Google Pixel 2 - 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 to display all apps.
  2. Tap Settings Settings icon > Network & Internet > Data Usage.
  3. Tap App data usage.
  4. Tap an app (located below the usage graph).
  5. Tap Background data to turn on on switch or off off switch.
    Note Turn on to enable usage of mobile data in the background
  6. 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.