Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set Mobile Data Usage Limit in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

When a Wi-Fi network is not available, an alternative way that can be used to obtain internet connection is by connecting your phone to a mobile network. But, you have to remember that using mobile data connection to use internet will make you have to pay additional charges if you don't have unlimited data plan. Luckily, you can avoid big data bill and control your data usage by setting the mobile data usage limit so that your phone will automatically disable your mobile data connection when the specified limit is reached.


How to set mobile data usage limit?
You can set a limit for mobile data usage by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Network connections section and then tap Data usage .
  3. If needed, tap Mobile tab.
  4. If the mobile data is off, tap Mobile data to turn it on.
  5. Check the box next to Set mobile data limit to enable the mobile data usage limit feature.
  6. Setting the mobile data usage warning limit:
    By setting the mobile data usage warning limit, you'll be reminded when the specified mobile data usage warning limit is reached. As the example, if you have set it to 8GB then you will be reminded if you have used 8GB of data. You can set the mobile data usage warning limit by using one of the following ways:
    • Tap and hold on the right side of the graph and then drag it up or down to adjust the mobile data usage warning limit.
    • Tap the orange line within the graph to allow you manually set the mobile data usage warning limit in megabytes level and then tap Set button to apply the changes.
  7. Setting the mobile data usage limit:
    By setting the mobile data usage limit, your mobile data connection will be disabled automatically when the specified mobile data usage limit is reached. As the example, if you have set it to 10GB then your mobile data will be disabled automatically when you have used 10GB of data. You can set the mobile data usage limit by using one of the following ways:
    • Tap and hold on the right side of the graph and then drag it up or down to adjust the mobile data usage limit
    • Tap the red line within the graph to allow you manually set the data usage limit in megabytes level and then tap Set button to apply the changes.

As a note, when the specified mobile data usage limit is reached, a pop-up window will appear on the screen to tell you that the mobile data connection will be disabled as well as to let you to re-enable the mobile data if you wish to continue using mobile data connection.

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