Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.
How to restrict background data usage
- Open Settings and tap Data usage.
- Scroll down to view a list of your Android apps sorted by data usage. Tap an app to see detailed usage statistics.
- Tap the app(s) you don’t want to connect to mobile data and select Restrict app background data (see example below).
- Save data, save money.
Restrict background data and save money
At Ting, we like to think that anyone can save on their mobile bill by changing their mobile habits. One big way to save is to ask yourself if you can restrict background data and limit how much mobile data you use every month.
It’s worth knowing that despite your best efforts, some apps continue to use data in the background even while you don’t have them open. There are many Android apps that, without your knowledge, will go ahead and connect to your cellular network even when the app is closed.
Background data usage can wrack up quite a bit of MB. The good news is, you can reduce data usage. All you have to do is turn off background data. We’ll show you how to restrict background data on your Android phone and cut any lingering data usage.
Wrangle your usage and save big. Some people spend as little $20 a month on one phone. Now there’s a smartphone plan that makes sense. Reducing background data is a great place to start.