How to Restrict Data Usage of App in Galaxy Z Fold 4

Is your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 mobile data usage high that you keep on getting a low data warning? you can manage data usage on your phone by preventing apps from accessing a mobile data connection in the background. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how it is done.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is one of the premium Android smartphone models in the market that uses a foldable display form factor. It’s the perfect model for individuals looking for a powerful device that has a large display to easily handle multitasking. Some of its best features include its use of a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, 4400 mAh battery, and has a storage of up to 1TB.

How do I restrict apps from consuming data on my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4?

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One of the common issues that you might encounter when your phone is out of a Wi-Fi network is when apps access mobile data without you knowing it. This might be good for certain apps however if you are not expecting an important notification and you are low on mobile data credits then you should prevent certain apps from using background data.

Here’s what you can do to prevent apps from using mobile data in the background on your Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Restrict data usage by app

  • From the Home screen swipe up to access the Apps screen.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Tap Data Usage.
  • Tap Mobile Data Usage.
  • Select an app (below the usage graph) then view the usage. To restrict the app from using data in the background, tap the Allow background data usage switch to turn off.

Managing the mobile data usage of your Galaxy Z Fold 4

To prevent situations where you go over your mobile data limit you can manage your mobile data usage settings.

Monitoring mobile data usage level

Do you want to know how much data you have already used for a particular time span? Here’s how to view the information.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Tap Data Usage. You can view your Mobile data usage or Wi-Fi data usage.

The other general settings that you can adjust from this page are as follows.

  • Data saver: This prevents apps from using data in the background.
  • Mobile data: Access the internet through your mobile network. You can turn mobile data on or off by tapping the switch.
  • Mobile data only apps: Allow apps to always use mobile data, even when your phone is connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Mobile data usage: Get a more detailed breakdown of your data usage level.
  • Billing cycle and data warning: Set limits or warnings to make sure you don’t overuse your data.

Turning Data Saver on or off

Data saver prevents apps from sending or receiving data in the background.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Tap Data Usage.
  • Tap Data Saver.
  • Tap the switch next to turn on now.

If you would like certain apps to use background data, then you can set an exemption for the app.

  • Tap Allowed to use data while Data saver is on at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap More options and choose Show system apps or show allowed apps first.
  • Tap the switch(es) next to your desired app(s).

Adjusting Billing Cycle Settings

It’s good to know when your billing cycle is ending so that you can better manage your data usage.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Tap Data Usage.
  • Tap Billing cycle and data warning.

From here you can make changes to the following:

  • Start billing cycle on: Set the date when your billing cycle starts.
  • Set data warning: Turn the data warning feature on or off by tapping the switch.
  • Data warning: Set the amount of data to use before receiving a warning about your usage.
  • Limit mobile data usage: Turn the mobile data limit feature on or off by tapping the switch.
  • Data limit: Set the amount of data you can use before mobile data is disabled.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I avoid going over my monthly mobile data limit?

    To minimize the unnecessary usage of your mobile data you can turn on data saver mode or restrict apps from accessing data in the background.

  2. How do I set data limits in my phone?

    Tap on the Settings app.
    Tap Connections.
    Tap Data Usage.
    Tap Mobile Data Usage.
    Tap the Settings icon.
    Turn on the Set data limit switch.

  3. How much mobile data can my phone have in one month?

    This will depend on your network service provider. You might get unlimited data credits, or you might be capped at a certain amount of data.

  4. If my phone connects to a Wi-Fi network, will it still count against my data limit?

    No, it won't as you won't be using a mobile data connection.

  5. How do I access mobile data outside my carrier's coverage area?

    You can still access mobile data outside the coverage area by enabling data roaming. Take note that you might be additional charges for this.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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