How to Manage Data Usage on Galaxy S20

This post is aimed at helping new Android users to view and manage data usage on Galaxy S20. This is imperative to avoid incurring extra charges from using the internet via mobile data.

Mobile data connection is the best instant alternative whenever a Wi-Fi network isn’t available and that you badly needed to get online. Unlike Wi-Fi, connecting to the internet via mobile data requires data credits. This means if you’re on prepaid, you will need to have sufficient credits/load for data usage. If you’re on a postpaid plan, charges for data usage will be reflected on your monthly bill. As long as you have a cellular connection, you’ll be able to go online and use internet services on your phone.

Read on to view more information on how to set a limit to your phone’s data usage, adjust the billing cycle, and set a data warning when you’re about to reach or already exceeding the data usage limit.

Easy steps to manage data usage on your Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 10 minutes

The following steps will walk you through changing the data usage cycle and other relevant settings on the new Samsung Galaxy S20. Screenshots depicting each of the given steps are also provided as visual representations to help those who are new to the Android platform. Here’s how it works.

  1. Tap Settings from the Apps viewer, to get started. 

    To access the Apps viewer, swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen until the app icons are displayed.

    manage data usage galaxy s20 - settings

  2. From the Settings menu, tap Connections.

    Doing so will launch a new screen where you can manage network connectivity options and settings.

    manage data usage galaxy s20 - connections

  3. Scroll down and tap Data usage.

    On the next screen, you will see the summary of the total amount of mobile data you've used up on a certain period of time along with other relevant information.


    manage data usage galaxy s20 - data usage

  4. Scroll down and tap Mobile data usage.

    This will pull up a new screen where you can view how much mobile data has been utilized by your apps for a certain period, particularly a month.


    manage data usage galaxy s20 - mobile data

  5. Tap the Settings icon on the top-left corner of the screen.

    Just look for the wheel-like figure right next to the period or mobile data usage date.
    On the next screen, you will see the billing cycle, data warning and data limit options. 


    manage data usage galaxy s20 - mobile data usage settings

  6. Toggle the switch next to Set data warning to turn the feature ON.

    Enabling this switch will prompt the device to show a warning once you've exceeded the maximum data usage.

    manage data usage galaxy s20 - set data warning

  7. Next, tap on Data warning.

    Doing so will let you set a data usage limit.
    When you've reached or exceeded this figure, your device will prompt the data warning.


    manage data usage galaxy s20 - data warning

  8. Enter your preferred data usage warning (in gigabytes) then tap Set.

    The new changes are then applied.


    manage data usage galaxy s20 - change data warning

  9. Next, toggle the switch next to Limit mobile data usage to turn the feature on.

    This will prompt your device to turn off mobile data connection when your data usage reaches the limit you have specified.

    manage data usage galaxy s20 - limit mobile data usage

  10. Read and review the Data usage limit information then tap OK to confirm.

    You'll be routed back to the previous screen.


    manage data usage galaxy s20 - data usage limit

  11. Tap Data limit to change the current data limit.

    The Data limit pop-up will show up. 


    manage data usage galaxy s20 - data limit

  12. Enter the new data usage limit you preferred then tap Set.

    The new data usage limit will then be saved.

    manage data usage galaxy s20 - set new data limit

  13. Scroll up then tap Start billing cycle on.

    Doing so will open a new screen where you can set a new usage cycle.

    manage data usage galaxy s20 - start billing cycle on

  14. Specify the new usage cycle reset data then tap Set.

    As recommended, match the usage cycle reset data to the date your billing starts. Doing so will help you manage your data more accurately.

    manage data usage galaxy s20 - set new billing cycle

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

Your billing cycle and data warning settings are now updated. If you want to make some changes, just repeat the same steps until you get to where you want to apply the changes on.


Note that everything you upload (send to) or download (receive from) the internet will require a certain amount of data. Thus, the more files you upload or download, the higher the amount of data is used. This can also denote a higher amount of charge unless your account is on a postpaid subscription.

For further inquiries on how you’re being charged for using mobile data internet, talk to your service provider or carrier.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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