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Galaxy S8: How to Dis-Allow Background Data OVERALL?

I can find it for individual apps, but not for all apps overall as for my previous Galaxy. Is it there?

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Re: Galaxy S8: How to Dis-Allow Background Data OVERALL?

Hi, 

 

It's called data saver now and the quickest way to it is to go via the mobile data shortcut. Or settings - connections - data use. 

 

Data saver stops all app except those you want to use.

 

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Re: Galaxy S8: How to Dis-Allow Background Data OVERALL?

Hi, 

 

It's called data saver now and the quickest way to it is to go via the mobile data shortcut. Or settings - connections - data use. 

 

Data saver stops all app except those you want to use.

 

Thanks

 

 




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Re: Galaxy S8: How to Dis-Allow Background Data OVERALL?

Thanks. @Northerner, sounds just the ticket. A coupla further Qs on Data Saver.

 

If I have Data Saver ON & I don't want most of my apps except for a few key ones to use background data, then for each individual app:

  1. Data Saver has left "Allow background data" ON. Does that mean Data Saver overrides that setting for the individual app or that I still need to turn that setting OFF?
  2. If I don't turn that setting OFF, I can still override Data Saver by turning "Allow app while Data Saver On" OFF?
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Re: Galaxy S8: How to Dis-Allow Background Data OVERALL?


@XRaySpeX wrote:

2. If I don't turn that setting OFF, I can still override Data Saver by turning "Allow app while Data Saver On" OFF (I mean) ON?


 

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Re: Galaxy S8: How to Dis-Allow Background Data OVERALL?

Hi, 

 

1. Yes 

2. Yes, if you turn data saver on you can click on "allow app while data saver on" and pick the ones you want to be allowed to work as normal. 

 

Thanks

 

 




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Re: Galaxy S8: How to Dis-Allow Background Data OVERALL?

Thanks @Northerner. Got the hang of it now.

 

It's a step forward that you can now have selected apps using background data, rather than a blanket ban. 

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Re: Galaxy S8: How to Dis-Allow Background Data OVERALL?

@XRaySpeX

 

I don't have any data issues as I have a massive allowance, however it's more using the battery so I tend to turn off Facebook and their messenger as they are problem apps.

 

 

 

 




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