Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - 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, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections Connections settings icon > Data usage.
  3. Tap Mobile data usage.
  4. Select an app (below the usage graph).
  5. Tap Allow background data usage to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
    Note Allows the app to use mobile data in background.
    Note If presented, 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.