- To activate the data saving mode on your Android, open the “Network and Internet” menu.
- Data Saver prevents apps from using the internet in the background, saving data and battery life.
- Even with Data saver turned on, you can still allow certain apps to use internet data.
Mobile internet data can be expensive, especially if you spend a lot of time out of range of Wi-Fi signals. Things get worse when you realize how many apps use internet data in the background, even when they’re closed.
Fortunately, Android phones have a way to reduce the amount of Internet these apps consume in the background: data saver mode.
What is Android Data Saver?
Data Saver is a feature built into Android phones that limits the amount of data your apps can use in the background when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi.
While Data Saver is on, if an app is running in the background, it will not be able to connect to the Internet. This means that it will not receive updates, it will not send you automatic alerts and it will not take any of your data. This mode is great if you have used up a lot of your monthly data.
It is also useful if you have low battery. Fewer background app updates means less power usage, allowing your phone’s battery to last longer.
Some applications you are actively use might also connect less to the Internet. For example, some apps may not load images until you tap on them.
Here’s how to turn it on or off.
How to turn Data Saver on or off on Android
You’ll find Data Saver bundled together with the rest of your Android’s network settings.
1. Open your Android’s Settings app and tap network and internetafter data saving.
two. tap on the Use data saver option at the top of the page to turn the switch to the right and turn it on.
When you want to turn it off, return to this page and toggle the Use Data Saver switch to the left.
How to allow apps to use data in data saver mode
Some applications require constant Internet access to function properly. That’s why Data Saver allows you to exclude certain apps from restrictions.
To allow apps to use data even when you have Data saver turned on, go back to the Data saver menu and tap Unrestricted data. You’ll see a list of all the apps on your device – find the app you want and toggle the switch next to it.