How to disable Galaxy Note10+ background data usage

Exiting an app or closing it via the Recent Apps screen won’t necessarily mean that it can’t run in the background. Some apps can continue syncing or running in the background even if you’re not actively using them. Depending on the app, it may or may not have a significant effect on your device’s battery life. If you’re wondering how to disable background data usage on your Galaxy Note10+, follow the steps in this short guide.

How to disable Galaxy Note10+ background data usage

There are two easy ways to turn off background data usage on a Galaxy Note10+. The first one is by going under the app settings and the other via mobile data interface. Learn how to do each one below.

Method 1: Disable Galaxy Note10+ background data usage via app

If you have an idea which app is running in the background, this first method is preferable.

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Tap Apps.
  4. Select the app.
  5. Tap Mobile data.
  6. Check the app’s foreground and background and see if it’s okay to let the app run in the background.
  7. If you don’t want it to run in the background, move the switch to the left to turn it off.

Method 2: Disable Galaxy Note10+ background data usage via mobile data

If you have no idea which of the apps may be enabled to run in the background at all, you can go through the mobile data interface and check the list from there. Here’s what you need to do exactly:

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Tap Connections.
  4. Tap Data usage.
  5. Tap Mobile data usage.
  6. You’ll see a list of apps that uses mobile data for the current month.
  7. Tap on the app you want to restrict from using background data.
  8. Move the switch to the left to turn it off.

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