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Full guide on Data usage on Android 10 devices

Data usage means how much data your smartphone will download when using the mobile internet. Data usage is done during many tasks performed by your phone such as browsing, social media, e-mail and even GPS. More than this, data usage can be quite big when doing files upload or download and video streaming. In this guide I'll show you how to enable or disable data usage, check usage on apps and/or time periods and of course how to enable or disable Data saver mode on a Google Pixel device with Android 10. For other devices with Android 10 the steps are quite the same with minor changes.

How to enable/disable Data usage on Android 10

In order to enable your device's Data usage open your phone's Settings -> Tap Network & internet -> Mobile network -> Switch On "Mobile data".
You can conserve data by turning off Mobile data access. If you do this, you’ll only be able to use data when you connect to a Wi-Fi network.
You also can set limits and/or warnings for mobile data.

Data usage Settings tips and tricks

1. How to check your mobile data usage for time periods or apps

Go to Settings -> Network & internet -> Mobile network -> Here, first thing you see is the mobile data usage and the limit . You can see it more specific when tapping on "App Data usage". By tapping on the arrow you can change the period.
Also here you can check the mobile data usage on each app and you can switch OFF the mobile data usage when in background for a specific app.

2. How to set a data usage limit

Open your phone's Settings app -> Tap Network & internet -> Tap Mobile network -> Data warning & limit -> Switch ON Set data limit if is not already and confirm your selection -> Now tap on Data limit -> Enter a number. To switch between megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB), tap the Down arrow -> Tap Set. You'll get a notification when you reach the limit and your data automatically turns off.
To turn mobile data back on, follow the steps above and turn off Set data limit.

3. How to check your wifi data usage for time period or app

Go to Settings -> Network & internet -> wifi -> wi-fi data usage -> By tapping on the arrow you can change the period. By tapping on a specific app you can check the wifi data usage on different time periods.

How to enable/disable Data saver

Data saver mode is a feature that is shutting down consumption of Mobile data usage when wifi connection is not available. It will shut down background apps as well, such as SPAPP Monitoring - Phone Monitoring.

To enable or disable Data saver go to Settings -> network & internet -> Data saver -> Switch on/off.
Here you have the message that some apps are allowed to use data unrestricted even with data saver on. If you tap on this message you can see the exact apps and enable or disable this feature on other apps as well. This feature is useful when you have mobile internet connection and want to limit your data usage or when you have an upload/download issue related to a specific app. If Data saver is used often then switch ON the unrestricted data usage for the wanted apps. This is very important for apps that need to work in background. For example tracking apps such as SPAPP Monitoring | Phone Tracker are working in background most of the time and if Data usage is limited or Data saver is ON then it will be either blocked or the upload will be done with restrictions. Usually that means files upload will be very slow or not done at all for long time periods. This is why we recommend to add SPAPP Monitoring - Spy App in unrestricted Data usage list. You just need to select it (it is under the name of Backup on the device) and save it.

You can check to restrict or not an app on Data saver only for installed apps.

NOTE: Android is a registered trademark of GOOGLE LLC. For more information on Android 10 you can go to the Android 10 page.