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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use VPN in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

In Samsung Galaxy S4, you're allowed to add VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and connect to one of them. You'll have some benefits when using VPN, e.g: you can access your business or home network over Internet with more securely anywhere you are, you can have private browsing even when you're in the public network, you can access country-blocked websites by connecting to a VPN located in another country, etc.


How to add a new VPN profile?
Before connecting to a VPN, you have to add the VPN profile first in your phone. You can do so by using the following steps:
While your phone is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.Tap Connections tab.Tap More networks.Tap VPN. As a note, if you turn off your lock screen or use swipe as your unlock method, you'll be asked to use another secure screen lock type, e.g: PIN, password or pattern. You just need to follow the on-screen instructio…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use USB Tethering in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

There are some features in Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used to share its mobile data connections with other devices, one of which is USB tethering. If you have a Windows computer, you can enable the USB tethering feature in your phone so you can use its mobile data connection in your PC when both these devices are connected using the USB cable.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.
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How to enable and use USB tethering?
Assuming that mobile data in your phone is enabled, you can share its connections to your Windows PC by using the following steps:
Connect your phone to the computer using the provided USB cable by plugging the micro USB connector to the micro USB port in your device (it's located under the Home key) and the USB connector to a USB port on your PC. If it…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use USB Tethering in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with some features that will let you share your phone's mobile data connection with other devices, one of which is the USB tethering feature. If you have a Windows computer, you can enable the USB tethering feature so you can use your phone's mobile data connection in your PC when these both devices are connected using the USB cable.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.
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How to enable and use the USB tethering feature?
Assuming that you have enabled mobile data in your Samsung Galaxy S4, you can enable the USB tethering feature and then use its Internet connection in your Windows PC by using the following steps:
Connect your phone to the computer using the provided USB cable by plugging the micro USB connector to the micro USB port in your phon…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Smart Network Switch in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Smart network switch is a smart feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used when Wi-Fi and mobile data connection are activated. When this feature is enabled, it can help you maintain a stable Internet connection because this feature will set your phone automatically switches to a mobile network when your current Wi-Fi network connection is weak or unstable and switches back to Wi-Fi network connection when the Wi-Fi signal becomes strong. But, you have to remember that when you use this feature via mobile network, it may increase your mobile data usage and you may incur with additional charges.


How to use smart network switch feature?
Assuming that you have enabled your mobile data connection, then you can enable the smart network switch feature by using the following steps:
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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Network c…

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:
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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Network connections section and then tap Data usage.If needed, tap Mobile tab.If the mobile data is off, tap Mobile data to turn it on.Check the box next to Set mobile…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Turn On Mobile Data in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

When a Wi-Fi network is not available, you can alternatively obtain internet connection by connecting your phone to a mobile network. But, you have to remember that if you don't have unlimited data plan then you may incur with the additional charges when using mobile data to use internet.


How to enable mobile data?
You can enable your mobile data connection by using some methods: from the notification panel, from the quick settings panel, from the settings menu and from the home screen.


Method #1: From the notification panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.Place your finger on the quick setting buttons bar and then swipe the screen from the right to the left to see the quick setting button for the Mobile data.Tap the Mobile data button to enable it. The button turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the quick settings panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen using two fingers to open up the quick setting panel.…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable or Disable Mobile Data From Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

A couple weeks back, an insider named Chantal sent me an email and asked me a way to add mobile data button to her Samsung Galaxy S5 home screen. However, since Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn't have the default option or widget to let you turn on or off mobile data from home screen, then you need to install a third-party mobile data widget app from the Play Store to do so. To make it clearer, as the example, we'll use the mobile enabler widget app to let you turn on or off the mobile data from home screen.


How to turn on or off mobile data from home screen by utilizing data enabler widget?
Before doing this steps, make sure you have an empty space in your home screen. See the following steps to install the data enabler widget and then add it to home screen so that you can use it to quickly enable or disable your mobile data connection:
Open Play Store app.Find the Data Enabler Widget app and then install it into your phone.Once the installation is completed, the data enabler will be ad…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Set Mobile Data Limit in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You will probably use the mobile data to connect to the internet when a Wi-Fi network is not available. However, using mobile data excessively can throw you into a big trouble especially if you don't have unlimited data plan because it may cost you with a huge mobile data bill. Fortunately, Samsung Galaxy S4 has been equipped with a feature that will allow you to manage the data usage by setting the data usage limit so that you can control how much data you want to use. When the limit you have set is reached the mobile data will be disabled automatically and you'll be saved from the unwanted data charges.


How to set mobile data limit?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On home screen, tap the Menu key and then select Settings to go to the general settings menu.Tap Connections tab.Tap Data usage.If needed, tap Mobile tab.If the mobile data is off, tap Mobile data to turn it on.Check the box next to Set mobile data limit to enable the data usage limit feature.Set the data…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Turn On Mobile Data in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S4 provides you with some features that can be used to obtain the internet connection, one of which is the mobile data feature. When this feature is enabled, you can connect your phone to a mobile network to use internet when a Wi-Fi network is not available. But, you have to remember that you may incur with the additional charges when you use mobile data to use internet.


How to enable mobile data?
There are some methods that can be used to access the option to turn on the mobile data, but this time we'll use three different methods to do so: from the quick settings panel, from the notification panel and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the quick settings panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen with two fingers to open up the quick settings panel.Tap Mobile data button to enable the mobile data. The button turns green when it's enabled.The mobile data has been enabled.

Method #2: From the notification panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Know the Data Usage Per Applications

Nowadays, many activities that you can do through the phone using internet connection, from opening social media account, send email message, browsing the webs, etc. But, all of these activities sometimes makes your data running out before the time, especially if you not use unlimited data plan. Fortunately, there is an option in Samsung Galaxy SIII which will allow you to limit the data usage. Once the data usage reach the limit, the mobile data connection will be automatically disabled.

See also: How to Manage the Data Usage on Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from set limitation of your data usage, here you can also viewing the data usage per apps. This of course will help you to know which application is using a lot of data and which uses less data


How to view data use by apps?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap Data usage.Here you can determine the time period of the data usage you wish to view by tapping the data usage cycle field or tap and drag the White bars in the graph t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Turn On or Off Mobile Data

As we have learnt before, in Samsung Galaxy SIII you can control your data usage by set limitation in it. Once you've done, your data connection will automatically be disabled when it reach predefined limit.

See also: How to Manage Data Usage on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to set limit on your data usage, you can also turn the data connection on or off. If you enable this option means your phone will enable data access over mobile network. While if you turn this option off means your phone will only be able to do activity that don't require an internet connection, such as make a call, send messages and using non-internet connection apps.


How to enable mobile data?
Here's the steps you need to do to activate your data connection:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Tap More settings.Tap Mobile networks.Depending your current settings, tap Use packet data to activate data connection. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means this opt…