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Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges. If we talk of United States and India, then Internet Service Providers usually places an upper limit of 3 GB in limited data plan and an upper limit of 5 GB, even when they say they are giving you an unlimited data package. And after that service provider will start charging you.

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

So due to limited data availability in our data packs, it has become mandatory for us to use each bit of our data effectively and efficiently in order to serve our purpose. For using your data packs in an effective way, you should at least have a rough idea of what amount of data a particular application is consuming so that you can plan the usage of data pack in that way. For example, 30 minutes YouTube video a day consumes 85-100 MB of data and uploading of High resolution photos can consume around 500 MB of your data in a month.

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

Now the question arises by what methods you going to estimate the data used by a particular application in your data pack? So for that purpose there are numerous data estimator available on-line and of course, you can use any of them as per your liking. As of now, I am providing you the link of some of them that are as follows:


Once you have estimated the amount data to be used per application using any of above estimator then you can implement your plan on your android device.

Effective Utilization of Data:

Now let us discuss the steps to be implemented to limit data usage on your android device:

Step 1: Firstly go to Setting option of your android device.

Step 2: Then go to Wireless and Network.

Step 3: Now tap more that contains options like Data Usage, Shared tethering, VPN and so on.

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

Step 4: Now tap Data usage and you will see options like

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

  1. Mobile data: Using this option you can turn on and off your data pack.
  2. Limit Mobile Data Usage (Shown by Horizontal Red Line): Enabling this option will turn off your data connection when the specified limit is reached.
  3. Alert me about data Usage (Shown by Horizontal Green Line): Enabling this option will turn give you an alert when you reach a specified limit.
  4. Reset Data Usage: This option enables you to set a particular date on which your data pack will be ended and you will start it all over again.
  5. Data usage cycle: This option enables you to set a usage cycle. For example you have taken a data plan on 5th April then your Data usage cycle will be 5th April-5th
Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

Limit Mobile Data Usage to avoid extra internet charges

Here is the video demonstrating the Limiting mobile Data Usage:

Restrict Background Mobile Data Usage by Apps:

There are many apps that run both in foreground as well as in background and consume lots of our valuable data. So you can also save your data by restricting the background data usage of the apps. Even by limiting or restricting background data, we can save battery life of android.

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For that all you need to do is disabling the background data either for a particular app or for all the apps that uses background data. The snapshot above is showing it for face book app.

So in this way one can use ones mobile data effectively. If you have any doubts then do comment below.

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