Spending money on a phone’s data bill isn’t fun. Especially if you’re frequently charged with various bills. So, maybe it’s time to take action to save some money. Using public Wi-Fi can be a good option, but they’re not available everywhere. Therefore, restricting data usage is the only option that you can do. Here are the steps to restrict background data usage on Galaxy S22.
Steps to restrict background data usage on your Samsung Galaxy S22
There are two types of data usage, the background, and the foreground. Foreground data usage occurs when you’re actively using certain apps. An example can be found when you use YouTube to stream videos. The second data usage, the background, occurs when you’re not actively using the app. In modern smartphones like the Galaxy S22, several apps rely on background data to function.
Some apps like YouTube and Facebook use background data to refresh their page. As a result, you will see new feeds once you open the apps. However, some apps background data consumption will burn through all of your data plans. If not monitored, these apps could potentially increase your data bill. Luckily, there are simple steps to restrict background data usage on Galaxy S22.
- Go to “Settings“, then tap “Apps“.
- Tap the app that would you would like to restrict, the example below restricts Facebook.
- Tap “Mobile data“.
- Tap the switch to deactivate “Allow background data usage“.
- If enable, the apps will use mobile data to transfer information when they are running in the background.
Why you should restrict
Understanding how your phone work is the key to creating a proper data plan. In addition to that, knowing exactly what apps consume data the most is the key to reducing your internet data usage. In Android smartphones like the Galaxy S22, almost every app uses data even when you’re not actively using them. This is to ensure that you’ll have the best experience when using the apps.
On social media apps like Twitter and Facebook, background data are used to constantly refresh the homepage. The updated homepage will ensure that you’ll receive new information when you open the apps.
However, your carefully planned data usage will become fruitless if those apps still use the background data. Therefore, restricting the apps’ background data usage is the only way to prevent unwanted data consumption.
So, that’s all you can do to restrict background data usage on Galaxy S22. Be aware that restricting apps’ background data will reduce your experience of using the app. So, decide carefully which apps you wish to restrict.