How to Disable Background Data on Android Phone

Disable Background data on Android

There are so many things you can achieve with your Android phone. Truly, introduction of smartphone is a live changing invention. The most intriguing part is that you can give different permission for each app on your device. Yes we’d talk about how to disable background data on Android phone in this post but do you know that you can restrict background data for individual apps rather than turn off entire background data on your Android phone?

You will learn that also in this post

This is it… You can stop specific app from zapping your data while granting permission to few other apps to use your cellular network. And when you need to use the app you turned off background data on you can simplify go to the app and remove restriction placed on it.

It’s also a good news to tell you that you can restrict background data on whatsapp, Google play store app, etc,. Restricting background data is not Android version dependent. It’s very easy to turn off background data on Lollipop if you are using Android phone with Lollipop that is Android 5.1.

At the same time you can turn off background data without restriction notification. The Android OS is developed in such a way that individual user will be able to set up his or her desire playing around with the OS. In the same way you disable background data on your Android phone you can also disable background data on Wi-Fi.

However, here in this post we’d not talk of how to turn off background data on WiFi rather how to manage your Android phone data consumption by turn off background internet connection for apps you are not currently using.

Note that if you restrict background data on whatsapp you will not be able to receive and send messages except you remove the restriction placed on it.

How to Disable Android Background Data to Save Data Consumption

There are various ways to turn off or disable background data on Android phone. It’s possible to restrict background data for all devices and at the same time, and it is also possible to restrict background data for individual apps. However, in my own opinion it is highly recommended to turn of data connection for individual app rather than for the entire apps installed on your device.

This tutorial is carried out on Android 7.0 and the exact same method can be used on Android Lollipop, Android Marshmallow, and even on Android kitkat.

You may want to access your Android phone settings from app menu or by swiping down the device screen and click on settings.

Scroll down the page and click  on Apps or applications depending on your device naming. But mostly, it’s apps.

Disable Background Data on Android Phone

The list of apps you installed on your device will shown up. In fact, I have 84 apps installed on my device including pre-installed apps and the one I manually installed myself. Having 84 good apps running on my phone at the same time will consume my data within limited time. Now click on the app you want to turn off background data on.

Disable Background Data on Android Phone

Click on data usage from the list of options on the new page

Disable Background Data on Android Phone

Toggle the background data icon to turn it off. Once that is done then the app background data will be turn off.

This is exact how to turn off background data on Android phone and enjoy more time with your data plan.

How to Disable Background Data on Android on Multiple Apps Once

Obviously, it will be time consuming disabling individual app one after the other without intending to disable the entire background connection on your device. But if there are more than one app you want to disable background data connection on you should probably use this procedure.

With this procedure you will be able to disable multiple apps’ background data at the same time rather than disabling them one after the other to save your time.

You may want to click on settings icon on your Android phone or iOS device and click on data usage from the list of options.

Disable Background data on Android Phone

Depending on your device but here on Infinix Note 3 click on data saver in your cellular data option. Toggle the on and off icon and click on unrestricted data access.

Disable Background data on Android Phone

Then turn off the entire apps by clicking on each of them. This will disable background data for each of the apps on your Android phone.

This is actually the easiest way to disable background data on Android of more than one app at a time.

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