How To Use Samsung Data Saver feature (Android 10)

Some Samsung Galaxy users are reporting that they’re not getting notifications. If your Samsung phone or tablet is having trouble with notifications, one of the reasons that you must check is the Data saver feature.

If data saver is turned on, it can significantly lower your data consumption if you rely mainly on mobile data or cellular data for internet connection. However, it can also mean that you may not receive app notifications on time or at all. Some apps may also not load properly or appear to work normally. For example, your emails may still download but may not download photos or images without tapping them. As the name suggests, this feature lets you save on data but at the expense of convenience. 

The good thing about data saver is that you can still continue using your device normally but any of your apps will not use up any data without your permission.

Using Data Saver feature on Samsung

Time needed: 1 minute.

Turning on Data saver feature is easy. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Open Settings app.

    You can find the Settings app in the Home screen or Apps Tray

  2. Tap Connections.

    Select Connections.

  3. Tap Data usage.

    Select Data usage.

  4. Tap Data saver.

    Select Data saver.

  5. Check Data saver.

    You should consider turning off Data saver if you’re having an issue with receiving notifications. Just move the slider to the left to disable Data saver.

How to allow exceptions for Data Saver feature

You can select some apps to continue using data without restrictions even if Data Saver feature is enabled. This means that you can nominate important apps that you can’t afford to miss notifications or alerts from while blocking the rest of your apps from consuming data. 

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Connections.
  3. Tap Data usage.
  4. Tap Data saver.
  5. Tap Allow app while data saver on.
  6. To enable the exception, move the slider on the right of the app.

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