Samsung Galaxy S® 4 - Restrict Data Usage by App

Caution Some apps depend upon background data (transferring data when not directly in use). Restricting background data may cause those apps to stop functioning unless a Wi-Fi connection is available.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps > Settings
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. Tap Data usage.
    Note If unavailable, tap the Menu icon Menu (located at the bottom-left) then tap Switch to list view.
  3. Select an app (located below the usage graph).
  4. Tap Restrict background data.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
  5. If presented with the "Restrict background data" prompt, review the message then tap OK.

Note Click here for info on setting data limits and warnings, changing the usage cycle on your device and viewing data usage by app.

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