a little less to keep management up to date. Confirm with "Set".

Manage the mobile Internet spend and stipulate a limit on Android

Step 3. Tap "Account cycle". Customize the item by adding the closing date of your package (when the internet plan is renewed).

Customize the account cycle to manage the monthly mobile Internet spend time on Android

How to enable data saving

Step 1. If the user has the 4G / 3G internet almost at the end, Android has an economy mode that disables certain actions of apps in the background. To use it, select the "Configure" icon, and then touch "Data usage".

Access data usage on your Android smartphone

Step 2. Then touch "Save Data" and enable the feature in the key at the top of the screen.

Turn on data saving on Android

Step 3. You can select important apps to have unrestricted use of data, if you do not want to miss a message notification, for example. To do this, touch the item "Unrestricted access to data" and activate the key next to the important app.

Choose which apps will not be affected by saving data on Android

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